Get ready for one of the most fun biking events of the year! The Active Transportation Alliance sponsors this annual ride with four different routes to choose from, each exploring Chicago’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, lush parks and historic architecture, plus sample food from your choice of 3 great restaurants.
Chessie’s in Barrington is one of the most unique restaurants in the Chicagoland area. Diners can enjoy their meal while sitting in a 1920′s train car, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, or lunch with a friend. Or if you prefer their spacious bar is ideal for grabbing a bite, a drink or two and a game.
In the movie “Free Birds”, the turkeys want to be off the Thanksgiving menu, and would be happy to see people eat more fruit and vegetables. If getting your kids to eat healthy is a challenge you should sign them up for a FREE fruit and vegetable cooking class at Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen in Crystal Lake. While the kids are in class you can enjoy a quiet meal and a glass of wine in this great Crystal Lake gastropub.
One reader suggested this Girl’s Gluten Free Day Out, which features two dining spots with outstanding gluten free food and a little pampering at a local salon. We sent her 4 free Arlington Park Racetrack tickets for her great suggestion. Please send us your ideas
If you are looking for a fun way to spend the day/evening check out our list of the finest Irish Pubs on Metra’s Northwest Pacific Line. Hop on the train and enjoy some traditional Irish food and let the proffesionals do the driving so you can enjoy a pint or two of the your favorite Irish Brew.
Take the train to experience live theater, ballet, musical acts, family entertainment, comedy, original plays and old favorites, you can find it all. The venues are as varied as the acts and many are housed in beautiful historic buildings within minutes of a Metra Station.
La Petite Creperie & Bistrot is so much more than crepes. Enjoy a romantic dinner – dining alfresco on their cozy patio in the heart of Woodstock Square, while eating crepes or their classic french bistro fare. Every evening they offer a three course Prix-fixe menu at an extremely affordable price.