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Some Local Favorites for Drinking Holes

It does not matter if you are stopping for a martini after work or maybe taking the team out for a craft brew to celebrate the latest victory, the Elgin Area has all the drinking options you could ever want. Check out some of the local favorites. Martini Room 161 E. Chicago Street Elgin, IL…


Romantic Day Trip

For me, romance calls for a slow, relaxing day with your significant other. We have two great communities that offer many things to see and stop in at for a day on the Fox River Bike Trail. They vary from local shops to restaurants of all different tastes. I’ve chosen two scenarios for a romantic day…


Food on the Trail: Part 2

Everyone’s number one concern when exercising on bike trails is where is the food and drink? Taking a break to get a drink and something to eat is a welcome part of a day on the trail. Below are a list of business that are located right on the trail in Downtown Elgin that will…

Coffee at Domani

Coffee for Anytime of the Day

Iced Coffee? Flavored Coffee? Dark Roast? Hot Chocolate? or none of that – just Smoothies? Whichever way you take your coffee or mid-afternoon drink, I know we have the options available at these local coffee shops. I also believe that great conversation happens over coffee. The atmosphere mixed with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee creates a…

TL's Four Season's Sushi

Top Sushi Restaurant Picks

Anytime someone invites me to go get sushi, I go. I didn’t always like sushi, but now I’ve come to like it and even crave it sometimes. These two restaurants I’ve picked are my top picks for sushi restaurants in the area. Sushi Station 2486 N. Randall Road Elgin, IL I went here with a…


Desserts…My favorite

  I love desserts. It’s the best part of the meal. You know that idea where you eat dessert first and then the main course? I’m all for that. In fact, I’ve done that multiple times when I can’t decide what main course to eat, I skip right to dessert because I know I’m going…


Dinner Specials on Valentine’s Day

Haven’t thought of where you might take your valentine for dinner? We’ve got you covered. Restaurants in our area are running specials for Valentine’s Day. From casual atmospheres like Al’s Café and Porter’s Pub to formal atmospheres like The Anvil Club and Francesca’s Campagna Restaurant, you’re sure to find something that fits your valentine’s idea…


Brunch in the Elgin Area

  The number one reason why I think you should go to brunch is that there are so many different choices. You could have waffles, pancakes, bacon, a sandwich, or a breakfast burrito. Plus, you’ll be full for most of the day. The Elgin area has great spots that offer terrific brunch options! I’ve personally…