Tuesday Lunch Specials!

Lunch on the brain? Dog’s Paw Brewing: $2.00 Chicken Tostadas and $5.50 Chimichanga Al’s Cafe: Soup of the Day: Cream of Tomato Basil or Split Pea with Ham and Tuna Royalle on Pita – Tuna dill, tomato, bacon & a trio of Muenster, Cheddar & Swiss cheese served on toasted pita. El Faros Restaurant: REGULAR…


Monday Specials in Downtown Elgin

Happy Monday! Our local specials today are: Dog’s Paw Brewing: 60 Cent Jumbo Wings (min 10) – comes with one dipping sauce, celery, and carrots. Blue Box Cafe: Gobbler Sandwich-Turkey, sausage and sage stuffing, swiss cheese, cranberry sauce on rye bread. There will also be a raffle for auction prizes to benefit the Children’s Miracle…


A look at a master Architect-right in our backyard!

Just 15 minutes outside of Downtown Elgin, there stands a lone farmhouse. In the outer areas of Elgin, farmhouses aren’t out of the ordinary and are quite plentiful. However, this house isn’t just a farmhouse. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. If you are unfamiliar with Wright, he was a famous architect who established…


Friday Lunch Specials

Almost lunch time? Here are some lunch specials from our Downtown businesses: Elgin Public House– Tilapia Fish Fry House Beer-Battered Tilapia, with Pub Fries, Hush Puppies, Cole Slaw, and Cuban-Style Black Beans Chooch’s Pizza– Cod Fish Fry (Inc FF – Coleslaw and Hushpuppies). Dog’s Paw Brewing– PEI Mussels- Fish Tacos (3), and Blackened Mahi Mahi…


The New Girl’s Guide to Elgin: Part 4: Benedicts Eggs and More

Confession: I am a brunch nut. I am always looking for the best brunch food that curbs my sweet tooth but also indulges my love for savory. When I find a place that does that, it’s no doubt nothing less than heavenly. Brunch food is the quintessential food for life; alright just my life. Give…


The New Girl’s Guide to Elgin: Part 3: State Street Market Shops

Christmas is right around the corner: a little more than six weeks to be exact. If you’re anything like me, I do the shopping either a month before or an hour before we open gifts. There is no in between. You could say it’s my super power. Of course, this type of selective procrastination can be…


The New Girl’s Guide to Elgin: Part 2: Nightmare on Chicago Street

   There was a shift in the air. Something wasn’t right. The roads were eerily empty, overturned cars and tanks abandoned, toxic waste oozing from barrels, boarded up windows, and flashing reds made the night wind colder than expected. No cars moved on Chicago Street. The only movement through the streets was that of the undead. On…


Trick or Treating Hours

The best time of the year is here…Halloween! Little Spidermen, Elsa’s, and BB8’s will soon fill the streets asking for candy in a few weeks. The surrounding Elgin Areas may have different Trick or Treating times from one another. Here are the Halloween Trick or Treating hours:   Bartlett: Monday, October 31st at 3:00- 7:00…


The New Girl’s Guide to Elgin: Part 1: Grand Victoria Casino-Prime

As the new kid on the block, there is a lot to catch up. First stop: Grand Victoria Casino: Prime Burgerhouse. How could I have NOT been to the Casino, you ask? It’s one of the most popular attractions in Elgin. As a poor college student who survived on mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, coffee,…


Preparing to Attend Nightmare on Chicago Street

Are you planning on attending the largest zombie apocalypse event in Chicagoland’s, Nightmare on Chicago Street? We have put together a list of things to help you get the most of your experience to one of our favorite events. Buying Tickets Tickets are available online through the event website or at the Elgin Area Convention…