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…


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 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,…


Catering Made Simple for Pour on the Promenade

We are so hungry today! It must be because of the announcement of our last food truck for Pour on the Promenade. Catering Made Simple will be bringing out the truck and adding some major twists to our current food line-up. Check out the menu! Sample BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders Replica Morris BBQ Pulled Pork…


Announcing the Pour on the Promenade Music & Entertainment Line-up

Picture this if you will: The changing colors of the trees shimmer their brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows on the Fox River. The lingering summer night gives way to Fall’s gentle breath as it tugs at your hair. The contrast of delicate strands of lights crisscrosses the Promenade while the umbrellas are ablaze with multi-colors. You…


“You won’t bay leaf how nice olive our vendors are.”

   The kids are back at school, everyone is returning from vacation, and the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market is in full swing! Every Thursday from 9 AM-2 PM, the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market provides everything from handmade jewelry to plants. My novice Elginite self-has sadly, never been to the Market; until today. Along with my…


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…