Snowy Day Food Staples

Snowy Day Food Staples
January 14, 2019 Elgin Area CVB

Dishes to Warm the Heart

By: Breanne Moreno

It’s cold outside, and you’re hungry. If you’re like us, that’s all it takes to make us even a little hangry.

Here are a few of our favorite comfort food dishes throughout the Elgin area to keep you warm and satisfied when it’s cold and snowy outside.

Elgin Public House 219 E Chicago St. Elgin, IL 60120

Stuffed Pork Chops

Two 5 oz. Bone-In Chops, Grilled and Filled with Cornbread and Bleu Cheese Stuffing. Served with Mashed Potatoes and Mango-Chipotle Chutney

Find it here: Elgin Public House


Al’s Cafe & Creamery 43 Dupage Ct. Elgin, IL 60120

Schwartzwalder Schweiner Schnitzel

Pork Schnitzel served with red cabbage, fresh roasted vegetables, spätzle & a side of wild mushroom sauce.

Find it here: Al’s Cafe & Creamery



Alexander’s Cafe 1725 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123

Pot Roast

Choice Angus beef tenders slowly roasted in savory beef demi-glace with fresh herbs, seasonings and root vegetables served with fried onion straws over mashed potatoes.

Find it here: Alexander’s Cafe


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Flaming cheese with a warm pita.  Opa!

Find it here: Village Squire



Bleuroot 98 W Main St, West Dundee, IL 60118

Spinach Ravioli Over Braised Beef Short Rib

This entree is served with five delicious Spinach Ravioli over our Braised Beef Short Rib and topped with White Wine, Lemon Butter Sauce and Micro Greens.

Find it here: Bleuroot

Have you tried any of these?  Want to submit your restaurant’s favorite winter dish?  Send us your feedback to

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