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Snowy Day Staples

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….
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01.14.2019

Elgin Area Winter Escapes for Adults

Winter is not the time to stay home and try recipes…well, at least not every day. Winter is the perfect time to #ExploreElgin and see why visitors and residents alike love discovering new ways to enjoy the area. It does not matter if you are looking for something to test your mental skills or get…
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01.11.2019

BRAVO Content – Wedding

The winter holidays are one of the most popular times for couples to get engaged. Lucky for them the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (EACVB) is here to help make planning their big day in the Elgin Area easier. EACVB has a team of professionals that work directly with area vendors to create every…
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01.02.2019

New Year’s Eve in the Elgin Area

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to Explore the Elgin Area. Enjoy! New Year’s Eve in Elgin 90’s Throwback NYE Party with Run Forrest Run! Grand Victoria Casino 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM Facebook Event Link 103.9 The Fox | New Year’s Eve Bash with Eddie Volkman Gifford’s Kitchen 9:00 PM – 12:30 AM Facebook…
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12.27.2018

Give yourself the gift of not cooking!

Elgin Area List of Restaurants open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day! Between all that holiday shopping, baking, and decorating, you might not have enough energy to make a holiday meal.  You might think everything is closed on Christmas Eve or Christmas day, but there are surprisingly a number of restaurants open during the holiday….
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12.17.2018

Elgin Area’s Hottest Hot Chocolates

Photo: Breanne Moreno Elgin Area’s Hottest Hot Chocolates By: Breanne Moreno It’s that time of year again when the weather outside gets frightful, and what’s better than a hot cup of hot cocoa to treat your senses? Here’s our list of the top 6 hot chocolate spots in the Elgin area. Grab a friend and…
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12.13.2018

Indoor Activities To Do With The Kids This Winter

Indoor Activities To Do With The Kids This Winter We live in the Midwest, which means at some point we’ll inevitably have snow.  Then comes the all too familiar polar vortex of bitter cold and we’re yet again stuck inside. Well my friends, it doesn’t need to be an all day drag when the Elgin…
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12.03.2018

Happy National Doughnut Day!

The team at Explore Elgin Area has been out in the area doing research on some of the options visitors and residents have to celebrate National Doughnut Day. This is a quick roundup of some local options.   CRAFT Donuts + Coffee Foodies of all preferences will find donuts they can eat at the newest…
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06.01.2018

Downtown Elgin Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Elgin Summer Farmers’ Market returns in 2019! The market will take place every Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM starting June 7 – October 4. The vendors will be set-up right in front of our office at 60 S. Grove Avenue. This is just one block off of the Fox River Bike…
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05.30.2018

Coffee for Anytime of the Day

Coffee is the nectar of the gods. If I can’t have my macchiato in the morning, I can’t function. Coffee isn’t just go-go juice, it’s also something to build great conversation over. However, not everyone loves coffee. No problem! If your taste buds prefer teas, juice, smoothies, and hot cocoas you have options from some of…
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06.29.2017
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