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Top 5 Places for a Frozen Treat

We asked and you screamed for ice cream! We sent out a poll to our social audience asking “Where’s the best place to get a frozen treat in the Elgin area”. Shortly after our poll went live the votes started to roll in; who doesn’t love ice cream? We received over 500 votes over the…


Patio season is back…..with limitations.

Patio Season Is Back: Restaurants and Bars with Outdoor Seating this Summer. Beginning May 29th Governor Pritzker is allowing bars & restaurants to open for outdoor dining only.  We’ve assembled a list of a few establishments to get you started with weekend planning.  The list will be updated as more information becomes available to us….


Support your Local Businesses

During times of uncertainty our incredible communities have united together to get through together. In light of recent events, the time has come for us to stand together and support our local businesses, and neighbors. Here are a few ways you can lend a hand to your community. Support local restaurants by ordering delivery through…


Top 5 Best Local Places for a Fish Fry

You don’t have to be British to love fish and chips. In fact, with so many renditions of this classic it seems almost impossible to pick favorites. That’s why we turned to our residents. We asked, and they responded! Are you curious about what the locals are calling the best local fish fry too? Well…


5 Date Night Ideas for this February

Valentine’s day is just around the corner! Stores are already setting up their displays of heart shaped boxes, stuffed animals and balloons galore! Preparing for this holiday can be far more overwhelming than it needs to be – Here’s a list of 5 date night ideas in the Elgin area for you and your special…


Route 20 Road Trip – Day 2 in Downtown Elgin

Plan a road trip on America’s longest road!   About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the…


Outdoor Restaurants, Patios & Cafes in the Elgin Area

Outdoor Restaurants, Patios & Cafes in the Elgin Area As the sun begins to peek out and temperatures begin to rise, summertime offers great opportunities to dine alfresco.  Throughout the Elgin area you will find serene sidewalk patios, outdoor beer gardens and sun-soaked decks. Our list has plenty of local favorites, and cool new spots….


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….


Elgin Area’s Hottest Hot Chocolates

  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 relax in…


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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