Happy Friday.  It is hard to believe it was just last week that I went to Schaumburg, IL to try some new favorite restaurants as part of a super-preview of Meet Chicago Northwest Restaurant week. (Check back on their website soon to see the participating restaurants.)  I’ll remind you again that the dates are February 23, 2018-March 4, 2018 so you can make sure you plan a trip to the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. The final restaurant for this Foodie Fun Day was Chicago Prime Italian (1370 Bank Drive, Schaumburg, IL).  If you are thinking the name is awfully familiar to my last post, it isn’tRead More →

My Meet Chicago Northwest Restaurant week (did you remember to mark your calendar for February 23, 2018-March 4, 2018) foodie fun day super-preview continued with a magnificent dinner at Chicago Prime Steakhouse (1444 Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, IL). As I was starting to write this post the one word that kept popping into my head was “WOW.”  It was the word I repeated over and over after I finished my meal.  Does that have you intrigued…..well keep reading……. Chicago Prime Steakhouse is the destination for every occasion.  If you want an intimate dinner with your sweetie in the main dining room, a little after work relaxationRead More →

Can you believe it is already the end of October?  It seems like it was just yesterday that I was in Schaumburg, Illinois to help you find some new favorite restaurants during the Meet Chicago Northwest Restaurant week.  (Mark your calendar for February 23, 2018-March 4, 2018 and start your planning for next year’s event!) I had so much fun that we (the great folks at Meet Chicago Northwest and myself) wanted to share a few more restaurants this week. With the weather starting to chill off, what is the first thing you do?  (Besides curse the weatherman).  If you are like me, I giveRead More →

This is it….my last post for my preview of Chicago Northwest Restaurant week (February 24-March 5, 2017). Technically, the event is 10 days so you will have a lot more time to add on to your own list of places you want to go. (Click here to see all of the participating restaurants.) The last place I want to preview for you, Chef Vince’s Zeal (680 Mall Drive, Schaumburg, IL) felt more like I didn’t discover a new restaurant but that I found a long lost family member…who knows how to cook really well…and has a restaurant. Chef Vince’s Zeal had the magic of takingRead More →

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day. Did you go somewhere special? Do you need an excuse to go somewhere special?  Maybe it is time to rediscover one of your favorite places? During my odyssey of discovering my new favorite places to go during Chicago Northwest Restaurant week (February 24-March 5, 2017), I was lucky to dine at one of Chicagoland’s most special restaurants….Morton’s the Steakhouse,1470 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg. (Over 30 years in business, Morton’s now has over 69 restaurants so make sure you find a location near you.)   I say it is special because it isn’t just a steakhouse; it is aRead More →

In my quest of discovering my new favorite places to go during Chicago Northwest Restaurant week (February 24-March 5, 2017), I found a restaurant that was literally right under my nose. (Or maybe I should say it was right under my bed.) I’m sure anyone who has heard of Schaumburg has either been to or seen the HUGE convention center that is part of the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel (1551 N. Thoreau).   The funny thing is that I was just here last year for a Scrapbook Convention. (The funny part is the coincidence that I was just here…not that I go to craft conventions.Read More →

How do you decide where you are going to go out to eat? Do you decide on a restaurant by the cuisine on the menu or a certain craving? Do you just have a place that is your go-to because it is a familiar name? Or maybe you don’t have a reason other than it is your favorite place to eat? I have recently learned the easiest way to discover my NEW favorite restaurant is to participate in the Chicago Northwest Restaurant week. (Don’t worry…you didn’t miss it…The promotion is running February 24-March 5, 2017.  I was given a little preview so I can giveRead More →