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Yogurt & FreshGround - Perfect Partners
yogurt - really great frozen yogurt - has been a favorite in that
location for over three years; most folks already know that. But
freshly-brewed coffee from locally-roasted beans has only been a
store staple since last summer.
Cooper's Hawk Winery &
Located along Route 64 and on the outer edge of "The Quad"
(formerly Charlestowne Mall), Cooper's Hawk Winery and
Restaurant is an outstanding addition to the dining venues in
the Fox Valley area.
An Urban Bourbon Holiday
arrived in the downtown area, where we would stay at
Seelbach Hotel and enjoy a cocktail at the
-- supposedly where Al Capone had once also imbibed.
There was also an obligatory stop at the Maker's Mark Lounge in
downtown Louisville... (12/15)
Fox River Distilling Company
Perhaps you may have noticed,
in a casual walk down Third Street in Geneva this past summer, a
sign on the window of a then yet-to-be-open business called Barrel
and Rye. The sign advertised "Coming Soon: Fox River
Distilling Company". I was immediately intrigued, of
course, and vowed to visit the distillery...(12/3)
Rants & Raves:
Suddenly the near-silence
was shattered by the first wave of what would seem like an invasion.
recently saw a quote from Shakespeare, who once wrote: �When sorrows
come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.�
battalions were in fact school children, although not dissimilar
to a hoard of locusts that swarm in, plunder everything in sight
and then move on to the next feast...(4/29)
Journeys: A Day at the Museum
what has admittedly been an incredibly long winter filled with more-than-abundant
snow, ice and cold... the weather promised to cooperate this past
weekend -- to some extent -- and my wife and I decided that a trip
to Chicago was on the radar.
had recently finished a masterfully-written and meticulously-researched