Archive for June 2012

Palatine Fourth of July Parade: In Photos

The Village of Palatine held their Fourth of July Parade earlier today. Boarding on almost a two hour event, the parade left a smile on so many faces. If you missed it, I have a sampling of photos below. Of course, if you want the full experience in photos, head over to my Facebook page to check... Read more »

Magic Mike is totally worth it!

Magic Mike is totally worth it!
If you are a female or gay, you are probably anxiously awaiting your trip to see Magic Mike. Well, let me tell you that it does not disappoint. The film is funny, sexy, and awesome. Of course, the only reason everybody wants to see the movie is because you get to see Channing Tatum, Joe... Read more »

Festivals galore in the 'burbs this weekend!

Festival Season is completely underway now. With the big Fourth of July Holiday coming up next week, many villages and cities are starting their festivals this weekend. In my neighborhood, Palatine’s 55th Annual Hometown Fest opens tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Of course, if you are in the area and have a handheld video game, be... Read more »
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Review: Arlington Height's Dunton House, a treasure worth visiting

If you happen to be in the Downtown Arlington Heights area, you have to stop by Dunton House to feed your hunger. Dunton House is, according to our waitress, the oldest continuously running restaurant in the area. When we stopped in, the staff was preparing to close; however, it was not until we were leaving that we... Read more »

Pictures from the 43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade

UPDATE: Facebook finally let me post all my pictures. You can go here to see them. Yesterday, as you may have heard, myself and 850,000 of my closest friends gathered on the streets of Chicago to celebrate the 43rd Annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade. It was a phenomenal experience. Kyle and I gathered up a couple of our... Read more »

Review: East Side Pub - Like your local bar but further away!

Review: East Side Pub - Like your local bar but further away!
With so much to do in Cook County, unless it is for a very special reason, we normally head further into the County, instead of out of it. However, Kyle’s family was having an event at the East Side Pub in St. Charles that forced us out of our comfort zone. Of course, what fun would... Read more »
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7th Heaven is Pure Bliss

7th Heaven is Pure Bliss
If you are from the Chicagoland area, you probably know Richie Hofherr, Nick Cox, Keith Semple, Michael Mooshey, and Mark Kenneth by name. Of course, if you do not, you may know them by their band name 7th Heaven. This local band has charted on Billboard, has a single on world-wide radio, and has been featured on... Read more »

Chicago Pride Parade this Sunday!

Chicago Pride Parade this Sunday!
This coming Sunday is the 43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade. This will be the second time I get to attend the festival. Last year, I was such a newbie that I got stuck in congestion and could not see most of the parade. I hope above all hope that I get a good seat for this... Read more »

Review: Uptown Cafe - Good food worth the cost of no service

While driving around one morning, my partner and I decided to stop at Uptown Cafe in Arlington Heights for breakfast. The diner, located at 24 East Miner Street in Arlington Heights, is a busy little eatery. My initial impression was not great only because the table we were being placed at had just had a... Read more »
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Living without cable television: Two months later...

It has been a while since Kyle and I said goodbye to Comcast. In a post from May 14, I explained why we were giving up cable for Amazon Prime and Hulu. The basic reasons were just that rates kept going up. Add that to the fact that we watch less and less television, and we could no... Read more »
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