Archive for January 2011

Blizzard of 2011...What Will People Remember?

As I can remember the last big blizzard of 1999, I was in high school and really only remember having to walk a few blocks to school. Unlucky for me, I have a bit farther to go to work than back in 1999…around 16 miles one way, but still it’s not as far as some…I... Read more »

Wanted: Mongolian BBQ in Arlington Heights or Surrounding Areas

Keeping with the common theme of “How I love to eat food”, today I was daydreaming how amazing it would be to have a Mongolian BBQ/Flat Top Grill or any stir-fry eatery in the NW Suburbs. Having dinner at Mongolian BBQ last night in Naperville got me thinking about how there is no (other than... Read more »

Hidden Heights Hangouts: Peep's Hot Dogs

If you live/frequent anywhere near Hersey high school or Town and Country Mall (if it’s even a mall anymore), you probably have heard of or been to Peep’s Hot Dogs. Located at the corner of Rand and Thomas Ave (across from Target), Peep’s is a locally owned business that was a favorite hangout of my... Read more »

Would You Eat A Bears Themed Pizza As Big As A Small Child?

My answer would obviously be yes as anyone that knows me, knows my love of both pizza and eating in general…but recently I saw a story about Donny’s Pizzeria that now makes a pizza that will feed 35-40 Bears fans to celebrate the “enormity” of the upcoming Bears/Packers NFC Championship game this Sunday. You ask,... Read more »

From Paint Salesman to...Singing the National Anthem???

According to a story I saw earlier today in the Chicago Tribune, Lee DeWyze has hinted on his Twitter that he may be singing the National Anthem at this Sunday’s Bears/Packers game at Soldier Field. “National Anthem at home, yes. Go Bears,” Tweeted DeWyze, a Mount Prospect native who won “American Idol” last year. If... Read more »

"Man Drives Over 33 Mount Prospect Lawns..."

When I read this headline on the Daily Herald website this morning, it struck me with a laugh…not just any laugh, but a loud one. This being during work hours, a few people came over to see what all the commotion I was making was about.  It didn’t disappoint when they saw what I was... Read more »

Bar Mount Prospect???

Recently, I was surprised to see that the normally upscale and posh eatery/bar, Bar Louie, had opened their latest location on Rand Road near Randhurst (across from Wendy’s and next to the Holiday Inn). Being that I’ve been to the establishment in Naperville, Orland Park, Evanston, and downtown in Wrigleyville, it seemed odd that such... Read more »

Hidden Heights Hangouts: Javier's Sabor Mexicano

My next “Hidden Heights Hangouts” is a nice, up and coming authentic mexican restaurant located in downtown Arlington Heights. Javier’s Sabor Mexicano (formerly La Chicanita) is located on the corner of Dunton and Miner, almost directly across from the train station. With having a fun spot for people watching during the spring/summer, Javier’s is perfect... Read more »

Hidden Heights Hangouts: China Buffet & Mongolian BBQ

To kick off the new year with a new feature, I decided that I would highlight restaurants/fast food joints in the Arlington Heights area that maybe people haven’t heard/seen before and call it “Hidden Heights Hangouts”. I’ll spotlight a favorite or new place in the area that might be of interest to you or the foodie (like... Read more »