Posts in category "Restaurants"

Marion Street Cheese Market for Easter Brunch

Even though Mr. Freezemeister refuses to relinquish his hold on us this winter, Easter is coming! Spring will come!  Won’t it?  The Marion Street Cheese Market is a great place for not only Easter Brunch, but weekend brunch all 52 weekends of the year.  (If you say brunch enough times in a row it starts... Read more »

Wheaton College: From Our House to Yours

Wheaton College is known for, among other things, their great food.  They have had multiple write-ups naming them as best food or top food in college country.  Even The Today Show gave them a shout out.  So helloooo, why haven’t I gone over there to eat yet?  I hopped over to their website and read this…that you... Read more »

Christmas Tea at Suzette's Creperie in Wheaton

In downtown Wheaton, just a short walk from the train station, is a lovely spot for tea at Suzette’s Creperie.  Pinkies up or down, optional. Suzette’s Creperie is as French as you can get for a little bistro without leaving the Metra line or the country, for that matter.  As is sometimes a tradition for... Read more »
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When I Am Old, I Will Eat at The Purple Pig

The book, When I am Old, I Shall Wear Purple, came to mind when planning a birthday lunch with a friend.  The poem that inspired this anthology encourages you to say “Who cares? Just do it”.  It’s always good to have a friend who will go to lunch at the drop of a hat. You... Read more »

Have You Been to The Bank?

Did you get to the post office? Did you pay the water bill? Did you buy the dog food? To-do lists and running errands are just a part of our daily lives.  Sometimes getting through the week is just a blur.  But on the weekend nothing is nicer than to slow down, relax, and have... Read more »

Eggy's: Was it Worth the Effort?

Recently I needed to know if doughnuts were worth the wait.  This time I needed to know if a particular breakfast was worth the effort. Last Spring, I had heard about a new restaurant named Eggy’s Diner that had just opened in town.  It is just north of Millennium Park so I decided to try and find... Read more »
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Next Stop: Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Do you ever do something just to figure out how to do it?  You can take your car in for an oil change, but do you ever change it just because you want to know how?  You could call a plumber, but have you ever replaced your faucet, just to say you did it?  How... Read more »

From Teacher to Student: A Parent's Transition

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The transition is a slow one. It starts with “Can you help me turn on this TV? The screen is blue.” They push a button on the remote, remark about how it was like that for the video game being played last night, and off they go. One day the teacher needs an opinion.  ”How... Read more »

Need a Romantic Restaurant for Your Valentine?

A few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated 20 years together.  When I write that it reminds me of a time about 10 years ago when I was getting my hair done before our anniversary.  After I was complaining to the hairdresser about how badly I needed my hair done, with a 9 and... Read more »
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2 Hoots for 2 Toots

2 Hoots for 2 Toots
Calling all kids or kids at heart…come in close so “they” can’t hear.  I have a really great idea for your parents or grandparents to do with you…shhh…I’ll do the talkin’….just stay quiet….and try to look cute. If you have a kiddo who really loves trains or has never been on a train, I have... Read more »
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