THE NEW GIRL’S GUIDE TO ELGIN: 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: 8 Maids a-Milking, 9 Ladies Dancing

We are getting down to the wire for Christmas shopping folks so here are a few more ideas for you in your neighborhood! For the skateboarding champion in your life, visit Yeah Boardshop at Bartlett Plaza Shopping Center, 148 Bartlett Plaza, Bartlett, IL. They have everything you can think of from skateboards to skateboard equipment! Yeah, Boardshop…
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12.21.2016

The New Girl’s Guide to Elgin: 12 Days of Christmas: 6 Geese a-Laying 7 Swans a-Swimming

Christmas will be here before we know it and if you are anything like me, I still don’t have all my gift shopping done. This week we are looking for gifts for the beer lover(s) in your life, Emmett’s Brewing Co. and Plank Road Tap Room have you covered. Emmett’s Brewing Co is located at 128 West…
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12.15.2016

Thursday Lunch Specials!

Got food on the brain? Say no more: In The Neighborhood Deli (ITN Deli): Free Drink with full sandwich purchase. Cafe Roma: Shrimp & Broccoli Aglio e Olio- spaghetti, jumbo shrimp & broccoli tossed in garlic, oil, and crushed red pepper Emmett’s West Dundee: Half price bottles of wine when you order two entrees and…
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12.15.2016

Happy National Hot Cocoa Day!

We all know that December is cold but today seems more brisk than usual. Good thing today is National Hot Cocoa Day! Now you have more than one reason to enjoy this delightfully warm and decadent drink. Here are some Elgin area places to get your fix: Blue Box Cafe Elgin Books and Coffee Domani…
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12.13.2016

THE NEW GIRL’S GUIDE: 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: 4 Calling Birds, 5 Gold Rings

The 12 Days of Christmas continues! My stops this week are Wall to Wall Retro and Whatnots & Whimsies. For the vintage aficionado in your life, these are the best places around! Wall to Wall Retro is located at 225 E. Chicago St. in Elgin. They have multiple items from every era stretched out throughout their store. My…
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12.09.2016

Friday Lunch Specials!

Happy Friday! Here are some lunch specials in your neighborhood: In The Neighborhood Deli (ITN Deli) : Free chip Friday with full sandwich purchase Cafe Roma :Shrimp & Broccoli Aglio e Olio-spaghetti, jumbo shrimp & broccoli tossed in garlic, oil, and crushed red pepper. $13.00 Includes: side salad Emmett’s West Dundee : All you can…
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12.02.2016

Thursday Lunch Specials!

Ready for lunch? Check out these specials! In The Neighborhood Deli (ITN Deli): Free Drink with full sandwich purchase. Cafe Roma: Shrimp & Broccoli Aglio e Olio- spaghetti, jumbo shrimp & broccoli tossed in garlic, oil, and crushed red pepper Emmett’s West Dundee: Half price bottles of wine when you order two entrees and half…
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12.01.2016

Tuesday Lunch Special!

How many ways can you really reinvent Turkey? If you need a break from all the Thanksgiving leftovers, here are our lunch specials: Chooch’s Pizza: $5.00 Burgers Dog’s Paw Brewing: $2.00 Chicken Tostadas, $5.50 Chimichanga, $3.00 Well Margaritas, $6.50 Mexican Bull Dog Danny’s On Douglas: Baked Mostaccioli & French bread – $7.99 Al’s Cafe: Cream…
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11.29.2016

The New Girl’s Guide: 12 Days of Christmas: Two Turtle Doves and 3 French Hens

According to the song “12 Days of Christmas,” by the second day, I should be handing you over two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. These do sound like unusual gifts, to say the least. I can definitely say I have never received any poultry or fruit trees as Christmas gifts and I’m…
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11.28.2016

Happy Espresso Day!

Happy Espresso Day my fellow coffee enthusiasts! If you need a pick me up today, we have the best places to get you out of your comatose state. If you are like me, I prefer the sugar overload coffees and frappes with lots of whipped cream topping. Espresso is the complete opposite of that. Espresso should be…
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11.23.2016