Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.
The Chicago Botanic Garden Wine Festival invites oenophiles, aficionados, and amateur wine-intakers to the lush, flowery foliage of the Chicago Botanic Garden for a weekend of wine tasting. More than 200 wines will be available for swirling, sniffing, and shipping at this year's festival, with a line-up of speakers and musicians providing enlightenment and entertainment for festival attendees. Local restaurants, including Abigail's American Bistro, Caoba Mexican Bar & Grill, and Bluegrass, will be on-site to sell gastronomic goodies, with an array of vendors showcasing everything from cookware to vacation services.
When Bud Schwarzbach took a job managing his father's store in 1958, it was supposed to be a temporary position. More than 50 years on, he's still at it at Vin Chicago. The reason the business has endured so long may be that the Schwarzbachs and their colleagues don't just taste wine, but live it, tasting hundreds of wines each month, and assessing each one?s color, aroma, flavor, body, and finish. The result is a family business big enough to buy in volume, but small and passionate enough to carefully select every single wine that comes in. To back up their recommendations and prove they can count past the single digits, the team can tell customers each bottle's score on 100-point scales from
Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate,
or Vin Chicago's own in-house rating system.
Quality may be the most important factor the staff considers when they update their selection at stores in Chicago, Highland Park, Barrington, and Naperville. But that's not to say they ignore affordability. Case in point: each store stocks a selection of sub-$10 wines that have all earned scores above 90.
Grab a bite at Barrington's Blue Heron Cafe and Bar.
Those looking for a meal that s low in fat won t find it at Blue Heron Cafe and Bar, where hearty, tasty meals come first.
Blue Heron Cafe and Bar also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Blue Heron Cafe and Bar.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Blue Heron Cafe and Bar's patio.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Blue Heron Cafe and Bar will ensure that it is delicious.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Free parking is available to Blue Heron Cafe and Bar's diners that need it.
When you need great food that is not going to cost an arm and a leg, stop by Blue Heron Cafe and Bar.
Make sure to hit the ATM before heading to Blue Heron Cafe and Bar — it's strictly cash-only.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Blue Heron Cafe and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Grab some friends and head on over to Penny Road Pub for great pub grub.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Penny Road Pub.
Penny Road Pub's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
The bar features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm.
Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this bar, so it's best to save conversation for another location.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Penny Road Pub is come-as-you-are.
Penny Road Pub can also cater your next party; call today for details.
A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.
There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Penny Road Pub — most prices are under $15.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, McGonigal's Pub is a top pick.
Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed-down fare.
McGonigal's Pub is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on McGonigal's Pub's complimentary wifi.
Eat outdoors McGonigal's Pub (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Whether you have a large or small group, McGonigal's Pub can accommodate both.
Musical groups perform live at McGonigal's Pub, so tables can perk up with some tunes.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit McGonigal's Pub — it's strictly casual.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy McGonigal's Pub's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
McGonigal's Pub's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at McGonigal's Pub, so plan your budget accordingly.