Coffee & Treats in Illinois

$6 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Forever Yogurt

Forever Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Fill a cup with any combination of a rotating selection of more than 50 low-fat and nonfat fro-yo flavors and dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (Up to 40% Off)

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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2 or 4 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream, or Round 6" Cake at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 50% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Evanston

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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Ice Cream Cupcakes with Unlimited Toppings at Cupcakeologist (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Cupcakeologist

Bolingbrook

Choose from more than 15 flavors of ice cream, such as cookie dough, coffee, and strawberry cheesecake, paired with unlimited toppings

$38 $20

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Artisan Teas Tasting for Two or Four at Adagio Teas (Up to 57% Off)

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

$46 $21

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$44 for a Set of 36 Imported French Macaroons from Green Cuisine ($120 Value)

Green Cuisine

Green Cuisine Catering

Flavors include chocolate, coffee, lemon, vanilla, raspberry, and pistachio

$120 $44

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Two Like-It Sized Treats at Cold Stone Creamery ($16 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Orland Park

Blend mix-ins such as blueberries or brownies into a choice of ice cream flavors, including seasonal options such as pumpkin or candy cane

$8 $5

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Create Your Own Creations, Small Round Cake, or Signature Pies at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 28% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Oak Lawn

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$8.39 $6

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$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee, Pastries, Tea, and Hot Chocolate at Bungalow Joe's Coffee

Bungalow Joe's Coffee

Berwyn

Coffee made fresh hourly, espresso, hot chocolate, tea, and pastries

$5 $2.60

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $9 Worth of Ice Cream for Two or More at Ben & Jerry's ($27 Value)

Ben and Jerry's

Glenview

More than 25 signature flavors in a variety of frozen treats, such as smoothies, sundaes, shakes, custom cakes, and pre-packaged pints

$9 $5

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$19 for One Dozen Jumbo Cupcakes at Se7en Cupcakes and Martinis ($30 Value)

Se7en Cupcakes and Martinis

Saint Charles

Eatery creates cupcakes in flavors like Gluttony with a pretzel-encrusted rim and a salted caramel libation, as well as gluten-free options

$30 $19

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Create-Your-Own Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cake, or Ice Cream Pies at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 29% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Elmhurst

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$8.38 $6

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar ($30 Value)

CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar

Plainfield

Frozen yogurt in flavors such as Cookie Monster, Birthday Bash, Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel, Chocoholic, and Orange Sorbet

$10 $5

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Juice and Smoothies at Dulce Vida Juice Bar (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Dulce Vida Juice Bar

Hanover Park

Juices and smoothies made fresh with apples, strawberries, orange juice, vanilla yogurt, and other healthy ingredients

$10 $6

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Cafe Desserts or One Dozen Cookies at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (42% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

Spring Hill Mall

Enjoy Nestle’s classic recipes in a batch of one dozen cookies, or enjoy cafe desserts such as sweet crepes or fruity smoothies

$12 $7

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$10 for One Dozen Cake Pops at Sugar Hills Bakery ($19.08 Value)

Sugar Hills Bakery

Multiple Locations

Easy-to-eat cake pops come in vanilla, chocolate, or red velvet with white- or dark-chocolate frosting

$19.08 $10

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Introduction to Loose-Leaf Tea Class and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at TeaLula (Up to 60% Off)

TeaLula

Park Ridge

A certified tea specialist teaches students about the history and preparation of loose-leaf teas, then shares four tea samples for tasting

$50 $25

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$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Smoothie at FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar ($15.60 Value)

FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar

Glendale Heights

Build your own smoothie from fresh ingredients such as almond milk, whey protein, bananas, and strawberries for a healthy boost of energy

$5.20 $3

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$12 for 2 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY - St. Charles ($20 Total Value)

TCBY

St. Charles

Fro-yo flavors such as white chocolate mousse, greek, and strawberry pair with toppings such as Heath pieces, mixed nuts, and blueberries

$10 $6

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Ice Cream Creations at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 38% Off). Three Options Available.

Cold Stone

Woodridge

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$12 $8

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$12.50 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY

TCBY

Oswego

Fro-yo flavors such as white chocolate mousse, and strawberry pair with toppings such as Heath pieces, mixed nuts, and blueberries

$10 $6.25

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream (Up to 50% Off)

Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream

Highwood

Scoops of The Chocolate Shoppe ice cream are made with real Wisconsin cream and come in flavors such as Fat Elvis and Door County Cherry

$10 $5

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$9 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf ($16 Value)

Orange Leaf

O Fallon

Frozen yogurt with fewer than 2 grams of fat in flavors such as raspberry, blueberry, and choco mint; fruit and candy toppings

$8 $4.50

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Frostie Bites ($20 Total Value)

Frostie Bites

Round Lake Beach

Enjoy frozen yogurt in an array of flavors and bulk containers of colorful candy

$10 $5.50

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Frozen Yogurt or a Frozen Yogurt Pie at DIYogurt (50% Off)

DIYogurt

Belvidere

Guests customize their own desserts, choosing from 18 flavors of yogurt and 70 toppings; frozen yogurt pies perfect for special occasions

$10 $5

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10-Day Juice Cleanse/Juice Fast at ReNew (49% Off)

ReNew Juice Bar

Melrose Park

Total of 70 juices ingested over 10 days

$295 $149

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Belgian-Chocolate Fondue Treats at Melt n Dip (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Melt n Dip

Vernon Hills

Dark, white, and milk Belgian chocolate cover fruit and crepes at fondue shop

$10 $5

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Ice Cream for Two or Four at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 58% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple Locations

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$16.92 $8

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Two Like It Sizes at Cold Stone Creamery ($16 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Homewood

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$8 $5

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods at Andresen's Bakery ($30 Total Value)

Andresen's Bakery

Bensenville

Custom cakes, pies, cookies, sweet rolls, and chocolate-covered strawberries join fresh breads at a bakery with a 50+ year history

$10 $5

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$10 for a 12-Inch Cookie Cake with Writing at Great American Cookies ($22 Value)

Great American Cookies

Schiller Park

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$22 $10

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($20 Total Value)

TCBY

Multiple Locations

TCBY Fro-yo lets you to create your own masterpiece with over 50 yummy toppings like Heath pieces, caramel turtles, brownies, or fresh fruit

$10 $6

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Four Portable Cakes in Jars or $20 Worth of Baked Goods at Angelica's Bakery (Up to 42% Off)

Angelica's Bakery

Multiple Locations

Enjoy cakes in flavors such as red velvet, German chocolate, pineapple coconut, or caramel, served in single-portion eight-ounce mason jars

$24 $14

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$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Menu Items at Calibre Coffee ($25 Value)

Calibre Coffee

South Barrington

Intelligentsia and Metropolis coffee drinks pair with menu items such as breakfast sandwiches, muffins, and desserts

$5 $2.60

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Ice Cream at Bobtail Ice Cream Company (50% Off)

Bobtail Ice Cream Company

Lakeview

Ice-cream recipes written by three generations of ice-cream makers; sundaes, banana splits, and ice-cream cookie sandwiches

$12 $6

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$10 Off Your Bill at Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace. Two Options Available.

Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace

Multiple Locations

Gourmet flavors of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and small-batch kernels of creatively flavored popcorn delight taste buds

$10 $5

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Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (Up to 40% Off)

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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Party Package or Four Groupons, Each Good for Up to 10 Ounces of Fro-Yo at YoFresh Yogurt Cafe (Up to 51% Off)

YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

Evanston

Free of artificial sweeteners and brimming with probiotics, kosher fro-yo is available in nonfat, no-sugar-added, and gluten-free flavors

$5 $3

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$11 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Cakes, and Other Holiday Treats at TCBY

TCBY

Orland Park

Fro-yo flavors such as chocolate mousse, greek honey, and strawberry pair with toppings such as Heath pieces, mixed nuts, and blueberries

$20 $11

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Tea Health Class and Tasting for One or Four Plus Tea to Take Home at Prima Tea (Up to 76% Off)

Prima Tea

Wheeling

Loose-leaf experts offer lessons and patrons taste samples of gourmet teas from around the world

$57 $21

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Frozen Treats and American Fare at DQ Grill & Chill (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

DQ Grill & Chill

Lebanon

Blizzards with candies and ice cream, smoothies with real fruit, Dilly Bars dipped in chocolate, ice-cream cakes, and other frozen treats

$10 $5

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$10 for One Pound of Fresh Fudge at Kilwins Chocolate & Ice Cream ($17.95 Value)

Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream

Geneva

The specialty candy and ice-cream shop induces cravings with housemade confections, including truffles and saltwater-taffy chews

$17.95 $10

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Cookie Cake, Cookies, or Party Tray with Cookies or Brownies at Mrs. Fields (Up to 53% Off)

Mrs. Fields

Chicago

Freshly baked cookie cakes come decorated with icing; cookies in a variety of flavors and brownies make parties sweet

$43.99 $22.99

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Two Ice-Cream Creations With Option of Two Kids Cones or Bowls, or Ice-Cream Cake at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 49% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

University Village - Little Italy

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$12.78 $8

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Carry-Out Deli Sandwiches, Salads, Coffee, Ice Cream, and Pie at Red Rover Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Red Rover Cafe

Edgewater / Rogers Park

New York-style bagels, reuben sandwiches, cobb salads, fresh pie, ice cream, and Intelligentsia coffee

$10 $5

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Three Mini Cheesecakes or $5.50 for $10 worth of German Pastries at Lutz Café & Pastry Shop

Lutz Café & Pastry Shop

Ravenswood

Legendary German pastry shop serves strudels, cakes, and Viennese-style coffee amid flowers and china place settings

$10 $5.50

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Up to 40% Off Coffee & Tea — Cherub's; Valid Wednesday 11 AM - 8 PM

Cherub's

Logan Square

Specialty smoothies & shakes, including Frutti Angel smoothies & Monkey shakes, delight along with homemade churros by the dozens.

$10 $6

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$6.50 for $10 Toward Cafe Items and $5 to Use at the Newsstand at City Newsstand ($15 Value)

City Newsstand

Portage Park

This sprawling newsstand is one of the city’s largest with more than 200 magazine racks and thousands of titles, plus an on-site cafe

$15 $6.50

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for Coffee and Food at Greenline Coffee (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Greenline Coffee

Chicago

Coffee drinks complement sandwiches and sugar waffles made from imported Belgian dough

$10 $5

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Three Bulletproof Coffees or Two Cold-Pressed Juices at Hi-Vibe (Up to 38% Off)

HI-VIBE

Chicago

Toxin-free & nutrient-packed coffee blended with organic grass-fed butter and MCT oil, Or 100% organic freshly pressed juice

$8 $5

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Cookies and Frozen Yogurt, or One 16-Inch Round Cake from Mrs. Fields and TCBY (Up to 50% Off)

Mrs. Fields and TCBY

The Loop

Get your fill of signature cookies from Mrs. Fields or any flavor of frozen yogurt at TCBY, or opt for a celebratory 16-inch round cake

$5 $3

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$10 for Pound of Fudge at Kilwins ($20 Value)

Kilwins

Hyde Park

Decadent fudge comes in myriad flavors from double dark chocolate to maple walnut

$20 $10

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$11 for a $20 Cosmic Card Good for Frozen Kefir, Freshly Squeezed Juices, and Parfaits at Starfruit

Starfruit

Multiple Locations

Kefir-based frozen treats with low-fat flavors that include 10 live probiotics that strengthen immune systems; great holiday gift

$20 $11

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$11 for a $20 Cosmic Card Good for Frozen Kefir, Freshly Squeezed Juices, and Parfaits at Starfruit

Starfruit

Multiple Locations

Kefir-based frozen treats with low-fat flavors that include 10 live probiotics that strengthen immune systems; great holiday gift

$20 $11

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Four Medium-Size Smoothies at Desserts de Mango (43% Off)

Desserts De Mango

Chicago

From the merchant: Smoothies made with fresh fruits, prefect taste!

$14 $8

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Before moving to Chicago, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh began their culinary careers in New York as a way to support themselves while they looked for work as actors. It wasn’t their acting that brought the duo to stardom, however. Against odds of 10,000 to 1, they sent a tape into the Food Network and, to their surprise, became the first-ever winners of the Next Food Network Star contest, landing their own show on the cable channel. That success enabled them to grow their catering business’s small café into a full-fledged restaurant serving up brunch, lunch, and dinner.

"Our focus is on what we love, which is mid-century food and the American culture of dining, and that kind of collective memory we have . . . taking those recipes and updating them for a modern palate," Steve says. For example, they top sweet potatoes with black-thyme-pepper marshmallows and create corn dogs with rabbit sausage in red-velvet butter. Steve says that they love creating conversation at their tables, especially as guests reminisce about memories evoked by dishes such as tuna noodle casserole and their Hearty mac ‘n’ cheese. "For Dan and I, that's a major part of the dining experience," he says. "If we can get their heads moving as well as their mouths, we feel pretty successful." Their efforts have paid off. "The duo is making magic by keeping it simple," said Phil Vettel in a review on WGN. "There's at least one wow ingredient on every plate. A simple burger is brightened with triple-cream cambozola cheese, sugar-cured bacon, and garlic aioli. Bacon-wrapped shrimp arrives on a pile of wonderful white cheddar grits . . . It's fun and delicious."

Dan heads the kitchen, while Steve forges many of the signature cocktails, aiming to discourage the intimidation that often surrounds craft cocktails. He and Dan even authored a book whose 200+ drink recipes include every cocktail made at Hearty, proving that everyone can make the drinks at home. Steve's even been known to chat up tables in hopes of introducing them to a new drink. "It's amazing, the amount of people who don't think they drink gin—so I have to force them," Steve says. "Once you have a gin that is different than that gin that you drank in the 1980s that was so harsh and juniper-heavy, once you're having one of these new American gins along with just simple fresh citrus and the other spirits… you understand what the fuss is about." He's also curated an exclusively American wine list with bottles from unexpected sources—including Dr. Frank's Salmon Run rkatsiteli from the Finger Lakes in New York, which he calls "floral and highly acidic . . . Everybody loves it."

3819 N Broadway St
Chicago,
IL
US

Today, Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream may have seven full-service family-friendly restaurants, but when it started in 1901, it was only a single small ice cream and dairy store. Now guests can settle into breakfast, lunch, and dinner at each of the eateries –and still enjoy the ice cream that put them on the map. They have garnered particular attention for their signature dish, the Kitchen Sink Sundae, which features two whole bananas, six scoops of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry), whipped cream, chocolate, and chopped almonds with a cherry topper. It’s served in a large dish shaped like a kitchen sink with a S-pipe as the handle. And when diners finish it, they receive a bumper sticker that reads, “I Ate a Colonial Kitchen Sink.”

While ice cream reigns supreme, their breakfasts have also earned praise. They were voted “Best Breakfast” by the Elgin Courier News, Aurora Beacon News, and Naperville Sun. Favorites among the regulars include the stuffed very berry French toast and cinnamon roll French toast. Come dinnertime, they continue serving comfort foods including fresh baked meatloaf and a mac and cheese bacon melt, as well as sandwiches such as the pot roast French dip. The restaurant has also earned plaudits for its popularity with its littlest diners, grabbing the "Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant" designation in the Kane County Chronicle Reader's Choice awards.

1961 W Galena Blvd
Aurora,
IL
US

When Debbi Fields opened the first Mrs. Fields in 1977, it wasn’t all sunshine and cookies. Between her lack of business experience and the unorthodox business model—selling only cookies—not many people believed in her. More than 30 years and a global franchise later, it’s safe to say the doubters are eating their words, at least when they're not busy stuffing their faces with one of Debbi's signature semisweet chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin and walnut cookies.

The wild popularity of Mrs. Fields's cookies can be attributed to the richness of their basic ingredients: real butter, whole eggs, and special blends of chocolate. Classic flavors include chewy fudge, peanut butter, and white chocolate macadamia, and seasonal flavors complement the lineup throughout the year. Select varieties can also be made into cookie cakes of various sizes and shapes that add a delicious twist to any celebration or milk-truck spill.

7200 Harrison Ave., Unit PC3
Rockford,
IL
US

Named in honor of local firefighters and police, The Department's restaurant and liquor lounge serve modern cuisine in a loft-style space outfitted with exposed-brick walls, gleaming wood floors, and an abundantly stocked bar. In preparation for the dinner rush, waiters flip crisp white cloths to hide tables’ risqué tattoos while chefs fire up the grill and stir marinades for gourmet steaks, pork loin, and seafood plates. House specialty dishes reflect the chef's meticulous attention to detail; the Cajun rib eye basks in a marinade for 48 hours, and the crab-stuffed tilapia offsets the rich seafood with a white-wine sauce. At lunch, a menu of gourmet sandwiches and burgers fosters casual meals. Fridays see live acoustic entertainment filling the air with quarter notes as bartenders work hard shaking potent cocktails and luring corks out of wine bottles with maraschino cherries. Those craving al fresco eats during warmer months may dine on The Department's tree-lined, second story balcony.

205 N Chicago St
Joliet,
IL
US

There's a place in Naperville where the train station resides just down the street from a medieval castle, inhabited by a society of young pirates and princesses. In a nearby oasis, a council of giants confers over bitter potions and sweet nectars until, at their leisure, they scoop up their diminutive wards and carry them off to their home kingdoms. This haven, Cafe N Play, maintains the balance between playtime and parenthood with a vast tract filled with toys and play structures, all adjacent to a WiFi-equipped lounge serving fair-trade coffee, organic drinks, and foodstuffs friendly to any diet. Kids 6 and younger hone their imaginations on wooden trains and a town of intricately detailed buildings. The kid-friendly staff also hosts birthday parties, furnishing private rooms and necessities such as pizza, invites, and utensils.

1767 W Ogden Avenue Suite 155
Naperville,
IL
US

Chefs at Delicia Tropical Café employ family recipes and spice-blending techniques to craft traditional Puerto Rican comfort cuisine. Authentic items include cubed beef stew with sofrito and center-cut pork chops slow-cooked in salsa criolla. All menu items are made to order to ensure freshness and adherence to the most current plating trends. In addition to cooking up dine-in fare, Delicia Tropical Café fills catering orders, providing uncommon island fare to events such as luncheons, meetings, or Lilliputian birthday parties.

780 Villa St
Elgin,
IL
US

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