Chartered flight company MidWest Air Link offers quick and efficient air travel throughout the Midwest with planes that seat up to 5. Each person is allowed to bring a 25 pound bag, and unlike scheduling a trip with a commercial airline, customers set their flight times and dates to skip waiting in long lines at the airport. MidWest Air Link’s experienced pilots helm the fleet of Beechcraft Baron 58s, known as the “town cars of the sky” thanks to their comfortable accommodations. The company currently charters flights out of Chicagoland, Valparaiso, and Indianapolis airports.
In addition to catering most places, from backyards to boardrooms, The State Café & Catering Restaurant quells voracious appetites weekday mornings and afternoons with a menu of home-style cooking, filling downtown diners with fresh soups, sandwiches, and bottomless salad options. Corral a herd of hungry colleagues for pre-office breakfast stampedes and tooth-trample mouthfuls of chorizo-and-spinach egg scrambler ($4.75) or handmade fruit crêpes ($4.25). Lunch-leaning appetites delight in the classic flavors of a Vienna beef hot dog ($2.75) or hearty bites of the meatball grinder blanketed with sautéed peppers, onions, and mozzarella ($5.95). A rotating daily soup selection ($2.25–$2.95) and an expansive salad bar ($5.95 for unlimited trips) provide customizable options to keep each visit different and to transform stomachs into lettuce-lined gumbo grottoes.
County Line Orchard embraces guests with outstretched branches that hold more than 20 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch flush with the warm and welcoming colors of the autumn harvest. Friends and families can traverse an orange-tinted wonderland with unlimited access to harvest activities of all sorts, from Moo-Choo tractor rides to fruit-picking excursions in the orchard. Those who attempt to navigate the two 10-acre corn mazes are well advised to fill rucksacks with butter, as even steadfast explorers must occasionally use their teeth to hack a path through the profusion of twists and turns. Bellies not filled with raw corn can make room for the bakery’s famous homemade donuts (not included in this Groupon) or an apple snagged from one of five U-Pick fields to which Grouponers enjoy unfettered access. Pumpkins available for purchase make ideal jack-o'-lanterns or catapult fodder, though honey farmers beseech guests to aim all launches away from the orchard’s active beehives.