There is no store quite like Brie's. We are a mother-daughter team and offer a unique combination of handcrafted jewelry and gift items by local artists and vintage home decor and small furniture pieces. We conduct estate sales and accept quality jewelry and household consignments so our inventory is constantly changing.
Vero's menu silences the chatters of sweet teeth with sugar-laced treats such as Venetian-style fried dough, decadent hot and cold specialty drinks, and more than 60 flavors of homemade gelato and sorbet. Dessert definitions are challenged with bowls of frosty spaghetti and meatballs ($4.99), which feature noodle-shaped vanilla gelato festooned with coconut shavings, a strawberry topping, and two spherical scoops of chocolate ice cream. Mouths can celebrate the union of divergent temperatures as they nibble through the warm fried-dough base and unwarm gelato ceiling of the hot-and-cold sundae dough ($5.99), or revel wholly in frozen flavors with a fresh-squeezed lemon shaky ($2.49), both refreshing and sweet, like a school teacher who dispenses discipline with a super soaker. Pep-deficient steps might opt for one of Vero’s coffee-based libations, such as a black eye ($2.49 for a single) that slugs exhaustion with a one-two punch of fresh coffee and two espresso shots.
Rather than cram its immense selection of libations into one storefront, Liquor 'N' Wine spreads it out among five Illinois locations. At each setting, the staff stocks shelves with wines from California and foreign regions such as France, Italy, and New Zealand—where winemakers settled after grapes went extinct in Old Zealand. The wine shares space with top-shelf brands of tequila, rum, gin, and vodka, as well as a generous assortment of whiskeys. Along with their namesake beverages, each Liquor 'N' Wine supplies bottles and kegs of domestic and imported beer and doubles as a Western Union station and propane exchange.
The third-largest newspaper in Illinois, the Daily Herald has overflowed with global and regional news and information relevant to suburban Chicago for almost 120 years. Readers can page through the latest news items to stay abreast of current events, scan the entertainment section for previews of upcoming events, and peruse high-school-sports standings for a favorite mascot's cartwheeling stats. Each morning's issue is geographically zoned to give custom coverage alongside national and international news, ensuring relevant local items now and regionally appropriate papier-mâché later.
Paper Crown Gallery founders Dennis Quijano and Jay Turner wanted to establish a space where creativity—not expensive artwork—flourished. With the help of a roster of fellow local painters, photographers, and illustrators that wouldn't be out of place in Wicker Park or Pilsen, the duo set up shop in the northwest suburbs to prove that the city isn't the only place to find inspiration. Alongside a dizzying array of rotating artwork for purchase, they also set their energetic, multihued environs abuzz with classes in everything from drawing to spray painting to abstract website building.