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.
Metro Market celebrates fresh seafood, domestic and imported artisan cheeses, and more than 900 wines during a special one-hour tasting event. Patrons taste three cheese and seafood appetizers, three additional cheeses, and pours of red and white from the Wollersheim Winery. After deciding which cheese tickled taste buds with the gentlest of touches, tasters can use a $5 coupon toward selections from Metro Market's expansive cheese shop, which stocks hunks of international varieties such as blue vein, gruyere, and fresh mozzarella. Though not included in this Groupon, Metro Market's abundant seafood selections includes farm-raised salmon, shrimp steamed in-store, six types of seafood salad, and cutlery sets fashioned from precious moon rocks.
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.