El Burrito Loco's staff dishes out the authentic flavors of Mexico in a low-key setting, with a wide-ranging menu that accommodates ample appetites. The restaurant fills its namesake dish with everything from tongue to chorizo to veggies, whetting whistles with the baby size ($4.90) and appeasing augmented appetites with the giant portion ($5.95). The specialty dinners showcase the eatery’s eclecticism, slinging meaty chilaquiles ($5.99) or chicken flautas ($9.35) with rice, beans, and tortillas. Vegetarians can order from a meat-free menu, kinder than a tofu dinner prepared by herds of unionized cows. Tamales ($2.10 each), enchiladas ($1.85 each), and tostadas ($2.65) can brandish beans or cheese, or both in the stead of meat. Many locations of El Burrito Loco keep late hours, giving sustenance to the musicians that play hold music round-the-clock.
Chicago is on the move?at least, its most popular cuisine is. A Taste of Chicago, a family-run food truck, travels across Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village on a singular mission: introduce authentic Chicago cuisine from various neighborhoods as well as Chicago classics to as many people as possible. The mobile chefs cook up italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs along with international food such as the Greektown Getdown gyro platter, jibarito sandwiches with rice, and breakfast burritos as well. On the comfort food side of things, they fix chicken and waffles, which science has recently proven won't actually explode if put together.
Founded in 1884, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center is among the oldest community music organizations in the U.S., inviting patrons into its halls year after year to support and experience the excitement of live music. The center is home to the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, which won the 2011 award for Best Chamber Orchestra from the Illinois Council of Orchestras. The group of in-residence musicians keep fans of classical music thoroughly entertained with concerts throughout the year and tag-team wrestling matches between the string and brass sections.
Bliss Beauty Lounge’s experienced stylists and aestheticians depend on years of bodycare experience and professional-quality treatments to dramatically transform the appearance of their clients' hair and nails. Stylists snip custom looks and slather manes with vitamin-packed haircare products, some of which are vegan and gluten-free. At their stations, nail techs treat digits to french manicures and pedicures before capping nails in polish or gel designs that sparkle brighter than a firefly playing with matches. Other services include facial waxing, highlights, and thermal straightening, a chemical process that can transform curly hair into smooth, flowing locks for up to a year.
The colorful and spacious facilities at Maximum Performance Training are rarely crowded—the staff sees to that by keeping its boot-camp sizes small and its member base intimate. The staff packs its club with a comprehensive selection of professional strength-training and cardio equipment from names such as Precor and Life Fitness. Beneath the gyms’ vibrant graffiti and bright lights, instructors lead boot camps, personal training, and sports-performance training sessions. Trainers strive to form personal relationships with their clients, familiarizing themselves with their restrictive issues, injuries, and favorite Rocky movies in order to customize workouts accordingly. Additionally, parents can keep their little ones busy in the studios’ onsite playrooms.