D'Andrea Banquets & Conference Center in Crystal Lake

March 2018

Chicago’s northwest suburbs experienced huge population growth in the decade of the 90’s. In particular, the town of Crystal Lake in McHenry County saw its population increase by 50% from 24,000 people in 1990 to over 38,000 by the year 2000.

Home sales were soaring as Crystal Lake became a desirable community for families and businesses alike. Grocery stores...

Yanni in Chicago for Live at the Acropolis 25th Anniversary Tour

January 2018

As one of the world’s leading musical composers, for Yanni, it’s always been about the passion. His name has become synonymous with beautifully prepared orchestral music tinged with jazz, classical, and rock influences. His live performances are legendary and feature an impressive array of world class musicians and vocalists. Fans have even declared that Yanni’s...

The Mediterranean Love Plan by Stephen and Misty Arterburn

What’s the secret of a long, happy marriage? How can couples keep the passion and romance alive for the long haul?

The Mediterranean Love Plan shares the seven secrets of passion from some of the most romantic countries in the world: France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Israel while helping couples enjoy everything their marriage was designed to be.

Authors Stephen and Misty...

Best Gyros in Chicago, Opa Chicago Top 10

March 2017

Over the last few decades, Gyros has certainly gained a reputation as one of the more popular Greek food items on menus across Chicagoland.

Gyros are essentially sandwiches made with thinly-sliced beef, lamb or chicken which is then placed in a pita or flatbread. Most gyros are topped with onions and tomatoes and enjoyed with Tzatziki sauce, a white creamy...

Fountain Blue Banquets & Conference Center in Des Plaines

March 2017

The year was 1977... Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever were huge box office hits while Fleetwood Mac released their famous “Rumours” album and Styx was singing “Come Sail Away.”

It was also the year Fountain Blue opened in Des Plaines. Located just north of O’Hare on Mannheim Road, Fountain Blue was originally a restaurant and lounge that also hosted private...

Greek Loukoumades, made of deep fried dough coated in honey syrup and cinnamon

After a great meal, there's nothing like enjoying a sweet Grecian dessert over Greek coffee or Frappe.

And for many people, the popular pastries are a huge draw at the many Greek Fests enjoyed throughout the summer months and at great restaurants all year round.

While Loukoumades and Baklava often steal the spotlight, we also found eight other sweet treats that round out the...