Cemetery field trips were just one of the highlights of our visit to Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Many thanks to our hosts; family and friends who always make our visits so much fun.
Our first stop on this particular trip was breakfast at Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery, 1720 North Broadway, Menomonie, Wisconsin. Our experience there can be summed up in three words. Worst. Service. Ever.
No worries, ’cause our late lunch at the Old Towne Pub, 201 W. State Street, Geneva was just fine. Great service, food was good, drinks were reasonably priced. Nice stop on a drizzly afternoon.
Dinner was by far the best meal of the day. We ate at Fire and Wine, 433 N Main Street, Glen Ellyn and were wowed by the service, the food, the drinks and the atmosphere.
Breakfast on Friday was complimentary at the hotel, but we made our usual Dunkin Donuts run for coffee. Fruit and veggies packed in our cooler got us through the afternoon.
We stopped at the Cadillac Ranch or was it Moretti’s? at 1175 W. Lake St, Bartlett for a Friday night fish fry dinner.
Later we headed to Danny’s on Douglas, 231 Douglas Ave, Elgin, mostly for wi-fi. Not at all what we expected – it was very cute, great service and good food. Too bad we couldn’t stay for the band.
Friday night’s entertainment was super fun. We went to Hemmens Auditorium and watched an improv performance. If you are in the area and have the opportunity to go, I would encourage you to do so. Everyone in our group laughed until it hurt.
We took advantage of the hotel’s complimentary breakfast again Saturday morning. Part of the visit with my Andersonville friend was lunch at Reza’s, 5255 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL. Delicious food, good service, great atmosphere and of course, wonderful company.
For dessert, we walked over to George’s, 5306 N. Clark St, Chicago. Adorable place with nice people serving yummy treats.
Back to the suburbs for dinner. We ate at Francesca’s Tavola, 208 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. The atmosphere and the service were wonderful and the food was good.
The last meal of the trip was with cousins in Wisconsin. Great company and a super yummy brunch ended our 1000 mile round trip on a high note.
Once home it was time to process the family history information I had gathered and add memorials and photos to Find A Grave.