Tastes Like Summer: 14 True Hometown Festivals

Rid the word “boring” from your vocabulary. We’ve picked out more than a dozen quintessential hometown festivals that are sure to fill up your summer schedule with food, music and a little magic.

Crystal Lake Brewing: Doubled Capacity Means Double Excitement

Beer lovers around northern Illinois can’t seem to get enough of this homegrown brewery’s product. Now, with a newly doubled brewing capacity, this Crystal Lake team is setting its sights on the future.






A Checklist of Regional Craft Beer and Wine

We’ve made our list and checked it twice. Now, can you visit them all this season?






4 Idyllic Lake Retreats to Explore This Summer

You don’t need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away.






The Village Vintner: A Triple Threat in Food & Drink

How many restaurants can you name that craft their own wine and brews on site, and have a unique menu that pairs perfectly? This Algonquin favorite does.






Craft Beer, Custom Menu Make a Winner

Discover a relatively new hangout in South Barrington, where locally brewed craft beer and quality, scratch-made food are the main attraction.






NWQ Winter Getaway Guide

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play.






Masters of Their Craft: Fox Valley Brewing & Distilling

The art of brewing and distilling is all about transformation, something these creative craftsmen know all about. Eron Harvey introduces us to four renegade souls who are as unique as the drinks they bottle.






Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen: Local Ingredients & Fresh, Earth-Friendly Fare

Green describes more than the fresh produce at this Crystal Lake restaurant, where the idea of fresh ingredients takes on a whole new meaning.






Two Brothers Roundhouse

Casual/Contemporary American. Onsite microbrewery. Utilizes local-sourced/organic ingredients. Banquet facilities
205 N. Broadway, Aurora
(630) 892-0034