M Supper Club Heats Up Dining Scene

Mix a popular Algonquin restaurant with the classic Wisconsin supper club experience and you get a unique, trendy new spot in Crystal Lake.

Chef Raises the Bar at Duke’s Alehouse in Crystal Lake

Chef Zak Dolezal offers health-conscious options at Duke’s Alehouse, in Crystal Lake. Discover what stands out on the menu.






New Executive Chef Keeps Diners Happy at Atwater’s

Meet Kevin Gillespie, the new executive chef of Atwater’s at The Herrington Inn & Spa. Everything he makes is from scratch.






Elgin BBQ Pit: Barbecue with a Mexican Twist

Meet an engaging restaurateur who’s leaving his own imprint on the Elgin dining scene and attracting patrons from around the region.






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.






Epicure Bistro

718 W. Northwest HWY Barrington, IL 60010 847-382-1677 www.epicurebistro.com

Elgin BBQ Pit

970 Dundee Ave Elgin, IL 847-931-5198 www.elginbbqpit.com

Wildwood Restaurant: World-Class Dining & Drinks

This upscale dining hotspot in Geneva looks to grow upon 10 years of serving quality, time-tested steak, seafood and drinks.






Wildwood

477 South Third Street Geneva, IL 60134 630-377-8325 www.wildwoodsteak.com

Jefferson Street Inn

201 Jefferson Street Wausau, WI 715-845-6500 www.jeffersonstreetinn.com