Genuine Northwest

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Nooks & Crannies

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.






Allan Pinkerton: America’s First Private Eye

During the Civil War, Allan Pinkerton was creating a “Secret Service,” foiling assassination attempts and rooting out Confederate spies. Jon McGinty explains how Pinkerton found his calling in the Fox Valley.






Benedict’s La Strata: Enjoy a Little Creativity at Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast is just the starting point for the inventive menu at this spot in downtown Crystal Lake. Meet the inventive chef who puts a creative, and healthy, spin on every meal.






Success Story: Advanced Preventative Cardiology

Meet a cardiologist who’s found success in treating heart disease and helping patients to live heart-healthy lifestyles.






Benedict’s La Strata

Casual/American. Neighborhood family restaurant featuring homemade dishes with a Mediterranean flare. Famous for breakfast.
40 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
(815) 459-6500






Genuine Northwest, Summer 2012

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.






Village Squire, The

Casual/American. Sandwiches, ribs, steaks, seafood, bar, carry-out
4818 Northwest Hwy. Crystal Lake (815) 455-4130
4512 W. Elm, McHenry (815) 385-0900.
480 Randall Rd, South Elgin (847) 931-0400
125 Washington, Dundee (847) 428-4483






Anvil Club, The

Fine dining/American
309 Meier, East Dundee
(847) 426-7710
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