Wednesday, March 6, 2013
NEAR Restaurant in Barrington was named one of the nation's 25 most underrated restaurants by Eater.com.
Wednesday, March 6
Eater.com has named Barrington’s NEAR Restaurant as one of the nation’s 25 most underrated. “In a recent conversation, Tavernita chef Ryan Poli pointed to Near as one of the most underrated restaurants in the Chicago area,” the website reads. The 25 restaurants listed were chosen by Eater editors and friends of the site as places that should get more national attention. NEAR and Chicago’s Nightwood Restaurant were the only two Illinois eateries to make the list. NEAR's Facebook fan page acknowledged the accolade, writing, "Thank you to Eater Magazine for giving us this recognition!" Related Articles: NEAR Restaurant Opens for Business
Friday, February 8, 2013
Did we leave out your favorite romantic restaurant? Let us know in the comments' section.
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. If you are looking for a romantic setting — or, perhaps, a more laid-back and cozy atmosphere — we have got some ideas for the best restaurants to check out in the area this Valentine's Day. Be sure to make your reservations early for your Feb. 16 dinner as area restaurants are sure to be packed. Which area restaurant do you think is the best for a romantic dinner? Let us know in the comments' section. Address/Phone: 1491 South Randall Road in Algonquin, (847) 458-0505 Getting 4.5 out of five stars from reviewers on Open Table, Montarra is praised for its fantastic food, excellent service and ambiance. Montarra has wines from 10 different countries and features a menu with dishes that include a …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A distracted driver veered off Route 14 and crashed into the kitchen on Sunday morning.
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Monday, February 4
A distracted driver veered off Route 14 early Sunday morning and crashed into the Breakers Restaurant, leaving a hole in the wall of the kitchen, the Northwest Herald reports. Ryan Wetham, 29, of Crystal Lake, was issued two traffic citations in connection with the accident that happened just after 7 a.m., according to the Northwest Herald reports. No one was in the restaurant at the time, the Herald reports.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Owners close location, opening new restaurant in Algonquin.
Stephanie Preskar arrived at Niko’s Grill & Pub on Thursday evening to meet friends for dinner. She sat in her car not sure why the restaurant was closed. “We come here to meet and talk, the food was good and they had big portions,” the Crystal Lake woman said. While the Niko’s sign remained lit up, another sign a few feet away told the story. Owner Niko Kanakaris closed down the restaurant Sunday and put a “for lease” sign near the driveway. The restaurant, at 11900 Freeman Road, opened in 2004. “It was a good eight years, then the economy slowed it down and that large restaurant needed a certain amount of volume to keep open,” he said. “The volume wasn’t there, so we needed to make a move.” Kanakaris and his family are renovating the …