Graham's actually has 2 locations just doors from each other on Third St. One locations specializes in handmade chocolates that are to die for and homemade ice cream. The other is more of a coffee shops with some pastries, drinks, and homemade gelato. I have had a variety of things from both locations. The chocolates are great, but the ice cream...more
Moving to the far Western Burbs we figured that we would have to give up some of the amenities in the city. We knew we would miss our favorite Vietnamese take-out place and our cupcake store. But we did not think we were moving to a place that we could not get any asian food. In an effort to seek out new places to eat, we decided one night to try...more
When I read the reviews of this place, I thought "how good could this place be in Geneva?" Boy was I wrong. The problem though is that they only have 6 tables at the moment. Which means that when we tried to go the first time on a weekend the wait was 2 1/2 hours. We returned on a Thursday at 5:30 pm and by 6pm all the tables were taken. The...more
I have not been to the Country House in a while but from what I remember it was very good. It is across from where the Kane County Cougars play and the Ice Rink. Also, it is on Kirk not far from the outlet malls so a good place to stop after a day of shopping. Here is some history on the place from their website: In 1922, Emil Kobel decided to...more
A traditional downtown diner established in 1921 that serves hearty breakfasts and lunches of skillet eggs and potatoes, pancakes, sandwiches, and daily homemade soups. Most of the diner is a long bar with stools but they have tables in the back. Be sure to go before church lets out on Sunday or you will either sit at the counter or wait for a...more
The restaurant's original building was a pharmacy that was converted to a coffee shop and later into the restaurant it is today. They have recently expanded from the original space which was narrow and curvy. Now they have a bar on the main floor (it used to be in the basement) and a large dining room. Unfortunately, this renovation has taken away...more
A cozy little bar that always seems to be hopping (for Geneva) even on weeknights- plus they serve fairly late. Check out the name plates on the chairs. They are patrons and friends who helped the owner get things up and running.
One of the main draws at Stockholms (in addition to their own beers) is the food. They have a fairly extensive menu including a large selection of salads, hearty entrees including pastas and filets as well as gourmet bar food. One of my favorites is the steak salad with the champagne vinagrette. I am also partial to the chicken sandwich with the avocado. The plates are very large so be prepared to take some home with you.
Dress Code: Very casual. You are fine in a t-shirt and jeans.
Candy Candy Candy has a simple name, but is really an old fashioned candy shop. With hard to find candy that was big in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, I always have to stop in to get some of my hard to find favorites. The store has a simple layout and a good selection of nostalgic and newer candies. If you are looking for something and not sure if they...more
Everytime I visist Geneva now, I have to go to Mister Kitschy. This odd little shop opened just about a year ago and brought some new and exciting finds to Geneva. When a lot of the stores in town are upscale and serious, Mister Kitschy is anything but! There is an everchanging eclectic mix of new and vintage items. I am like a kid in a candy shop...more
Store filled with great cooking and entertaining pieces. Reasonably priced. Great for gifts. Everything from bar ware to cooking tools. I recently bought Joe (who LOVES Michigan) a serving platter for $19. It is really nice with the U of Michigan logo hand painted on it. Monday-Friday: 9:30am to 8pmSaturday: 9:30am to 5:30 pmSunday: 11am-5pmmore
From a design standpoint the stadium is quite dull. But this is the suburbs, when is architectural design ever important? One thing about these Cougars, they are POPULAR. Their website even features a link to a ticket availability page. The seating capacity here is 5,900 but it is not uncommon for upwards of 9000 suburbanites and their cracker-spawn to pack this place on a summer day. Pretty crazy for a low Single-A team. While far, far from a "must-see ballpark" my experience here was far less aggravating than some of the other ballpark collectors out there.