Saturday, May 4, 2013
If you're looking for places to enjoy authentic Mexican music and enchiladas on May 5, Crystal Lake-Cary Patch has you covered.
Cue up the mariachi band—Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. The celebration of Mexican heritage on May 5 is sometimes mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day. However, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla, a turning point in Mexican history and freedom. In the U.S., it is celebrated by observing Mexican culture through food, drinks and dancing. If you are looking for a fiesta with margaritas, live bands and authentic food, here's a list of top five rated Mexican restaurants on Yelp! TELL US: Where do you plan to celebrate on May 5? Share in the comments below! Are you restaurant owner who will have a special this Cinco de Mayo? Let us know by commenting.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in Crystal Lake and five top restaurants in Cary based on the Yelp! reviews.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp.com can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time and money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in Crystal Lake: Here are the top five restaurants in Cary on Yelp!: Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Let us know in the comments' section. Top Yelp! Reviews for Area Restaurants Find out which restaurants got top reviews on Yelp! in these area communities: Amie Schaenzer contributed to this article.
Tuesday, February 12, 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 Crystal Lake 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: 397 W. Virginia Ave. in Crystal Lake, (815) 356-1776 1776 Restaurant is an eclectic neighborhood restaurant specializing in "great wines, wild game, locally sourced foods, and gluten-free dishes," according to its website. 1776 will be offering a special Valentine's Day menu and…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Several local establishments are offering New Year's Eve dinner specials and party packages.
Now that all the shopping, gift-giving and gift-returning of the season is nearly over, our thoughts turn to good ol' New Year's Eve. And, this year we have a lot to celebrate, having survived the whole Mayan end-of-the-world myth. Question remains...what to do to welcome 2013? Should you stay in, or should you venture out? Are you looking for a rowdy party atmosphere from which to ring in the New Year, or feeling the need for something low key and relaxing? More importantly, are there any funds left in the budget to pay for it all?! Luckily, the Crystal Lake area has plenty of local establishments that have planned New Year's Eve celebrations. You can pick from a list of dinners, parties and musical entertainment. …