Coopers Hawk

Even though Coopers Hawk is quickly opening many new locations across the state and not a “mom and pop” restaurant like I normally dine at, I really enjoy the friendly atmosphere, amazing food and great wine. 

One of the great benefits of becoming a wine club member is that you get 2 Free tastings, two bottles and two free dinners (valued at $20 each) in the month of July all for ~$38.

Yesterday we visited the new location in St. Charles, Illinois and got to personally meet the chef, manager and many of the staff. With so many food allergies we have to be careful where we eat but Chef Gregory was so helpful. I love the fact that they also have a gluten free menu so the only other two things we had to ask is that they eliminate any corn or soy sauces from our meals. 

I enjoyed the Dana’s Parmesan Crusted Chicken and mom had Shrimp & Scallop Risotto. She could eat the Scallops alone because they were perfectly cooked!

I would highly recommend trying Coopers Hawk. Great for a date night, family friendly or solo. 

GF/ AF Expo Schaumburg

What a great turnout for the Gluten Free and Allergy Free Expo in Schaumburg today! I would have to say 90% of the people took advantage of the great deal on Groupon for $15 for 2 people for the entire weekend. I know I did! #gfafexpo


So here’s just a few of the vendors I sampled and enjoyed. I will post more tomorrow on day #2.

Food adventures in the area

Here’s several of my favorite food adventures in the area over the past yr or so. 

Organisoul

Organic Food 

(counter service/ sit down)

https://www.organisoul.com/

Glendale Heights, Il.

Steer crazy angus beef with a tumeric kiwi tomato sauce, quinoa and sauteed veggies. Absolutely delish!!! #glutenfree Best local deal on Groupon today only $8 ( normally $15)

Crave Cafe Bloomingdale,Il

(Counter service/sit down)

Veggie sandwich on tomato focaccia

La Campania Mexican Food Bloomingdale

Pork and Chicken Tamales

Mexican Coffee

Best Old Fashions around

Lynfred Winery Roselle

Bacon Flatbread

Quickfire Cafe Stratford Mall Bloomingdale, Il. 

Cavatelli Trio

Mouthwatering and by far the Best Vodka sauce around. 

Wok n fire Wheaton, Il. 

Coconut shrimp

Ky’s Vegas roll was a chef special just for the blog. Amazingly beautiful and delicious. 

Blackberry Market

Right in the heart of the quaint little downtown area of Glen Ellyn, Il. this cute little Breakfast spot is the perfect destination for a healthy bowl of steel cut oats with Black Berries and Walnuts. For only $3.50 this is a great alternative to fast food. Only downfall was it was a 20 minute wait with only a handful of customers seated and 7 employees behind the counter. 

Definitely would still recommend this spot because of the many food and drink options and very affordable prices. 

https://blackberry.is/yum/
#jaxfoodadventures

#blackberrymarket

3/13/2017

NY Famous Pizza & Falafel Grill

Paneer Tikka, basmati rice and falafel for a late lunch. Reminds me of the texture of French toast😀
Nice staff. Not sure if they’d ever dealt with someone with allergies before but they accomidated nicely. I wanted spicy pili pili but it had soy. So we opted for just spicy sauce instead. I was happy with it. 

$9 Sunday meal 

(enough for 2 meals for me)
They also had a fresh smoothie bar with a lot of fun healthy options.something to check out next time. 

#jaxfoodadventures 

http://www.eatfamouspizza.com/