Eating my veggies

Decided to stop in my Favorite Marianos in Wheaton on this beautiful Saturday afternoon for a quick bite and to say hello to a few of my favorite employees. 

I’ve known Sean Hartman for awhile and by far he is one of the best managers I’ve ever met. Although we’ll miss him at Bloomingdale, it’s nice to have him back in Wheaton. 

As I was leaving I stopped over to try out this coconut water and I have to say that the Regular and Cherry coconut were absolutely amazing. Since I don’t drink pop or carbonated drinks and prefer natural ingredients this is the idea electrolyte water at only around $1.79 price point. Definitely recommend it for everyone, especially your kids!

Mariano’s Bacon 

Let me tell you about Marianos Bacon. It literally melts in your mouth. If you haven’t tried it and you love bacon, you should find your nearest Mariano’s location and walk don’t run. 

Thank you to Bloomingdale for dealing with my wacky food adventures with me running all over the store to create a masterpiece. 😉

Www.marianos.com

#mymarianos 

Mariano’s Lombard Grand Opening Weekend

I love attending all of Mariano’s Grand Openings. You meet some Amazing people!

Today, I met at least 7 New Vendors, including my Foodie Friends from  Muchacha Salsa. 

And of course I love The Excellent Customer Service at Mariano’s Fresh Markets. That is something they pride themself in. They always go over and above for their customers. 

This location has the Wine bar (With an outside patio), sushi Bar, Todds Bbq, Truffle and Gelato and popcorn bar, Pizza and sandwich station, 2 grills, Starbucks, very large deli, meat and seafood counter and my favorite Cheese department with some of the most Delicious  Cheeses! Of course this is in addition to the rest of their rather enormous market with plenty of gluten free and specialty American & ethnic foods.

Be sure to visit sometime soon and check out these Amazing local Vendors whose products you can find within the market. You can find them on FB, Instagram and the web at http://www.marianos.com
My Favorite New Item And a 1st for me. Spreadable Salami? Yes, please! Wow, did this have some great flavors!

http://www.ndujaartisans.com


https://www.facebook.com/MuchachaSalsa/

https://www.facebook.com/GrandmaToste/

https://www.facebook.com/sugarhillsbakery/

https://www.facebook.com/FullBellyPickles/

https://www.facebook.com/UBeverythingsauce/

https://www.facebook.com/Mama-Jos-Gourmet-Sauce-All-Natural-Gluten-Free-561238204002968/

#Marianos #Foodie #Goodeats #JAXFOODADVENTURES🍽

Sammy’s Mexican Grill


And so it continues. My 2nd Visit to Sammys Mexican Grill. Friday night I Enjoyed a Mini Tequila Flight & Chef special: Roasted poblano soup. Mmm mmm. Over 13 spices, avo, and crema. Guess what I’ll be recreating this week?

Looking forward to hearing the live music sets on the weekend.

Great for date night, with the family or solo. 

https://www.facebook.com/SammysMexicanGrillRoselle/
http://www.sammysmexicangrillandbar.com/

Container gardening

I was a much better gardener when I lived in the house and could have my own compost. This summer it’s been rough. Almost all of my herbs have died and one of my tomato plants grows tons of fruit but turns bad as soon as the fruit changes color. Yesterday I picked up these at the Wheaton French Market from J& K Flowers. Hopefully I’ll  still get in another two months before our Chicago weather gets cold.

But nonetheless, today I’m Making bruschetta  with my basil, tomatoes, and chives from my container garden. Normally I would make bread too but I cheated and picked up some from Hanna’s bakery in Bloomingdale. 
I couldn’t help picking up a few sweets as well as Creme Cheese for my Pumpkin truffles I’m making for later.

http://hannasbakerycafe.com

Babcock’s Grove House

Mom and I found this cute place when we were walking through downtown Lombard,Il. We had a delicious Hot Carrot Soup, A Cold Cucumber dill soup, and 3 Mini Sliders.

 
Their soups and salads are under $10 and this is definitely a great place for a Saturday lunch date or a great meal with the family. Counter service till 4 then relaxed full service at night.

I love the fact that everything is made fresh, nothing was frozen (except the ice cream) and the menu changes with the seasons.

* Gluten Free options available.

Great food🍽 Great Staff and Great location!

https://www.facebook.com/babcocksgrovehouse/
https://www.babcocksgrove.com/