Arrive in the Chicago Northwest area with an open-ended appetite – you’ll need it!  Find yourself immersed in all things Chicago – a traditional Italian beef with sweet or hot peppers from Johnnie’s Beef, share a deep dish pizza at Giordano’s, or a Chicago-style dog from Portillo’s (Sorry, friends! No ketchup allowed!). Weber Grill Restaurant is a must if you own your own Weber Grill! Make it a date night and sign up for their Weber Grill Academy.  Learn from the expert chefs of Weber Grill Restaurant who know all the ins and outs to their famous kettle grills. Trust us – you won’t go home hungry.

Arlington Heights – home of Arlington International Racecourse – has become a foodie adventurer’s heaven. Over 40 walkable restaurants are available to tantalize your taste buds in the downtown area.  Hey Nonny is one of the newest restaurant attractions to Chicago Northwest. This gastro pub features farm-to-table freshness with their unique menu. The attraction also features an intimate listening room for great live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Passero is another new restaurant down the street from Hey Nonny where they also bring the Midwest to their Italian-American dishes by sourcing locally.  Make plans to spend the entire evening in downtown Arlington Heights by taking in a theater or musical production at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Dueling pianos are not just in Downtown Chicago, you can find them right here in Arlington Heights too.  Head down the stairs to the intimate Big Shot Piano Lounge for a night of sing-alongs from classics to contemporary pop songs.  There’s always something to do in the Downtown Arlington Heights area of the Northwest Suburbs. 

Another feature area of the Chicago Northwest area is Main St. Roselle. Your first stop is at Illinois’ oldest winery, Lynfred Winery, and check your bags at the B&B before you head downstairs for your tour and tasting of award-winning vintages. You’ll be amazed at the production process in this historic home turned winery. After you’ve immersed yourself with all the smells of a winery, head down the street for some shopping. Plan to spend some time in Little Red Ribbon, a boutique gift shop with truly something for everyone in your life. Be sure to take a couple of passes through this shop as there are items in every corner!  As you finish your gift shopping, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll dine. Italian Pizza Kitchen offers the best of both worlds – pizza and Italian food. Their thin crust pizza is the best. This hip and industrial space is the latest addition to Main St. Roselle. Your taste buds might even be sending you signals to try out Asian-fusion. 8,000 Miles features traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean foods with American flare.  Find yourself nibbling on Shredded Beef with Chinese Garlic Sprout or Hot Wok Chili Chicken.  Bonus – Lynfred Winery is featured on their drink menu. Pollyanna Brewing Company – Roselare is a block down Main St. and features locally brewed craft beer. If you would rather sample a flight on-site, you can order from 8,000 Miles or Italian Pizza Kitchen and have it delivered to the brewery.

Chicago Northwest definitely fits the food bill with over 400 restaurants in our sophisticated eight-community region. The best part of visiting is never spending a penny on parking at any of our hotels or restaurants. We are also four hours from anywhere in the Continental U.S. and if you are up for the drive, we are at the crossroads of several major highways. Give yourself an edge at ChicagoNorthwest.com.