D'Andrea Banquets & Conference Center in Crystal Lake

Chicago’s northwest suburbs experienced huge population growth in the decade of the 90’s. In particular, the town of Crystal Lake in McHenry County saw its population increase by 50% from 24,000 people in 1990 to over 38,000 by the year 2000.

Home sales were soaring as Crystal Lake became a desirable community for families and businesses alike. Grocery stores, retail shops, gas stations...

People, fun, and great food at Taste of Greektown in Chicago 2016-2018

Every summer in August, Chicagoans know where to go for the city's biggest celebration of authentic Greek food, culture, music, fun and more.

The annual Taste of Greektown is a proud and massive display of Grecian and Mediterranean delights that takes place on Halsted Street between Madison and Van Buren.

Thousands of eager visitors come to eat, mingle and dance while they...

Rose Garden Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in Elk Grove Village

December 2019

Celebrating 20 years in Elk Grove Village, The Rose Garden Cafe attributes its success to a few very simple ideas...great food at affordable prices, generous portions and friendly old-school service.

"We’re all about the basics here," says Chris, owner at Rose Garden who began the restaurant on the strong belief that dining out should be a memorable...

The Greek Islands: Heaven on Earth

Greeks are quite proud of their heritage and often like to boast about the beauty and historical significance of their homeland. And rightly so, since Greece is considered by so many to be one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

Travel magazines, blogs and tv channels know that few places on earth conjure up the unique mythological references and scenic appeal that is associated...

The Mediterranean Love Plan book by Stephen and Misty Arterburn

What’s the secret to a long, happy marriage? How can couples keep the passion and romance alive for the long haul?

The Mediterranean Love Plan shares the seven secrets of passion from some of the most romantic countries in the world: France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Israel while helping couples enjoy everything their marriage was designed to be.

Authors Stephen and Misty...

Bottle of healthy, delicious olive oil

The much revered olive tree is believed to have originated in ancient Greece and Asia Minor (now Turkey). It was surely one of the earliest cultivated plants, with both its fruit and its oil being prized throughout the ancient Mediterranean. Olive cultivars used today all derive from these ancient trees.

First extracted over 8000 years ago, olive oil was an important...