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Date Night Ideas & Restaurant Reviews By Dr Ray & Rev Jean Kadkhodaian

Kuma’s Corner Schaumburg Review – lunch date

  Lunch Date at Kuma's Corner - Schaumburg   HEAVY – this must be the best word to describe this restaurant in its entirety. Everything is ridiculously heavy in this gourmet burger bar. Burgers, beers, and bands are roaring like their restaurant logo. The...
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A Taste of Dallas

Being from Chicago, we are used to a city with so many delicious choices when it comes to food. That is why when we travel, we try to enjoy as much of the local cuisine as possible to get a taste of what that city has to offer. Dallas is no exception. We had the...
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Day Date Idea: Scuppernong Trail & the Holi Cannoli

-By Dr Ray & Rev Jean Kadkhodaian

Day Date Idea: Scuppernong Trail & the Holi Cannoli

A great way to spend the day together being active, enjoying the outside and ending the day with a great place to have dinner, will take you just over the border near Eagle, Wisconsin. If you like hiking, the Scuppernong trail is just the right enough of challenge for people like us in Chicago that are used to flat hiking trails since it adds some elevation and uneven terrain. There are three trails you can take at this trailhead ranging from about 3 miles to 5 miles in distance. Bring water, good hiking shoes and a camera! Jean and I got footage of a quail crossing our path and once we saw an owl sitting on a branch above the trail, so look out for wildlife around you.

On the way back to Chicago, you will come upon a restaurant in Elkhorn, Wisconsin called Holi Cannoli. When Jean and I were training for our hike on the John Muir Trail, we would often come up to the Ice Age Trail and then stop by the Holi Cannoli for dinner. Ask for Kathy, the owner, and let her know Dr Ray & Rev Jean sent you! She is fantastic and the food is delicious. Jean and I have actually never sat at a table and have had our meals at the bar. The hours of the restaurant are limited and if you don't have a reservation, it can be difficult to get a table.

This particular outing, Jean had a lemon drop martini and I had a special drink with bourbon, homemade lemonade and beet juice, they called the Kentucky Lemonade. Our appetizers were the bruchetta and seafood salad, with octopus, calamari, and shrimp. Jean had the Chicken Marsala and I had the Holi Cannoli Chicken, which is a whole chicken, deboned and sitting in savory juices. Literally everything we have had at this restaurant has been fantastic, so you can't go wrong!

Don't forget to have their signature dessert, the holi cannoli!

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Punch Bowl Social Review

Punch Bowl Social Review If you ever want to unwind and go out for some beer, good food and recreation, you’ve got to try this fancy dining place in Schaumburg. Quick bite after a late night of working, Jean and I decided to stop in at Punch Bowl Social in Schaumburg....
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Bluegrass Restaurant Review

Bluegrass Restaurant Review Are you looking for a great restaurant for date night? Try Bluegrass in Highland Park: 1) make a reservation, 2) definitely say hello to Louis at the bar (he will take excellent care of you), 3) bluegrass martini and french martini and the...
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