October 2017 Around Town 1

Foodie Alert! Great Barrington Area TasteFest is Coming Soon

Tickets are now on sale for one of the most popular tasting events in the region. The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will host its 14th annual Great Barrington Area TasteFest on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the The Onion Pub & Brewery, located at 22221 N. Pepper Rd. in Lake Barrington. The annual event showcases samples from some of the finest purveyors of food and spirits in the Barrington Area.

Tickets to TasteFest are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and include a night of complimentary sampling from over 20 restaurants, microbrewers, wineries and distillers. The first 400 guests receive a collectible TasteFest glass at the door. The evening also includes business vendors and live entertainment. A popular highlight of the evening is the Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A. money machine, where guests can step in to grab some fast (moving!) cash.

Some of this year’s tasting vendors include: Apple Villa Famous Pancake House & Restaurant, Brunch Café, Clarke’s Bakery & Deli, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Copper Fiddle Distillery, Flesk Brewing, Francesca’s Famiglia, Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse, Heinen’s Grocery Stores, Jennie and Vera’s Sweets + Savories, Kooker’s, La Pizza Via, McGonigal’s Pub, Moretti’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Onion Pub & Brewery, Pepper Park Coffee, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Solana of Deer Park, Sweet Caroline’s Crab-N-Que, Tiburon Rum, Vintage Wine & Spirits, and more. Guests will vote on the Great Taste Awards for Best Taste, Best Entrée, Best Spirit and Best Dessert. A “Great Taste Gift Tree,” with gifts cards totaling over $300 to area restaurants and more will be raffled off that evening.

To purchase your ticket for TasteFest and save $5, visit the BACC website at www.BarringtonChamber.com, or call (847) 381-2525. Advance tickets will be waiting for guests at the registration table. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door for a night of amazing sampling! For the 2nd year in a row, SW Lake Lifestyle will be one of the Tastefest sponsors.

Start Looking Like Christmas

Treetime Christmas Creations, 22102 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, is officially open for the holidays. With more than 200 pre-lit, unlit and LED-lit artificial Christmas trees, along with unique ornaments, lights, trim and outdoor decorations in a family atmosphere, the showroom is creatively divided into 13 new themed areas designed to provide decorating inspiration and holiday spirit.

The annual Treetime Tree Trade-In runs from October 1-31. Customers donating gently used artificial trees to Goodwill will receive 15 percent off a new Treetime artificial Christmas tree purchase. Donated artificial Christmas trees (3-feet and larger) can be brought to the Treetime showroom or to any Greater Chicagoland Goodwill Stores & Donation Centers (for locations visit AmazingGoodwill.com).

The whole family will enjoy the festive experience of Treetime’s annual winter wonderland. Learn more at treetime.com.

Skin Wellness by Renee 
Celebrates New Barrington 
Location with Ribbon Cutting

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce gathered with the Village of Barrington on Thursday, August 17, for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Skin Wellness by Renee’s new location at 205 S. Cook St. in Barrington.

“I have always been passionate about skincare. Since receiving a Master Certification in Clinical Esthetics I have been able to put my passion into practice,” said owner Renee Diak-Witek. Skin Wellness by Renee provides personalized skin treatments with a fusion of science and natural botanicals uniquely designed to deliver results. Each facial begins with a skin consultation to determine clients’ skins concerns and goals.

For more information about Skin Wellness by Renee call 
(847) 525-3640, or visit: www.skinwellness.care