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Cheap Date – September 28 2012 – Taste of Fall!

We’re back at the microphones for a good cause!  Join us as we talk to Meghan Freebeck of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Community Shelter about their Taste of Fall event! The event takes place on Friday, October 26 and everyone is invited for an evening of great food, great music, and and auction that helps a [...]

Discover Woodfield #15 – Chefs’ Fest 2011 Preview!

Cheap Date presents another Discover Woodfield show! It’s time for our annual preview of Chefs’ Fest 2011, presented each year by the Woodfield Chicago Northwest Convention Bureau! ; The event will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Arlington Park, and as always, it’s going to be a great event! Listen to Joe’s interview [...]

Cheap Date – 12 March 2011 – Peggy Kinnane’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!

It’s time for another Cheap Date Show, and we’re excited to bring you the details of Peggy Kinnane’s 10th Anniversary Music Festival, which is being held in downtown Arlington Heights on March 17-18-19, 2011! Join us for our interview with Derek Hanley, owner of Peggy’s, to hear all the detail of this exciting event! Details [...]

Cheap Date – 28 June 2010 – Biggby Coffee

 We’re pleased to be back and even more pleased to bring you the tale of an Arlington Heights favorite that has returned! Listen to our review of Biggby Coffee and our interview with owner Tim Mickelson.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy this one! We love hearing from you– if you’d like to tell us about your [...]

Discover Woodfield #13 – Chefs’ Fest 2010 Preview

Enjoy this episode of Discover Woodfield! Listen to our preview of Chefs’ Fest 2010, presented by the Woodfield Chicago Northwest Convention Bureau! The event will be held on May 11, 2010 at Arlington Park Racecourse, and it promises to be a great time for all! On this show, Joe interviews Dave Parulo, the Bureau’s Director [...]

Cheap Date – 7 February 2010 – Chicago Beer Society

Welcome back to the Cheap Date Show! This time around we’re visiting with some officers of the Chicago Beer Society, and we talk about this year’s Twelfth Annual Chicagoland Brewpub Shootout, one of our favorite events of the year. Keep that feedback coming! Write us at  You can also follow us on Twitter where [...]

Cheap Date – 26 December 2009 – Happy Holidays!

We’re back to wish you a happy and healthy Holiday Season!! Joining us this time around is Joe’s daughter Becca, who shares her thoughts on two of her favorite spots around the Chicago suburbs: Charles Romano’s in Des Plaines, and Chef Ping in Rolling Meadows. We also mention our beer-expert friend Chris’ recent trip to [...]

Cheap Date / Discover Woodfield – 25 April 2009 – Chef’s Fest 2009

It’s our annual Chef’s Fest show! Join us for this year’s event at the Arlington International Racecourse, where we sampled many of the offerings from the 60 exhibitors who were present! Special guests Liz and Bob and Becca and Emma joined us for the festivities. We’re presenting this as a Discover Woodfield show—if you’d like [...]

Cheap Date – 25 December 2008 – Grand Station

Happy Holidays! We’re back with an all-new show for you to enjoy… This time, we visit a brand-new addition to downtown Arlington Heights: Grand Station Restaurant and Cocktails! Listen in as we talk about the restaurant’s expansive drink and food menu. Drop us a line at if you’d like to share your thoughts about [...]

Cheap Date – 19 July 2008 – Our Favorite Things

The one question we get asked more than any other is, “What are your very favorite places?” On this episode, you get those answers! Join us as we talk about our favorites among the 100+ restaurants and events we’ve reviewed on Cheap Date since we started doing this show. If you’re not hungry after hearing [...]