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Cheap Date – 21 June 2008 – Slàinte!

Tonight we visit one of our very favorite restaurants of all time: Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant and Pub in Arlington Heights. And it’s about time, too… we certainly go there enough. So pull up a bar stool, pour a Harp, and enjoy the comfort of an authentic Irish pub right here in our own town. [...]

Cheap Date – 7 June 2008 – Summer’s Here and the Time is Right

Summer ’08 is here in our hemisphere, and it’s time to get out there for some Cheap Date goodness! Join us on the patio for a glass of Zolo Torrontes, this week’s restaurant review, and some recommendations for upcoming events… First off, we share our thoughts about Gumrai Thai, a relatively new restaurant in downtown [...]

Cheap Date – 24 May 2008 – A Visit to Harbor Country

In Vino Veritas, as they say. No, this is not an excuse for us to drink and ‘cast, it’s a recap of our visit to Southwestern Michigan’s Harbor Country where we sampled some great wine and enjoyed some wonderful food over a beautiful spring weekend. Come along with us as we tell you about the [...]

Cheap Date – 10 May 2008 – Breakfast Off The Bone

Lisa has returned, and everything is back to normal. Well, sorta. This time around we enjoy an amazing breakfast at the L&L Snack Shop in Des Plaines, Illinois. Listen to the show for all the delicious, not-exactly-lo-cal details! L&L Snack Shop is at 456 E Northwest Highway in Des Plaines, 847 803-6767. We also follow [...]

Cheap Date – 26 April 2008 – Chef’s Fest 2008 & Contest Winners!

This week’s show is actually two podcasts in one, kind of like what they used to say on the old Certs commercial. First, you’ll join us for the most recent episode of Discover Woodfield! as we visit the 15th Annual Original Chef’s Fest at the Arlington International Racecourse. This is our Third Annual visit to [...]

Cheap Date – 12 April 2008 – Get Lucky!

We’re on the road this week, so join us as we talk about the great time we had at Club Lucky in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Don’t forget to send in your entry to the Cheap Date Contest– there’s still time! Just tell us about your favorite Cheap Date– whatever it is, wherever it is— and [...]

Cheap Date – 29 March 2008 – When Pigs Fly

Chocolate, peppers, and… bacon?? Tune in to hear about the fabulous Easter candy we scored from Vosges Haut Chocolat and Anderson’s Candy Shop, both of which are internet-ready sources for chocolate goodness. We also talk a bit about our first anniversary and the pizza at Chicago’s legendary Lou Malnati’s, which is also available through the [...]

Cheap Date – 15 March 2008 – The Elvish Pleasuredrome

It’s not what you think– but it is another fabulous episode of the Cheap Date Show! We talk about our experience watching a taping of NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” and then we share our dining adventure at Thai Urban Kitchen in Chicago. Listen carefully to Lisa’s description of the tofu. We also review [...]

Cheap Date – 1 March 2008 – A Nonstop Parade…

That’s “A Nonstop Parade of Deliciously Seasoned Meats,” yo. Join us as we visit Texas de Brazil in Schaumburg, where Lisa had her very first experience with a churrascaria. Mmmmm… meeeaat. Joe talks about his visit to Palo Alto and offers some thoughts on Evvia Estiatorio and La Bodeguita del Medio, two really cool places [...]

Cheap Date – 16 February 2008 – “Carefrees” Five Bucks Apiece

We talk about our fun evening with Jen and Alan from the Dinkycast and the famous Barely. We went to The Lamplighter Inn in Palatine, followed by a visit to Durty Nellie’s where we saw Given 2 Fly, a great Pearl Jam tribute band. We also hear from Listener Chris with his guest review, and [...]