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.
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 this episode, we’re not sure what we can do.
And as we wipe away a little tear with our napkins, we announce that this will be the last Cheap Date in this series. We’ve had a blast sharing our experiences with you and we hope you got something out of our shows.
The Cheap Date web site and all our old episodes will remain online for the forseeable future, so you can refer back to them for your listening pleasure. You’ll also be able to continue e-mailing us at email@example.com, and you can follow us on Twitter where we post under the name “cheapdate.”
And be sure to keep us in your feeds, because we will be back one day with something new and exciting, and you won’t want to miss it.
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.
We follow that with Lisa’s first adventure in making a blueberry pie from scratch. Yummmmm.
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“Please Heart You’re Killing Me” is by Eleanor McEvoy. “Love” is by The Dream Academy.
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 Arlington Heights.
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.
Then we announce the winners of our “Favorite Cheap Date” contest and read some of the entries. We had tons of responses, so thank you all for participating!
Lisa is feeling under the weather this week, so Joe is your cruise director for this episode. Or maybe he’s more like Gopher, your yeoman purser. At least there are no Kermodian rants this time around.
“Keep The Whole World Singing” and “Stout-Hearted Man” are performed by The Arlingtones, who provided live entertainment during Chef’s Fest.
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 we’ll draw two entries who will each win a brand-new 2 GB iPod Shuffle!
Send your entry to email@example.com with “Contest” as the subject line. The final day to submit your entry is this coming Friday, April 18, 2008, and we’ll announce the winners on our April 26th Cheap Date Show!
And as always, please keep those comments coming! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org Your feedback makes this show even better, we promise.
“Oh Babe, What Would You Say?” is by Norman “Hurricane” Smith.
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.
There’s still time to enter our fabulous contest! Just send us your favorite date idea and we’ll draw two winners for brand-new 2 GB iPod Shuffles! We’ll announce the names on our April 26 2008 show, so send your entry to email@example.com and be sure to put the word “Contest” in the subject line.
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 the new General Foods On-The-Go “coffeehouse” drink mixes, and then Joe shares his breakfast experiment: french toast made with Irish Soda Bread.
Don’t forget to enter our contest to win one of two brand new iPod Shuffles! Just send us your favorite date idea and we’ll draw two winners and announce them on our April 26 2008 show! Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to put the word “Contest” in the subject line.