Stir Crazy in Schaumburg for Jen’s Birthday!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Reviews | 0 comments

First off, its no big secret that Stir Crazy has some of the best food around. And if that was a secret, well now you know, you are welcome!

I took Jen to Woodfield Mall to shop for her 22nd birthday. It was a good time, didn’t buy too much. But the highlight of the night was definitely Stir Crazy. This was my first time going, but Jen’s 2^(x)th time, where ( 99 < x < 100,001 ). She likes it there, I think we’re going to make it a habit of going on her birthday.

To start, we got these Wonton Tacos with shrimp, steak, and chicken (one of each). They were heavenly, and I was so happy Jen didn’t finish hers. So happy. The sauce, the shell, those little onions. So good. One of the best appetizers I’ve ever had, can’t wait to try ’em again.

At Stir Crazy, they have a Market Bar where you can create your own stir-fry. We went with this, and I got the Lo-Mein noodles with all sorts of spices, onions, fruit, vegetables, yada-yada. Stir-fry stuff. Jen had rice and stuff, I can’t really remember I was kinda focused on my own plate.

We can’t wait to go back, ’tis one of our favorite places! This time around we didn’t buy drinks, so I’ve left it out of the review.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5
Service: 5 out of 5
Food: 5 out of 5
Price: 4 out of 5

Overall: 5 out of 5

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Salamone’s in Cherry Valley

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Reviews | 0 comments

Hello Everyone!

It has been awhile since our last post because unfortunately Mike has moved to Chicago for school so we have been unable to go out very often. When we are reunited we will be back in full swing, gorging ourselves like there is no tomorrow.  But here is our opinion of a little place in Cherry Valley.  We hope you find it useful!

Mike and I were feeling like Italian food the other night so we decided to try out Salamone’s which is located on South Cherry Street in Cherry Valley.  We were overall very pleased with our experience.  Salamone’s is a quaint little place on the corner.  The atmosphere was a step up from a family restaurant.  It would be an acceptable place to take a date, but you could also bring your family, little children included.

The service at Salamone’s was phenomenal.  Our server was extremely attentive and polite, and I’m not just saying that because she told me I was lovely 😉 (perhaps it has a LITTLE bit to do with it.) We never had to wait longer than a couple minutes for her to come when we needed something.  Also, the food and drinks that we ordered did not take too long to be delivered to us.

The food was excellent, as well.  To start, we ordered the cheese filled breadsticks with marinara sauce. They cost approximately $7 They were crispy and flavorful and delicious!  As a main course we decided to share the meatball calzone.  It was ginormous and more than enough for us to share. It cost about $8.50, which we felt was a fair price considering it was so large.  We both enjoyed the calzone very much.

As for drinks, we were not quite as impressed.  Mike ordered just a coke at about $2, which is standard, plus it had free refills. Free refills are fantastic for Mike because he drinks like a camel.

But I ordered a melon ball martini and I was not overly pleased with it.  It was much more syrupy than it had to be and it seemed warmer than room temperature. It reminded me of some drink from my childhood, which is alarming considering it supposedly contained alcohol.   It cost about 6 bucks, which is a standard price but I felt that it should have been a bit cheaper at a family

Overall, Mike and I enjoyed Salamone’s and we would definitely go back.  The food was lovely, the service was awesome, but do try to steer clear of those melon ball martinis :/

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5

Drinks: 3 out of 5

Service: 5 out of 5

Food: 5 out of 5

Price: 5 out of 5

Overall: 4 out of 5



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