Mariano’s Lombard Grand Opening Weekend

I love attending all of Mariano’s Grand Openings. You meet some Amazing people!

Today, I met at least 7 New Vendors, including my Foodie Friends from  Muchacha Salsa. 

And of course I love The Excellent Customer Service at Mariano’s Fresh Markets. That is something they pride themself in. They always go over and above for their customers. 

This location has the Wine bar (With an outside patio), sushi Bar, Todds Bbq, Truffle and Gelato and popcorn bar, Pizza and sandwich station, 2 grills, Starbucks, very large deli, meat and seafood counter and my favorite Cheese department with some of the most Delicious  Cheeses! Of course this is in addition to the rest of their rather enormous market with plenty of gluten free and specialty American & ethnic foods.

Be sure to visit sometime soon and check out these Amazing local Vendors whose products you can find within the market. You can find them on FB, Instagram and the web at http://www.marianos.com
My Favorite New Item And a 1st for me. Spreadable Salami? Yes, please! Wow, did this have some great flavors!

http://www.ndujaartisans.com


https://www.facebook.com/MuchachaSalsa/

https://www.facebook.com/GrandmaToste/

https://www.facebook.com/sugarhillsbakery/

https://www.facebook.com/FullBellyPickles/

https://www.facebook.com/UBeverythingsauce/

https://www.facebook.com/Mama-Jos-Gourmet-Sauce-All-Natural-Gluten-Free-561238204002968/

#Marianos #Foodie #Goodeats #JAXFOODADVENTURES🍽

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Container gardening

I was a much better gardener when I lived in the house and could have my own compost. This summer it’s been rough. Almost all of my herbs have died and one of my tomato plants grows tons of fruit but turns bad as soon as the fruit changes color. Yesterday I picked up these at the Wheaton French Market from J& K Flowers. Hopefully I’ll  still get in another two months before our Chicago weather gets cold.

But nonetheless, today I’m Making bruschetta  with my basil, tomatoes, and chives from my container garden. Normally I would make bread too but I cheated and picked up some from Hanna’s bakery in Bloomingdale. 
I couldn’t help picking up a few sweets as well as Creme Cheese for my Pumpkin truffles I’m making for later.

http://hannasbakerycafe.com

Wheaton French Market 

Picked up some herbs and veggies this morning for a few new recipes I’m creating this week. (Above pic: Sixth generation Farms)


J & K Flowers

I love the Olive Muffaletta and hot giardiniera from The Pickle guy😎 

And I couldn’t resist stopping by the  Cocoa Bean Fine Desserts and Bakery booth for a few treats.

Oh sooo  delicious!

*A few Gluten Free options also available.

https://www.facebook.com/Cocoa-Bean-Fine-Desserts-Bakery-1684411065146717/

Cocoa Bean Fine Desserts & Bakery

Thanks to google we got lost and ended up finding this yummy Bakery. 

We had a little plate of treats. Mango passionfruit, Opera, Chocolate Hazelnut, chocolate creme brulee.

#JAXFOODADVENTURES

#FOODIE

Family owned Cafe & Bakery Located just a few minutes from Downtown St.Charles,Il.

Www.facebook.com/Cocoa-Bean-Fine-Desserts-Bakery-1684411065146717/

@cocoabeancafe ST. CHARLES