Enzo & Lucia Ristorante & Café
Once Again Open in Historic Downtown Long Grove
Enzo & Lucia Ristorante & Café is proud to announce the re-opening of their family-owned and operated restaurant in historic downtown Long Grove.
On June 2, 2013, Enzo & Lucia’s experienced a kitchen fire that forced them to close their doors to the public. Now, after months of tireless restoration and anticipation, the restaurant is back in business.
Enzo & Lucia’s is going on 13 years of great food and quality service in Long Grove, but this family affair goes back to more than 35 years in the restaurant business. Enter the restaurant and receive a warm greeting by cousins Lucia Cavallino and Glenn Cardelli. Meanwhile, Chef Enzo Cavallino and sons Angelo and Gennaro can be seen working away in the open kitchen preparing authentic family recipes including homemade pastas, fish, and desserts daily.
The Northwest Italian menu includes a daily risotto option, veal marsala, grilled bass, chicken vesuvio, fresh seafood, potato gnocchi, gourmet pizza, the house’s signature capelacci in vodka sauce and delicious desserts like cannoli and tiramisu.
Enzo & Lucia’s is housed in a historic, former Victorian-style home. Features include a candlelit main dining room, located upstairs and done in warm tones, lit softly by whimsical chandeliers. French windows and well-spaced tables make for an intimate atmosphere; casually simple with a touch of elegance. The view of a fountain and flower garden spells romance. A kitchen table provides a glimpse behind the scenes.
Enzo & Lucia’s Ristorante & Café serves lunch and dinner daily with a full service bar. For reservations or to inquire about their private party room, call (847) 478-8825 or visit www.enzoandlucia.com.
Join Woodland Grove Gallery and several local artists for a special holiday kick off extravaganza!
On Saturday, November 16, from 11am-5pm, Woodland Grove Gallery will be hosting a “One of a Kind Show!“
In addition to their wonderful collection of fine artists and works, Merv Collins will be treating guests to his finger-style acoustic guitar music. There will also be treats, goodies and good cheer for all!
Featured Artists include:
Laurie Pollpeter Eskenasi- Functional and fun pottery. Serve-wear to vases that make a great surprise of a gift.
Jovanka Jewelry- It’s the return of one of Woodland Grove Gallery’s favorite jewelry artists.
Leaf Lady Ceramics- Helen is a local treasure. Her ceramics are food safe and some can be hung on the wall.
Sophia Forero Jewelry- If you haven’t met Sophia yet, you are in for a treat! Her jewelry is fun and exciting and the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Re-Purposed Sweaters- These one of a kind sweaters are great for layering and are a hot look with leggings and boots.
Scavenger Art- Although Mark will not be present for the event, he has sent some great new pieces and they have just arrived!
Tobin Fraley Photography- Tobin’s book makes a great holiday coffee table book and he will be there to sign and personalize them. Tobin will also be showcasing some of his new works.
Bovano of Cheshire- Since our friend Jim Flood is notable to make the trip to Long Grove, he was sure to send some one of a kind special pieces!
Color Muse Scarves- Many many silk and velvet hand painted scarves to cozy up with.
For more details, call 847-883-8867.
This holiday season, visit the Shops of Long Grove and show your appreciation for local businesses and the community by shopping local! Every taxable dollar spent in Long Grove benefits the Village and the downtown; and contributes to the quality of life you enjoy and the value of your property.
Stroll around our charming, snowy downtown, festively decked out with twinkling lights and holiday décor. You’ll have an incredible personal shopping experience featuring a distinctive selection of specialty gifts, jewelry, apparel, art, collectibles and more, with complimentary gift-wrapping. You just might be delighted to find that the shops of Long Grove are not about souvenirs, but they are about carefully selected products chosen for discerning clientele.
Give the gift of great taste with gourmet foods and indulgent treats from Ma & Pa’s Candy, Sweet Whimsy Pastry Shop, Long Grove Popcorn Shoppe, The Olive Tap, and Long Grove Confectionery.
Discover unique gifts from Country House, Viking Treasures Scandinavian Gifts, The Irish Boutique, Neumann’s Cigars and More, and Mangel Gifts. Your family will treasure gifts from The Pear Tree Shoppe, Within Reach, Nifty 50s, Lucy & Ethel’s, The Back Door, Potpourri, The Artistic Gardener, Dakota Expressions and Creative Hands.
Rest up at the cozy Beans & Leaves Coffee & Tea Café, then head over for a little something irresistible and sparkly at Celine’s Custom Jewelers or Cleo Jewelry & Gifts.
The fashion savvy will cherish clothing and accessory gifts from Olivia’s Past, Paddy’s on the Square, Trio Boutique, Prairie Smoke Clothing Company, Beata’s Soul Art, Bella Donna Boutique, and children’s clothing at Within Reach.
Incredible antique finds, furniture, home décor and art can be found while exploring such stops as Amers Gallery, Long Grove Artists Guild, Woodland Grove Gallery, Emporium of Antiques, Carriage Trade, and Rivellino School of Art and Gallery.
When you’re ready for a shopping break, warm hospitality awaits you with plenty of dining options including The Village Tavern, which also features live entertainment; the newly re-opened Enzo & Lucia’s Ristorante & Café; and Long Grove Café and Restaurant. You also may host your special event at High Tea with Gerri.
Our Visitor’s Information Center (corner of Old McHenry Road and Robert Parker Coffin Road) is staffed seven days a week to help answer questions, provide walking maps and brochures, and coordinate arrangements.
Continue the retail tradition since 1838! We look forward to seeing you and your family this holiday season at the shops of Long Grove!
Join the Village of Long Grove for the 2013 holiday kick-off celebration on Saturday, November 16. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. as carolers stroll through the streets singing classic holiday tunes. At 3:30 p.m., Santa will start spreading holiday cheer as he poses for pictures and makes his way through downtown Long Grove to Fountain Square, where the Grand Tree Lighting Celebration will take place at 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 17: Carolers will be in town from 3:00 to 5:00pm, with a visit from Santa from 2:00-4:00pm.
Families, friends and lovebirds of all ages are invited to ride through the snowy streets on horse-drawn carriage every Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. November 17 through December 22. Tickets may be purchased at The Village Tavern (135 Old McHenry Road) and cost $10 per adult, $15 for a pair of adult tickets and $5 per child ticket (children age 10 and under are free). Family passes are also available for $25 and include two adult tickets and two children tickets.
Saturday, November 23 and Sunday November 24: Santa will be in town from 1:00-3:00pm.
Saturday, November 30: Long Grove Cafe hosts breakfast with Santa from 9:00am-12:00pm. For reservations, please call 847-955-9600. Santa will be in town from 1:00-3:00pm and the 4 G Jinglers will be singing classic holiday tunes from 2:00-4:00pm.
Sunday, December 1: Santa will be in town from 1:00-3:00pm and the 4 G Jinglers will be singing classic holiday tunes from 2:00-4:00pm.
Saturday, December 7: The Village Tavern will be hosting Lunch with Santa at 11:00am. Please call for reservations, (847) 634-3117. Santa will be in town from 1:00-3:00pm and the Top of the World Quartet will be singing classic holiday tunes from 2:00-4:00pm.
Sunday, December 8: Santa will be in town from 1:00-3:00pm and the Top of the World Quartet will be singing classic holiday tunes from 2:00-4:00pm.
Friday, December 13: Bring the family to Beans & Leaves and join in on the Song Circle “Sing A Long”.
Saturday, December 14: The Village Tavern will be hosting Lunch with Santa at 11:00am. Please call for reservations, (847) 634-3117. Santa will be in town from 1:00-3:00pm and the Hersey High School Dickens Carolers will be singing classic holiday tunes from 1:00-2:00pm, followed by the Stevenson High School Choir from 3:00-4:00pm.
Sunday, December 15: Long Grove Cafe hosts breakfast with Santa from 10:00am-1:00pm. For reservations, please call 847-955-9600. Santa will be in town from 1:00-3:00pm, with Lake Zurich High School’s Bare Voices as the musical entertainment from 2:00-4:00pm.
Saturday, December 21: Long Grove Cafe hosts breakfast with Santa from 10:00am-1:00pm. For reservations, please call 847-955-9600. Followed by Santa strolling the streets of Downtown Long Grove from 1:00-3:00pm.
Sunday, December 22: Long Grove Cafe hosts breakfast with Santa from 10:00am-1:00pm. For reservations, please call 847-955-9600. Santa will be in town from 1:00-3:00pm and the 4 G Jinglers will be singing classic holiday tunes from 2:00-4:00pm.
All dates and times are subject to weather and change.
Don’t forget to get in the holiday spirit and support small businesses by shopping local. Long Grove specialty shops, all decked out for the holidays, offer unique gifts including gourmet foods, jewelry and fashions, antiques, art, décor, and more.
Girls Night Out! Refreshments, shopping and fun.
Thursday, November 7th from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Bella Donna Boutique and Cleo Jewelry & Gifts will offer 20% off your total purchase.
Many of the Long Grove Shops and restaurants will be open that night, too!
420 Robert Parker Coffin Road Long Grove, IL. 60047
Questions? Call 847-821-0735
(Article also seen in November issue of Long Grove Living Magazine)
John Kopecky epitomizes the heart and soul of your downtown shopping district. He has worked in Long Grove for 40 years.
John started his “retail career,” as a child, working in his mom’s antique stores. While attending St. Francis de Sales High School, John worked summers and weekends at Long Grove Confectionery. He recalls making $1.80 / hour. He was underage when he started, so his mom had to send a note giving permission for John to work. Laughingly, John shared that after a long weekend, the owner came in and said, “I’m raising your pay $2.20 for your hard work!” He was thrilled! The next morning, John read in the newspaper that the mandatory minimum wage had been raised by the government to $2.20 / hour!
In the 70’s, John worked in an auto body shop, thinking this might be a career path for him. He recalls watching the filming, in Long Grove, of The Blues Brother’s, and meeting “the boys.” In 1980, John left auto body work to go back to what had been the heart and soul of his childhood, retail in Long Grove. Over the years he owned, Treats & Treasures and The Covered Bridge Shop. With a chuckle, he recalls a brother and sister riding their horses, weekly, over the bridge to buy 1 lb. of fudge for their horses. After a while, the horses would come galloping at a “crazy” pace, knowing what was in store for them at John’s place.
1983, John opened The Country House, the oldest emporium in Long Grove with something for everyone…kitchen products, kids items, sports memorabilia, holiday accessories, collectables, hats, walking sticks, and lots more. His shop is a treasure hunt, when you think you’ve seen it all, you find another room to explore!
John’s store is much like John, a treasure hunt: fun, eclectic, (you’ll never know what you might find next), warm and inviting; overflowing with interesting artifacts.
I asked John, “What’s the best thing about Long Grove?” He replied, “The people. Especially the sole proprietors who risk everything to run their own businesses in Long Grove.”
When asked about John…
He’s always upbeat and positive, even on days with low sales. His shop’s name, “Country House” fits him. In one word, I’d describe him as “happy”. I wish he would continue wearing his suspenders. Sue Fanara, Ma & Pa’s Candy
John’s special because of his energy, enthusiasm and love for this village. He’s a fun and crazy kind of guy. He’s always decorating the downtown. I love the way he rides around on his bicycle. Sal Guadagna, The Back Porch
John always has a positive attitude. He’s the man on the bicycle, and he makes things happen. Did you know he was a founder of Long Grove’s Lions Club? He rallies the Lions Club to help the village with all of their festivals! He never lets you down. I wouldn’t change a thing about him, because then he just wouldn’t be John! Randy Towner, Mel’s Marathon & Mini Mart
John would give you the shirt off of his back. He’s easy going, and down to earth. He’s our downtown “go to guy.” I love when he becomes Jake, from the Blues Brothers. He’s so much fun! June Neumann, Viking Treasures
Writer’s note: This article was written on October 10, 2013 the day after John’s father passed away. None of us expected to see John this week. Knowing that Oktoberfest was in 4 days, and was his “baby,” the Events Committee made plans to make it happen during his absence. Amazingly, John appeared in town on the morning of Oct. 10. Amidst his sorrow, John wanted to make sure that the event went off as planned and that the people of Long Grove, wouldn’t be disappointed. We love you John!
He’s someone you’ve got to meet, if you haven’t already!
Submitted by Sharon Fine, LGBCP Director of Community Development
Viking Treasures Scandinavian Gifts has a “treasure trove” of gifts for Oktober Fest: chicken dance items, German keychains, Alpine hats, Oktober Fest beads, German patches, mugs, decals, T-shirts, and more.
The Long Grove Performing Arts Academy, located at 344 Old McHenry Road is a premier boutique academy in the performing arts. We offer private lessons in voice, guitar, piano, flute, french horn and classes in acting, dance, musical theatre, GLEE and much more fun for students of all ages and abilities.
One free trial lesson will be offered when you mention you saw us in the newsletter. Call us today at (847) 780-SING (7464)
Long Grove’s Village Tavern Annual Oktoberfest
September 20 – October 13
- German food specials daily
- A variety of Oktoberfest beers offered in authentic beer stein or souvenir mugs.
- Restaurant and staff will be decked out in full Oktoberfest regalia
- Friday, September 20 at 7:00 pm – Traditional tapping of the ceremonial keg
- FREE HAYRIDES (through Long Grove 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm):
- September 21 – 22
- October 5 – 6
- October 12 – 13
- Beer tent with outdoor dining:
- September 21 – 22
- September 28 – 29
- OKTOBERFEST PARKING LOT BEER TENT & OUTDOOR DINING:
- October 5 – 6
- October 12 – 13
|Live German Music||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm||
September 21 – 22
October 5 – 6
October 12 – 13
|5:00 pm – 8:00 pm||October 5|
The Hat Guys
|500 pm – 9:00 pm||October 12|