Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Celebrate the Spirit of Ireland this Week in Chicago's North Shore!

Living in Chicago’s North Shore offers a vibrant lifestyle in which you are in the center of endless events and opportunities to get involved in your community. Whether you reside in Glencoe, Northbrook, Highland Park, Winnetka, Deerfield or any of the surrounding areas; you’ve probably experienced the satisfaction of settling into your home and your community.

Many find themselves searching for homes in Chicago’s North Shore because of the areas surroundings. One can take in the feel of a small town lifestyle while still being within close proximity to the large metropolis of Chicago; an ideal location for many homeowners!

One of the things I enjoy is hearing about the fun local events that are taking place throughout the North Shore. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, many local restaurants are beginning to host this Irish holiday and I’ve gathered a few events that celebrate the spirit of Ireland. Whether you have an Irish heritage or not; you’ll enjoy this opportunity to meet up with friends and neighbors to celebrate this fun holiday!

Whole Foods
760 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield
Wednesday, March 10
- A toast to St. Patrick's Day! Join us for a traditional dinner of corn beef and cabbage and an Irish Soda bread demonstration. To start our evening, we'll have an in house cheese expert to sample popular Irish cheeses and beer! $10/person

Curragh Pub
8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie
- The celebration starts Friday, March 12 as the Curragh celebrates their 2nd St. Patrick's Day in Skokie! The heated tent goes up Friday night and the fun continues through Wednesday, March 17. Plenty of live music, Irish food, Guinness, Craic and fun!

1514 E. Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
- Hackney's has always done St. Patty's Day up right! Plenty of Irish menu items and boisterous bag pipers create a party all evening long from Friday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 17.
St. Patrick’s Day- Thursday, March 17

Bridie McKenna's
254 Green Bay Road, Highwood
- Music all day, culminating in the headlining band lead by Tim O'Shea. Bagpipers will be in-and-out and a condensed authentic Irish menu will be offered a la carte. Bridie's opens at 9am!

589 Elm Place, Highland Park
- Celebrate St. Patty's Day at the BBQ Pit featuring corned beef and cabbage from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Celtic Knot
626 Church St., Evanston
Dancers, Pipers, Friends...Fun!
Noon-3pm: Sheila Tully Irish Dancers
6-8:30pm: The Public House Band (Irish folk)
9pm-midnight: Tim O'Shea & Patrick Buckley (traditional Irish folk from Co. Kerry)

I hope you’re able to take advantage of these events offered throughout the North Shore! If you have any questions about living in Chicago’s North Shore or about the North Shore Real Estate market; please let me know! I’d be happy to show you around and help you find a community that fits your needs and lifestyle.

As a North Shore Real Estate agent, my passion is to pinpoint the needs of my clients and match them up to a home and neighborhood that makes them feel the most comfortable and happy with their decision. Please feel free to contact me today with any questions or to get started with finding your North Shore home!

Janie Bress
Your North Shore Real Estate Expert

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