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Old 09-08-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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La Tasca is a bit pricey and small. There is nothing worth it downtown AH, but down the street from la Tasca is The Wellington which is awesome. You wont go home still being hungry like La Tasca.
The AH downtown ares is filled with places that are trying to cater to a small group of yuppies who live in the high rise condos and pay a million dollars for 1 bedrooms. That's why ever business in downtown AH is either broke or close to going broke and will close soon. Peggy Kinneans is an Irish bar/rest that is so overpriced its nto even funny. Bottom line is they are horrible. But even with their high prices they are set to close pretty soon. La Tasca's owner owns his whole building so they are always going to stay there. Other than that you have California Pizza kitchen (chain) Starbucks (chain). Family run business in AH are GONE. And have been gone since they gave the downtown area a face lift. The downtown area used to be so nice, now its horrible.
What about Fuego or Regina's? They're not chains. Francesca's Tavoli and Egg Harbor are local Chiago area chains with about 6 locations. The quality is a notch above typical "chains". I do agree we could use some good non-chain restaurants especially along the Rand/Palatine/Arlington Heights Rd corridor.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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If you're willing to go to Schaumburg I highly recommend Dr. Amanda Haase at Gulf Rose Animal Hospital. My 18 year old cat had a mass on her side, another vet I took her to wouldn't remove it or even biopsy it because of her age. He just poked it with his finger saying it was probably just a cyst, despite the fact that it had increased in size in a short time. When it kept growing I searched for a new vet. Dr. Haase was highly recommended to me by a coworker of my husband. Dr Haase removed the mass which turned out to be malignant. Kitty recovered great from the surgery & thankfully for now no new masses. Throughout the entire process I really felt Dr. Haase was most interested in what was best for the cat, not being overly agressive nor treating the cat like she was not worth treating just because of her age.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Gin Gin - thank you for the recommendation!
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Oil change and mechanical: go to Wheeling Auto, on HIntz between Schoenbeck and WIndsor/Buffalo Grove. Free loaners, honest service writers, pleasant waiting room. Call first Wheeling Auto Center (Arlington Heights,IL)

Restaurants: Not fancy, not dumpy just very tasty: My Thai on Dundee just east of Buffalo Grove in WHeeling. Downtown AH: Regina's for Italian and there is also a good Mexican restaurant that is nicer than usual Fuego's.

Our cat goes to Care Animal Hospital so I don't have any tips there.
Welcome to the neighborhood. Have you had a chance to stroll around Lake Arlington yet?
OOPS! It is I AM SIAM and it is delicious.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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Cubsfan - we'll have to check that place out too! I checked out the auto mech... too bad he is only M-F. I can't seem to find a schedule when I can take my truck in! Oh well... thanks anyway!
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Cubsfan - we'll have to check that place out too! I checked out the auto mech... too bad he is only M-F. I can't seem to find a schedule when I can take my truck in! Oh well... thanks anyway!
Did you ask about a free loaner? They have them.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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Yeah, we talked about that on the phone. Their hours and my work hours just don't coincide enough or allow me to make it back and forth in time. Not for simple maintenance work. Will definitely keep them in mind for larger repairs though!
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