About Ava Wilhelm

Ava Wilhelm is our Intern Writer, working on obtaining a double major in Graphics Design and Journalism at Carthage College. When not busy studying she enjoys playing volleyball, baking and hanging out with friends and of course treasures her time with her little brother. Watch out for more articles from Ava as she shares her dining, shopping or whatever out and about experience she uncovers here at NWSuburbsChicago.com.

My First Day at Stacie Cakes ~ Wauconda


My first day at Stacie Cakes was a blast to say the very least! Usually I am not a morning person, but today I woke up feeling excited about the bakery opening today. When I walked in the doors at 6:45am I was welcomed by such an inviting atmosphere. The pink Parisian café theme is […]

Best Selling Gourmet Burgers at Bulldogs Grill


Bulldogs Grill in Wauconda has been satisfying its customers with delicious comfort food since 2010.  Bulldogs Grill is famous for their tasty gourmet burgers that will be sure to please your pallet. Their burgers are made fresh, grilled and served on a freshly baked, toasted bun. Mmmmmm….toasted bun!  Each is topped with broken lettuce, a […]

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 07/22/2013


This summer weather lately has been hot hot HOT! Beat the heat this week and visit some of Wauconda’s local businesses for some cool fun. Aside for the list of things to do below, don’t forget you can also rent your watercraft form Lake County Watersports or Wauconda Boat to use on Bangs Lake any day […]

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 07/15/2013


Have you checked out Wauconda’s nightlife lately? You can see live musical entertainment at local businesses like Bliss Wine & Gifts, Middleton’s On Main, and JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub Wauconda, just to name a few. This town has a lot of musical talent! Jam out your week or weekend with your friends to some […]

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 07/08/2013


I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July! Where did you watch the Fireworks Display? There’s a bunch of fun things going on this week in Wauconda as always. Check out the local businesses and support this awesome town! Things to Do in Wauconda this week… DreamScapes Whimsical Boutique & Studio continues their Summer Break […]

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 7/1/2013


Oh how the summer flies by… can you believe it’s already July? I hope everyone was able to go visit Wauconda Fest, as always, it was a huge success. Don’t forget Independence Day falls on Thursday this year. Help celebrate this beautiful country with a ton of festivities Wauconda has to offer! There’s an event […]

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 05/06/2013


Don’t forget Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12th! Celebrate with some awesome events going on this week in Wauconda.       ALL WEEK IN WAUCONDA Pizza Palooza with the LYAA is going on this week at JJ Twig’s Pizza & Pub. For each completed flyer turned in during Pizza Palooza, JJ Twig’s will donate […]

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 04/29/2013


It’s going to heat up this week, so why not enjoy this beautiful weather with some fun activities. This week is jam packed with events sure to please the whole family! Spring Fever Coloring Contest at JJ Twig’s Pizza & Pub ends this Tuesday, April 30! All day starting at 11 am kids can enter […]

Brunch with Santa at Middleton’s on Main

Brunch with Santa at Middleton's on Main

Today I enjoyed a wonderful brunch with Santa at the local favorite, Middleton’s on Main. They were hosting a holiday buffet-style brunch, including a visit from Santa Claus. For only $15.95 for adults and $5.99 for children, you had a great variety of delicious selections to choose from. There were tasty breakfast food items like […]