I tried out this golf course last summer and thought it was pretty good. It is part of the Skokie park districts and so the price was pretty cheap. they tend to have lots of events going on during the summer, so be sure to call in to make sure there are tee times available. I ended up playing behind a company picnic group which was not as much fun since they were a big group and was very slow.
Whirlyball is a mix between lacross and bumper cars. 8 people ride in this arena attempting to hurl whiffle balls at targets on either hands. the bumper car is a bit hard to drive since there is no steering wheel, just a rotatable handle. Great place to take the kids or have a night out with the guys.
I tried out South loop dry cleaners a few weeks ago. I needed to dry clean some dress shirts and dress pants. They charged a little bit more for dry cleaning than other stores, but where quite informative as to which shirts can simply be laundered instead of dry cleaned. Their turn around time is next day afternoon, which worked out great for me. they are closed on sundays which i did not like.
I rented from Video Strip a few times in the past and have to say that it is indeed a very small video store. It has a very small selection and the location is away from any mall. I mainly went there because i got a 99 cent rental coupon in the mail from them. I would rather go to a blockbuster instead next time.
I highly recommed Bridgeport Vet Services to pet owners. A friend of mine takes her cats here for checkups and have complimented on their superb service and great price. This is one of the few Vets i know of in the Bridgeport area in chicago.
I have been to village cycle twice and have had good experiences both times. they had a sale on bike accessories and so i picked up some gloves for $7. Not a bad deal for 50% off. Friends of mine have bought bikes from them or had their bikes tuned up here. They have great service. As always, parking is hard to find here. but you can use their loading zone to drop off or pickup your bike.
I like whole foods market. They have a lot of specialty organic foods whicih is hard to find at a Jewel or Domincks. I do have to admit that their prices are a bit high compared to other stores, but this is the price you have to pay for organics. They have a great dessert section too.
I have been to Chinatown market a few times. Their prices are about the same as the ones inside main chinatown. The advantages of going here is their private parking lot which is free. also they have cute little push carts to use inside the store, which the kids like. If you want to get your grocery shopping done in a timely manner without having to look for parking i recommend this store.
I have gone to this pet store out of desperation when my fish developed ich. They have a huge selection of fish though their prices are high compared to the fish in petsmart. Most of the items are more expensive than the ones at a commercial store. However, i would like to comment that their fish look healthy and that is due to a good caretaker.
Apple Signs is a great place to order signs for your advertisements. They do a lot of the signs that is on display at restaurants in chinatown. I placed an order with them a few months ago for a function that i was organizing and the signs came out beautifully. Great service too!