Destination Glencoe IL


The Arts




For theater make a beeline for the Writer’s Theater in Glencoe. Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal says that this is one of the best  regional theaters in the country. Their productions are really outstanding!!! Their new building, opened in 2016, was designed by well-known Chicagoan Jeannie Gang of Studio Gang Architects. You will love the large atrium, the performance spaces and outside areas.

While in Glencoe you can grab a bite at the great gourmet grocery Foodstuffs at 338 Park Ave. or have a meal at the recently opened Guildhall Restaurant and Bar. This is a wonderful addition to the local food scene as there were very few options before. It is perfect for brunch or dinner before the theater. 694 Vernon Ave. I always stop in at Glencoe Roast Coffee as they carry Intelligentsia Coffee, roasted in Chicago.  700 Vernon.

Recently opened across from the Writer’s Theater, is the Tudor Wine Bar. This sleek, contemporary spot, features a large selection of wines, cocktails and small plates. 338 Tudor Court.

Make sure to visit the Anne Loucks Art Gallery at 309 Park Ave.  She carries some great artists, including one of my favorites, Stephen Dinsmore.

Nearby is the Ravinia Festival, one of the top Summer music venues and the Summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Botanic Garden with its lovely gardens and grounds.