It's my mother's birthday in a couple of weeks and my sister and I are flying in from out of town to spend the weekend with her. Our elderly parents live in St. Charles, so we're looking for someplace to take her in the Fox Valley area. Neither my sister nor I have lived in the area for several years so we could use a tutorial on what's available beyond Rex's Cork & Fork and The Mill Race Inn for special occasions. I'm sure there are all sorts of new possibilities.
(I read about Niche and Isabella's in another post and am considering those, but would like to hear more suggestions.)