On this adventure, Leah got a little hungry. (Not surprising.) Maybe a little thirsty, too. Here’s some cool, local hangouts to check out this weekend.
COOL SPOONS FROZEN YOGURT | CARBONDALE & MARION, IL
I’m a busy girl. I’m also a very hungry one. I like that I can waltz right into either Cool Spoons locations, grab exactly what I want, and get on the road. This is a little trickier with a waffle cone – I tried. I may have gotten Tropical Twist all over me, but it’s all good because it was delicious. Check them out for a great way to cool down on a hot day:
CRAZY JOE’S FISH HOUSE | AVA, IL
If you are as Southern as I am, you love a good fish sandwich. If you plan on going towards Ava, venture out to Crazy Joe’s. It has a laid-back atmosphere out in the country.
BIG MUDDY BREWING RELEASE PARTY | MURPHYSBORO, IL
Most of us have heard of Big Muddy Brewing – and, pretty much everything that they have made is super good. If you want to try the new brew while listening to Bill Harper, head to Brews Brothers Taproom in Murphysboro this Saturday night.
FIDDLE RICK AT LIBERTY THEATRE | MURPHYSBORO, IL
For a $5 donation, enjoy a night of drinks and good music with Fiddle Rick & The Bourbon Boys along with After Barbed Wire. Proceeds support the upkeep of the historic Liberty Theatre in downtown Murphysboro.