New Colonial Cafe to Serve Wine and Beer

Bonnie Karp shared her background with Kiwanis members. Former Kiwanis Presidents Joe and Amber Johnson.

Crystal Lake Kiwanis had its second to last meeting at the current location of Colonial Cafe.

Notice to Colonial patrons of the coming switch in locations and pending addition of wine and beer to the offerings.

That’s where I met my wife at the now-defunct Crystal Lake Kiwanis Breakfast Club. The noon club has been meeting in the same room.

The sign on the Colonial Cafe door says that those wishing to visit the current spot have until Sunday, June 5th, to do so.

Then, it will be closed for five days to re-open on Friday, June 10th.

Moving into a remodeled Baker’s Square will allow Colonial Cafe to serve more people.

There is also a new feature being tested.

Wine and beer will be served.

Chief Chef Grant Werner
was in Crystal Lake today. He told me the wine will be Fetzner, of which I am pleased to report has my wife’s approval.

Colonial Cafe Chief Colonial Chef Grant Werner preparing for the pending move to a new location.

That means I’ll be able to dine with her and have my favorite citrus tango salad and she can have a glass of wine.

In addition, about a month after the new location across Route 14 opens, Chef Werner says rib eye steak and bourbon glazed pork chops will be added to the menu.

I’m planning to take my wife to the old location this Thursday night, when there will be a “Colonial Cafe Cares“night to benefit the family of Brandon Peters, the Crystal Lake Central High School student who died of cancer last Thursday.

Colonial Cafe will donate 20% of the proceeds from 4:30 to 10 to the Peters’ family to defray the inevitable expenses that go with any long illness.

Brandon Peters

A place to donate sits on the check-out counter. Click to enlarge.

Most restaurants require those benefiting from such programs to have a not-for-profit status.  It seems that Colonial does not.  Now, that is true charity.

Those whose schedules will not allow them to dine at Colonial Thursday night, can donate in a big ice cream container on the


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