West Chicago, Illinois, is home to the West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve, which includes 358 acres of wetlands and upland oak savannas (1). The area boasts many family-owned and operated Mexican restaurants, which feature authentic dishes such as huachinango a la Veracruzana, caldo de mariscos and arroz negro. Many of these Mexican restaurants also have bakeries, and you could enjoy a morning breakfast of bold coffee paired with crepas de cajeta or arroz con leche. Weekend brunches are especially popular in this city, and many small diners offer specialty breakfast foods such as vegetarian omelets with scallions, mushrooms and red onions or three-meat omelets with ham, bacon and sausage. The community also has a collection of sports bars, where you could try local beers.