Bountiful Bella Via
It does not matter what time it is or where you might be. An Italian-food craving can strike at any moment, and you will be in luck if this happens to you in Elm Grove. Cheerful service and huge portions are hallmarks of Bella Via, the town's own Italian trattoria. You will find all the classics here, from meatball subs and veal parmigiana to pastas dressed in your favorite sauces, and the vast wine selection is available by the liter. There is no need to travel to New York to dine on some fabulous Italian fare when you live in Elm Grove.
Pastimes and Playthin
Elm Grove offers up some curious, fun places, and perhaps none is more unique than the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum. This nostalgic wonderland is home to hundreds of beloved toys from generations ago, including some that are over 100 years old. Permanent exhibits are grouped by type, with a Doll Room, Train Room, Game Room, and Miniatures Room hosting the bulk of the collection. There are also temporary exhibits that change monthly, following themes like "G.I. Joe" or "teddy bears," so there is always something new to see. Bring your children on a fun afternoon out, or drop in yourself to reminisce.
Rations at Riesbeck's
Is it time to stock your pantry? If so, head over to Riesbeck's Market to fortify your food stash. This grocery store has everything you need for your weekly menus. Grab some fresh bread and treats at the bakery, pick up your lunchtime necessities from the deli, and snag some healthy snacks from the large selection of juicy produce while you happily check off your shopping list. If Riesbeck's is two parts food market, then it is also one part community center. The store regularly hosts events like wine tastings and cookouts, has live musicians playing while you shop, and offers flu shots as winter approaches.