Eat & Drink

Scratchboard Kitchen


Located in downtown Arlington Heights, Scratchboard Kitchen offers scratch-made food and drinks using the highest-quality locally sourced ingredients. Executive Chef Grace Goudie provides a chef-driven take on Midwestern seasonality by tapping into the bounty of the surrounding farmland. Local ingredients are showcased in seasonally-inspired dishes paired with a selection of beverages including local craft beer, carefully curated wines, and specialty cocktails. You’ll also find a daily selection of house-made pastries, locally roasted coffee, specialty lattes and cold brew.

Owner, Danielle Kuhn, has been on a mission to open a restaurant like Scratchboard Kitchen ever since her high school restaurant jobs sparked her interest in business management, marketing, and an appreciation for the restaurant world.

Eager to learn more, she attended the University of Dayton and earned a degree in Marketing & Entrepreneurship with a minor in Communication while continuing to work side jobs at restaurants and small businesses. After graduation, she moved to Chicago to work in advertising as a media planner and buyer, and she eventually started her own business as an independent consultant advising clients of all sizes on media planning, buying, and strategic marketing decisions.

When she moved to Arlington Heights, she fell in love with the community and burgeoning restaurant scene and decided that it was finally time to pursue her dream of opening a restaurant.

Little did she know, she still had a long journey ahead. It took nearly four years of searching to find the right location, but when 5 W. Campbell became available, she knew it was the perfect spot to bring her vision to life and create something special for the community that has become her home.

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