Art of Barter members in  *good standing may order scrip which can be used at restaurants listed here.  Download printable PDF of current list from home page..  AOB scrip may be redeemed at regular prices though special conditions may apply.  Scrip is not valid in combination with other offers and is not redeemable for cash.  No change is given and sales tax and gratuity is to be paid by the bearer in cash.  

Ordering Information:  All AOB scrip comes in $10.00 increments unless otherwise stated.  There is a $10.00  cash handling charge per order to cover standard UPS delivery.  Call or email to order. 

A Word About Tipping...
 Restaurant wait staff don't use barter.  They work hard for their cash.  A good trader tips well (minimum 15% gratuity).  Be sure you're welcomed back with a smile.

*Qualifications necessary to be a Member in Good Standing: You must have a positive trade balance, be current on all cash fees, and provide your product or service 100% trade at fair market cash prices. 

Multiple Scrip is issued in $10.00 denomination and accepted at numerous establishments listed on the current Scrip List.  Order from AOB. 

Ambassador Scrip is issued in $10.00 denomination and imprinted with the name of the restaurant.  It may be used only that particular establishment.   Ambassador Dining scrip must be ordered for each restaurant accepting only Ambassador scrip.  Ambassador scrip is imprinted with the name of the restaurant and the account name of the AOB member purchasing it. 

North & Northwest 


Sir Nick's Pizza:  "Pizza and a whole lot more!"  Serving Pizza, Pasta, Grinders, Sandwiches, Burgers, Chicken, Shrimp & Perch, Salads, etc.  Available for casual dine in, carryout, and catering.  No Delivery!  Location: 105 E. Lake St., Bartlett, IL  Contact: Andrea  Telephone: 630-372-8888  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.


Masi's Pizza & Catering: Pizza, Sandwiches, Pasta, Appetizers, etc. Full line of catering available.  Terms: 100% Trade up to $20.00 per order.  Carry out only.  Sales tax is cash.  Location: 222 N. Western Ave., Carpentersville, IL  Contact: Bret Mathis  Telephone: 847-426-3700  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.

Des Plaines

Gail's Carriage Inn Restaurant & Pancake House: Serving Breakfast and Lunch Only.  Terms: Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip Monday through Friday only, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Location: 1145 S. Elmhurst Rd., Des Plaines, IL  Contact: Mike Meyers  Telephone: 847-758-9407 Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.

Hanover Park

Olde Salem Cafe: German sandwiches, dinners (Brats, Schnitzel), and desserts.  Catering Available.  Terms: Full Trade up to $40.00 per order.   50% cash 50% trade for anything over $40.00.  Location: 7213 Olde Salem Cir., Hanover Park, IL  Contact: Renate Smith  Telephone: 630-855-3596  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.


Rocky's Pizzeria & Ice Cream of Lindenhurst: Pizzeria serving a wide variety of including Pizza, Chicken Wings, Nachos, 16 Flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream, Cotton Candy, and More.  Also featuring Video Gaming and Video Rentals (Cash Only).  Delivery unavailable.   Location: 1440 E. Grand Ave., Lindenhurst, IL  Contact: John Sarantakis  Telephone: 847-356-6878  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip. 


The Twisted Cow: Ice Cream, Cones, Sundaes, Shakes, Malts, etc.  Location:
2112 E. Grand Ave., Lindenhurst, IL Contact: Pat Gallagher Telephone: 847-356-3283  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.

Mount Prospect

Le Peep: "Chicagoland's Premier Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant, Serving both Traditional & Unique Food in a Warm & Inviting Atmosphere."  Hours: Available for barter Monday - Friday Open for dinner until 8:30 Tues - Fri.  Not available Weekends.  Terms: Barter for dine in only, no carry out or delivery.  Coupons, discounts, and punch cards do not apply for barter.  Catering available @ 70% trade and 30% cash.  Location: 10 E. Northwest Hwy., Mt. Prospect, IL  Contact: Michael Martin  Telephone: 847-797-9990


Pizza Italia: Pizza restaurant for carry-out and pick-up only.  Terms: Accepting  AOB Multiple Scrip up to $30.00 per customer per visit.  Sales tax and gratuity is cash.  Contact: Luis Sierra  Location: 1130 W. Maple, Mundelein, IL  Telephone: 847-837-1200  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip up to $30.00 per order.

Park Ridge

The Original Pancake House: Accepts AOB scrip Monday through Friday.  106 South Northwest Highway, Park Ridge.  847-696-1381  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.


Green Town Tavern: Restaurant & Bar.  Live music every Tuesday! Terms: Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip for Food and Drink.  Not Available Fridays nor Genesee Theater show nights.  Private parties up to 65 or 100 people depending on seating arrangement available for 50% cash and 50% trade.  Location: 110 S. Genesee, Waukegan, IL  Contact: Bob Sobol  Telephone: 847-244-1001 Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.


The People's Choice Family Fun Center: Family entertainment, 43,000 square feet facility for all ages houses 150 arcade games, mini golf, and food service.  Available for birthday parties, private room rentals, family fun, school & camp field trips, and  corporate/group team building events.  Rental and sales of DVD's, Blue Rays, & video games also available!  Food Service: Serving pizza, rib tips, burgers, snack food, Hershey's ice cream Shoppe, soft drinks, and beer.  Terms: 100% Trade for all entertainment, food services, pre-viewed  movies and video games.  New movies and video games are cash only.  Accepting AOB scrip and phone authorizations.  Phone authorization required reasonable prior notice.  Monthly billing available for frequent guests.  Sales tax where applicable is cash.  Location: 2411 Grand Ave., Waukegan, IL  Contact: John Sarantakis  Telephone: 847-336-5700  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.


DC Cobbs: Tavern and Eatery serving sandwiches, salads, burgers, and cocktails.  Live Music!  Location: 226 Main St., Woodstock, IL  Contact: Dan Hart  Telephone: 815-206-5580  Accepting AOB Multiple Scrip.


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