Regional Dining Guide - 12
Darren Larsen, owner of Café Fromage, greets customers from behind a display case stocked with freshly baked breads, cookies and quiche.
Cafe Fromage: An Authentic Wisconsin Dining Experience

Good, fresh food is just the start to this creative Beloit cafe. And, like any classic Wisconsin stop, it’s also home to a variety of fresh and locally produced cheeses.

The relaxing urban-style atmosphere attracts people of all ages.
Higher Grounds Coffee: Starting Freeport’s Day

For nearly a decade, this cozy coffee shop has helped Freeport residents to wake up and enjoy the morning. Learn why this hot-spot is a favorite for people of all ages.

Learn and visit our region's vineyards and wineries.
Exploring Our Region’s Vineyards & Wineries

Illinois is experiencing a new renaissance in cold-weather winemaking, and our region stands at the center of this activity. Discover a few prime vineyards right in your own backyard.

Sam Sabani and Dan Isai present a familiar yet creative menu at Tavern on Clark, in Rockford.
Tavern on Clark: Quality Menu in a Classy Setting

East Rockford’s newest locally owned eatery is a classy combination of quality food and professional gathering place. Take a look inside, and meet the family behind this mouthwatering menu.

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Shogun and Izakaya 88: A Modern Twist on Japanese Cuisine

The newest addition to this longtime favorite takes a new spin on the Japanese restaurant as we know it. See what sets these twins apart.