Regional Dining Guide - 13
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.

Chris Manuel, Sean Farr, Reed Sjostrom and Dustin Koch.
Rockford Brewing Co.: Where Old and New Come Together

Prairie Street Brewhouse’s latest attraction joins a creative menu, craft brewing and a wicked location in one of downtown Rockford’s hottest new destinations.

Paul Sletten, owner of Abreo, Social and PK Diner, pictured with his 18-month-old son, Frank.
PK Diner: Paul Sletten Opens a Third Restaurant

The owner of downtown favorites Abreo and Social this summer reveals his newest creation, a modern take on the classic American diner. Find out what awaits.

Joey Canova and chef Bernie Harding.
Joey C’ Cucina: Not Your Typical Italian Restaurant

Discover a Rockford eatery built from a dream and some of Rockford’s great tastes, and see why this little storefront has become a big hit with a mature audience.

Ernie and Mimi Leombruni have successfully run their Byron restaurant, Leombruni’s Italian Village, for 40 years of their successful 46-year marriage. (Karla Nagy photo)
Leombruni’s Italian Village: Built by Family and Friends

It began with family recipes, serving neighbors as if they were at the dining room table. Forty years later, this couple has built a loyal following.