Regional Dining Guide - 19
Joe Quaerna and his uncle, Ed Quaerna, co-own this Irish eatery.
O’Riley & Conway’s Irish Pub: Specialty Beer, Family and Good Food

Restaurant Profile: Meet a restaurant owner and his uncle, who are keeping the family establishment alive and well in its new life as an Irish Pub, and discover what makes this location so authentic.

Owners Frank and Cynthia Dajka, at the bar inside the new Gun Club of Roscoe, where the Rusty Putter once was.
The Gun Club Rises From the Ashes

Destroyed by a fire in 2010, the Gun Club returns, with a new location in Roscoe, and a hopeful outlook on its new life. Meet the dynamic owners and discover why they’re determined to bring back this local favorite.

Nunzio Canale, fourth from left, flanked by sons Joe (far left) and Jack (far right). Also pictured are Canale’s sister Jo and her husband Silvio.
Nunzio’s: An American Dream Come True

Restaurant Profile: Meet the real, low-profile personality behind this Loves Park favorite, and discover what makes his restaurant special.

The classy dining room inside Perry Rock Pub.
Perry Rock Pub: Richly Appointed for Good Food & Fun

Restaurant Profile: Meet an exciting new upscale pub that picks up where this building’s former occupant left off.

Abreo, Rockford, Ill.
Great Places To Eat Out(side)

When the weather’s nice, it’s hard to stay holed up inside. We stopped by some of our favorites to ask what makes each special.