Regional Dining Guide - 22
Chef Raul Ojeda and owner Michael Verace make it their goal to serve the best meal at the most reasonable price, at Michaels Restaurant, on the Miracle Mile in Rockford. (Dustin Waller photo)
Michaels Restaurant: Verace Knows Just What Rockford Enjoys

Restaurant Profile: Meet a local restauranteur whose newest venture may look and feel very familiar to the Rockford-area dining scene.

Hailey’s Vineyard & Winery: Let the Grape be the Grape For Winning Wines

Wine Territory: Meet a couple whose Byron, Ill., winery is shaped around local tastes and flavors.

Rosie Burd (left) shows off her holiday cooking, alongside her 4-year-old daughter, Isabelle, and mother, Nina Salamone. (Tom Clabough photo)
‘Meat’ You at the Holiday Dinner Table

Wondering what foods should dress your table this holiday season? Our resident experts share a few tips on selecting the perfect cut of meat.

Owner Talia Castrogiovanni with her father, Nick Castrogiovanni.
Favorite Italian Dishes With a Twist at Ciao Bella

Restaurant Profile: This restaurant owner’s family history in the food industry gave her a head start on her own business.

Chef/owner Paul Sletten in his newest bar and restaurant, Social, which offers classy drinks and a menu that stars locally-produced foods. (Dustin Waller photo)
Local Foods, Classy Drinks From a Favorite Chef at Social

Restaurant Profile: Meet a familiar local chef whose new venture in downtown Rockford, Ill., is all about local foods and unique drinks.