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Try the 14-ounce New York Strip steak at Costa’s Pizzeria and Ristorante, in Byron, Ill. The restaurant also offers a variety of wines to pair with your meal.  (Samantha Behling photo)
Costa’s Pizzeria and Ristorante: Where Life is Rooted in Food and Family

Food and family are only part of what makes this comfy Italian joint in Byron, Ill., a favorite for many loyal diners, who flock toward homegrown dishes, succulent steaks and…
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Holiday Drinks to Keep you Warm

If you’re feeling cold this holiday season, grab a hot speciality drink to warm up. We explore five area coffee shops and some of their signature holiday drinks.

University Club entrees, like this grilled salmon fillet, cater to the tastes of club members. The menu changes seasonally.
Rockford’s University Club: Exclusive Access to a ‘Home Away From Home’

Members of Rockford’s University Club believe they have a “home away from home.” Discover what makes this private dining and social club so special and find out how the chef keeps the members happy.

Ciao Bella owner Talia Castrogiovanni has a love for food, and it’s reflected in the restaurant’s dishes.
Ciao Bella: Creating Italian Cuisine With Passion

Whether you’re in the mood for flatbread pizza, pasta or chicken parmesan, Ciao Bella provides an authentic Italian dining experience. Read about this restaurant owner’s passion for food, which is reflected in its unique dishes.

Nikko Castrogiovanni is the owner of Baci’s Kitchen. The restaurant hosts live music, trivia and date night during the week.
Baci’s Kitchen: Fast-Casual Dining with Many Great Options

This hidden gem in Rockford is becoming well-known for its unique food, casual atmosphere and reasonable prices. See what the restaurant is serving up lately, and what you’re missing out on.