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Pig Minds Brewing Co.: Don’t Knock It Until You Try It

This establishment may only sell vegan dishes, but the general manager wants people to give this unique food a chance.

On any given day, about 10 types of freshly-baked, large muffins are available, including blueberry, raspberry white chocolate, orange/cranberry and chocolate chip. Some varieties are vegan and others are topped with streusel crumbles or drizzled with frosting.
Local Dough: Cooking Up Something Special in Rockton

The air at this new local bakery is filled with the scents of delicious baked goods and other treats to tempt the palate. Meet the inventive couple behind this attraction, and what’s ahead.

Visit one of the many craft breweries and wineries in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin this season.
A Checklist of Regional Craft Wine and Beer

We’ve made a checklist of the best craft breweries and wineries in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Can you visit them all this season?

Take home excellent foods or eat lunch on the go at 640 Meats.
640 Meats: A Meat Lover’s Paradise

If you’re hosting a weekend cookout, 640 Meats has you covered. But this friendly neighborhood meat market also serves up delicious deli cuts and sandwiches.

GreenFire owner Shendet Ismajlaj is carrying on the work of his mentor, the late Philippe Forcioli, a longtime beloved Rockford chef.
GreenFire: For Those Who Crave Something Different

This Rockford restaurant only uses natural, fresh and seasonal ingredients, all cooked in wood stone ovens. And, it boasts extensive wine, cocktail and craft beer lists to wash it all down.