Regional Dining Guide - 8
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.

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Franchesco’s Ristorante: Three Generations Celebrate Italian Dining

The Salamone family has spent the past 30 years serving impeccable food at Francesco’s Ristorante. Discover how these Sicilian natives took their business from a pizzeria to a fine dining establishment.

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Brew Crew Opens Owly Oop Pub in UW Sports Factory

Rockford’s iconic Prairie Street Brewing Company is opening a new sports pub later this summer. Discover the co-owners’ plan to make Owly Oop Sports Pub the new local hot spot.

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Toni’s of Winnebago Serves Fresh Fare with a Friendly, Small-Town Vibe

A large menu of fresh food awaits at Toni’s of Winnebago. See what makes this whimsical Italian eatery a favorite for dining and catering.

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Dining is Better with a Beautiful View

Life is good when there’s a gorgeous view to accompany a delicious meal. Take advantage of summertime weather by dining at these regional restaurants with al fresco options.