Regional Dining Guide
Beer drinkers have been enjoying craft creations at Generations Brewing Company, in Freeport, since 2014. The brewery celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. (Generations Brewing Company photo)

Generations Brewing Company: A Freeport Brewery Built From the Ground Up


This Freeport brewery has been serving up craft beer since 2014. Learn how the brewery got off the ground and find out what makes the beer so unique.

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More taco selections are coming to Mary’s Market. New additions include honey chipotle chicken, blackened shrimp and State Street steak tacos. (Mary’s Market photos)

Mary’s Market Expands to Fourth Location

The longtime Rockford favorite is growing this year, as it opens a new location and expands upon its cafe-style menu. That’s not all that has locals excited.

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Legacy, at Giovanni’s in Rockford, has the look and feel of a restaurant found in a big city, and it’s the sort of place founder/chef Al Castrogiovanni believes Rockford deserves. (GrahamSpencer photos)

Legacy: The Fine Dining Experience ‘Rockford Deserves’

This intimate and upbeat steakhouse looks like a modern, upscale fixture you’re more likely to see in a larger city, like Chicago or New York. Step inside this trendy new hangout and find out what else sets it apart from the local scene.

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Executive Chef Joshua Roberts. (Tom Witom photo)

Goldmoor Inn Restaurant: Galena Treasure Keeps Its Eye on the Details

This upscale, fine dining restaurant serves both overnight guests and the general public. Take advantage of the stunning views while you dine and enjoy a classic dish that’s been a staple on the menu for nearly 30 years.

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Hektor Sala (left) and his brother Mike have owned The Butterfly Club for 20 years, but the restaurant itself is nearly a century old.  (Samantha Behling photos)

The Butterfly Club: Historic Restaurant Keeps Things Fresh

This restaurant has been a staple in the Beloit community for nearly a century. Find out what keeps people coming back to this historic Wisconsin supper club.

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Regional Dining Guide SMART LIVING WEEKLY
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Smart Living Weekly – September 11, 2019

  World War II Days Among Largest in U.S. Right in Our Region: Once again, Midway Village Museum will host one of the largest World War II reenactments in America….
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Smart Living Weekly – September 4, 2019

  All Things Canine at Hot Diggity Dog Right in Our Region: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden’s 10th annual Hot Diggity Dog Festival is a way to celebrate “man’s best…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 28, 2019

  Sept. 7 & 8: Welcome to Greek Fest! Right in Our Region: It’s that time of year when the people of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108…
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