Regional Dining Guide
Many recipes used at Stockholm Inn trace back to the Scandinavian ancestors of Rockford families, including the beloved Swedish pancakes.

The Stockholm Inn: A Rockford Classic with Scandinavian Soul


Discover how this longtime Rockford favorite honors the region’s Scandinavian ancestors, and why its traditions continue to endure.

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Owly Oop broadcasts both common and obscure sports.

Owly Oops: A Sports Fan’s Paradise

Step inside the latest extension of the Prairie Street Brewhouse family, and see how sports come alive in this well-positioned new hot spot.






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The new drive-thru at Restoration Cafe is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Restoration Café: New Drive-Thru Energizes Downtown

Learn how this west-side Rockford restaurant is making life easier and more efficient for coffee lovers, all while improving the lives of its workers.






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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.






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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.






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Regional Dining Guide NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – February 22, 2017

  Enjoy 40th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Right in Our Region: For four decades, Irish-Americans have marched down Rockford streets to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the wearing of the…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 15, 2017

  The Buzz About Beloit International Film Festival Right in Our Region: Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) is one of the most significant cultural events in our region. For 10…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 8, 2017

  Say ‘I Love You’ by Donating Blood Right in Our Region: Cheery, bright red hearts have been a favorite symbol of love for centuries, especially during the Valentine’s Day…
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