Regional Dining Guide
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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The secret to making delicious meals at this Italian restaurant is simple. All of the food is made from scratch with top quality ingredients.

Restaurant Profile: Lino’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant

Homemade Italian food is a staple at this longtime favorite, and it’s one of many ways this restaurant continues to feel like home.

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The Mackaveli from 15th and Chris, in Rockford

The Best Burgers Off the Beaten Path

Great burgers are everywhere, and they’re especially rewarding when found well off the beaten path. Check out seven places well off the radar that are producing some of the best burgers you’ve never heard of.

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Regional Dining Guide SMART LIVING WEEKLY
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Smart Living Weekly – April 17, 2019

  Rock Cut Concessions Fuels Outdoor Joy Right in Our Region: Jim Talkington wants people to enjoy getting outside. He’s doing his part to enhance the opportunities at Rock Cut…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 10, 2019

  Kids Spot: Keeping Kids Active is Good Right in Our Region: Kids Spot, 9461 N. 2nd St., in Roscoe, has been growing by leaps and bounds, while doing cartwheels,…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 3, 2019

  Plenty to Celebrate in 20th IceHog Year Right in Our Region: The Rockford IceHogs season is drawing to a close and excitement is at a record level, with the…
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