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 – March 22, 2017

  Get Inspired at Home & Garden Showcase Right in Our Region: The promise of spring motivates a lot of people to find their gardening tools and go to work….
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Smart Living Weekly – March 15, 2017

  Rockford Dance Company Presents ‘Snow White’ Right in Our Region: Most people are familiar with some version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” but few have experienced it…
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Smart Living Weekly – March 8, 2017

  The Search for Great Antiques Right in Our Region: Hunting for antiques is a cherished pastime for many Americans, including many people in our region. Though the internet has…
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