Regional Dining Guide
Jingle Bell Latte

Holiday Drinks to Keep you Warm


If you’re feeling cold this holiday season, grab a hot speciality drink to warm up. We explore five area coffee shops and some of their signature holiday drinks.

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University Club entrees, like this grilled salmon fillet, cater to the tastes of club members. The menu changes seasonally.

Rockford’s University Club: Exclusive Access to a ‘Home Away From Home’

Members of Rockford’s University Club believe they have a “home away from home.” Discover what makes this private dining and social club so special and find out how the chef keeps the members happy.

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Ciao Bella owner Talia Castrogiovanni has a love for food, and it’s reflected in the restaurant’s dishes.

Ciao Bella: Creating Italian Cuisine With Passion

Whether you’re in the mood for flatbread pizza, pasta or chicken parmesan, Ciao Bella provides an authentic Italian dining experience. Read about this restaurant owner’s passion for food, which is reflected in its unique dishes.

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Nikko Castrogiovanni is the owner of Baci’s Kitchen. The restaurant hosts live music, trivia and date night during the week.

Baci’s Kitchen: Fast-Casual Dining with Many Great Options

This hidden gem in Rockford is becoming well-known for its unique food, casual atmosphere and reasonable prices. See what the restaurant is serving up lately, and what you’re missing out on.

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Jose Chavez, owner of Mexico Clasico Grill, has 12 years of experience in restaurant management. He can do it all, even the cooking.

Mexico Clasico is Now Twice as Nice as It Was Before

A new location means double the deliciousness. Discover what Mexico Clasico has to offer now that it has two Rockford locations.

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Regional Dining Guide NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – December 6, 2017

  Plenty of Holiday Entertainment! Right in Our Region: There’s no place like home for the holidays and no need to travel out of town to find top-notch entertainment. Rockford…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 29, 2017

  Enjoy Lots of Fun History Events this Winter Right in Our Region: The gift of learning is offered year-round at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, and the winter…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 22, 2017

  Klehm Celebrates the Sweetest of Seasons Right in Our Region: Sweet sounds and sweet treats are equally essential to a joyous holiday season. So, too, are winter wonderland walks…
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