Regional Dining Guide
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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Ted Brothers plans to open Capital House in the near future. The urban-style restaurant will have coffee, sushi, entrées that consist primarily of fish options, and a martini and wine bar.

Capital House: Exciting New Options in Downtown Rockford

Learn about a restaurant that’s about to become the talk of downtown Rockford and find out how the owner plans to make ordering an exceptional meal a lot easier.

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Mary Provenzano‘s passion for life comes through in the dishes she cooks.

Cucina di Rosa: Italian Specialties that are ‘the Real Deal’

Featuring items such as Sicilian-style lasagna and homemade gelato, this restaurant is an Italian cuisine-lovers’ dream. Learn how a simple Italian dessert helped to get this eatery off the ground.

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Carl Murphy will oversee Capital House, a new high-end urban coffee house and bistro in downtown Rockford.

Capital House: Bringing a Big-City Feel to Rockford

One owner is from New York and the other is from Boston. Discover what brought two people to the Midwest in pursuit of a destination that’s about to become the talk of downtown Rockford.

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Regional Dining Guide NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – October 11, 2017

  Trail of Terror Offers Regional Fall Fun Right in Our Region: Now in its 20th year, Trail of Terror is a chance to celebrate all things autumn in small…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 4, 2017

  Scarecrow Harvest Festival at Midway Village Right in Our Region: All the fun that comes with autumn harvest season will be in full swing during the Scarecrow Harvest Festival…
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Smart Living Weekly – September 27, 2017

  Autumn at the Arboretum Right in Our Region: One of the most enjoyable family-oriented events of the season returns to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, on Sunday, Oct. 8,…
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