Smart Living Weekly – May 13, 2015

  We’re All Young at Heart in May Right in Our Region: The 44th annual Loves Park Machesney Park Young at Heart (YAH) Festival, known for its pageants, fishing derby,…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 6, 2015

  Dinner on the Dock Rocks Right in Our Region: A sure sign that summer’s on the way is the start of Prairie Street Brewhouse’s Dinner on the Dock, at…
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Dos Reales: Serving Authentic & Tasty Mexican Cuisine

For more than a decade, it’s been one of Rockford’s favorite destinations for Mexican cuisine. Learn how a dynamic menu and honest cuisine have made this an enduring success.

Holiday Recipes from Northwest Quarterly & Friends

As the holidays approach, we offer a collection of time-tested recipes handed down from our ancestors.

Shogun and Izakaya 88: A Modern Twist on Japanese Cuisine

The newest addition to this longtime favorite takes a new spin on the Japanese restaurant as we know it. See what sets these twins apart.

PK Diner: Paul Sletten Opens a Third Restaurant

The owner of downtown favorites Abreo and Social this summer reveals his newest creation, a modern take on the classic American diner. Find out what awaits.

Joey C’ Cucina: Not Your Typical Italian Restaurant

Discover a Rockford eatery built from a dream and some of Rockford’s great tastes, and see why this little storefront has become a big hit with a mature audience.

The Rafters: New Brewery, Expanded Menu Debut

The newest attraction at Lena’s favorite highway stop is just the start of a fresh new look.

New Glarus: America’s Little Switzerland

Talk about love of ancestry. The folks in this small Wisconsin town know exactly where they came from, and where they’re headed. Explore how you can be part of the fun this season.

Mrs. Fisher’s Delicious Business

Manufacturing isn’t just about mechanical products. Food processing is big business, especially in our agriculture-rich region, where thousands of employees make it possible to get food from the farm to your table.