Higher Grounds Coffee: Starting Freeport’s Day

For nearly a decade, this cozy coffee shop has helped Freeport residents to wake up and enjoy the morning. Learn why this hot-spot is a favorite for people of all ages.

Panino’s: Italian and Much More

Meet a creative restaurateur who grew up in his father’s tavern, and has successfully grown his own restaurant, inspired by a favorite college eatery. Step inside and see these newly refreshed Rockford restaurants.

Jezebel Gourmet Bistro: Intimate, Charming, Eclectic

Discover a new restaurant that’s cozy and inviting, and launched by a restaurateur who’s worked every part of the business.

Success Story: Burritt Meat Products & Catering Inc.

See how the owners of this longtime company are finding new opportunities through its new, more visible location.

Restoration Cafe: Repairing Broken Lives, Serving Good Food

This social enterprise for the Rockford Rescue Mission is about far more than a great cup of coffee and sandwich. Discover how every purchase helps your neighbors.

Woodbine Bend Restaurant and Bar

Unique fare, old favorites.
Woodbine Bend Golf Course, 3500 E. Center Rd., Stockton, Ill.
(815) 858-3939

Restoration Café

Casual/American. Soups, sandwiches, gourmet coffee & tea. All profits benefit Rockford Rescue Mission
Across from Rockford Rescue Mission, 625 W. State St., Rockford, Ill., (815) 977-4361.
Inside Nicholas Conservatory, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, Ill.

Cartunes Grill & Bar

Casual/American. Local, fresh burgers, steaks, sandwiches; homemade potato chips, onion rings, soups; seafood, chicken, ribs; salads.
2640 Prairie Ave., Beloit, Wis.
(608) 362-3362
Lunch, Dinner

Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern

Pub/Deli. Wisconsin cheese, deli sandwiches, locally brewed beer.
1023 16th Ave., Monroe, Wis.
(608) 325-6157
Lunch, Dinner

Arthur’s Garden Deli

Casual. Deli sandwiches, homemade soup, stuffed baked potatoes, salad bar, catering.
Locations in Dixon, Sterling, Rock Falls, Ill.