The Christmas Spirit in Action

At Christmastime, it’s not difficult to find folks who are “up to something good” around here. Meet some volunteers who believe the holiday season is an especially important time for us to serve one another.

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

Arthur’s Garden Deli

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

Garrett’s Café at The Golf Shack

Upscale-Casual/American. Salads, soups, sandwiches, pastas, with specials every night.
1631 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, Ill.
(815) 484-9473
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Hawk’s Nest Food & Spirits

Casual/American
Salads, wraps, burgers, sandwiches, soup
310 S. Church St. (across from the BMO Harris Bank Center), Rockford, Ill.
815-316-2500
LD daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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Ciao Bella

Upscale/Italian-American
6500 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, Ill.
(815) 654-9900
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