Downtown Ottawa’s classy brewpub joins together local harvests, a killer menu and an inspiring century-old building where magic is in the making. It’s easy to become immersed, surprised and deliciously satisfied with a visit to the Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co., 808 LaSalle St., in downtown Ottawa. This traditional, yet innovative brewpub and tap room is near four ...

For more than 20 years, this destination restaurant has attracted all variety of visitors. Its secret? Classic dishes with a Midwestern flair, cleverly crafted for all tastes. ...

Built upon a menu of classic American cuisine, this steak and seafood specialist hearkens back to the days when a cozy tavern was just the place to unwind. ...

A relative newcomer on Rockford's dining scene, this cozy and contemporary spot is gaining attention for its inspired cuisine and its owner's deep attention to detail. ...

It's a family affair at this new destination in Roscoe, Ill. Meet the familiar faces behind this operation, and discover why it's thriving in its new setting. ...

Chef Paul Sletten likes to keep things simple, even as his popular businesses keep on growing. Meet this passionate chef and find out how his eateries continue to blaze new trails. ...

Discover how this longtime Rockford favorite honors the region's Scandinavian ancestors, and why its traditions continue to endure. ...

This establishment may only sell vegan dishes, but the general manager wants people to give this unique food a chance. ...

This Rockford restaurant only uses natural, fresh and seasonal ingredients, all cooked in wood stone ovens. And, it boasts extensive wine, cocktail and craft beer lists to wash it all down. ...

The couple behind Rockford's popular family-style breakfast restaurant has made the leap and opened a second location. But don't worry -- they have plenty of quality dishes and friendly service to go around. ...