Illinois Beer Festival to host 100-plus craft brews

Illinois Beer Festival to host 100-plus craft brews

This Saturday, celebrate our state's thriving craft beer industry at the fourth annual Illinois Beer Festival in Morris. More than 100 beers, coming from 40 of Illinois' best breweries, will be available to taste, right in the heart of scenic Starved Rock Country.Last year’s Illi…
Monte's Riverside Inn serves up delicious food and cool cocktails

Monte's Riverside Inn serves up delicious food and cool cocktails

One of Starved Rock Country's best kept secrets is Monte's Riverside Inn, a small supper club perched on the edge of the Fox River.Monte's feels like a time capsule, with its dim and comfortable interior and the welcoming neon sign outside, but it's also not without its surprises…
Drive in (or boat in) to Spring Valley Boat Club

Drive in (or boat in) to Spring Valley Boat Club

The Spring Valley Boat Club, located on the banks of the Illinois River in Granville, are hosting one of their biggest events of the season this weekend, a drive-in and boat-in chicken fry, steak fry and pancake breakfast.Friday July 19 Saturday July 20 Sunday July 21
Court Street Pub serves craft brews and downtown views

Court Street Pub serves craft brews and downtown views

Located just across from Ottawa's beautiful court house building, the Court Street Pub is bringing a modern bar and eatery to one of Starved Rock Country's most historic districts.But Court Street Pub is about more than just atmosphere.Court Street Pub also features a full menu, …
Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest highlights

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest highlights

We've officially wrapped the 2019 Ottawa Two Rivers Wine Fest. Here are the highlights from this year's celebration of Illinois wines, live jazz and fresh lobster from Ottawa's Jordon Block Park.Jump ahead to read about: Sunday wrapped up the festival with performances by jazz si…
Your guide to Ottawa Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest

Your guide to Ottawa Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest

The Ottawa Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest, returning for its ninth year this weekend, will be bringing the finest wines from vineyards across Illinois and some of the best nationally touring jazz acts to the heart of Starved Rock Country.Jump ahead to read about:THE WINE THE MUSIC…