Where are the best burgers in Starved Rock Country?

Where are the best burgers in Starved Rock Country?

More than 600 people cast their votes for which bars, breweries and restaurants in Starved Rock Country grilled up the best burger! Here are five great places where our readers think you should visit:Lodi Tap House The Lone Buffalo Court Street Pub Red Dog Grill Broadway Pub
Local Food Restaurant Week: B.A.S.H.

Local Food Restaurant Week: B.A.S.H.

Ottawa’s inaugural restaurant week is underway, with four of the city's best restaurants serving special dishes made with ingredients from around Starved Rock Country. B.A.S.H, C230, Lone Buffalo and Pine Hills will be serving special farm to table dishes using ingredients from f…
Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm hosts Dinner and Hayrack ride

Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm hosts Dinner and Hayrack ride

Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm may bill themselves as the Chicago area's first, and best, community-supported agriculture venture, but since 2002 they've called a rural Ottawa farm home. This Saturday, you'll have a rare opportunity to tour this sustainable family-run operation an…
History and spirits combine at distillery

History and spirits combine at distillery

Believe it or not, Star Union Spirits owners' first love was not spirits. It was wine.On a camping trip about a decade ago, Jeff Yosowitz gave Bob Windy a sample of his homemade wine. Windy enjoyed it so much, he asked Yosowitz to teach him how to make his own. It started a frien…
4 Restaurants offering 'farm-to-table' specials in Starved Rock Country

4 Restaurants offering 'farm-to-table' specials in Starved Rock Country

For one week only, starting Sunday, September 15, four great restaurants in Ottawa will be featuring dishes made from fresh, locally sourced, ingredients. This farm-to-table dining experience is part of Ottawa's first annual Local Foods Restaurant Week, celebrating great meals an…
Where is the best cup of coffee in Starved Rock Country

Where is the best cup of coffee in Starved Rock Country

More than 600 local coffee connoisseurs cast their votes for which cafes, restaurants and coffee shops in Starved Rock Country brewed the best cup.Whether you're looking for iced cappuccinos and live music or black coffee in a vintage diner, there's bound to be a coffee shop with…
Utica's 50th Annual Burgoo To Feature Signature Brew

Utica's 50th Annual Burgoo To Feature Signature Brew

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Utica’s biggest festival, the La Salle County Historical Society Canal Market has teamed up with Tangled Roots Brewing Company to produce a special Burgoo-themed brew!So what exactly is Burgoo?Burgoo is a benefit festival hosted by the La Sall…
B.A.S.H's Omakase features 12 courses of delectable art

B.A.S.H's Omakase features 12 courses of delectable art

Ottawa's Burger and Sushi House (B.A.S.H.) has been providing crowd pleasing, and innovative, dishes since they opened their doors, back in 2013. This diverse menu of sushi rolls and artisanal burgers has earned them a huge cult following, now's your chance to have a personal din…
7 drinking destinations in Starved Rock Country

7 drinking destinations in Starved Rock Country

Starved Rock is going to be a happening place this weekend, and after a few hours of enjoying Illinois' favorite Labor Day destination, you'll probably want to track down a place to cool off and have a drink or two. We've got you covered, here's a guide to seven of the best water…