The Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner Returns To Starved Rock!

The Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner Returns To Starved Rock!

The Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner, a special multi-course dining tour that take you to three of the most exciting restaurants and drinking destinations the area has to offer, returns to Starved Rock Country for a new socially distant - limited ticket event!Here's a look at the …
Homegrown Wines

Homegrown Wines

August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. in Downtown Utica is Starved Rock Country’s award winning winery. August Hill Winery has been making wine since 2002. The Winery includes caves for aging wine, a tasting room, a sparkling wine program, and a staff that is family. Enjoy …
Tangled Roots Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary With 9 New Beers!

Tangled Roots Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary With 9 New Beers!

Starved Rock Country's own Tangled Roots Brewing Co. celebrates their big fifth anniversary this Saturday, February 19th. To mark this special occasion, all three of their legendary locations (The Lone Buffalo Restaurant and Tap Room in Ottawa, Lock and Mule in Lockport and Hanga…
Celebrate National Drink Wine Day In Starved Rock Country!

Celebrate National Drink Wine Day In Starved Rock Country!

Starved Rock Country is no stranger to viticulture, playing host to annual events like Ottawa's Two Rivers Wine Fest and the Vintage Illinois Wine Festival, but on National Drink Wine Day (February 18th), you may want to explore some more socially distant drinking destinations. J…
Mystery Diner: Valentine's Date Night Destinations

Mystery Diner: Valentine's Date Night Destinations

Looking for a socially distant dining experience or tasty take-out option this Valentine's Day? Explore this list of the Shaw Media Mystery Diner's favorite date night destinations in Starved Rock Country! Featuring local favorites like: Mona's Italian Restaurant, Garzanelli's Su…
Four Great Burger Stops In Starved Rock Country!

Four Great Burger Stops In Starved Rock Country!

Hiking at Starved Rock State Park can really work up an appetite, especially after a fresh snowfall! Here are four unbeatable burger destinations across Starved Rock Country, offering everything from gourmet artisan interpretations to mouthwatering diner classics.Lodi Tap House T…
Mystery Diner: The Rootbeer Stand, Oglesby’s Throw-back Drive-In

Mystery Diner: The Rootbeer Stand, Oglesby’s Throw-back Drive-In

Join the Mystery Diner as they take a trip to one of Starved Rock Country's iconic drive-ins, The Rootbeer Stand in Oglesby!If you grew up in an era gone by and sometimes get nostalgic about the good old days of drive-ins and carhops and a big, frosty mug of root beer, then The R…
Pop-Up Food Vendors At Princeton's Barrel Society

Pop-Up Food Vendors At Princeton's Barrel Society

Barrel Society, a cool and eclectic bar located in the heart of downtown Princeton, boats a sprawling selection of over 100 whiskeys, 17 cocktails and countless quality craft beers. To give you even more reasons to make a trek out to the beautiful Western end of Starved Rock Coun…