Five Great Coffee Shops Across Starved Rock Country

Five Great Coffee Shops Across Starved Rock Country

From cold brew to drive-thru, these five destinations are pouring great cups of coffee across Starved Rock Country! Here's a quick guide to help you find a coffee shop that fits your tastes and preferences.Flour House Bakery & Coffee Sally Sue's Bean Box Espresso Lock 16 Café and…
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 …
Small batch beer to benefit Northwestern Memorial Foundation

Small batch beer to benefit Northwestern Memorial Foundation

Starved Rock Country's own Tangled Roots Brewing Company returns with the eighth installment of 'Girls Brew Too', an on-going series of experimental small-batch beers, brewed by the women of Tangled Roots. Best of all, for this round of Girls Brew Too, a dollar of every pint sold…
From Fresh Grapes to Craft Cocktails

From Fresh Grapes to Craft Cocktails

Here's a special inside look at how Starved Rock Country's own Star Union Spirits turns 4 tons of fresh grapes into their next barrel of awardwinning brandy.
Quality food in a comfortable atmosphere

Quality food in a comfortable atmosphere

About three minutes to the north of Starved Rock State Park, you'll find the Canal Port Bar and Grill, a beautiful brick building nestled in the center of Utica's historic downtown.
Three great sub stops In Starved Rock Country

Three great sub stops In Starved Rock Country

More than 600 sandwich savants cast their votes for the best sub shops and delis in Starved Rock Country, here's where they think you should head for a quick bite to eat next time you're in Starved Rock Country!The Cheese Shop and Deli Tucked away off the banks of the I&M canal, …
Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

The bright lights of the arrow serve as a guide. Pull over. Stop by on your way home. Maybe it was a long day on the job. Perhaps there’s cause for celebration. Regardless, the neon sign at Rudy’s Liquors promises a nip and a tote, a little now and more to tote home. 
A sneak preview of Iniga Pizzeria Napoletana

A sneak preview of Iniga Pizzeria Napoletana

Cancel your dinner plans: Iniga Pizzeria Napoletana, Ottawa's band new Neapolitan-style pizzeria, opens their doors to the public this Wednesday, September 25th. Iniga is a casual modern dining destination, bringing certifiably authentic Napalese Pizza to the heart of Starved Roc…
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…