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J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC.
Just as you were converted to craft beers after sipping that first microbrew, you’re sure to be won over by the quality of craft whiskey. You’ll never go back to gulping run-of-the-mill whiskey after experiencing the smooth, warm flavor of our whiskey and bourbon made in small batches in pot stills. At J.K. Williams, our passion is your pleasure. Open to the public Saturdays & Sundays for group-friendly tours and tasting!
CITY: East Peoria
Offers a wide variety of customer favorites including: Hibachi, Sushi, Thai, Maki Rolls and fine Asian dinners. Our main feature is the Hibachi Style Grill. Customers can select their own meats and vegetables and have it cooked by a professional Hibachi chef right in front of them. If you're a sushi fan, we have an endless sushi bar all freshly prepared. Hokkaido provides a healthy alternative to other restaurant varieties in town with fresh ingredients, delicious entrees' and excellent service.
Fine dining in an upscale beautiful atmosphere. We offer daily specials and incorporate locally grown seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Publik House
Nestled in the heart of Restaurant Row on Prospect Road in Peoria Heights, the Publik House was established in 2010. The classic, casual room has an old-world feel that is rich, comfortable and as satisfying as a room temperature Harp in a London pub. It is a locally owned English style, American pub pouring pints Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 4:00 pm, serving English pub fare and American classics beginning at 5:00 pm.
CITY: Peoria Heights
Firehouse Pizza & Pub
Firehouse Pizza & Pub in East Peoria is a family friendly pizzeria offering made-to-order pizzas using the freshest meats, cheeses and vegetables available and using our own dough made daily on-site. Try our special "sweet sauce" or one of our original 8 sauces. After enjoying the highest quality pizza in town, visit our contemporary pub right next door. Small group tours welcome!
CITY: East Peoria
The PIT & Frankie's Fun Center
The PIT & Frankie's Fun Center offers a great place where a family, tween or teens can hang out with pizza, hand-dipped ice cream, and snacks. You can also shoot pool or play arcade games.
Darling's Downtown offers a delicious made-to-order breakfast and lunch menu served Monday - Friday, making Darling's Downtown the perfect place for a weekday break. Darling's is located in the Twin Tower's Mall near a large seating area, convenient for a quick lunch or a meal with friends and family!
Double A's Pizza Bar & Grill!
Double A's atmosphere is appealing to everyone! We offer a game room for the kids, a full bar for the adults, an outdoor patio, and 20 HDTV's including 10 behind the bar so sports fans of all ages have a front row seat to watch their favorite teams! Most of all, Double A's is known for great customer service! Katie and I have found that service is something that comes second at many places. That will not happen at Double A's. We will personally guarantee that if you choose to spend your hard earned money at Double A's you will receive great food and drink, AND incredible customer service!
Across from Northwoods Mall, is where you’ll find our Peoria location. We’ve been serving delicious food and beverages here for 27 years now. Kouri’s Pub on Sterling has been known as the cool place for the hip crowd and we aim to keep it that way. Our fire pit is one of the reasons why folks consider our beer and burger patio to be the best in Peoria. Seating for 300 patrons, you’re sure to enjoy our comfortable environment and friendly efficient service. We’ve got all your “fun food” favorites: catfish strips and fries, hot wings, boneless zinger wings, third pound and half pound hamburger platters, ribeye sandwiches, reubens, tenderloins, mozzarella sticks, fried mushrooms, ham and cheese, chili, and more. Settle down with a domestic or imported beer, a glass of wine, or a perfectly mixed and garnished cocktail — and let the party begin. Open daily from 11 AM - 1 AM, 7 days a week.
Opened in 1994, our Pekin location bar and grill is open until 1:00 AM seven days a week, with the kitchen serving food until 12 midnight. Conveniently located, Pekin Kouri’s is full of Pekin memorabilia, including signed photos of various celebrities and sports stars. Equipped with 22 televisions, seating 125 inside and 80 in our outdoor patio, this is the place for all your sports bar needs. Luxuriate in the resort-like atmosphere of our patio, with a hooded crackling fire pit that adds that extra special touch. Burgers, steak, ribs, and chicken are popular menu items, with catfish served on Fridays. Buffalo wings, boneless wings, and oven-seared wings, in 12 different sauces, from Kamikaze super hot to delicious honey BBQ. An added dining bonus: our Pekin location serves pizza with 5 different sauce selections — and we also offer our own genuine, made fresh daily, Lebanese hummus (served with baked pita dipping bread), that is way better than anything you could buy at a grocery store. We also feature a kids menu, so bring the whole family. Daily food specials, with catfish every Friday.
We are a newly opened restaurant located in downtown Morton with delicious classic American meals and a fine deli selections. They strive to serve the freshest, made from scratch meals around! Their soups are made every day! Wraps, homemade hummus, burgers, and fresh cut fries from Savory House are out of this world. Banquet rooms available for parties from 15 to 100, beer and wine available.
Martinis on the Water
Located in a rennovated railroad station, Martini's is Peoria's original martini bar. They feature over 120 types on their menu with delicious flavors such as German Chocolate Cake, Peppermint Patty, Candy Red Apple and more. Martinis also offers live music five nights a week.
With dishes paying homage to our Midwestern roots and served with warmth by our service team, each dining experience will make guests feel as if they are at "Table 19." Chef Matthew Lanetta's passion for featuring farm fresh items from our community is evident in all of our selections. Just as Table 19 is a new twist on the past, Chef Lanetta's menu makes classics new again with fresh perspective and integration of modern techniques.
Prairie Street Brewhouse
The Prairie Brewhouse is the best location in Rockford for hosting your event. With over 7500 square feet of flexible space available, we can host your event of up to 500 people. Perfect for hosting banquets, wedding receptions, parties, weddings, meetings, fundraisers, art shows, craft shows and more. Indoor and outdoor space available, including a deck area right on the river. Available for anything from a luncheon to a week-long conference. Overhead doors allow for easy unloading and setup. During the summer, Dinner on the Dock and listen to live music on Thursdays.
Fulton's on the River
Fulton’s on the River, located on the Chicago River with views of downtown, offers the best of both worlds. A classic seafood and steak house, with an unparalleled devotion to procuring nothing but the highest quality ingredients. Quality service and an extensive wine and cocktail selection provide a great place to dine, relax and celebrate!
The Erie Cafe is a classic Chicago steakhouse. Specializing in steaks and chops, they also offer seafood, veal and pasta.
The Bullpen Sports Bar & Grill
The Bullpen Sports Bar is located in Landmark Recreation Center, with darts, pool, Golden Tee Live, Big Buck Hunter, bags, shuffleboard, and more! We also have three gigantic projection HD quality screens and 17 fifty-inch plasmas.
The Creek on State
The Creek on State is a fine dining restaurant that sought to bring a bit of "Classy Chicago" to Peoria. Stepping inside the restaurant, city influence is undoubtedly reflected in The Creek's smooth ambiance. From the clean, whitewashed brick walls to the dazzling blue sconces that adorn them, the dining room boldly exudes contemporary class. The food meets the expectations one might obtain by looks alone. Everything you can order is made from scratch, by the acclaimed head chef. As the weather warms up and The Creek reopens its patio for the summer, expect this corner gem to continue to gain momentum.
Vito & Nick's II
Good fun, good people, good food, local neighborhood joint. Now serving deep dish pizza too! Outdoor seating.
CITY: Tinley Park
Poor Phil's Bar & Grill
The Murphy family has been serving you since 1962. This is not your Daddy's beer joint. Don't miss oyster hour. We feature fresh soft shell crabs, Phil's lobster roll, Oak Park's sidewalk cafe, 36 craft beer taps, 100+ beers. See Phil's 100+ changing beer selection at beermenus.com.
CITY: Oak Park
Modern Spanish Cuisine, with the creation of innovative dishes and a tour of classic tapas found throughout the bars of Spain. Macarena Tapas also features a crafted list of Spanish wines and Sangrias. Come and be part of the St. Charles Spanish Allure.
CITY: St. Charles
Kai Zan is the brainchild of local sushi legends Melvin and Carlo Vizconde. Also known as the sushi twins. With modern and traditional cooking techniques the twins will create an omakase dinner experience that you will come back for over and over again.
Located inside the Swissôtel Chicago, The Palm is a mainstay on the Chicago Social Scene. In a town known for its steak, The Palm has more than held its own, being named one of the "Top Steakhouses" in Chicago by Chicago magazine.
“We cook what we sell, and we sell what we cook.” Eataly is an original “marketplace” model inviting consumers to be active participants in an innovative food and beverage experience where they shop, taste and savor high-quality, traditional, Italian food products and beverages along with local produce and artisanal products. This multifunctional marketplace includes a premier retail center for Italian delicacies and wine, a culinary educational center and a diverse slate of boutique eateries. Eataly ambassadors are here to provide a high-quality experience to all of our guests, whether you are here to shop or enjoy a meal.
Phat Cat's Cafe and Catering
Homemade southern style cooking, made from scratch daily. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hand cut steaks, BBQ, lunch specials, baskets. Open Tuesday-Saturday 5 am - 9 pm, Sundays 5 am - 8 pm.
Mexique is a full restaurant offering modern Mexican cuisine with a French influence. Enjoy the mix of fusion as executive Chef Carlos Gaytan introduces you to this historical blending with a modern personal style.
Grace in Chicago is an award winning restaurant that doesn’t shy away from the days of multicourse tasting menus, pristine table linens, customized serving pieces and, yes, a hefty price tag. Inside this 64-seat restaurant, Chef Duffy and his army of chefs create progressive, ingredient-driven cuisine that’s as pretty to look at as it is to eat. Elegant, thought provoking and delicious, Grace is all of that and then some.
Elizabeth serves local, organic, sustainable, and hand-harvested goods. The menu changes seasonally and is influenced by the icons of the logo - Elizabeth's totem: the barn owl for farm-to-table, the deer for the woodlands, and the diamond for the elegant. This award winning restaurant's mission is to highlight nose-to-tail, root-to-branch, and farm-to-table Midwestern bounty. For the best experience, come with an adventurous palate and an open mind.
MANA Food Bar
MANA is a globally inspired, meatless restaurant in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, focusing on seasonal ingredients, ethnic flavors, and providing a one of a kind eating experience.
The Locker Room Sports Bar & Grill
Grab a great American brew today! The Locker Room Sports Bar is a locally-owned and family friendly sports bar in Downtown Peoria, IL. Featuring a Unique menu with one-of-a-kind "create your own salads and sandwiches." Also offering appetizers, pizzas, and specialty Items. The Locker Room has a full line up of great events and feautured games, including a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights!
Echo Valley Meats
Echo Valley Meats is located in beautiful Bartonville, IL where the local community has come to know and trust Dave Alwan and his staff to provide products that are "a cut above" the large grocery store's offerings. "It's simple", says Dave. "We offer the best quality meats at affordable prices". That, along with impeccable customer service from the owner himself, makes Echo Valley Meats the obvious choice. So try a steak package or a grilling bundle and see what the locals in Bartonville, Il (Right outside of Peoria, Il) are raving about. You will NOT be disappointed. Guaranteed. Bonus trivia: Dave Alwan represented Echo Valley Meats on the hit t.v show, "Shark Tank"!
Sen Sushi Bar in Oak Park features an array of fish, some imported from Japan. Fresh and flavorful fits the bill at this Bib Gourmand restaurant.
CITY: Oak Park
BellyQ is a modern Asian barbecue restaurant forged by Chef Bill Kim, Michael Jordan and Cornerstone Restaurant Group. BellyQ redefines Asian barbeque as an interactive dining experience that's both creative and modern.
Enjoy a prix fixe Pan-Asian experience at Han 202. Select from beautifully plated unique dishes in a five-course menu. It is fine dining at an unbelievably affordable low price; attentive service in a comfortable charming atmosphere. Bring along your favorite wine or beer because it is BYOB.
Juno is a humble offering from partners Chef BK Park and Jason Chan, this small upscale casual restaurant strives to offer Chicago the perfect combination of quality and consistency in food and service. Their integrity and passion for Juno and their customers is paramount as they attempt to create a menu and environment that will exceed everyone's expectations.
Opart Thai House Restaurant
Opart Thai House Restaurant has been serving the Chicago area for many years. Providing great traditional Thai cuisine with an extensive menu of many different kinds of dishes.
The Ironstone Room
The Ironstone Room is a quality restaurant located at Willett's Winery & Cellars. Featuring Executive Chef Kevin Roecker who provides quite a culinary experience.
This is old school Italian. It could be very romantic, or you can bring your mama. Sabatinos has been in Chicago for 25 years; serving traditional Italian cuisine including warm crusty loaves and addictive pizza bread that comes to the table in a blink of an eye. With dimly lit flowers on every table, tuxedo-clad hosts and strolling musicians, this Italian-American restaurant is everything you’ve come to expect, and more.
Browntrout in Chicago is an award-winning restaurant with its emphasis on using sustainable ingredients without sacrificing quality. With regular menu changes to allow for only the freshest seasonal ingredients, Browntrout is a flavorful dining option.
Jaipur's food is a representation of the many and varied regional cuisines of India.
EL Ideas is a micro restaurant located on a back alley street in downtown Chicago. The name - in addition to being homage to the elevated train system of Chicago (and many other meanings of ‘el’) – is an abbreviation for Elevated Ideas in Cuisine and Dining. The cuisine reflects the approach, standards and experience developed over the career of Chef Foss. Prepared with the heart and precision of classical cooking techniques with modern twists thrown in, items roll onto and off of this award winning restaurants menu, quickly.
In Evanston is a dining experience that’s much more than it seems: Found is a kitchen, a social house and a restaurant with a mission. Its rustic new American dishes change with the market and season and are served in a relaxed, creative atmosphere inspired by 1920’s Bohemian Paris and icons of the Beat Generation.
Gather is the perfect blend of the best of European wine culture coupled with the ease of American style. They’ve created a natural setting where friends and family come to gather and share amazing hospitality, delicious food, superb wine and good company. Bring your friends and family and find out why people are clamoring over Gather.
Lao Hunan is Chef Tony's Hu’s 5th restaurant in Chicago. It focuses on famous gourmet Hunan cuisine, which is characterized by fresh spice and lingering taste of food. The chef is from Hunan and has over 30 years experience specializing in Hunan cuisine. For exotic flavors, spices and dishes stop by and bring an appetite for an exciting culinary experience.
Minneci's serves authentic Italian food made using recipes from the early 1900s. The enchanting, fairy-lit ambiance is sure to impress any date.
In 1950, Lawrence Schweig opened his fish store at the bridge on Canal Street. Over the years, he developed unique recipes for delicious seafood products. Today Lawrence’s reputation for great food at great prices continues as loyal customers bring their children and grandchildren here. As the third generation continues the tradition of Lawrence Schweig and the hallmarks of his vision remain unchanged.
Offering progressive French cuisine at its finest, Tru delivers fresh ingredients, bold creativity and artistic presentation. The menu will consist of a prix fixe three-course section and pre-set “collections” or tasting menus, ranging from six to nine courses.
Decolores shows its true colors in this Chicago favorite. Known for its unique blend of family recipes and traditional Mexican cuisine, it brings eaters from near and far to this Pilsen eatery.
Jin Thai Cuisine
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Edgewater, in Chicago, Jin Thai takes the authentic cuisine to another level. Stop into this award-winning restaurant and savor the bright colors and flavors of Southeast Asian dishes.
Mott Street serves a menu inspired by the post-service cravings of a hungry Ruxbin team. Partners Chef Edward Kim, Jennifer Kim, Vicki Kim and Nate Chung are proud to share feel-good comforts, spanning poached chicken breast with salt & pepper to eggs in hangtown fry form. Mott St is family style dining and straightforward cuisine paired with a pointed beverage selection.
Owen & Engine
Owen & Engine is based on a simple idea of offering rustic British-inspired comfort food with real ales and a carefully crafted beverage program.
sushiDOKKU boasts a cult following due to the trust the owners have developed with their guests over the years. They have also been awarded a Bib Gourmand for 2014.
Family restaurant in Chillicothe with home-cooked lunches, soups, dinner & desserts. Daily specials.
Green Tea Bake House
Home of the gourmet soft pretzel in Pretzel City USA! Sweet and savory gourmet baked goods, all crafted in house, from scratch, utilizing natural and organic ingredients. Known for our unique Kalamata olive and feta bread, our French "sables" butter cookies and our Asiago cheese asparagus tarts. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.
Parkway by the Lake Banquets
For many years we have provided the best in wedding receptions at an affordable price. We take great pride in offering the best in service, the most picturesque setting for ceremony and reception, a huge dance floor and food to rave about for months after the event.
Refinery Event Center
Events at Refinery’s 7000+ square foot ballroom is the perfect setting for any reception style. Our ballroom has hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, and a stunning bar. Our reception packages include everything from centerpieces to champagne, and our professional event coordinators are ready to make your reception dreams a reality.
A family friendly Sushi-Chinese restaurant. You have the choice of take-out or dining in.
CITY: St. Charles
Using grass-fed beef makes all the difference. It's half the cholesterol of a regular burger and includes some of the "good" fatty acids you can find in olive oil.
CITY: St. Charles
Bacchanalia, located in the Little Italy section of Chicago, has been a family-owned business for over 34 years. In fact, it’s the longest single-family owned Italian restaurant in the city. If you’re looking for an authentic Italian restaurant with recipes that go back to the Old Country, look no further than Bacchanalia.
Longman & Eagle
Longman & Eagle chef Jared Wentworth uses traditional cooking techniques when executing his regional American fare, with emphasis on sourcing the finest local ingredients the region has to offer. This farm to table, nose to tail aesthetic is represented lovingly by ever-changing menus that are both adventurous and sublime, featuring items that exemplify his passion for creative, flavorful and honest dishes offered at fair and reasonable prices.
Dinner at Schwa will fully engage your senses. Awaiting you is a fluid of vivid courses, crater by a crew of culinary artists under the tutelage of Chef Michael Carlson. These craftsmen work to their own rhythm to re-imagine the possibilities of global, seasonal ingredients. It’s a kitchen where every ingredient is respected and every choice intentionally delicious.
Takashi in Chicago features contemporary French-American fare with Japanese influences, a mixture of Chef Takashi's previous ventures working in large, world class establishments. The atmosphere is unique in that it allows for a more personal dining experience, combining the cuisine and service of a fine dining establishment with the warmth and accessibility of a neighborhood tavern. The contemporary cuisine features ingredients of the highest quality from throughout the world including Maine, Japan and Australia. Chef also uses sustainable fished seafood and local seasonal products whenever possible. No preservatives are used, including MSG.
GT Fish & Oyster
GT Fish & Oyster opened in March of 2011, and has helped redefine the American seafood restaurant. Michelin starred, and Food and Wines Best New Chef 2008, Giuseppe Tentori, has developed a menu that’s half-traditional, half modern, in an ever-changing small plates format.
Located in Chicago, Homestyle Taste carefully picks their ingredients and uses only the freshest and natural ones to prepare every dish. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you not only enjoy a great meal but also an authentic atmosphere.
Madison on The Square
Madison on The Square opens daily at 10am offering coffee, tea, their famous cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins and other treats. Customers can enjoy free WIFI while they relax and eat. If you're on the go, Madison on The Square sells take-and-bake casseroles available for you to serve your family... You get to take it out of your own oven and brag about your "homemade recipe"! They have a wide array of baked goods and other items that can be ordered ahead and picked up for a special event, party or just because! Call for reservations.
One of the country’s premier dining rooms, Everest is located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Chef/proprietor J. Joho’s world-renowned cuisine and award-winning wine list have earned Everest international recognition.
Belly Shack is Chef, Bill Kim's latest Latin/Asian culinary adventure. Mixing the foods of Argentina and the flavors of Korea, Belly Shack is a delight to both sides of your hunger.
Located in the heart of Chicago's thriving Little Italy neighborhood, County is an authentic BBQ joint that pays homage to the best BBQ hubs across the country. Chefs Michael Kornick and Erick Williams have carefully crafted an impressive menu based on their culinary travels and love of great BBQ. Highlights include St. Louis Spare Ribs, Kansas City Burnt Ends, Veal Breast, Chicago Rib Tips and The Bacon Bar, which features items like slow-cooked strips of bacon, BLT sliders and Bacon-Deviled Eggs. An impressive list of delicious side dishes and desserts include Corn Pudding, Collard Greens, Fried Green Tomatoes, Blackened Cauliflower, Candy Bar Sundaes and much more. County is proud to feature a carefully curated selection of American craft beers and fine whiskeys as well as small list of specialty cocktails, which will rotate from time to time.
Gilt Bar in Chicago lists itself as a hand crafted cocktails, farm-friendly cuisine and a value driven wine list kind of place, but what it forgets to tell you is the food is amazing, the ambiance is dark and intimate and the drinks are out of this world. Don’t walk, run to this River North establishment.
Graham Elliot Bistro
Opening its doors on Chicago’s fabled Randolph Street in 2012, Graham Elliot Bistro offers contemporary takes on American classics, and lives by the mantra of "less is more.” The menu focuses on the technique and craft rather than artistry, with each item created using just three main components. Comprised of a mix of updated American classics including share plates, chops, steaks and sides, the menu combines seasonally-driven ingredients with Old World techniques and is complemented by a beverage list of creative cocktails and an eclectic wine selection. The restaurant also offers brunch on Sunday mornings, featuring twists on American favorites. Situated in a historic, century-old building, Graham Elliot Bistro features a 60 seat dining room, floor-to-ceiling whitewashed brick walls, and an open kitchen. Additional seating is available in the hidden outdoor patio from May to October.
Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant
We combine modern casual dining with our own handcrafted, award-winning wines. In addition to a 300-seat restaurant, enjoy our bar, band room, private party spaces, Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store.
CITY: Orland Park
Lou Malnati's - Lincolnwood
Lou Malnati’s, considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, has been creating rich thick slices of pie since 1971. People all over the state, the country and the world have heard of Chicago pizza, and with 36 locations, Lou Malnati’s has been the ambassador of this heavenly creation.
Cumin restaurant: modern Nepalese and Indian cuisine, has taken on the task of bringing you the absolute best tastes of the Indian sub-continent as well as the Himalayas of Nepal. Located in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park they offer various services such as lunch buffet, dine-in, take-out, delivery and catering.
The casual elegance of art-deco-inspired décor and contemporary classic cuisine come together in deca RESTAURANT + BAR, a brasserie-inspired experience on the Magnificent Mile in The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Named for its 2010 debut, deca celebrates the latest culinary trends with new twists on classic dishes. Executive Chef Mark Payne’s market-driven menus showcase ingredients from farmers near and far in his innovative cooking style. The authenticity of the cuisine and the warmth of deca's stylish, comfortable setting complement the personable service of its staff, making for a memorable experience morning to night.
Fat Rice in Chicago has been getting awards and press ever since its opening. It’s a casual restaurant serving up Portuguese, Chinese and Macanese comfort food that will literally make your mouth water with anticipation of the first savory bite; and every bite after. Satisfy the culinary adventure inside you.
Jam, one of the nation’s most celebrated brunch restaurants, is located in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Helmed by acclaimed Chef Jeffrey Mauro, formerly of Charlie Trotter’s and North Pond, Jam treats breakfast & lunch with the same level of reverence and devotion to culinary craftsmanship, all the while, maintaining a commitment to affordability.
Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.
You can argue what makes Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder so popular is its location across the street from the famed St. Valentine’s Day massacre, but ask anyone who has ever eaten here and they will tell it’s the pot pie pizza, or perhaps the made from scratch salad dressings or the comfortable environment. Either way, with its famous history, and fantastic food; Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder is a true original.
Senza offers an elegant yet casual fine dining experience that features innovative modern American cuisine by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Taking familiar ingredients and integrating both avant-garde and classic techniques, chef Sandoval creates composed as well as approachable four or nine-course tasting menus that reflect a range of flavors and textures.
Sol de Mexico
Sol de Mexico strides to deliver the authentic taste of Mexican gastronomy every time you come in, which is why they only use fresh ingredients and every meal is cooked to order. All their food reflects a love, respect and passion for Mexico’s Cuisine & Culture.
Though noodles are the focus at Urban Belly, this is no ramen-only spot: Look for choices such as somen noodles with mussels, Chinese black beans and coconut broth and soba noodles with bay scallops, king oyster mushrooms and a blue crab broth. Dumpling fans can choose from options such as lamb with brandy or duck with pho spices. Fried rice dishes and sides such as kimchi round out the menu.
Burgers so large they come with their own zip code, coupled with tasty ales and a side order of heavy metal music best describes this burger haven, or Heaven depending on your love for the handheld meal – although you will definitely need two hands to hold these monsters. In Chicago, Kuma’s has two locations that comes with a long line of burger-lovers waiting for their chance to dig in. What are you waiting for?
The Smoke Daddy is a must see in one of Chicago's hottest, and most eclectic neighborhoods. The best and most flavorful BBQ in the Windy City also brings you more character than any neighborhood rib joint has to offer. All their meats are smoked in house each day in the "Lil Red Smoker." With great Live Music 7 nights a week at no cost. Do yourself a favor and stop in for some amazing, world-renowned BBQ and enjoy the funky rhythms.
Happy Thoughts Coffee
Located in Downtown Chillicothe, inside a historic bank building built in 1868. Happy Thought Coffee was established in 1998 by Wes & Sarah Williamson. The coffee bar shares space with The Vault, a unique gift shop housed inside the bank vault. Happy Thought Coffee offers breakfast, lunch and delicious treats! They feature daily soups and specials, so call for details!
Located in the urban Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Antique Tacos serves up new adventurous flavors in tacos among a rustic environment surrounded by the history of old antiques.
Irazu Costa Rican Dining
Serving flavorful Costa Rican meals, Irazu located in Chicago is a family-owned restaurant that has been dishing up traditional Costa Rican food since 1990; a must try for anyone who is a lover of food and this Central American cuisine.
Maude's Liquor Bar
The menu at Maude’s Liquor Bar starts with the rich culinary history and high standards of coastal French cuisine and adds fresh, American ingenuity. From the heights of their raw towers of fresh shrimp, oysters and Maine lobster, to the foie-gras torchon served with toast and jam, the food at Maude’s is straightforward and sexy with playful twinges.
Nana is a family-owned, organic restaurant offering choices for those who are not only passionate about great tasting food, but who are also passionate about where their food comes from. They source the finest of organic ingredients from farmers, producers and vendors who meet and maintain USDA National Organic Program standards. The products used are free of synthetic preservatives, growth hormones, genetically modified ingredients, antibiotics, artificial colors and flavors and other additives and chemicals, including pesticides. They support the ethical treatment of animals, promote sustainability and buy local whenever possible. In a nutshell, Nana is more than good, they’re great.
Paramount Room features a unique, dual level space loaded with urban charm and contemporary design elements. A Michelin Bib Gourmand rated chef-driven menu of elevated pub standards, and internationally inspired dishes of skillfully prepared but unpretentious and acclaimed cuisine, complements a full liquor bar overseen by Beverage Director Dan Marunowski.
Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Bavette’s is a European-Style steakhouse. The signature is a prime rib eye that is dry-aged in house. There is also a wide variety of fresh seafood, including a daily selection of fresh oysters, king crab, and shrimp cocktail. Bavette’s also specializes in classic cocktails with a focus of brown spirits; and the value driven wine list is eclectic and global.
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill
Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill features a truly unique atmosphere and design geared for family fun and dining. Casual family dining is available in the Grill where you can select from a menu featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers. A private room can host up to 36 and is the perfect spot for a private lunch or dinner, seminar or even a fun birthday party. Also features 12 full lanes of bowling that offer a unique underwater ocean experience! Custom bowling balls that bear the likeness of octopus, mermaids, camouflage and more! “Dock” wooden lanes feature underwater scenery of sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and other saltwater species! Handpainted murals and fish hanging from the ceiling bring everything together for a deep sea dive like no other. You have to see it to believe it!
CITY: East Peoria
Macks Golden Pheasant
Mack's Golden Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge has been serving fine food and cocktails since they were established in 1948. Situated in Elmhurst, Mack’s Golden Pheasant is a very original restaurant. Many favor the lodge like atmosphere, and the food of course, which is particularly good. Visit and enjoy their history and unique ambiance.
Dining at Moto in Chicago is like actively engaging in a multi-sensory dining experience unlike any other in the world. The Moto kitchen serves as a state of the art canvas for Chef Cantu and his gifted team to combine high-tech equipment and intricate techniques with exotic, sustainable and seasonally conscious ingredients from around the world.
Chilam Balam is a sustainably minded BYOB restaurant serving Mexican shared plates with a farm fresh twist.
Kurah Mediterranean Tapas
Kurah Mediterranean Tapas offers a unique culinary experience prepared by Chef Daniel Sarkiss. Kurah is a full-service restaurant with various hot and cold tapas options, as well as delectable shared plate entrees. Their dishes are served with fresh bread baked right in their own brick oven. All Kurah dishes are prepared with organic meat and produce. The menu also features specialty cocktails and martinis as well as a variety of red, white and sparkling wines.
Mixteco Grill in Chicago has been labeled as both “Interesting and flavorful", two things you want from an award-winning restaurant serving up delicious authentic Mexican cuisine. The colorful modest space is decorated with framed art, giving it a homey environment.
Nothing screams culinary quite like a food experience at Next, a creation of Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas. Next blends the art of food and entertainment, creating appetizing cuisine that evokes rapture for all the senses. Their themes change often allowing those who are lucky enough to get a seat at this ticket only restaurant a chance to try something new every time. Good luck and good eating.