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J.K. Williams Distilling
As the descendants of bootleg whiskey-making master J.K. Williams, they feel a certain responsibility to bring craft whiskey-and bourbon-making back to the Peoria area. Their great-great-grandpa was a family man with an extraordinary work ethic and an undeniable talent for making some of the best whiskey of his time.
CITY: East Peoria
Country Morning Coffee
No chain store coffee here! Country Morning Coffee is the only artisan coffee roaster in Henry County, offering 30 different premium coffees plus organic coffees from around the globe. Every coffee batch is roasted daily and packaged by hand including personal handwriting on each coffee label. Pick from an assortment of coffee drinks, tea, hot chocolate, and iced drinks. Morning offerings include fresh home-baked pastries, and for lunch there’s homemade breads and soups or Panini’s and wraps. Fill your travel mug and grab some freshly blended bags of coffee to take home with you!
Mary’s Family Dining offers affordable home-cooked meals served on white table cloths. Lunch specials and a salad bar are offered daily. Enjoy the friendly lounge area while you wait for your seat.
Main Street Eatery
Try the top-secret honey-poppy seed dressing on top of the apple, celery, and chicken salad, it is a local favorite. Sandwiches, Panini’s are just a few of the delectable offerings. Breakfast is available.
The Quilt Box
Celebrate the art of quilting and visit the store to become inspired. Visit the showroom offering over 2,000 bolts of fabric, quilt, embroidery and notion supplies. Join in the sit ‘n sews, pick up a block of the month or shop for locally handmade gifts.
A delightful shopping experience awaits you! Choose from home decor – home scents – crystal – gourmet foods and coffee- jewelry and much more. Heartfelt also offers custom floral creation, framing and gift baskets.
Breedlove's Sporting Goods
The drive will be worth it when you visit with the engaging sales associates, view their vast name brand apparel and shoes, and hear the “locals” story. They also personalize sports clothing upon request. It’s all about the sports lore and offerings.
PL Damron's Catering Cafe & Banquets
Follow the lunch crowd and dine in a beautifully preserved historic building where everything is homemade from the soups to the entrees. PL Damron’s Café is known for its fresh baked breads, bakery treats (try the cinnamon and caramel rolls!), and pies. PL Damron’s Barbecue is a house specialty with pulled pork, pulled rib, beef, and chicken served in a special barbecue sauce. PL Damron’s Café also offers catering and banquet services.
Reiman's Harley Davidson
If motorcycles are your thing, check out Reiman’s Harley Davidson. Roger Reiman, the original proprietor, is a 1998 inductee into the American Motorcycle Association’s Hall of Fame and a three-time winner of the Daytona 200. A top competitor in the AMA’s Grand National Circuit during the 1960s, Reiman cut back on his racing schedule to manage the family Harley Davidson dealership in Kewanee during the 1970s. It was during this time that he became famous as motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel’s head mechanic. Since Reiman’s death in a racing accident in 1997, the Packee family has owned and operated the dealership. One of the top Harley Davidson dealerships in the Midwest, Reiman’s can meet every motorcycle enthusiast’s needs and desires. Stop by and visit the Racing Museum and check out the history of Roger Reiman and Evel Knievel. Axle will be there to greet you!
Run Your Ice Off
Over 200 runners participate in this annual “Hardcore” 5k race held, snow, rain or shine beginning at 11am.
Cerno's Bar and Grill
Gather your friends for fabulous food in a warm atmosphere featuring a spectacular 19th century historical bar. The menu selection offers great sandwiches, fantastic pizza, and dinner entrees. Enjoy over twenty different beers on tap at the mahogany back bar imported from Belgium by the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewing Company.
Good's Furniture Showplace
Start your exploration with a visit to Good’s Furniture. America’s Furniture Showplace is one of the oldest and largest family-owned furniture stores in the Midwest and is the centerpiece of Kewanee’s downtown. The 250,000 square-foot showroom spans two city blocks and encompasses twelve restored buildings that feature over fifty furniture brands. It’s a complete shopping experience: visit Good’s Market Square Gift Emporium with unique gifts including upscale clothing and accessories, fine luggage, gourmet food and wine, and much more! Grab a bite to eat at the Wine Cellar Restaurant on Good’s lower level. For an afternoon pick-me-up, stop by the Coffee & Wine Bar. A skywalk, glass elevators, and a Koi Pond add to the ambience. Visit for the day and pamper yourself with an overnight stay at the in-store European Bed & Breakfast.
Get Lit New Year's Eve Fun Run
Now in it's 13th year, Get Lit is a fun way to "run" in the new year! Open to men, women and children, this event is a non-competitive run/walk on a two-mile paved course through the Folepi's Winter Wonderland drive-through display.
CITY: East Peoria
Ol’ Fashion Christmas
Breakfast with Santa, enjoy the make-it and take-it ornaments for kids, carriage rides, candy cane hunt, view mini-Christmas trees and a taste and buy at the chocolate fair. The parade beginning at 3 p.m. features Christmas themed floats, marching bands and Santa. Tens of thousands of lights make Veteran’s Park downtown Galva a must to drive and see. Enjoy the Galva Arts Council entertainment in the evening. Hours: 10am to 8pm.
Metamora Court House Museum
The Metamora Courthouse was built in 1845 and served as the center of county government until the county seat was moved to Eureka in 1896. It is one of two surviving courthouses on the historic Eighth Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln. In 1978 the Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The first floor of the two-story brick structure contains a central hall flanked by two exhibit rooms, one displaying artifacts of early local history, the other with exhibits describing the 1850s court system and Lincoln's life on the Eighth Judicial Circuit. On the second floor, the former courtroom and two small chambers are furnished to represent the era during which Lincoln practiced law.
Chillicothe Historical Society
Don't know much about history? Come see what Chillicothe Historical Society and its museums have to offer! Whether your roots are local or you simply enjoy the lifelong learning experience of discovering our common heritage, we think you'll be pleasantly surprised when you step in!
Quality Inn & Suites - Peoria
Welcome to the new Quality Inn & Suites of Peoria! Quality Inn is convenient to Northwoods Mall and Lakeview Museum. They are also within close proximity of Bradley University and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Relax at their newly renovated, modernized property that joins style and comfort in an affordable package. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request rollaway/extra beds. A beautiful layout, numerous amenities, and unparalleled service are here for you to enjoy! Featured amenities include a business center and express check-out. Planning an event in Peoria? This hotel has facilities measuring 988 square feet, including conference/meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
Peppers Cafe and On the Go Catering
"Mama's" old traditional Italian recipes have been passed down from generation to generation and even today they are still enjoyed and appreciated. Pepper's Cafe and On the Go Catering caters from 10 to 5,300 guests throughout Central Illinois as well as casual cafe dining, using tried and true family recipes. They serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. They also deliver "Drop 'n Go Meals" as well as "Red Bag Meals" for the entire office, and catering for your special events.
C-Note Pub is a quaint basement pub with a "Cheers-like" atmosphere. They offer a full-service bar and supper menu with appetizers, sandwiches, and fries or sweet potato fries, plus salads.
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
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
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.
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.
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.