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25th Annual Chicago Drum Show
World's largest, longest running vintage and custom drum show. Exhibits, clinics, classes, demonstrations, entertainment, celebrity guests.
O'Leary's Restaurant & Pub
O'Leary's is located in thriving downtown DeKalb. We are a not so traditional restaurant with a full service bar. We invite you to enjoy a fabulous meal, a refreshing drink, and a time worth sharing with friends. We have several great lunch specials to choose from, and host numerous events that you won't want to miss out on! A banquet room, catering and patio dining are also available.
Joker's Bar & Grill
Joker's is a bar with good food and great people. Come and see a band on the weekend or just stop in for a decent meal and an ice cold drink. Don't forget to ask about our daily specials.
Hobnobbers Food & Spirits
Hobnobbers Food & Spirits is a new Restaurant and Sports Bar located in the former site of Mugzzies. Great Food and Great Atmosphere at affordable prices. As you enjoy the wide selection of traditional American foods such as burgers, pizza, and beer nuggets, you can watch your favorite sport on any one of their 15 large screen TV's!
Dairy Dog's is the original home of the cone with eyes. We specialize in high quality fast food, made from fresh ingredients and delicious ice cream creations. It is our goal to focus on quality and delivering friendly service to our customers. All of our food is made to order, if you are in a hurry, call ahead. We look forward to meeting you.
Sycamore Parkway Restaurant
Craving that home cooked meal that mom use to make? Well chances are the Sycamore Parkway Restaurant can meet your expectations! If not, they are sure you will not leave hungry or dissastisfied. There is something to satisfy everyone's palate on their menu. This is a restaurant where you can fill up on delicious food, without emptying your wallet.
Our retail gardens and shop have become a gardener's lush retreat of two city blocks tucked away in the historic industrial district and neighborhood of beautiful Sycamore. Ponds, statuary, plants and other garden necessities. Seasonal operation.
Nestled in the corner of downtown Sycamore, Illinois, Shawn's Coffee Shop and Gourmet Deli has been providing quality service and products since 1994. Serving up fresh, toasted bagels every morning and hearty soups and sandwiches at noon, Shawn's is the perfect rest stop. Stop in for a relaxing cup of coffee, catch up with old friends or swing by just to say hello. No matter the occasion, staff will be sure to greet you with a smile and serve you the tastiest treats! Let Shawn's Coffee Shop and Gourmet Deli cater your next event!
Salerno's on the Fox Restaurant
For 35 years, when you spoke of great pizza, you were speaking of Salerno's. To continue the tradition, Salerno's offers authentic Italian favorities from family recipes.
Country Kitchen - Somonauk
Serving Good Home cooking for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with daily specials.
The Little Traveler (Restaurants)
Dine in the Atrium Cafe or at the Victorian Buffet Luncheon served daily in the store's Antique Department where you will enjoy fresh entrees and delicious desserts elegantly served on silver, china and imported antique dishes.
Nathan Winston Services
Nathan Winston Services was started in 1976 as a rubber stamp shop. Growth continued with the addition of engraving as we opened a full time retail store in 1985. Today we offer stamps, plaques, acrylics, clocks, and engraved and sublimated awards. We maintain our level of professionalism well above the standard. We are proud to be one of DeKalb's Business of the Year recipients, and Marking Device Magazine's Small Business of the year.
Riccardi's Red Hots & Soda Fountain
Our goal at Riccardi's is to create a 50's style diner with friendly service, and "at home" feel and the best food in town. At Riccardi's Red Hots & Soda Fountain, we mix our own secret seasoning for our hamburgers, so you won't be able to find another burger that tastes as good as ours. Our chili is handmade and is some of the best chili you'll ever have. Did we mention the ice cream? We have scrumptious soft-serve vanilla ice cream and tons of toppings to choose from! We have a BYOB license and you are welcome to bring your own beer/wine if you are of age. We are also offering live music on the weekends, so stop in and check out the local talent!
Phillips Park Golf Course
The state-of-the-art golf course boasts modern features like “USGA” Greens, multiple tees, larger greens, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards, cart paths, a driving range and a three hole Junior Course. The new driving range has both “All Weather Teeing Surface” for inclement weather and a massive grass tee for a more realistic feel. Phillips Park Golf Course is a quality championship caliber golf course. With three sets of tees, the golf course ranges from 4,760 yards to 6,200 yards, providing a wide range of challenge for varying abilities.
Kimmer's Ice Cream
Kimmer's Ice Cream is a new ice cream concept in downtown St. Charles. Serving traditional & gourmet homemade premium ice cream as well as feature the original Gramps Frozen Custard, a summer treat in St. Charles for over 10 years. Now open year round. Come check out our great ice cream and custard as well as our selection of cakes and pies.
Bea's Wok'n Roll
Bea's Wok'n Roll is a family restaurant that strives to conquer a variety of exotic and authentic Asian cuisine. Bea offers dining in, and take out.
The House Cafe
The House Cafe is a family bistro and a live entertainment venue located in downtown DeKalb. We have yummy food & drinks, and great bands featured throughout the week. The House is the perfect place to gather, network and be inspired. Our menu has a fantastic variety of fresh bakery items, delicious wraps and sandwiches, soups, salads and a flavorful vegetarian fare. We always have a great selection of teas and coffee drinks, as well as premium assortment of beer and wine.
Two stories of quality, solid wood furniture since 1938. Huge selection of finished, unfinished home, office furniture by Amish and other American manufactures.
Fatty's Pub & Grill
Fatty's is the premier spot to catch a NIU football game, or any other sporting event. Conveniently located across the street from Northern Illinois University and next to Best Western DeKalb Inn & Suites. Stop in and try a delicious item off our extensive menu, or just have a drink or two! Our friendly staff are waiting for you. Party room also available. Let Momma Fatty cater your next event!
Panache Etcetera Inc
Boutique -- home accessories, antiques, furniture, jewelry, apparel, bath and body.
We consign and sell new and used upscale quality brand name furniture, accessories and art. Because of our growth, we are now offering residential and commercial staging and offer an estate sale service.
Have To Have
Have to Have carries women's clothing sizes 0-14, Miss Me Jeans, shoes, jewelry, purses and gifts. Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm and Sundays Noon-4:00pm. Closed Mondays.
House of Tokyo
An authentic Japanese restaurant with a floating sushi boat and hibachi tables. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
King's Mill Refinishing
Beautiful hand-rubbed finishes, brass & metal polishing & repair, hand painting & stenciling, gold leafing, hand carving, woven cane, Rush splint & wicker, upholstery & slip covers, and hand-tied Oriental rugs.
The Wine Exchange
Featuring wines from across the Globe. Local & Hotel Delivery Available. Saturday tastings 1pm-5pm.
Paw Lickin' Good Treats
Paw Lickin' Good Treats is a bakery dedicated to your dog or cat. The meet the demand for high quality, holistic food in the area. They are constantly on the lookout to bring in new and healthy new lines. On top of food and treats, Paw Lickin' Good Treats also carry bake your own cake, collars, harnesses, grooming materials, apparel, toys, nutritional supplements, and more. Even the pickiest eater will find something tasty here!
Casual Chinese dining. Lunch buffet Tuesdays through Fridays. No MSG. Come visit our newly remodeled restaurant.
Relax, this place has a winning combination of fine dining and exciting atmosphere. OTB, cozy fireplace, fine wine, gourmet burgers. American eclectic menu that changes with each season. Whether in one of their three dining rooms, lounge, wine bar or track room you're assured of a great experience. So relax and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere, friendly services and most of all the unique gastronomy.
The Jalapeno Grill
Try us for great authentic Mexican tacos and burritos, Chicago-style hot dogs, fresh cut fries, hamburgers and more. Open daily.
Polka Dot Bakery
The Polka Dot Bakery creates beautiful artistic cakes. They can vary from carved cakes made to look like an object or character, smash cakes for a child's 1st birthday, wedding cakes to decorated cookies for all occasions. They also provide kitchen apparel and classes/events at their location.
Breathtaking dining experience in classic, 160 year old church. Serving authentic Italian food. Dine in & carry out. We also offer catering for all your special occasions.
The Huddle offers hot dogs, gourmet burgers, fries, smoothies, bubble teas, coffee and much much more! We are located close to Northern Illinois University and Downtown DeKalb. We strive for fresh and innovative alternatives to the fast food norm.
E & S Fish Company, Inc.
Finest seafood and service. Freshly made seafood while you wait. Eat in or carry out.
Ski's All American Pub
Whether you're looking for good food, a great time with friends, or just hanging out in an all around exciting atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. You name the event and Ski's All American Pub is the place to be. "Come for the food, stay for the fun." Try one of our delicious pizzas or come in for our all you can eat fish fry! Relax in our beer garden, or play a few rounds of darts! A private party room is available for up to 50 guests.
Stone Mill Museum
Built in 1856, the Stone Mill was originally used to produce flour. In 1965, the building was deeded to the Sandwich Historical Society. The building itself is a museum exhibit which includes the original beams and support posts made of 125 year old timber. The historical society first opened the museum to the public in 1969 and now includes three floors of exhibits. Among the exhibits are fire fighting equipment, antique car, furniture, signage, photos and many other items from the area's past. The museum is open every Sunday, 1-4pm during warm months (April to October).
The Office Dining & Spirits
Superb food in a casual, contemporary atmosphere. Outdoor smoke house for great meats and one of Fox Valley's best outdoor dining patios.
J&K Half Moon Tavern
J&K Half Moon Tavern staff will know you by name by the time you finish your meal. We strive to give you that true midwestern hospitality. Come in for our famous Oyster Sunday, or one of our many other specials! We take your dining experience to the next level. Try us out today!
Directions in Clothing
Classic clothing with a flair.
Great American Grill, Hilton Garden Inn
Casual dining from hamburgers and sandwiches to steaks and seafood.
The Brown Pub
The Brown Pub is a favorite hang out for college students and locals. Stop by and check us out anytime! We have a full lunch menu plus daily specials. We also offer the full menu for dinner with weekend specials. There is a fully stocked liquor store inside the bar.
Christmas on the Fox/Art and Craft Show
Quality, hand-made arts and crafts. No commercial or manufactured items. Come and experience the delights of the season.
Charlie Fox's Di Fantastico
Premium carry-out & pizza delivery. Pasta, sandwiches, and more. Full service restaurant.
Tranquility Skin & Body Care Center
Salon specializing in customized skin care, manicures, pedicures and waxing.
Francesca's by the River
Contemporary, casually-sophisticated trattoria ambiance. Good, honest cooking, friendly service and fair prices. Our menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umba and Lazio.
Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot Machine, Juke Box Show
Antique show with over 300 booths in two exhibition halls. Jukeboxes, pinball machines, arcade games, slot machines, neon signs, coke machines, circus, carnival items, antique gas pumps, gumball machines and more.
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.
Esther's Place - A Fiber Arts Studio
Handmade items from local wool - classes, gifts and more. Bed and breakfast service available.
Mr. Samurai Steakhouse
Authentic Japanese steakhouse, fresh sushi bar, hibachi grill and bar, tepan-yaki chef prepares right at your table.
Town House Books & Cafe
Cafe connected to independent bookstore. Features homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, beer and wine.
Acquaviva Tasting and Wine Bar
Wine tastings, delicatessen meats, cheeses, craft beers, wine bar. Inside and outside garden seating. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer with friends in a relaxing atmosphere.
We have been offering you a taste of Italy for over 14 years. Come discover or rediscover the charms of Italy and Mamma's good cooking.
Cinco de Mayo
A festive Sycamore celebration with games, prizes, crafts, food, petting zoo, live music and family entertainment.
Heritage Hall & Chapel on the Green
Dating back to 1855, the chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building and is adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899 pipe organ.
Colonial Cafe East
Family owned since 1901, this family style restaurant is best known for its "Kitchen Sink" sundae. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and legendary ice cream.
Authentic Cantonese & Szechwan style dishes featuring dim sum on Sundays.
Sweet Tomatoes - St. Charles
Salad bar with four specialty salads, fresh cut produce and all the fixings, full hot bakery, six made from scratch soups, three hot pastas, and dessert bar all for one low price. Buffet dining.
A family friendly Sushi-Chinese restaurant. You have the choice of take-out or dining in.
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.
A modern Italian kitchen and late night bar in a family relaxed atmosphere.. Offers inside and outside dining and also provides full-service catering.
Larson's Family Farm
Visit the Larson Family Farm for some old fashioned country fun. In the fall, the farm offers pumpkins and gourds, hay rack rides and fall home decor. Come to the farm to cut your own Christmas tree. The venue is available for special event rentals. They offer evening bonfires on fall weekends and host school groups during weekdays.
41st Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show and Sale
Authentic antiques exhibited indoors at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Catered lunch is available. Plenty of free parking. Admission benefits local historical and educational endeavors.
Texas Guitar Show
This show is a buy, sell, trade show of guitars, related instruments, and accessories. Dealers come from all over the US to show their wares. Open to VIP's Friday 12-5pm with a $250 fee. Sat.-Sun. 10-5pm $15.
Girl's Night Out
Girls Night Out is a monthly shopping event in Downtown DeKalb! Every third Thursday of the month from 5 - 8 pm downtown will host a themed Girls Night Out shopping event! July's theme is Sizzling Sidewalk Sales. Come downtown to see all the sidewalk sales, specials, and entertainment! Free Admission (815)751-4734 / firstname.lastname@example.org / https://www.facebook.com/downtowndekalb
Glitter has over 100,000 different items in stock and new items added weekly. Choose from a wide selection of jewelry, cosmetics and clothing in sizes from youth girl to 3X. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 8pm and Sun. 11am - 5pm
Chicago Toy Show an Antique Collectible Toy and Doll Show
42 years at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Toys, dolls, holiday keepsakes from 1900-2014. Six buildings, 600+ exhibitors with rare unusual treasures. Comic characters, dolls, space toys, automotives, airplanes, DC, Marvel. Disney, Star Wars, Barbee, teddy bears, Star Wars, banks.
The Chicago Rat Pack "One Swingin' Night"
Egyptian Theatre - DeKalb, IL. For over 18 years, the unforgettable trio (Frank, Sammy and Dean) excited audiences nightly at the Copa Room and the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. These wonderful performances have been recreated with remarkable accuracy. Critics all proclaim “One Swinging Night” as being as close as any person could come to experiencing the original Rat Pack. With so much talent on stage together, these wild wonderful performers would set the standard tone for all those who came to Vegas throughout the Swinging 60's. How could these performances be anything less than historical? The Chicago Rat Pack’s show, “One Swinging Night” is perhaps one of the few special productions that shall become as timeless as the actual counterparts (Sammy, Frank and Dean). This fantastic show transports its audiences to a time when life was a lot less complicated. “One Swinging Night” is a brilliant reenactment of the “Summit.” This was the period at which all three of the magnificent super-stars were at the prime of their wonderful careers. At times, these three actors seem to transcend reality by totally becoming the characters they portray. Along with this and the fact that each member of this cast is very talented in his own right makes “One Swinging Night” a show that must be seen!
Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to watch the meeting on videotape. Rated R. Performances: Fri.-Sat.8pm; Sun. 2pm.
Pilobolus at the Paramount Theatre
You've seen them…you just might not have known it. They stunned the world at the Academy Awards with their shape-shifting performance behind the screen. They've done numerous car commercials that leave your jaw on the ground. They've been on Conan, Oprah and over 100 other TV shows. They’re the dance group that defies gravity, taxes muscles beyond conceivable limits and adds an element of unforgettable beauty through dancing. All of this from a group whose name means “a phototropic fungus that thrives in farmyards.” Seeing is believing. See Pilobolus.
Fine Line Arts Festival (formerly Raku Day)
Fri. May 29 Festival opening night! Come socialize, enjoy a catered dinner, participate in a specialty event. There is a fee. Sat. May 30 is a great outdoor fun day for everyone! Bring the kids! Experience a variety of hands-on art experiences including Japanese Raku, etching, welt felting and more. Visit www.fineline.org for details and registration.
Country music royalty comes to The Arcada Theater. "Coal Miner's Daughter" brings five decades of magical memories from the Grand O'l Opry.
Chicago Family Fun Expo
The Chicago Family Fun Expo is designed for families to be introduced to local and national companies to enrich life. The event will have fun activities Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission Adults $7;
Antique and Collectible Markets
Join us for 25,000 sq. ft. of quality antiques and collectibles. The best and largest selection of collectibles anywhere. Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm. Admission $6.
Gramma's Family Restaurant & Pancake House
Breakfast and brunch seven days a week!
The hit 60's girl group The Bikinis is ready to relive their fun in the sun, revive their Jersey Girl Heydays, and rekindle their long lost friendships all to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. Rated G. Performances: Fri.-Sat.8pm; Sun. 2pm.
Maybe Baby, It's You
From the very first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage, "Maybe Baby" is a wild ride through the search for that most elusive relationship - the soul mate. Rated PG. Performances: Fri.-Sat.8pm; Sun. 2pm.
A Christmas Survival Guide/Holiday Musical Revue
Laugh away your seasonal anxieties and join five young optimistic people on their hilarious journey to find the true essence of Christmas. Rated PG. Performances: Fri.-Sat.8pm; Sun. 2pm
David Sedaris at the Paramount Theatre
David Sedaris is one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Just check out any of his New York Times bestsellers including Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and When You Are Engulfed in Flames – which is just a partial list of his works that have sold over 7 million copies. But there’s nothing like seeing and hearing this one-of-a-kind artist in person share stories, observations, works-in-progress and readings from some of his pieces.
Wandering Dragon Game Shoppe
Located in the heart of historic, downtown Plainfield, with its comfortable, “Old World” feel, Game Library, spacious Event Area and eight game rooms available to rent for private parties, The Wandering Dragon is not just an amazing board game store, but a home away from home for family and friends to gather and get lost in some fun.
Charlie's Center for the Arts-All of the Arts-All over Town
This event is truly All of the Arts, All over Town. The entire city will be transformed into an Arts Center featuring a major Art Show, music, live theater, and more from some of the best local, regional and national performing and visual artists.
Bend General Store
They are exclusively owned & managed by lifelong St. Charles residents. They have endeavored to embrace St. Charles past, and bring uniquely old world small town experience to our fellow residents.
Don't miss this great performance by Taylor Dane held in the historic Arcada Theater. Make it an evening. Arrive early and enjoy a dinner in one of our conveniently located restaurants before going to the theater.
Urban Grace, located in downtown DeKalb, Illinois, sells CeCe Caldwell's Paints, provides monthly workshops catered to individual techniques using CeCe Caldwell's products, and will also custom paint furniture.
NIU School of Theatre and Dance
The School of Theatre & Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Dance. They perform at various times and locations throughout the academic year. The Players, Corner and O’Connell Theatres are in Stevens Building. Box Office: 815-753-1600 For a complete listing of dates and times visit our Calendar of Events page.
A Carpenters' Christmas
Singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are keeping the Carpenters' holiday tradition alive and bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs to the stage.
NIU School of Music
The School of Music's 60 nationally and internationally recognized faculty are dedicated to supporting students realizing their full potential as music artists and scholars, and our location one hour west of Chicago affords our students unparalleled additional cultural resources. NIU students participate in diverse array of award-winning instrumental and vocal ensembles, and many also take part in a number of world music performance activities. The school's ensembles include choirs, orchestra, concert and marching bands, large and small jazz ensembles, early music ensemble, percussion ensemble, steelbands, Javanese and Balinese gamelans, Chinese Orchestra, tabla, West African drumming, various chamber music ensembles, and others. . The faculty and students of the School of Music teach and perform for global audiences during their real and virtual travels. Most recently, students have performed by invitation in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Trinidad, and England, and weekly they share their live performances via high definition webcasts with all fifty states and more than three dozen countries on five continents. Acclaimed artist faculty such as the Avalon String Quartet and extraordinary guest artists are a fundamental component of the student experience both in person and via the school's national Internet2 leadership activities in the musical arts. Located in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall 815-753-1551
Windy City Soaring
Windy City Soaring Association is a non-profit organization (club) dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of soaring (flying sailplanes aka gliders). Based at Hinckley Airport (0C2) in the friendly village of Hinckley IL, situated about fifty miles West of the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago.
Specializing in all dog care. Dog training; doggie day care; overnight dog boarding; pet sitting; dog grooming; pooch parties.
The Art Box
Frame Shop & DeKalb Art Gallery Monday-Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm
Offers the finest dining selections including steak, seafood, chops. Visit for the food, stay for the atmosphere. There is a beautiful outdoor deck overlooking the Fox River to be enjoyed in warm weather.
Theis Farm Market
Since 1981, Theis Farm Market has been providing high quality, exceptionally great tasting local produce. Family owned and operated, they take pride in their work and are constantly striving to meet new demands by delivering even better tasting produce and higher quality products. They started out with a wagon by the road full of vegetables. Greenhouses came as a necessity for the starting of our field plants. They decided to do a few flowers for fun and that quickly turned into the place to go for top quality beautiful bedding plants, including Barb's original mixed planters and baskets. Now they have bedding and vegetable plants starting in the spring following through to summer with ripe tasty vegetables and into the fall for pumpkins, squash, gourds and all your other fall decorations. They always carry fresh eggs, homegrown popcorn, honey from the bees on their farm, syrups and jams from slack's. May1st-October 31st Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm Sundays and Holidays 10am-5pm Closed: July 4th
Jambalaya Restaurant-Night Club
Distinctive American food with a Creole Influence. Live entertainment Friday and Saturdays. Located adjacent to the authentic Bourbon Street in Pheasant Run Resort.
St. Peter's Barn Sale
This is a huge event. Great bargains. Antiques & collectibles, books, clothing, seasonal, home decor, furniture, tools, hardware, bicycles, china, glass, much more.
Beith House Museum
1850 limestone Greek Revival home restored, developed as preservation study house. June-August, Tues. 1-4pm. Other hours, groups by appointment.
The Legacy Girls-Andrews Sisters Tribute
Andrews Sisters Tribute. Boogie woogie back to the 30s,40s. This renowned trio will capture your heart with their contagious smiles, and delight you as they take you down memory lane.
NIU Regional History Center
The Regional History Center is a unique component of NIU’s commitment to education, research, and public service. The Center’s mission is to acquire, preserve, and make available to the public the most significant historical records of the northern Illinois region. They actively collect from the eighteen northern counties of Illinois excluding Cook County. Since 1977 the Center has grown into a multifaceted research center which houses three related sets of historical records: University Archives, Regional Collections, and Local Government Records (Illinois Regional Archives Depository). The Regional History Center is always adding manuscripts to the collections. Please feel free to contact the center if you believe you have documents that should be preserved for future generations.
Kauffman Turkey Farm
Kauffman Turkey Farms is one of the last remaining independent family owned and operated turkey farms with its own dressing plant in the country. Providing fresh dressed turkeys to the Northern Illinois area for over 80 years. These big, beautiful tom turkeys are some of the thousands that are range grown here on the Kauffman Turkey Farm. The turkeys are grown from one day of age until they are dressed in the farm's federally inspected plant. They raise their birds with the emphasis on quality. This means that the turkeys grow more slowly and develop a richer flavor and denser texture.