There’s something special about dining outside in the summertime, and it’s an experience that’s all the more special at these 10 local patios. ...

The newest addition to Rockford’s dining scene combines the classy cuisine of Franchesco’s with a more relaxed atmosphere where people come to unwind. ...

Locally owned restaurants need all the help they can get right now. Even if you can’t visit in person, there are plenty of ways to still enjoy an exciting new dish and a creative pairing with an alcoholic drink. We found eight local choices that are simply too tempting to resist. ...

Mix a popular Algonquin restaurant with the classic Wisconsin supper club experience and you get a unique, trendy new spot in Crystal Lake. ...

Meet Kevin Gillespie, the new executive chef of Atwater's at The Herrington Inn & Spa. Everything he makes is from scratch. ...

With the ripening harvest and rich colors emerging on our landscape, fall appeals to people of every age. Enjoy the fun, folklore and festivities at some of the best autumn events that our region has to offer. ...

Crepes aren't just a breakfast place at this new Barrington bistro. Rather, the fluffy treat has become the centerpiece of a mouthwatering menu. ...

High-quality locally brewed beer meets with one-of-a-kind locally sourced dishes at this best-kept-secret in downtown Cary. ...

Maintaining your weight during the holiday season is tough, what with all that rich, heavy food around. Tiffanie Young, of Centegra Health System, offers pointers on how to eat smart and have fun. ...

There's nothing quite like a fresh, homemade dish that surprises and delights. Discover a few new items and longtime favorites that you'll find only at our region's locally owned restaurants. ...