Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill: Elevated Pub Menu Scores Points with Customers

This Crystal Lake eatery offers a diverse menu of popular pub dishes, each of which has received a personal twist from a couple of creative chefs.

Elgin BBQ Pit: Barbecue with a Mexican Twist

Meet an engaging restaurateur who’s leaving his own imprint on the Elgin dining scene and attracting patrons from around the region.






Le Petit Marche: Bakery-Cafe Fills a Niche

This Crystal Lake bakery-cafe is known for delicious treats as well as artisanal wines and cheeses, all served in a European-style setting.






The Village Vintner: A Triple Threat in Food & Drink

How many restaurants can you name that craft their own wine and brews on site, and have a unique menu that pairs perfectly? This Algonquin favorite does.






Maxons Restaurant & Riverboat

1469 N IL Route 2 Oregon, IL 61061 www.maxons.net 815-732-6761

Craft Beer, Custom Menu Make a Winner

Discover a relatively new hangout in South Barrington, where locally brewed craft beer and quality, scratch-made food are the main attraction.






Franchesco’s Ristorante

7128 Perry Creek Pkwy., Rockford, Ill.
(815) 229-0800
www.franchescos.com






Acquaviva Winery

Restaurant, Wine Bar & Market
47W 614 Rt. 38, Maple Park, Ill.
(630) 365-0333
www.acquavivawinery.com






Pier 290: Gage Marine Christens Dockside Dining Project

Restaurant Profile: A brand new dining experience is now open at Lake Geneva’s Gage Marine. Get a sneak peak at the new dockside restaurant and see how it serves both boaters and landlubbers.






Georgia’s Restaurant: A Family Affair that Serves Family Fare

Restaurant Profile: Discover a restaurant that’s all about family, from its name and its ownership to the flag flying outside, and find out how even the cuisine has family in mind.