Chef Raises the Bar at Duke’s Alehouse in Crystal Lake

Chef Zak Dolezal offers health-conscious options at Duke’s Alehouse, in Crystal Lake. Discover what stands out on the menu.

Success Stories: Acquaviva Winery

Warm Mediterranean hospitality is the cornerstone of the Brandonisio family’s success and it’s the thing you’ll find aplenty at this scenic winery, restaurant and guest house in Maple Park.






A Checklist of Regional Craft Beer and Wine

We’ve made our list and checked it twice. Now, can you visit them all this season?






4 Idyllic Lake Retreats to Explore This Summer

You don’t need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away.






Wildwood Restaurant: World-Class Dining & Drinks

This upscale dining hotspot in Geneva looks to grow upon 10 years of serving quality, time-tested steak, seafood and drinks.






Da Baffone Cucina Italiana: Southern Italian Eats

This family-run restaurant in Crystal Lake serves up authentic Southern Italian pairings in a homey atmosphere.






Craft Beverages Abound in DeKalb County

Did you know that a variety of masterful breweries, wineries and distilleries call DeKalb County home? Step inside a few, and learn how they’re taking advantage of the region’s abundance.






The Cary Ale House & Brewing Co: Craft Beer and Local Food Shine

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






Le Petit Marche

19 N. Williams Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-477-3296 www.petitmarche.biz

Award-Winning Wines to Try This Season

You don’t have to travel to Napa Valley to enjoy a glass of wine by the vineyard. These Northern Illinois wineries are crafting a reputation for excellence with many award-winning vintages.