• StarView Vineyards

  • Five Breathtaking Nature Walks in Illinois

  • Ebertfest Feature Image

    Honoring Filmmakers at Ebertfest

  • Unwind at The Senator’s Inn

  • Quad Cities Botanic Center Feature

    Escape to the Quad City Botanical Center


FLIGHT CHICAGO-

Here is a list of the restaurants I visited and sampled. Wicker Park Flight Frontier – Chef Brian Jupiter Raw & Char – grilled oysters Blackberry BBQ Rabbit Grilled Redfish (very flavorful) The Bedford – Chef Mark Steuer Deviled Eggs (powdered …


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Starved Rock State Park Celebrating 100 Years!

I hope you’re enjoying the great fall weather we are having in northern Illinois.  If you’re like me, you’re trying to spend as much time outdoors before the winter.  As a true Illinoisan we grab onto the beautiful sunshiny days …


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Shemwell's BBQ

Hey BBQ enthusiasts, I just enjoyed a great lunch at Shemwell’s BBQ in Cairo, IL. This is a family run, old fashioned diner, with interesting people and a very good BBQ. It’s worth coming to Cairo for, and stopping down …