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Farm to Table

Farm-to-table, farm-to-fork, field to feast… these are all foodie lingo for the social movement to promote local and regional cuisine, created from local food...

Stone Cliff Winery

Looking to enjoy an evening with a significant other listening to music in a lovely setting? Looking to enjoy a leisurely lunch and conversation...

Silver Spoon

In the August heat and sunshine, nothing surpasses a day on the Mississippi. But after several active – or lazy – hours swimming and...

Everything’s Coming Up Garlic

We all know there is no shortage of events in the local area, but the Midwest Garlic Fest in Elizabeth, IL is one that...

The Art of Brewing Handcrafted Beers

Galena Brew Fest is being held August 10 at Chestnut Mountain in Galena. The entry fee is $25. This gets you 24 sample tickets...

Summer Ready Libations

For a moment there, I thought we were going to have to continue to drink warm toddies and big reds. But just as in...

Gina’s Whiskey Lounge

Sometimes treasures are buried in secret, long-forgotten places never to be found, sometimes they are intentionally sought through research and perseverance, and sometimes they...

Cool Summer Treats

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Okay, so maybe I am aging myself here, but the hot and humid days...

Galettes – The Easiest ‘Quick Pie’ You Will Ever Make

The warm weather is finally upon us; thus, we are in official “summer gatherings” mode. We look forward to the scheduled barbecue or pool...

Every Day is a Good Day for Rosé

Rosé: that lovely, soft, yet subtle pink refreshing wine screams nothing but SUMMER! After almost a 30-year “bad rap,” Rosés have finally come back to...