Downtown Minooka welcomes new farm-to-table restaurant

Members of the Minooka-Channahon Chamber of Commerce and the owners of Rooted cut the ribbon on the new business.

Downtown Minooka’s new farm-to-table restaurant offers a unique experience for people and their taste buds.

Rooted is owned by Minooka natives Eddie Duracka and Brenda Keener. The restaurant is located at 125 W. Mondamin St. and opened in December. In only a few months it already has become a local favorite.

“Rooted is a farm-to-table restaurant featuring Midwestern American cuisine. We have a full-service bar and focus on bourbon, wine and craft cocktails. We are open to renting our space out for special events,” Keener said in a news release.

The Channahon-Minooka Chamber of Commerce and Grundy County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting event with Minooka Mayor Ric Offerman on Feb. 27.

The Rooted staff of 20 pride themselves on offering a unique dining experience inside a historic building in downtown Minooka.

“Our atmosphere is elegant yet casual and welcoming,” Duracka said in the release.

The Rooted team is planning to introduce Sunday brunch, as well as live music and bourbon and wine tastings. Follow Rooted on Facebook for the latest information.

Rooted is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays and 3 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

“We recently hosted our Board of Directors at Rooted for an appreciation event and the food, drinks and service were nothing short of amazing,” Chamber President & CEO Christina Van Yperen said. “Having this elegant atmosphere right here in downtown Minooka is such an asset to our community.”

For information on Rooted, visit or call 815-255-2639. For information on the Chamber, visit or call 815-942-0113.

Members of the Minooka-Channahon Chamber of Commerce sign the ribbon before cutting it.
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