Many restaurants pay homage to railroad history through train décor and menu item

Come to Granny’s Lakeside Diner a few times and the staff and owner Lee Munger will know you by name. That’s the kind of place this is – a friendly, homey, neighborhood joint, with awesome food to boot.

The first day you can stroll outside without bundling up in layers is worth celebrating. And what better way to toast the new season than with a glass of rose’ in hand, on a patio with a view?

Looking for the right way to satisfy your cravings for spring? Whet your appetites with this list of unique food-centered events across northern Illinois this season.

If you and your sweetheart take “clean eating” seriously, but aren’t looking to sacrifice anything in flavor or fare, Glen Ellyn has just the spot for you.

Since 1990, Andresky says that he has dedicated 1776 in Crystal Lake to the idea that people want to eat “real food,” made from quality ingredients and prepared entirely in-house, often from scratch.

A bloody mary, rich in tomato and spices, can be a wake-up call, a hangover cure and sometimes a meal in and of itself. We scattered the suburbs to find the tastiest , tangiest and most tremendously topped versions of this classic morning cocktail.