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Each day, as the sun rises over the Illinois River Valley, light spills across Kickapoo Creek Winery's 14 acres of vineyards. Dr. David Conner originally began planting these vines in 2001. Now joined by his son, Rory, Dr. Connor creates rich, fruit-forward wines using locally sourced grapes in addition to the family's own grape harvests. Each wine brings its own melange of flavors and aromas, whether it's the tropical and citrus notes of the vignoles-seyval blanc blend or the norton's subtle spice and hints of ripe plum. The Connor family also makes wines infused with the luscious fruit flavors of everything from cranberries to peaches; and the selection of dessert wines includes bottles infused with chocolate. Although the tasting room's samples lure many visitors, Kickapoo Creek Winery also provides guests with opportunities to explore its picturesque grounds. Walking trails can guide visitors past rows of trellised grapevines, a bubbling fountain, and even a bridge overlooking Lake Elizabeth. The grounds also include a handful of places for guests to stop and rest for a spell, such as the partially shaded Ruby Glow Garden with its miniature waterfall of grape juice.
6605 N Smith Rd.
Edwards,
IL
US
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, a USDA–approved big-cat rescue facility, plays motherly host to a roaring family composed of five tigers and a lone lioness with a sultry swagger. Adopting philanthropists can align with their striped or unstriped spirit animal, choosing from noble felines such as the elder Mohan—a white male tiger with blue eyes, a pink nose, and a natural screen presence—or Raja—the relentlessly caring mother of sisters Gracie and Thor.
3225 County Road 1750 North
Litchfield,
IL
US
The Winery at Shale Lake sprawls over 212 acres of verdant terrain, with a 10-acre vineyard producing a menu of eight original wines for enjoyment in an array of charming settings. Spin around the 24-acre lake during a 30-minute bike ride aboard any of the Surrey cycles available for rent, or hike the scenic trail to slowly experience nature and the soothing melodies of Bigfoot quartets. Sip on up to five complimentary varieties of wine in the tasting room, built into the barn for a fine equine view through the picture window, and chow on gastronome goodies, including baked brie with raspberry sauce ($6), or white garlic and sausage pizza ($9). Kick back in the winter loft during colder months, playing pool and swirling sippers such as the Fifth Dimension, a sweet red foch wine, and the Beginners Luck, a semisweet chambourcin (all $4.50 by the glass). Live performers burst into song roughly twice a month, so thirst quenchers can enjoy sweet sounds while tickling their taste buds and their friends' bellies on Saturday evenings.
1499 Washington Ave
Staunton,
IL
US
American fare gets an edgy makeover at DESTIHL-Champaign. Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes. Toast your evening out at DESTIHL-Champaign with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Families will feel right at home at DESTIHL-Champaign with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Plan your next big gathering at DESTIHL-Champaign — patrons will appreciate the spacious interior, and there's even a private room for special occasions. DESTIHL-Champaign offers patio seating in the warmer months. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. The dress code is strictly casual at DESTIHL-Champaign, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig. Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant. A visit to DESTIHL-Champaign will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. DESTIHL-Champaign offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
301 N Neil St
Champaign,
IL
US
Take a trip to One World Eats and Drinks in Peoria and make your next meal a good one. One World Eats and Drinks is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on One World Eats and Drinks' menu. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at One World Eats and Drinks won't cost you a sitter. One World Eats and Drinks is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties. Wireless Internet access is just a click away at One World Eats and Drinks. Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back One World Eats and Drinks is ultra casual. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — One World Eats and Drinks offers catering. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to One World Eats and Drinks. Meals at One World Eats and Drinks usually set you back about $30 per diner. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. One World Eats and Drinks has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
1245 W Main St
Peoria,
IL
US
Enjoy a casual night out at Granite City Food and Brewery, a local American restaurant. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Granite City Food and Brewery, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. At Granite City Food and Brewery, kids of all ages are welcome. The patio tables outside of Granite City Food and Brewery are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Not to be overlooked is Granite City Food and Brewery's no-charge wifi. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table if you're headed over on a weeknight — it can get quite busy with the after-work crowds. You can also grab your grub to go. null If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Granite City Food and Brewery. All major credit cards are accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
230 Conference Center Dr
East Peoria,
IL
US
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