Beer, Wine & Spirits in East Peoria


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  • Kickapoo Creek Winery
    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.
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    6605 N Smith Rd.
    Edwards, IL US
  • DESTIHL-Normal
    For an outstanding tap list and a chill ambience, check out DESTIHL-Normal. Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at DESTIHL-Normal, a local favorite. DESTIHL-Normal diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. DESTIHL-Normal is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Impress your friends and invite them to a party to remember at DESTIHL-Normal. The patio tables outside of DESTIHL-Normal are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Stay connected at no cost thanks to DESTIHL-Normal's wifi. Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. It doesn't get much more laid-back than DESTIHL-Normal, so dress for comfort when you come. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — DESTIHL-Normal offers catering. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. Your tab at DESTIHL-Normal will generally run you about $30 per person. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
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    318 S Towanda Ave
    Normal, IL US
  • Summer Solstice 2013
    Visitors have an unusual transportation option for getting to Summer Solstice: if they get an early enough start, they can float up to the day of craft beer and concerts by canoe. As the Fox River ambles past the historic buildings of downtown Yorkville, it deposits a flotilla of revelers in Riverfront Park. Those who don’t want to paddle in are also allowed to arrive on foot or palanquin to enjoy the rootsy music and frosty brews of the fest, a collaboration between Rogue Barrister Records, Three Angels Brewing, and the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce.
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    301 East Hydraulic Street
    Yorkville, IL US
  • Keller's Farmstand
    Keller's Farmstand was established only 21 years ago, but its roots run all the way back to the 19th century. Since emigrating from Bavaria in the mid-1800s, the Kellers have produced four generations of green-thumbed farmers, most of whom answered to the name Frank. It was during the reign of Franks I and II that the Kellers' first roadside produce stand opened, and the family's crop of grapes, raspberries, and potatoes helped their homestead survive the Great Depression. In the 1960s, brothers Frank III and Ray took over their father's farm and expanded the scope with corn, soybeans, oats, and hay grown on fields in Plainfield and Oswego. In 1991, Frank IV opened his first vegetable kiosk, and Kellers Farmstand was officially inaugurated. These days, the three farmstands are open during the spring, summer, and fall, welcoming guests with fresh-picked seasonal offerings and annual harvest festivals. Depending on the location and the time of year, guests might find heirloom-tomato plants and flowers in finely wrought hanging baskets, ears of the family's specialty sweet corn, or homegrown pumpkins, gourds, and winter squashes. Their news page keeps shoppers up-to-date on the latest goings-on, with regular updates on flower sales, rain delays, and the farm?s ongoing battle with the mole men.
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    2500 Johnson Rd.
    Oswego, IL US
  • Tailwinds Distilling Company
    When he wasn’t piloting a plane, Toby Beall spent time with his bare feet in the Caribbean sand and a cocktail mellowing in his hand. Looking to share that laid-back lifestyle, Beall, his wife Jillian and brother Jamey founded Tailwinds Distilling Company. Today, the Plainfield-based specialists blend premium ingredients such as organic molasses and 100% blue agave, and carefully age them in french-oak barrels to create their tropically-inspired amber rum. After the signature, small-batch distilling process—which avoids the use of carbon filters so as to leave the flavors intact—each bottle is individually signed. That attention to detail hasn’t gone unnoticed: their Taildragger white rum earned a silver medal at the 2012 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition, and their 100% blue agave spirit was featured in Chicago Magazine's Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: For Imbibers. Visitors can take a jetlag-free trip to the tropics during tours of the facility, learning about distillation and sampling sips in a tiki-bar-themed tasting room. Merchandise such as T-shirts, snifters, and flasks provide more lasting souvenirs than the imaginary tan the island vibe might inspire.
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    14912 S. Eastern Avenue
    Plainfield, IL US
  • One World Eats and Drinks
    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.
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    1245 W Main St
    Peoria, IL US