Food & Drink in Northeast

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Pete's Tom & Jerry's ($20 Value)

Pete's Tom & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

Self-proclaimed "king of the gyros" also cooks up charbroiled burgers, steak sandwiches, pure-beef hot dogs, and other American favorites

$12 for Four Vouchers Good for $5 Worth of Take and Bake Meals from E-Z Dinners ($20 Value)

E-Z Dinners

Loves Park

$5 $3

Owner and cook Kathy does "all the shopping and chopping," in her words, creating homemade meals that customers can take home and cook

$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Town Hall Lounge

Town Hall Lounge

Town Hall Lounge

$20 $10

Diners chow down on hearty American pub dishes, such as pizza and steak; eatery offers live-music nights and themed pub crawls and contests

Mediterranean Meal for Two or Four with Entrees and Appetizer at Sahara Palace Restaurant (Up to 39%)

Sahara Palace Inc.

Northeast

$41.97 $27

Creamy hummus and baba ghanouj kick off meals of beef shawarma, gyro sandwiches, and lamb shish kebabs

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Bahia Mexican Restaurant

Bahia Mexican Restaurant

Northeast

$20 $11

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Seafood specialties such as octopus in spicy sauce and whole red snapper complement classic tacos, enchiladas, and drinks

One or Two Hours of Billiards and Nonalcoholic Drinks for Four at Rockford Billiard Cafe (Half Off)

Rockford Billiard Cafe

Signal Hill

$10 $5

Players wash down Pepsi products during one- or two-hour sessions of billiards at a café with 17 tables

Breakfast at Ojeda's Steak House & Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Ojeda's Steak House & Bar

Rockford

$20 $11

Breakfast eats such as andouille and shrimp egg dish, pancakes, banana foster french toast, and fajita skillets

$7 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Deli Food at Brooklyn Deli Roscoe ($12 Value)

Brooklyn Deli Roscoe

Roscoe

$6 $3.50

New York–style sandwiches at a casual deli, whose selection includes italian subs, hot pastrami sandwiches, and fresh-cut fries

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at Quinta Carmina Mexican Restaurant and Cuisine

Quinta Carmina Mexican Cuisine

Belvidere

$20 $11

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Handmade Mexican ceramics and glassware surround guests as they dine on carnitas tortas, steak fajitas, fried sea bass, and stews

American Cuisine or Banquet-Room Rental at Abraham's Bar & Grille (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Abraham's Bar & Grille

Rochelle

$30 $15

Guests clamor over bar games, burgers, and brews at full-service restaurant, bar, and banquet hall facility.

Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Off the Wall Café (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Off The Wall Cafe

Malta

$20 $11

Diners enjoy breakfast and lunch classics in a vibrant, colorful space or for carry-out service

Hookah for Two or Four at Aromas Hookah Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Aromas Hookah Bar

DeKalb

$20 $10

More than 200 flavored shisha tobaccos including blueberry, lemon, citrus dream, and strawberry margarita

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with chocolate pairings or a cheese tray at Northleaf Winery (Up to54% Off)

Northleaf Winery

Milton

$31.80 $15

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Guests explore six wines paired with chocolates or cheese in the tasting room

$5.99 for a Large One-Topping Pizza from Papa Murphy's ($11 Value)

Papa Murphy's

Delavan

$11 $5.99

Take ‘N’ Bake pizzas with fresh dough topped with ingredients in customized or pre-selected combos

Lunch or Breakfast at 9 East Coffee (Up to 47% Off)

9 East Coffee

Freeport

$20 $11

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This family-owned shop serves Intelligentsia coffee, and scratch-made sandwiches, soups, and pastries in a quaint 19th century building

$13.25 for $25 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Parkside Pub

Parkside Pub

Huntley

$25 $13.25

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Housemade burgers, chicken sandwiches, and deli treats washed down with frosty brews in cozy bar or tree-lined garden

Grill Food at BombDigity (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

BombDigity

Dixon

$30 $16

Diners chow down on bar food next to fire pits or on the patio at motorcycle-friendly eatery

Minhas Craft Brewery Tour for Two or Four with 10% Off Merchandise in Monroe (Half Off)

Minhas Craft Brewery

Monroe

$20 $10

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Brewery tour travels behind scenes of historic establishment as beer enthusiasts sip samples & leave stocked with complimentary gifts

Microdistillery Educational Tasting for Two or Four at Minhas Micro Distillery (Half Off)

Minhas Micro Distillery

Monroe

$20 $10

Visitors learn how beer from the brewery is turned into vodka, after which they sample products leave with a bottle of vodka & sampler glass

$12 for $25 Worth of Wings, Burgers, and Other American Food at Buffalo Wings & Rings

Buffalo Wings & Rings

Crystal Lake

$25 $12

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Boneless and traditional wings in roasted garlic, teriyaki, buffalo, and other mild to atomic tastes, plus burgers, onion rings, and wraps

$15 for $30 Worth of Vitamins and Supplements at FitRx

FitRx

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Complement your workout with OxyELITE Pro supplements, ADAM multi-vitamins, M-Stak muscle builders, or other nutritional enhancers

Barbecue for Two at Crystal Lake Rib House (Up to 50% Off)

Crystal Lake Ribhouse

Crystal Lake Rib House

$30 $15

Baby back ribs, chargrilled burgers, and chili served at restaurant praised by the Chicago Sun-Times

$10 for One Dozen Cake Pops at Sugar Hills Bakery ($19.08 Value)

Sugar Hills Bakery

Multiple Locations

$19.08 $10

Easy-to-eat cake pops come in vanilla, chocolate, or red velvet with white- or dark-chocolate frosting

All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Brunch for Two or Four at Olive Black Martini Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Olive Black Martini Lounge

Richmond

$23.90 $14

Pairs and pairs of pairs load up on brunch items during all-you-can-eat Sunday feast

$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Cucina Bella in Algonquin

Cucina Bella

Algonquin

$30 $16

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2010 Best of the Fox winner layers homemade lasagna, drizzles beef medallions in gorgonzola cream & stirs handcrafted sauces in open kitchen

Italian Food and Pizza for Dinner at Marzano's Wood Fired Italian (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Marzano's Wood Fired Italian

McHenry

$35 $19

Wood-fired oven cooks certified-authentic neapolitan pizzas; other dishes include baked ziti, gnocchi with vodka sauce, and seared scallops

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine — Chorizo Grill

Chorizo Grill

Grant Park

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$22 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Algonquin

$40 $22

Homemade pastas made daily, with gluten-free and whole-wheat options available; brick-oven pizzas paired with wine from Italy and California

$11 for $20 Worth of Small Plates at Macarena Tapas

Macarena Tapas

St. Charles

$20 $11

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Traditional hot and cold tapas such as marinated olives, Spanish potato and onion omelets, garlic shrimp, and beef-tenderloin skewers

Prime Steaks and Seafood at ROX City Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

ROX City Grill

St. Charles

$30 $15

Cooks decorate plates with 20-oz. Angus steaks, pan-seared tilapia, twin grilled lamb chops, and hummus

Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok ’n Fire (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Japanese, Thai, and Chinese specialties include grilled mango mahi-mahi, teriyaki chicken, and spicy Hong Kong scallops

Mexican Food and Drinks for Dine-In or Takeout at Sergio's Cantina (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sergio's Cantina

Geneva

$25 $13

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Mexican eatery with tropical decor houses made-from-scratch family recipes and margaritas made with hand-squeezed limes

$30 for $50 Worth of Steak and Seafood at St. Charles Place Steak House

St. Charles Place Steak House

St. Charles

$50 $30

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Choice cuts of filet mignon and charred prime rib complement classic seafood dishes amid vintage supper-club decor

$22 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at House of Tokyo

House of Tokyo

St. Charles

$40 $22

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Chefs sear steak and seafood at tabletop grills while sushi floats around the bar on little wooden boats

Italian Food at Aliano's Ristorante (Up to 53% Off)

Aliano's Ristorante

Batavia

$15 $7

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Housemade veal, chicken, and seafood dishes evoke the flavors of Italy; New York– and Chicago-style pizzas nod to American traditions

Six Bottles of Oils and Vinegars or $11 for $20 Worth of Oils and Vinegars at The Olive Gallery

The Olive Gallery

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Customers can sample extra-virgin olive oils, flavored oils, and balsamic vinegars in the tasting room before bringing them home

Pub Cuisine at The River's Edge Bar & Grill (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

The River's Edge Bar & Grill

Batavia

$20 $11

Bar with live music and open mic nights offers up beer and cocktails along with pub food like burgers, wings, and grilled cheese sandwiches

Mexican Food at El Xacalli (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

El Xacalli

Yorkville

$20.40 $11

Burritos, tortas, tacos, and enchiladas accompanied by table-side guacamole

$21 for $40 Worth of Neapolitan Cuisine at Naples 15

Naples 15

Old Market Place

$40 $21

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Chef from Naples, Italy, offers cuisine such as fresh scallops, shrimp, and mussels over linguine and ziti with a three-meat ragu sauce

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One Medium Smoothie at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Madison

$5.39 $3

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Whole fruit pieces and 100% fruit juice, blended to order with ingredients such as frozen yogurt, sherbet, or veggies

$17 for $30 Worth of Crepes — Liquid

Liquid

Madison

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at The Side Door Grill and Tap

The Side Door Grill and Tap

State-Langdon

$20 $11

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Chefs use local ingredients to create a menu of pub food such as burgers, sandwiches, and flatbread pizzas paired with craft beers

Coffee- or Espresso-Making Class at Calibrè Coffee (Up to 63% Off)

Calibre Coffee

South Barrington

$100 $45

Café teaches coffee drinkers how to make a perfect cup of joe at home or how to brew espresso during coffee classes

$25 for $40 Towards a French Dinner for Two or More at L'Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie

L'Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie

South Barrington

$40 $25

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Elegant bistro serves authentic French cuisine such as homemade pâté, duck with orange sauce, and savory crepes

Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Anytime at Mago Grill & Cantina (Up to 40% Off). Three Locations Available.

Mago Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

$50 $35

Lauded Chicago chef crafts Mexican & Latin dishes such as ceviches, empanadas & moles paired with margaritas, mojitos, & sangrias

Mexican Cuisine During Lunch or Dinner at La Quinta De Los Reyes (50% Off)

La Quinta De Los Reyes

Downtown Aurora

$20 $10

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Traditional Mexican restaurant in the heart of Aurora featuring tropical margaritas, table-side guacamole, mariachi music, and a nightclub

American Food and Drinks at Docks Bar & Grill

Docks Bar & Grill

Wauconda

$30 $15

Laid-back bar and grill with sweeping lake views serves an extensive menu of classic American fare

$9 for $15 Worth of Grass-Fed Beef Burgers Served by Train at Veteran-Owned 2Toots Train Whistle Grill

2Toots Train Whistle Grill

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Nitrate-, preservative-, and hormone-free 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs, burgers & chili delivered on toy train tracks at veteran-owned diner

$12 for $20 Worth of Chinese Food at The Golden Bowl

Golden Bowl

Bartlett

$20 $12

Chinese dishes for takeout and delivery, from staples such as spring rolls to original creations like breaded chicken with apricot sauce

Guided Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Five Bottles of Preselected Wines at Fox Valley Winery, Inc. (Up to 52% Off)

Fox Valley Winery, Inc.

Oswego

$28 $14

Extensive tour of the winemaking facilities ends with a tasting of five wines

Pizza Meal for 2 or 4 or $25 Worth of Carryout at Jerseys Pizza & Grill in Hoffman Estates (Up to 50% Off)

Jerseys Pizza and Grill

Hoffman Estates

$33.79 $17

Ovens melt cheese on specialty pizzas as diners gaze at 6'x10' screens and 35 high-def TVs in a sports-focused restaurant

Burgers, Beers, and Appetizers for Two or Four at Scoreboards Pub & Grill (Up to 54% Off)

Scoreboards Pub & Grill

Oswego

$37.97 $18

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Friends gather to watch games and pound pub food, choosing from an ever-evolving beer menu to complement their bites

Beer-Tasting Admission for Two at Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival on October 10 or 11 (56% Off)

Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival

Henry J. Paulus Park

$87.90 $39

This Bavarian-style beer festival showcases more than 45 brews from acclaimed regional breweries in addition to live music and craft vendors

Burger Meal for Two with Appetizers or $10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Scoreboard

Scoreboard

Lake Zurich

$20 $10

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Nachos piled with beans, melted cheese, and homemade chili precede half-pound burgers, seven kinds of sandwiches, and thin-crust pizzas

Italian Dinner for Two or More at RoccoVino's Carol Stream (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

RoccoVino's

Carol Stream

$30 $15

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Italian cuisine such as rigatoni vodka, stuffed eggplant, seafood risotto, and signature pizzas

Dine-In or Takeout Breakfast or Lunch at Olde North Pancake House (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Olde North Pancake House

Olde North Pancake House

$15 $7.50

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Cozy, family-friendly restaurant serves up 13 varieties of pancakes, along with waffles, sandwiches, and comfort-food entrees

Oktoberfest Entry to American Aid Society of German Descendants (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

American Aid Society of German Descendants

German/American Cultural Center

$31 $15

Oktoberfest event over several weekends showcases German music, history, folk dancing, and food

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Rosati's Pizza

Rosati's Pizza

Schaumburg

$20 $12

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Thin crust, double dough, and Chicago-style pizza pies topped with pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, grilled chicken, or Italian beef

$11 for $20 Worth of Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at Grande Lettys

Grande Lettys

Antioch

$20 $11

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Diners chow down on a variety of Tex-Mex dishes, including enchiladas, burritos, and tacos with fillings such as steak or beans and cheese

Dinner for Two or More at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar

Lake Zurich

$30 $15

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Chefs cook entrees such as steak, veggies, and teriyaki chicken at tableside grills

Indian Food at Sankalp (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sankalp

Pebblewood East

$20 $11

Classic Indian dishes such as crepe-like dosas filled with curried vegetables, tandoori chicken, and lamb in cashew gravy

Indian Food at India House (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

India House

Hoffman Estates

$40 $22

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Award-winning Indian restaurant crafts Bombay- and Delhi-inspired cuisine, including lamb baked in a tandoor oven and chicken vindaloo curry

Appetizers for 2, 4, 8, or 10 People at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Roselle

$20 $11

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Waitresses clad in mini kilts ferry burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & ice-cold Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games

$22 for $40 Worth of Hibachi Food and Sushi at Domo 77 and Japan 77

Domo 77 and Japan 77

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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Seasoned chefs sear steak, chicken, and seafood on a hibachi-style grill, served alongside classic and specialty sushi rolls

$10 for $20 Worth of Tapas and Drinks at Macarena Tapas

Macarena Tapas

Naperville

$20 $10

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A seasonal menu of more than 40 classic and updated tapas pairs with fruity pours of sangria during dinner

Japanese Dinner for Two or Take-out at Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

$20 $11

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Rolls filled with creamy avocado and salmon, teriyaki combos with deep-fried pork, and plates of ginger-sauteed squid

Burgers and Beer for Two or Four at Jimmy-B's Ale House (Up to 54% Off)

Jimmy-B's Ale House

Fox River Commons

$37.90 $18

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10-ounce black Angus beef topped with fixings such as pepper jack and chorizo or stuffed with bacon and cheddar served alongside brews

$9 for $15 Worth of Café Food at Juicy-O Pancake House

Juicy-O Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Classic breakfast and lunch food supplemented with complimentary house donuts and fresh fruit juices

$21 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi-Ai

Sushi-Ai

Palatine

$40 $21

Wide selection of fresh maki, specialty combinations, and Japanese entrées such as seared tuna or spicy tofu steak

Pizza Meal for Two or Four with Appetizer Sampler and Soft Drinks at Rocky's Pizzeria (Up to 54% Off)

Rocky's Pizzeria

Lindenhurst

$21.72 $10

Bite into your choice of three appetizers, such as chicken fingers, tater tots, and fried shrimp, plus handmade cheese pizzas

$16 for $30 Worth of German Cuisine at Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Schaumburg

$30 $16

Hearty servings of authentic German food such as home cooked sauerbraten, spaetzle, strudel and more; full German gluten free menu available

Mexican Food and Drinks Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Grande Jake's Fresh Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Grande Jakes Fresh Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Salsa bar with ten types of salsa, along with dinner plates that include chicken enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, and flautas

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at d’Vine Wine and Gifts (Up to 53% Off)

d’Vine Wine and Gifts

Palatine

$36.99 $18

Sample some of the boutique wine shop’s more than 100 different wines, many of which come from small wineries from around the world

Party Trays of Sandwiches with Two or Five Pounds of Pasta or Potato Salad at Alice's Deli (Up to 56% Off)

Alice's Deli

Prairie Lake Manor

$65 $29

Alice whips up catering trays full of sandwiches and wraps or side dishes such as potato salad or pasta salad in her casual Naperville deli

$25 for Two French Wine or European Beer Flights and One Appetizer at Suzette’s Creperie ($43 Value)

Suzette’s Creperie

Wheaton

$43 $25

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Flights of French wine or European beer pair with savory appetizers, including three-cheese soufflés, ham & cheese crepes or croque monsieur

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Smoothie at FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar ($15.60 Value)

FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar

Glendale Heights

$5.20 $3

Build your own smoothie from fresh ingredients such as almond milk, whey protein, bananas, and strawberries for a healthy boost of energy

Japanese Steak-House Cuisine for Two or Four at Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi (47% Off)

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Glendale Heights

$30 $16

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Hibachi entrees such as filet mignon, lobster, sesame scallops, and vegetable fried rice

$10 Off Your Bill at Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace. Two Options Available.

Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Gourmet flavors of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and small-batch kernels of creatively flavored popcorn delight taste buds

Artisan Teas Tasting for Two or Four at Adagio Teas (Up to 57% Off)

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

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Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

Select Local Merchants

It's not just artisanal breads and tempting desserts that are made from scratch at Mary's Market––it's everything on the menu. From the dressings on the café's fresh salads to the sauces on their hearty pastas, all of it is crafted using top quality ingredients and TLC. This dedication to the art of food earned Mary's Market a James Beard Award nomination in the category of America's Classics, a division that honors locally owned restaurants that embody the character of the their communities. Chef Christopher Holden helms the catering side of Mary's Markets, relying on his expertise in weddings and banquets to impress guests with passed hors d'oeuvres, signature menus, and cakes big enough for the band to pop out of.

1659 N Alpine Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

The locally owned Annie's Gifts & Home offers a hodgepodge of holiday wares and party gifts, ranging from gourmet foods, trinkets for recent stork deliveries, jewelry, home fragrances, and more. Adventure to Annie's before your next big bash so that guests can munch over flower-decorated plates produced by Peggy Karr Glass (starting at $21.95 per piece), or enliven your abode with a handpicked medley of floral items (starting at $19.95). Customers can bedeck drab collarbones by creating a customizable Magnabilities necklace, featuring magnetic pop inserts ($3.95), square or heart-shaped pendants ($15.95), and silk cords ($5.95). Annie's friendly staff will be happy to gift-wrap your chic accessory or garden garnish free of charge.

1643 N Alpine Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

Egg Harbor's menu packs a sumptuous punch of traditional and creative breakfast and lunch dishes for daytime noshing. While standard offerings of bacon, pancakes, and corned beef hash nourish appetites with familiar flavors, the cafe’s savory variety also includes breakfast sandwiches and the salsa-topped, spinach-stuffed dynamite veggie white omelette, which treats tongues to a delicious taste explosion ($8.95). Lunchtime fare consists of sandwiches and burgers as well as Mexican inspired dishes of chicken tacos ($8.95) and harbor fajitas, featuring charbroiled chicken strips and sautéed veggies served with flour tortillas, avocado, sour cream, and more ($9.95). Egg Harbor’s gluten-free options keep the wheat intolerant happy, while the grown-up intolerant can turn to a kids’ menu and choose child-friendly items such as green eggs and ham shot to the table from a Nerf gun ($3.95).

1603 N Alpine Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

The family-owned-and-operated shop brews sumptuous gourmet coffee and espresso while serving a plethora of sweet treats and tasty baked goods. Ordered weekly, Meg's coffee is always fresh and many are certified organic, with tempting roasts such as sugar plum berry, white chocolate mousse, and butter pecan ($1.55–$1.78 per cup). Meg's array of caffeinated concoctions includes blended smoothies, iced coffees, cappuccinos, and chai teas, covering the full range of the caffeine rainbow. Meg's menu features several fresh pastries and light lunches, including the ham and cheddar sandwich or feta-cheese-topped Meg's special salad. Visitors can indulge in a blueberry muffin ($1.97) while melting the icicles off their antlers in front of the fireplace at their Alpine location.

1141 N Alpine Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

Papa Murphy's was born out of the owner's frustration with bad pizza from chains, which often tasted as if every ingredient was canned or frozen. Deciding to change the industry, Papa Murphy's tosses every ingredient, all of which are never frozen, onto the crust in front of the customer's eyes and sends them home to bake in a home oven. This dedication to fresh flavor earned Papa Murphy's the top spot on Zagat's National Chain survey.

Visitors can create their own take on the pizza pie or chomp into one of his signature pizzas, which range from meat-filled stuffed crust to calorie-conscious lite varieties covered in vegetables. His appetizers and desserts follow the same pattern. Customers order raw cookie dough or cheesy bread ripe for the baking, resulting in every course being fresh from the oven.

1137 N Alpine Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

Natural light licks the lacquered bar, laden with down-turned coffee mugs, silverware rolls, and the reflection of a smiling server. Spatulas, seasoned pans, and other kitchen utensils adorn the diner's walls, all hinting at what defines Sheri’s Place: real comfort food, everything from house-made meatloaf and fluffy fresh-whipped omelets to a Friday-night fish fry with hand-breaded fillets. The quaint eatery can seat roughly 90 folks at its casual tables and booths, which are ergonomically designed to maximize the speed at which patrons can devour a house-made rhubarb or caramel-apple pie without hands.

5859 Forest Hills Rd
Rockford,
IL
US