Food The Cheesiest Place in Town You know the cute neighborhood bars you see in movies or TV shows, that are literally right in the middle of a neighborhood? Looks like a house, but it’s a restaurant-bar? There aren’t that many around anymore. However, there’s one in the middle of Peoria on Loucks Ave that not only has it’s regulars, charm, […]
Food Mondays are for Dining! Why is it, that every time you get a hankering for one of your favorite dishes from one of your favorite local places, you cannot remember if they are open on Mondays????? Many local places are not open Sunday, Monday, or even Tuesdays – with good reason! They are open the other days and need […]
Food Local Heavenly Popcorn Have you heard of Young’s Popcorn Heaven? If you have not, you are missing out! They moved from a teeny location on Sterling to the old Becks’ Florist location on Lake Street in Peoria. Much bigger space for you to walk around and think about how much popcorn you would like to order. The minute […]
Food Jonah’s Seafood House, Oyster Bar, and Market Last year, I remember a colleague of mine was in town and we were trying to decide where to go to dinner. She is originally from Alabama and LOVES seafood. I recommended Jonah’s Oyster Bar since it was close to the hotel. She was hesitant to get oysters at a place that was right on […]
Food Amazing Greek cuisine will make you say OPA!!!!!! If you’re anything like our family, the age old question of “What’s For Dinner?” is usually a given response of “I don’t know, What are you thinking, or even I’m not hungry”. Since we have been trying not to duplicate where we order carry out, we always seem to agree on a few places. Tonight’s […]
Food Carry Out Challenge It’s been tough for our local restaurants this past year. With some having to close, some choosing to temporary close – we can still help and do what we can! Until tomorrow night, participate in the #CARRYOUTCHALLENGE. Purchase gift cards to be used at a later date or get dinner for your family. Do what […]
Food Farm to Table dining…The Fried Green Tomato BLT Odds are, if you have eaten at Hearth, you have heard how they shop at the local Farmer’s Market for the best produce. It’s apparent in their Fried Green Tomato BLT which is a seasonal special item offered. It is UNBELIEVABLE. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy as where you can have a nice glass […]
Food Did somebody say sushi? If anything can play in Peoria, it’s the sushi at Sushigawa….made to order, fresh pieces of sushi whether raw or tempura….other dishes offered. One cannot describe the decadence of this food. It’s amazing….. Sushi Gawa
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Food Want to be Eat, Drink, and be English? One of The Best Hidden Kept Secrets in Peoria….. There is a quaint British Pub hidden in a strip mall in Peoria…..The Fox Pub. They have some of the best entrees you can imagine. Fish & Chips, Cheese Toasty, curry dishes, a true Saturday morning English Breakfast….delicious cocktails…..everything is always made to order. Futbol is always on the tele….no matter which team you cheer […]
Food Where everybody knows your name…. We tend to go out to eat for lunch during the week than we do for dinner. However, when it’s appropriate, we like to order a cocktail. My go to these days? The Aperol Spritz. The fantastic bartenders at W.E. Sullivan’s make it the perfect way: light on the Aperol, heavy on the spritz. True, […]
Food Not sure what to do????? Peoria has so much to offer. Places to eat, shop, stay, enjoy…… The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is a fantastic resource for what you are looking for!!!
Food One of our favorite places for good reason…. Donnelly’s Restaurant has been a staple in Peoria for years. It’s been a huge part of our lives because, it’s where Andy and I met. From the old locations in Campustown and ‘The Rock” off Glen, people flock to Donnelly’s for their Fried Chicken, Horseshoe, Walleye, new entrees and of course a pint of Guinness, […]
Food Three Words: Bacon. Bleu. Fries.   I am not a fan of bleu cheese. However…..when it comes to The Publik House in Peoria Heights, they changed my mind. Between their delicious side salad with their secret sherry vinagrette dressing and their Bacon Bleu fries, they had me at hello. Don’t forget their awesome bar selection with craft cocktails, beers on […]
Food Best Italian Food hidden in a strip mall…. We love going out to local restaurants throughout the Peoria area. More recently, it’s been takeout or curb- side…. One of our favorite go-to’s for Italian is Rizzi’s on Sheridan. You always know what you are getting and they never skimp on portions!!!!