Taste of the Town: Tasting room an escape into world of wine

GENEVA – Geneva Wine Cellars and Tasting Room owner Al Buchanan is particular about what kind of wine he will sell.

New Batavia gastropub spotlights wings

Crosstown Pub and Grill’s fiery chicken wings have earned such a reputation that they have been featured on the Travel Channel.

Taste of the Town: Early Light Cafe now open year-round

GENEVA – Those who love Dawn Phillips’ homemade chicken pot pie or homemade soup now can enjoy the items year-round.

Honey-Jam Cafe in Batavia reopens

BATAVIA – The new owners of Honey-Jam Cafe at 521 N. Randall Road in Batavia want their customers to start the day with a smile.

Taste of the Town: The Bend General Store strives to tempt taste buds

ST. CHARLES – The smell of fresh pastrami and cheeses hits one’s nostrils upon entering The Bend General Store.

FreshGround Roasting aims to educate customers

GENEVA –FreshGround Roasting won’t sell you a cup of coffee. But the business will teach you how to brew one.

Taste of the Town: Top Table aims to provide excellent food, service

In choosing a name for their first restaurant, Hampshire couple Nathan and Amanda Drafall ...

Taste of the Town: BYOB in the Tri-Cities

BYOB is a dining concept often associated with Chicago. ...

Taste of the Town: Thanksgiving feast without the fuss

On Thursday, Pheasant Run Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker will prepare her first Thanksgiving buffet...

Area candy makers gearing up for the holiday season

Acclaimed chef Alain Roby, owner of the All Chocolate Kitchen at 33 S. Third St. in downtown Geneva, wants to make sure his chocolate is as tasty as it can be.

New cupcake shop showcases sweet treats

ST. CHARLES – Those with a sweet tooth will find a variety of tempting treats at Smallcakes: A Cupcakery of St. Charles, which recently opened at 117 W. Main St., Suite 120, in downtown St. Charles.

Fox River Distilling Company opens in Geneva

GENEVA – Several months after Penrose Brewing Company opened its doors in Geneva, the city now is home to a distillery – the Fox River Distilling Company.

Taste of the Town: Riverside Pizza & Pub making name for itself

ST. CHARLES – Riverside Pizza & Pub owner/president Steve Nilles never knows who is going to walk into his restaurant next.

Geneva’s Wildwood receives fourth Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

GENEVA – With more than 300 wines from around the world in stock, Wildwood restaurant owner and wine director Patrick Neary takes pride in the restaurant having an expansive wine list.

Taste of the Town: Rivers Edge Bar and Grill opens in Batavia

BATAVIA – There is a new venue in downtown Batavia for people to watch football games or just hang out with friends.

A culinary mission: Gaetano’s Batavia restaurant features Italian fusion recipes

BATAVIA – Above the doorway to Gaetano’s Batavia is scrolled the phrase “with respect to tradition.”

Taste of the Town: Red hot celebration

BATAVIA – Bulldog’s Red Hots owner Allen Soboj knows there are plenty of places in the area for people to grab a cold sandwich, burger or slice of pizza.

Lupita’s Cocina to host inaugural Tequila Taste

CAMPTON HILLS –Those who attend Lupita’s Cocina’s Tequila Taste on Wednesday, July 30, will get a taste of what the Campton Hills restaurant has to offer.

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