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Eat and Explore Illinois Cookbook and Travel Guide


Eat & Explore Illinois Cookbook

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$18.95 • 256 pages • 7 x 9

Experience the Prairie State like never before as you explore the distinct flavor of Illinois and discover the state’s exceptional communities, beloved celebrations, and remarkable destinations... all within the pages of this unique cookbook.


You’ll discover favorite recipes straight from the kitchens of hometown cooks across the state.. Pine Needle Tea from Black Hawk State Historic Site, Visit Springfield’s Mary Todd Lincoln Cake, and Meatballs with Rhubarb Sauce from the Rhubarb Festival. Delicious Illinois fare such as White Chicken Chili, Heirloom Delicata Squash, and White Chocolate Popcorn will tempt the taste buds and guarantee raves from your friends and family.

When dinner is done and everyone’s ready to explore, this unique cookbook offers even more. Illinois’ favorite events and destinations are profiled with everything you need to know to plan your trip. You’ll discover Steamboat House in Galena,
Harrisburg’s Williams Hill Pass, and Keller’s Farmstand in Oswego. From the Morton Pumpkin Festival to the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival to Belvidere Mansion and Gardens, Illinois offers family fun to suit every taste.

Let's eat and explore... Illinois.

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If you have a fun event or tourist location for families to visit in Illinois and you are interested in being profiled in the book, call Victoria Renegar or Heather Martin at 1-888-854-5954.  You may also email:  vrenegar@gapublishers.com or hmartin@gapublishers.com

Alphabetical Listing of Events & Destinations Featured in Eat & Explore Illinois. Watch for More... Coming Soon.

ACM Tours
138 N Vine Street
Arthur, IL 61911
(217) 543-2766
www.acmtours.com

Acquaviva Winery
47W614 Route 38 Park
Maple Park, IL 60151
(630) 365-0333
www.acquavivawinery.com

 

Allerton Park & Retreat Center
515 Old Timber Road
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 333-3287
www.allerton.illinois.edu

 


Allyn House
1400 Mulholland
Nauvoo, IL 62354
(217) 453-2204
www.allynhouseinnauvoo.com

American Obstacle
7859 South Route 37
Kinmundy, IL 62854
(217) 690-3367
www.americanobstacle.com

 

Anicca Float Club
4S100 N IL-59 suite 6/7
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 854-7385
www.floatnaperville.com

 

 

     

 

Barnacopia
2570 North Westbranch Road
Polo, IL 61064
(815) 238-1474
www.barnacopia.com

Barrington Brew Fest
6000 Garland Lane
Barrington, IL 60010
(847)381-5030
www.barringtonbrewfest.com

   


Batavia Main Street
4 1/2 West Wilson Street
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 761-3528
www.downtownbatavia.com

Belvedere Mansion and Gardens
1008 Park Avenue
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-0747
www.belvederemansionandgardens.com

Belvidere Park District
1006 West Lincoln Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61008
(815) 547-5711
www.belviderepark.org

 




Black Hawk State Historic Site
1510 46 Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 788-9536
www.blackhawkpark.org

Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor
7347 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-7970
www.browncowicecream.com

Burgoo Festival
101 East Canal Street, Box 278
Utica, IL 61373
(815) 667-4861
www.utica-il.gov

 


Caffe Gelato
2034 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
(224) 875-0026
www.caffegelatochicago.com

Cahokia Mounds
30 Ramey Street
Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 346-5160
www.cahokiamounds.org

 

Cantigny Park
1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 668-5161
www.cantigny.org

 

 


Chicago Flower
and Garden Show
1000 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 241-1249
www.chicagoflower.com

Chicago Foodways Tours
1227 West North Shore Ave #3E
Chicago, IL 60626
(312) 203-4767
www.chicagoethnicfoodtours.com

 

 

 

Chicago Pizza Tours
27 N Wacker Drive Suite 126
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 221-8502
www.chicagopizzatours.com

 

 


Chicago Tour Company
4835 W Grace Street
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 930-3710
www.chicagotourco.com

City of Chester
1330 Swanwick
Chester, IL 62233
(618) 826-2721
www.chesteril.org

City of Olney
300 S Whittle Avenue
Olney, IL 62450
(618)395-7302
www.ci.olney.il.us

 

 

City of Pontiac, Illinois
115 West Howard Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-5847
www.pontiac.org

City of West Frankfort
110 North Jefferson St
West Frankfort, IL 62896
(618) 937-1898
www.westfrankfort-il.com

Crazy Horse Campground
2113 Crazy Horse Road
Ashland, IL 62612
(217) 886-2089
www.crazyhorsecamp.com

D'Arcy's Pint
661 West Stanford Avenue
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 492-8800
www.darcyspintonline.com

Danenberger Family Vineyards
12341 Irish Road
New Berlin, IL 62670
(217) 488-6321
www.danenbergerfamilyvineyards.com

Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop
and Prehistoric Life Museum
711 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 866-7374
www.davesrockshop.com


Elburn Days
500 Filmore Street
Elburn, IL 60119
(630) 365-6315
www.elburnlions.com

Enjoy Peoria
456 Fulton Street, Suite 300
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 676-0303
www.peoria.org

Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery
4595 W Speer Road
Hanover, IL 61041
(815) 591-2126
www.fergedaboudit.com

 


Flutterby Gourmet Popcorn
621 Liberty Street
Morris, IL, 60450
(815) 710-5070
www.flutterbypopcorn.com

 

Forest View Farms
16717 Lockwood Avenue
Tinley Park, IL, 60477
(708) 560-0306
www.fvfarms.com

Four Lakes Snowsports
5750 Lakeside Drive
Lisle, IL, 60532
(630) 964-2550
www.fourlakessnowsports.com


Fox River Distilling Company
204 Dearborn Court, Unit #110
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 303-3064
www.foxriverdistilling.com

Goebbert's Farm & Garden Center
40 West Higgins Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 428-6727
www.goebbertsgardencenter.com

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
101 South 2nd Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 513-4319
www.stcnature.org


Historic Hull House Inn
1517 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 305-5625
www.historichullhouseinn.com

Hornbaker Gardens
22937 1140 Avenue North
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 659-3282
www.hornbakergardens.com


Illinois Grape Growers
& Vintners Association
2900 Greenbriar Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 726-8518
www.illinoiswine.com


Illinois Skydiving Center
1650 W Ottawa Rd
Paxton, IL 60957
(217) 841-8881
www.illinoisskydivingcenter.com

Illinois Trophy Bowhunters Inc.
520 Juniper Drive
Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-4595
www.illinoistrophybowhuntersinc.com

Inn at Molly's
110 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
(815) 906-0052
www.mollysmountcarroll.com


Innkeeper's Fresh Roasted Coffee
80 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-2625
www.innkeeperscoffee.com

International Annual Houby Fest
4949 W Cermek Road
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 656-3600
www.whyberwyn.com/event/houby-day-fest

Jarosch Bakery
35 Arlington Heights Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-1234
www.jaroschbakery.com


 

 

 



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Jasper County Chamber of Commerce
124 South Van Buren Street
Newton, IL 62448
(618) 783-3399
www.jasperchamber.com

Johnny Appleseed Festival
25 W Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal, IL 60014
(815) 479-0835
www.downtowncl.org

 

Kayak Chicgo
1220 West LeMoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 852-9258
www.kayakchicago.com


Keller's Farmstand
2500 Johnson Road
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 219-8194
www.kellersfarmstand.com

Kishauwau Country Cabins
901 N 2129th Road
Tonica, IL 61370
(815) 442-8453
www.kishauwaucabins.com

 

Knights Action Park
1700 Knights Recreation Drive
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 546-8881
www.knightsactionpark.com


KOVAL Distillery
5121 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 878-7988
www.koval-distillery.com

Kuipers Family Farm
1N318 Watson Road
Maple Park, IL 60151
(815) 827-5200
www.kuipersfamilyfarm.com

Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival
314 N 6th Street
Rochelle, IL 61068
(815) 519-3211
www.lincolnhighwayheritagefestival.org


Little Bear Ribfest/Vernon Hills Park District
635 North Aspen Drive
Vernon, IL 60061
(847) 996-6800
www.littlebearribfest.com

Long Hollow Canopy Tours
3247 West Longhollow Road
Galena, IL 61028
(815) 281-2853
www.longhollowcanopytours.com

 

Lovin Oven Cakery
2207 North Route 83
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
(847) 231-4700
www.lovinovencakery.com


Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
(309) 645-5054
www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com


Maple Leaf Cottage Inn
12 Selma Street
Elsah, IL 62028
(618) 374-1684
www.mapleleafcottageinn.com


Marcoot Jersey Creamery
526 Dudleyville Road
Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-1110
www.marcootjerseycreamery.com



Mattoon Bagelfest City of Mattoon Tourism
208 North 19Th Street
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 258-6286
www.mattoonbagelfest.com


Mendota Sweet Corn Festival
800 Washington Street
Mendota, IL 61342
(815) 539-6507
www.sweetcornfestival.com


Morton Pumpkin Festival
415 West Jefferson Street
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 263-2491
www.mortonpumpkinfestival.org



Naperville Bites and Sites
6420 Double Eagle Drive Unit 1204
Woodridge, IL 60517
(640) 347-6553
www.napervillefoodtours.com


 

On Target Range and
and Tactical Training Center
560 Beechcraft Lane
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(815) 477-2020
www.ontargetsite.com

 

Orpheum Theater
57 South Kellogg Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 342-2299
www.galesburgorpheum.org

 

 


Pekin Park District
1701 Court Street
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 353-4328
www.pekinparkdistrict.org


 

 

Pheasant Hollow Winery
14931 State Highway 37
Whittington, IL 62897
(618) 629-2302
www.facebook.com/Pheasant 
Hollow Winery

 

Plush Horse
12301 South 86th Avenue
Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 448-0550
www.theplushhorse.com

 

Prairie View Garden Center & Farm Market
48W130 Il Route 72
Hampshire, IL, 60140
(847) 683-4970
www.prairieviewfarmmarket.com


 

 

Primrose Farm/St. Charles
Park District
101 South 2nd Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 513-4319
www.st-charlesparks.org

 

RGW Candy Company
1865 2200th Street
Atlanta, IL 61723
(309) 830-4361
www.squareup.com

 

 


Rhubarb Festival
201 West Main Street
Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-2751
www.enjoyillinois.com

 

RiverBank Lodge
522 South 6Th Street,
Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-0202
www.riverbanklodge.com

Rock Falls
603 W 10Th Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 622-1106
www.visitrockfalls.com

 


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Rockome Garden Foods
127 N CR 425 East
Arcola, IL 61910
(217) 268-4107
www.rockomefoods.com

 

 

Roeser's Bakery
3216 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-6900
www.roeserscakes.com

 

 

 

Scandinavian Day Festival/Vasa Park
35W217 Route 31
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 882-2552
www.scandinaviandayil.com

 


Slagel Family Farm
23601 E 600 North Road
Fairbury, IL 61739
(815) 848-9385
www.slagelfamilyfarm.com

 

Something Sweet
891 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
(847) 838-9350
www.4somethingsweet.com

Spirit of Peoria Riverboat
100 Northeast Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 637-8000
www.spiritofpeoria.com

 


Springfield Park District
2500 South 11Th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-1751
www.springfieldparks.org

Stade's Farm Market
3709 Miller Road,
McHenry, IL 60051
(815) 675-6396
www.stadesfarmandmarket.com

Steamboat House Bed & Breakfast
605 South Prospect Street
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-2317
www.thesteamboathouse.com

Stockholm Inn
2420 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 397-3534
www.stockholminn.com

 

Sweet Dream Desserts & Catering
1969B Dekalb Avenue
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 756-8150
www.sweetdreamdesserts.com

 

Tanner's Orchard
740 State Route 40
Speer, IL 61479
(309) 493-5442
www.tannersorchard.com

 


   

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins
North Iron Furnace Road
Karbers Ridge, Il 62955
(618) 264-9091
www.timberridgeoutpost.com

3 French Hens
217 Liberty Street
Morris, Il 60450
(815) 513-5600
www.3frenchhensmarket.blogspot.com

Twelve Oaks Vineyard
18975 Vogel Road
Carlyle, IL 62231
(618) 594-7459
www.twelveoaksvineyard.com


Vigneto Del Bino
Vineyard & Winery
42150 Crawford Road
Antioch, IL 60002
(847) 204-7352
www.vignetodelbino.com

Visit Alton
200 Piasa Street
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 465-6676
www.visitalton.com

 

Visit McHenry County
11879 East Main Street, Po Box 1106
Huntley, IL, 60142
(815) 893-6280
www.visitmchenrycounty.com

 


Visit Metropolis
1308 E 5Th Street
Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 524-5025
www.visitmchenrycounty.com

Visit Springfield
109 North Seventh Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 502-8687
www.visitspringfieldillinois.com

Wabash Depot Antique Mall
780 E Cerro Gordo Street
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 233-0800
https://www.facebook.com/Wabash-Depot-Antique-Centre-168416029840125/


Whimsical Candy
175 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 781-0053
www.whimsicalcandy.com

 

Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
10033 S Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 233-7579
www.wildblossommeadery.com

 

Wildlife Discovery Center
1401 Middlefork
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 810-3663
www.cityoflakeforest.com

 

 

Williams Hill Pass
1935 Peak Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946
(618) 525-6061
www.williamshillpass.com

Windy City Sweets
3308 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 477-6100
www.windycitysweets.com

 

 

Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team
Po Box 518
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
(815) 321-3846
www.wonderlakeskiteam.org


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