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Harrison's Gifts in downtown Grafton

Illinois Road Trip Round Up: Top Ice Cream Stops

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best…

Get Peachy! Calhoun County Peaches Are Ready

Peach cobbler, peach tart, peach tea, peach ice cream, peach jam whatever the craving, the juiciest peaches to eat are Calhoun County’s. Calhoun County is famous for its tree-ripened peaches and once you take a nice juicy bite you will understand. Odelehr’s Peaches Calhoun County is situated between…

Fresh Produce & More At Farmers Market

From fresh grown local produce to hand crafted works of art and antique finds. You can find it all at farmers markets across the region this summer. During the week, pick up the cream of the crop on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in Alton, Litchfield, Maryville, and Bethalto. Alton…

An Insiders Guide to the Perfect Picnic

Have you missed the feeling of lush, green grass on bare feet? Or the smell of fresh, summer air in the afternoon? Take a road trip along Route 66 or the Great River Road where you can unpack your snacks and unwind your mind as you follow this Insider’s Guide for the Perfect Picnic in the Great…

Legendary Ariston Cafe Is At Home on Route 66

When Will Law became co-owner of the Ariston Café in Litchfield 18 months ago, he thought he was just buying a restaurant. Turns out he was part owner of a legend. “A restaurant is a restaurant is a restaurant,” Law says with a chuckle. “We thought we would come in and run a restaurant. We thought…

Indulge Your Culinary Curiosity in Southwest Illinois

“People will travel anywhere for good food.” – Rene Redzepi Looking for, and finding, great places to eat is not just a fad. It has become a way of life. Traveling to discover the hidden gem, the unusual diner with the best homemade rolls, or the family-owned restaurant with secret recipe fried…

Best Spots to Find Pizza in Southwest Illinois

Thin crust, thick crust. White sauce, marinara sauce, salsa. Fontina cheese. Mozzarella. Meat. Veggie. Square slice, pie slice. The options are endless when it comes to pizza. And restaurants throughout the Great Rivers & Routes region have become destination points for pizza connoisseurs…