The Perfect Summer Drink Just Dropped: Sprecher’s Tropical Cherry!

(MILWAUKEE, WI.) — Wisconsin is known for a vast array of beer, and Sprecher Brewery is a large part of that. But while I do love Sprecher’s alcoholic beverages, there’s something they have that many breweries don’t. Introducing the Soda Lab! And the brand new Sprecher soda flavor: Tropical Cherry. Each time I’ve been upContinue reading “The Perfect Summer Drink Just Dropped: Sprecher’s Tropical Cherry!”

From Prime Rib to Fried Strawberries! Suite Fire has it all

(PEORIA, Ill.) — It’s not everyday you see a popular hotel chain and think “Man, I really wanna stop by their restaurant!” Well, I hope this article makes you think twice on that. Many central Illinoisans know about the Holiday Inn & Suites at Grand Prairie on N. Orange Prairie Rd. But next time youContinue reading “From Prime Rib to Fried Strawberries! Suite Fire has it all”

Rib Report KC-Style: Q39 Barbecue!

(OVERLAND PARK, KS) — If you’re a barbecue connoisseur like me, you need to make your way to Kansas City! I’ve enjoyed KC BBQ now three different times, and I’ve loved it every time. In 2017, we had Joe’s. In 2022, it was Jack Stack. This year? We headed to Q39 (Overland Park location). Let’sContinue reading “Rib Report KC-Style: Q39 Barbecue!”

Illinois Wine Tour: Water’s Edge Winery & Bistro

(PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill.) — One of my go-to places on a weekend or when I have friends in town is Peoria Heights. Specifically, Heritage Square! In this area, you have any kind of food and drink option you’d need; plus it’s walkable! One of the newer tenants of Heritage Square is Water’s Edge Winery &Continue reading “Illinois Wine Tour: Water’s Edge Winery & Bistro”

Illinois Wine Tour: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

(MACKINAW, Ill.) — Surrounded by scenic central Illinois countryside sits the beautiful Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. The vineyards were planted in 1997 and the Hahn family opened the winery in 2003. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard is well-known across central Illinois for anything from good wine, hosting live music and weddings, to stunning views. The winery has aContinue reading “Illinois Wine Tour: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard”

Central Illinois BBQ Rib Report: Dac’s Smokehouse!

(MORTON, Ill.) — On the search for amazing BBQ ribs across Central Illinois, there are a few key things I’m really looking for. Meatiness, seasoning, and sauce (which all tie into flavor). My 2nd Rib Report at Dac’s Smokehouse in Morton, Illinois nailed all of these aspects. But before we get to the main dish,Continue reading “Central Illinois BBQ Rib Report: Dac’s Smokehouse!”

Biggest recent home sales on Hilton Head Island

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND , SC) — While Hilton Head Island was only first incorporated as a town in 1983, it has clearly become a must-see destination for tourists around the world. It was first sighted 350 years ago by William Hilton, an English explorer. “Over the centuries, Hilton Head Island’s natural beauty, spectacular seascapes, exceptionalContinue reading “Biggest recent home sales on Hilton Head Island”

Central Illinois BBQ Rib Report: Brickhouse BBQ, Burgers & Brews!

(WASHINGTON, Ill.) — At any barbecue restaurant, I go straight to my tried & true barbecue ribs. I don’t have an exact number of the amount of ribs I’ve eaten over the years, but I’d imagine it’s inching near 1,000 at this point! So I’m setting out on the Central Illinois Rib Report! Let’s startContinue reading “Central Illinois BBQ Rib Report: Brickhouse BBQ, Burgers & Brews!”

Explore Holland, Michigan: The perfect family vacation

One of my favorite getaways is Western Michigan. My family has history in the State, dating back to when my great-grandparents lived in Traverse City. Now, we’ve made our own memories all across Pure Michigan. Recently, my wife and I took a babymoon to Holland. This is the perfect spot for a 4-7 day vacation.Continue reading “Explore Holland, Michigan: The perfect family vacation”

The tequila-infused seltzer ready to transport you to the beach

Spring’s here, folks. And that means it’s time to figure out what drinks we’ll be indulging in this summer. I’ve dabbled in the seltzer world a bit. Some are very weak and have no flavor. Others hit the spot on a hot summer day. So here’s one to add to your repertoire. “Mexi.” It’s aContinue reading “The tequila-infused seltzer ready to transport you to the beach”