FOOD & DRINK
Springfield's Top 6 Italian Dining Spots You Can't Miss
In this article, we will be exploring six delightful Italian restaurants located in Springfield. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If yes, we would love to hear your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Springfield Residents Left Disappointed As Popular Burger Joint Closes At White Oaks Mall
Five Guys Burgers and Fries recently closed its doors at White Oaks Mall after a decade of operation in that location. This has left many residents disappointed as the nearest Five Guys to Springfield is now over 1 hour’s drive away from this location. The closure left the space formerly occupied by Kerasotes Theatres, which had shut down in 2008, vacant.
Pizza pub to open with new twists on classic pies in neighborhood bar setting
Papi's Pizza Pub opens Friday with pies more likely to elicit cries of “Arriba! Arriba!” instead of “Mama mia!”. “We’ve got different flavors than offered in other places,” owner Ryan Bandy said of the new establishment at 1710 S. MacArthur Blvd., “things you wouldn’t traditionally see on a pizza, especially with a Latin flare.”
Get Ready – Famous Voodoo Doughnut Shop Opening in Illinois
If you've never experienced a Voodoo Doughnut you are missing out. Soon you will have a chance to try one as the famous donut shop is making Illinois home. Opening on Saturday, December 16 in Chicago, Voodoo Doughnut will be bringing their creative and delicious donuts to the Land of Lincoln. On a Facebook post, the famous doughnut shop is excited to be opening in Chicago soon.
Culver’s first Christmas lights parade
Brave souls ventured out in the cold for the first ever Culver Christmas light parade Friday, Dec. 1. The sights ran the gamut from a float for The Grinch to a nativity scene, with galloping 'camels' capering through the crowd. The celebration included a Christmas tree lighting, a choir singing...
Springfield City Council annexing Crow Mills Pub into city limits
Springfield, Ill (WICS) — At Tuesday’s Springfield City Council meeting, aldermen unanimously approved a measure that will annex Crow Mills Pub into the city limits. The bar was originally a part of Woodside Township. Springfield Mayor Misty Buscher says this measure helps the pub access Springfield utilities. “They...
McDonald's Launches Coffee-Centric Concept Store 'CosMc's' in Illinois
• McDonald's is testing a new coffee-centered concept called CosMc's, with the first test site opening in Illinois. The concept is named after a lesser-known mascot from the 1980s, a six-handed alien known for stealing burgers.
Starbucks December Promotion Offers Half-Price Beverages on Thursdays
• Starbucks is offering a 50% discount on beverages every Thursday in December as part of its "ThursYay" promotion. • The discounted drink must be purchased between noon and 6 p.m., and customers must be signed up with Starbucks rewards.
Illinois Restaurant Crowned 'Best Burger' Joint In The Entire State
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Illinois Lottery Launches New Scratch-Off Game with Best Odds to Win $500
• The Illinois Lottery has launched a new $50 scratch-off ticket game called "$10 Million," offering players the chance to win over $330 million in total cash prizes, including three $10 million top prizes and 15 $1 million prizes.
Illinois Hunter Took Down a Rare Piebald Buck with Only a Bow
Even if you hunt, you're not likely to see a piebald deer in your lifetime. For one Illinois hunter, not only did he see one of these rare bucks, but he took it down with only a bow as his video share proves. This was quite an adventure for Bowhunting.com...
These springfield, IL based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near springfield.
The Award for the Best Soup in Illinois goes to…
It is Soup Season and the Food Network put out its list of the best soups in each state, the soup in Illinois is at a restaurant with the word Frog in its name... According to the experts at the Food Network, the best soup in all of the Land of Lincoln is at a restaurant called Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House. The soup is called the Bookbinder Soup, so what exactly makes this soup the best in Illinois? On the site, they say...
Popular food chain opens another location in Illinois
A growing food chain recently opened another new location in Illinois this week. Read on to learn more. On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the growing fast-causal food chain Raising Cane's celebrated the grand opening of its newest Illinois location in Rolling Meadows, according to an opening event announcement on the business's Facebook page.
Mona from Nanalan' Captures Hearts on TikTok, Creators Share Their Joy
Discover the story behind Mona, the adorable three-year-old puppet from Nanalan', a show that's gone viral on TikTok. Hear from creators Jamie Shannon and Jason Hopley about the unexpected resurgence and the heartwarming reactions from a new generation of fans.
Illinois girl turns home into safe haven for stray pets
A 9-year-old girl from Illinois turned her home into a safe haven for stray pets.
Stuffing stockings with lottery tickets? You may want to hear what the Illinois Lottery is telling players
ILLINOIS (WTHI) - The Illinois Lottery is reminding players to gift responsibly this Christmas. To encourage safety, the Illinois Lottery and the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling are putting on the Gift Responsibly Campaign. The campaign is designed to remind players not to gift lottery products to people under the...
Illinois Talk Show Names Best Brunch in the Area
National Brunch Month is the BEST month and now we know where we can get the Stateline's Best Brunch. Listen, brunch is the best meal of the week. Try to argue with me, I'm waiting. It's a meal that doesn't have a specific start time... as long as it allows...
Hy-Vee Will Be Giving Away Free Holiday Hams In Eastern Iowa
Hy-Vee announced on Monday details about its annual partnership with Hormel Foods, food pantries, and local first responders to give away 5,000 Hormel® Cure 81® Hams. This initiative is part of Hy-Vee's Hams for the Holidays program and will provide 25,000 meals to those in need. Ten Feeding America member food banks have been selected to bring this initiative to families in need across Iowa, Illinois, and the Midwest.
10 Illinois Restaurants Featured On Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives
The restaurant business is extremely competitive so getting on a popular television show gives Illinois owners an advantage in the marketplace. What Is "Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives?" "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" is a popular television show on the Food Network featuring celebrity chef, Guy Fieri. In each episode, he visits...