Reds on the River wins award of excellence

Wine Spectator announced recently that Reds on the River in Rockford has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Award of Excellence. As such, Reds will be featured in Wine Spectator’s August 31, 2012 issue, which hit newsstands on July 24. Award winners also are listed online at www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/47026. Reds’ summer wine list features over 400 wines […]

Florentine’s changes name to establish identity

Dan and David Uccello are co-owners of Florentine Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar in Belmont, which is now shortened to Flo's Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar.

Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar new moniker There will be a shorter name for a locally owned family restaurant and sports bar. Florentine’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar will now be Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar. “To the Uccello family, high-quality service and food is everything,” said Dan Uccello, who, along with brother […]

‘Bad Dads’ win chili cook-off

Chili Cook-off contestants (l–r) Tom Troyanowski and Bill McDaniel take home three awards, cooking as “The Two Bad Dads.”

On Saturday June 2, the Second Annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the American Legion, Wounded Warrior Project and Pets for Vets was held outside the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids. The Chili Cook-off team of “The Two Bad Dads” took home three awards. Bill McDaniel and Tom Troyanowski won “Best Booth,” first place, in traditional […]

Meatloaf recipe a big hit

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by PETE KRUER Rockford Ace Hardware  Well, we learned more than we probably wanted about charcoal grilling. Ha! Ha! Now we are going to get into the fun stuff: cooking! Rob Russel from “The Good Ones” and “Three Little Pigs” has a meatloaf recipe that is a big hit at the barbeque circuit around the […]

Spring Taste of Ric’s a homerun

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Baseball-themed day of free samples draws crowds by BETH ALTENA Rockford Ric’s Food Center is a busy place these days four years into their location at 6969 Belding Road. The store was especially busy Saturday, May 5 with the Spring Taste of Ric’s, where vendors and store staff offer free samples of many food products. […]