You don't have to drive to St. Louis for authentic soul food, nope, just take a quick trip down South Alpine.

LaCreasia's Taste of Soul, 3206 South Alpine in Rockford, is a hidden gem you need to discover.

What started as a catering company has now grown to a crazy delicious soul food restaurant packed with deep fried favorite and homemade Kool-Aid.

From smothered pork chops, perfectly fried chicken, mac and cheese doused in five pounds of cheese, to the most incredible cake we've ever had. You'll find what you're looking for... and what you didn't even know existed at LaCreasia's.

Plus you'll find the whole family!

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