A new restaurant opened today and it's looking to give Rockford area residents a true Southwest food experience.

Blazers Southwest Grill looks like a restaurant we haven't had in Rockford for quite some time.

On the Blazers facebook page, they say "The term Tex-Mex began with the Mexico/Texas railroads centuries ago but, it wasn't until the last century that we started using the term for regional cuisine. The ranching culture of South Texas and Northern Mexico straddles both sides of the border, where beef, grilled food, and tortillas have been transforming the American table for more than a century."

The menu at Blazers Southwest Grill offers taco, burritos, and bowls. They've also got a Smoked Beef Brisket and Pit Boss Boneless Wings alongside ribs, mac n cheese, burgers, and chicken sandwiches.

Blazers Southwest Grill is located at 6566 Riverside Boulevard in Loves Park. If you've been there, give us a holler. We'd love to hear your opinion.

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