This pandemic has hit us all hard in many different ways, but honestly, I feel the worst for our local restaurants and bars. Sure, the Stateline community has stepped up to order carryout as often as our budgets allow to help keep these businesses alive, but it just can't compare to an establishment filled with patrons every night of the week.

By now I'm sure you've heard that GoRockford will soon be sponsoring a 'To-Go Rockford Region Restaurant Week' beginning January 18th to help support our local eateries, but up until now we hadn't seen a list of the featured specials that await us.

Here's just a handful of the specials featured on's list;

  • Carlyle Brewing Company - Purchase any 16" pizza, get a 12" cheese pizza for $5
  • Halo Cupcake - 6 piece dessert tasting box for $13.50. The box includes two molasses sandwich cookies, a Halo cupcake, a chocolate salted caramel cupcake, a buttercream iced sugar cookie, and an OMG bar.
  • Lucha CantinaDinner for Two: Choose two of our most ordered to-go entrees along with an order of our housemade salsas and chips. $29.99 Snack Time: Looking for something different to snack on? Get an order of our Lucha Tots, BBQ Nachos & Chips, Salsa and Guacamole. This should be enough variety to keep everyone happy. $26.99
  • Mary's Market - 4 for $40 Family Feast - Choose one meal (Market Stir Fry, Signature Soup, Mary's Mac-N-Cheese, or 2 Gourmet Pizzas) and it's ready to serve when you get home. You can also add a dessert for a discounted price: 4 Gourmet Cookies for $5, or 4 Dessert Bars for $10.
  • Panino's - The Panizza® 4-pack for $18.99, including two cinnabreads with icing for free!
  • Ranchero Pizza - Choose any Two Signature 10" Pizzas plus an order of their Queso and Breadsticks for only $27.99. Choose any One Signature 12" Pizza plus an order of their Queso and Breadsticks and a 2 Liter of Soda for $23.99.

Is your mouth watering yet? Here's even better news, there are more featured specials to check out at, AND more are being added every day! There's even a sweet lookin' t-shirt you can order to further your support of local eateries...

Those t-shirts are $25 each, and $10 of each shirt sold will be donated to the Winnebago County Restaurant Workers’ Relief Fund. Find out how to order one here.

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