Generally, I find Facebook to be a wasteland of ideas, time, and decency, but every once in a while you find an exception to every rule.

A huge shout out to my friend and co-worker Double T down at 96.7 The Eagle. He told me about a guy he met at a local business forum that runs a Rockford Foodie page on Facebook.

I checked out the page "Rockford and Stateline Foodie" and was very impressed. This is a polite, helpful, and best of all, useful source for anyone that likes to find great local food here in the stateline.

A lot of it is posts of food from some local joints. I'd let you see the embedded posts here but the group won't let me embed posts. I will share some screenshots with the posters name removed. I'm not sure if you're supposed to share, this is my first Facebook group. Hopefully it won't get me in trouble.

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Along with the posts of delicious local food are some crowd sourcing questions. One of them that caught my eye was a user asking where was the best spot for catered food in town.

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There were many responses but a few were mentioned more than others. I've only been in this group for a week but I definitely trust their responses.

So you might want to consider one of these places when considering where to get food for 50 or more:

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