One of my greatest fears about the pandemic is starting to spread around the Stateline. Rockford is losing another fantastic dining spot. Five Forks is closing.

Five Forks via Facebook

The bacon-wrapped dates on Five Forks' small bite menu is an all-time favorite. Dates stuffed with almonds, wrapped in bacon with balsamic and honey drizzle. Throw in some crab cakes and a bottle of wine and you've got a great night at Five Forks Market at 6565 Lexus Drive in Rockford.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Five Forks. It has been an amazing 15-year run, and we are incredibly proud of what we accomplished. Five Forks created a community of guests that will truly be missed. And, none of what was accomplished would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the amazing staff members we had over the years. The world runs on good people doing good things, and our little ‘restaurant that could’ is a perfect example of this. The talent that went through our kitchen was truly world-class,” said owners Randy and Betsy Baker.

 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Five Forks. It has been an amazing 15-year run, and we are...

Posted by Five Forks Market on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Unfortunately, you know as well as I do, this is far from the last time we will be writing about a business in the Rockford region that did not survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Stay safe. Love your family, friends and neighbors. Be kind. Peace."
Love, Randy and Betsy

Show Randy and Betsy some kindness by visiting their other restaurant, Baker Street Burgers, in the Edgebrook Shopping Center. Just take a look at this new creation. WOW!

Hello beautiful! This week’s is everything you could want for the first week of Fall. With smashed tator tots,...

Posted by Baker Street Burgers on Tuesday, September 22, 2020