Looking for an excuse to try a new restaurant in the Rockford area? We found one for you. Rockford Region Restaurant Week is back for the second year, get ready.

Everyone loves food. I mean for real. Babies love food, kids love food, even teenagers love food!

And honestly after that the love for plates filled with deliciousness just grows and grows and grows.

Then, if you're as lucky as I am, you get a job in a city that is filed with incredible local restaurants.

I'm serious. We are spoiled when it comes to cuisine here in Rockford. We have so many talented local chefs, it's possible to go to lunch or dinner every day in the Stateline and try something new.

That's definitely possible next week, because starting Monday, January 24, Rockford Region Restaurant Week returns!

Last year it was all about ordering from your favorite spots but this time, the doors are open for you to dine inside.

I know what your next question is... Michelle, what restaurants are participating?

I'm glad you asked!

According to Go Rockford's Restaurant Week page, we'll have to wait until Friday to find out. I know, that's a bummer, but I think it'll be worth it.

While we wait... do you have a favorite restaurant to visit for breakfast? For brunch? Lunch? Dinner? Dessert?

I can name a few!

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