Local Flavors

124810445599.148.156.236Local Flavors is a farm-to-table series connecting Illinois growers and producers with local restaurants. Participating restaurants will offer a lunch or dinner special menu item (or items) highlighting fresh, seasonal, locally produced foods. The series opens new markets for local growers and give restaurants an opportunity to work with local growers and receive high quality products.

Local Flavors of Central Illinois dinners will be held on the third Thursday of every month from June to October. Local Flavors of Central Illinois lunches will be held on the first Tuesday of the month from June to October.

To be added to a mailing list to receive menu announcements please e-mail isa@ilstewards.org.

To register your restaurant to participate in the 2014 Local Flavors events, please complete the online Local Flavors registration form or print and mail in the Hard Copy Local Flavors registration form before April 30th, 2014.

Local Flavors is a program of the Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois Chapter. The purpose of this program is to connect local farmers to area restaurants, retailers, institutions, farmers’ markets and consumers within the Central Illinois region. Thanks to our local partners – Downtown Springfield, Inc., Downtown Bloomington Association, Peoria Riverfront AssociationSlow Food SpringfieldUrbana Market at the Square, and The Land Connection.

Springfield 2014 Flyer
Bloomington Normal 2014 Flyer
Peoria 2014 Flyer 

2014 Local Flavors Schedule

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June 3: Engrained Brewing Company
July 1: III Tomasso’s Italian Restaurant
Aug 6*: Incredibly Delicious
Sept 2: La Calia
Oct 7: Danenberger Family Vineyards
June 19: American Harvest
July 17: Augie’s Front Burner
Aug 14: Arlington’s Restaurant
Sept 18:  TBA
Oct 16: Maldaner’s Restaurant


June 3: Garlic Press
July 1: Destihl Restaurant and Brew works
Aug 5: A. Renee Wine Cafe
Sept 2: Kelly’s Bakery
Oct 7: Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
June 19: Lancaster’s Restaurant
July 17: Station Two Twenty
Aug 14: The Tavern, Park Regency Hotel
Sept 18: Reality Bites
Oct 16: Anju Above


June 3: Milo’s
July 1: Pizza M.
Aug 5: Pekara
Sept 2: Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 7: The Urbana Butcher Shop
June 19: Escobar’s Restaurant
July 17: Piato
Aug 14: Bacaro
Sept 18: Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works
Oct 16: Big Grove Tavern


June 3: Apple’s Bakery
July 1: Fresh Table
Aug 5: One World Cafe’
Sept 2: New Amsterdam Bar and Restaurant
Oct 7:  TBA
June 19: The Creek
July 17: Hearth
Aug 14: Maxine’s on Main
Sept 18: Edge by Dustin Allen
October 16: Rizzi’s on State