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 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, Heart of Illinois Professional Chefs Association, Peoria Riverfront Association,Slow Food Springfield and Urbana Market at the Square.

2013 Local Flavor Posters

Bloomington-Normal
Peoria
Springfield
Urbana-Champaign

2013 Local Flavors Schedule

Bloomington-Normal
Lunches
July 2  - Garlic Press
August 6 – Smokehouse BBQ
September 3 – A. Renee Wine Shop
October 1 – Kelly’s Bakery
Dinners
July 18 – Lancasters
August 15 – Destihl
September 19 – Reality Bites
October 17 – Station 220
Champaign-Urbana
Lunches
August 6 – Milos
September 3 – Cracked
Dinners
June 20 – Escobars
July 20 – Hendrick House
August 15 – Bacaro
September 19 – Destihl
October 17 – Big Grove Tavern

Peoria
Lunches
June 5 – Harvest Cafe
July 2 – Rhythm Kitchen
October 1 – One World Cafe
Dinners
June 20 – Rizzi’s on State
July 18 – June
August 15 – Maxine’s on Main
September 19 – Jenkins Farm**
October 17 – Black Rabbit
**Canceled due to emergency construction on barn.
Springfield
Lunches
June 4 – La Calia
July 2 – Donnie’s Homespun
August 6 – Real Cuisine
September 3 – Obed & Isaac’s
October 2 – Incredibly Delicious
Dinners
June 20 – Augie’s Front Burner
July 18 – Cafe Brio
August 15 – American Harvest
September 19 – Ross Isaac
October 17 – Maldaner’s Restaurant