The Places

The Places

BY Margaret Galush


Get to Know: Peoria

Centrally located in Illinois, about a two and half hour drive from Chicago, the city of Peoria has many exciting developments happening this year. Here are three to put on your radar.

1. The rustic-themed Bearded Owl Brewing opened in January with a variety of unfiltered beers ranging from stouts to India pale ales to sours, using locally grown ingredients wherever possible. While it doesn’t have designated event space, the brewery makes for a good post-meeting gathering spot for a round of beers and various homemade soft pretzels.

Fabulous Food, Music and Vibes at New Gold Coast Spot Truluck’s

If you’re on the hunt for a new private dining spot in Chicago with equally fantastic atmosphere, cuisine and music, look no further than Truluck’s. The upscale, Texas-based chain opened its 12th location in the Gold Coast (at Chestnut and Rush) late last fall, and rumor has it that Rosemont will also be getting one later this year. After hearing nothing but great reviews of the Gold Coast location, I went in for dinner to scope it out last Friday.

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