I enjoyed the most garlicky garlic wings Friday at Schooner's in Peoria for lunch. Whoever was in the kitchen that day is after my undying garlic love!
This weekend we did make it to the music fest at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in Mackinaw.
The lawn was packed with wine, beer and music lovers. It was quite humid and we lost at least three drinks to the high winds, but a good time was had by all.
Yesterday I decided to try Rizzi's on Sheridan in Peoria for lunch. I didn't get to hear about the lunch special, and went with the eggplant parmigiana, served with a garden salad plus bread and olive oil. The entire meal was excellent: the bread soft inside and crusty outside complimented by the flavorful olive oil and some Parmesan cheese; the salad of mixed greens and slivers of carrots and olives topped with the sweet tomato basil dressing; and finally, the thin sliced eggplant dipped in what reminded me of a crepe batter, baked and topped with melted mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.
I had to hold myself back from eating the whole basket of bread and the entire entrée.