Restoring the Roaring Twenties | Clara Bo Steak & Seafood and Gatsby Wine Bar

Step inside the doors of Clara Bo Steak & Seafood and Gatsby Wine Bar, and it’s like going back in time. The restaurant is an ode to the 1920s – a time when people from coast to coast started listening to the same music, and young people were anxious to get out and dance to the likes of the Charleston, the cake walk, the black bottom, and the flea hop. It’s a period of time

A Sweet Deal – Northwoods Premium Confections

A SWEET DEAL - NORTHWOODS PREMIUM CONFECTIONS Teala and Scott Lamoreux loved visiting the popular Beloit’s farmers market so much, that they decided to relocate their business, Northwoods Premium Confections, from Rockford to Beloit two years ago. And it didn’t take long for the couple to adjust to their new location at 314 State St. Sales are up, and new customers arrive daily to buy confections, fine chocolates, gourmet popcorn and other treats. In fact,

Savor Beloit – The Flying Pig, A Treat for All Ages

The Flying Pig has landed in Beloit. The Flying Pig, a popular treat shop known for its many shaved ice flavors and toppings, opened its doors in downtown Beloit in November 2014. “We wanted to expand and thought downtown Beloit would be the perfect spot,” says Lisa Dodd, who owns the business with husband, Greg. The Dodds and their four children moved to the area eight years ago, after living in Little Rock, Ark., where Lisa

Bushel & Peck’s Local Market

BUSHEL & PECK'S LOCAL MARKET Nine years ago, Jackie Gennett and Rich Horbaczewski of Grass is Greener Gardens, an organic farm located in Monroe, started selling eggs, lamb and chicken at the weekly Beloit Farmers’ Market. Little did they know it would open a whole new world for their business right here in downtown Beloit. The business partners are owners of the popular Bushel & Peck’s Local Market, 328 State St., which opened in 2008. The restaurant

The Butterfly Club

THE BUTTERFLY CLUB The Butterfly Club is another Wisconsin Supper Club in Beloit that offers sensational food, an inviting atmosphere and keen attention to service for its popularity. “It’s a beautiful thing to have a supper club like The Butterfly Club,” says co-owner Mike Sala. “People like to come here to have a good time.” The restaurant’s rich history dates back to 1924, when Hal and Mae Sherburne opened the Butterfly Tea Room, named for the yellow and

Merrill and Houston’s Steak Joint

MERRILL & HOUSTON'S One look around Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, 500 Pleasant St., and Beloit’s rich history comes alive. “It’s a tribute to our city’s past and the industry leaders who created Beloit,” says Jayme Braatz, the restaurant’s general manager. “We want people to feel like they can really connect with Beloit.” Merrill & Houston’s opened in July 2012 in the Ironworks Hotel, after more than a year of extensive construction to both the hotel

The 615 Club

THE 615 CLUB The 615 Club has been a Beloit landmark since 1936. Located at 615 Broad Street, the popular Wisconsin Supper Club is located just three blocks from the Beloit College campus. “The 615 Club has always had its place in Beloit history,” says Gregg Hatley, who along with his wife, RayAnn, are just the sixth owners of the restaurant’s proud history. “I just wanted a place that speaks for itself. It was here

The Rock Bar and Grill

THE ROCK BAR AND GRILL Looking for a fun place with good food and an excellent view of Beloit? Check out The Rock Bar and Grill, situated on the banks of the Rock River in Beloit. “We have one of the best views in the city,” says Barb Lervik, crew trainer for the restaurant. “On nice, sunny days you can see jet skiers, fishing boats and pontoon boats on the river.” The scenic riverfront location makes