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Dining with Doyle

Dining with Doyle: Zen Express – February 16, 2018

Dining with Doyle: Zen Express – February 16, 2018

Sushi is a dish that has long been a part of the Japanese culture and has made its popularity in the United State and all around the world. This classic dish can be broken down into its most basic form, prepared with rice and combined with a variety of ingredients, such as ...

Neil Doyle

February 16th, 2018

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Dining with Doyle: Lil Beaver Brewery – February 9, 2017

Dining with Doyle: Lil Beaver Brewery – February 9, 2017

There is an alcoholic drink that is one of the worlds most highly consumed beverages behind just water and tea. This drink is made from cereal grains, most commonly malted barley, wheat, or corn, and is known to the common person as beer. Beer has been around since 3500–3100

Neil Doyle

February 9th, 2018

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Dining with Doyle: Reality Bites – January 19, 2017

Dining with Doyle: Reality Bites – January 19, 2017

Life can be hard and sometimes we all need time to just kick back and relax. Reality Bites in downtown Bloomington is a tapas style restaurant that puts a play on words for when times get tough. The restaurant has been open since 2006, bringing the small plate and appetizer ...

Neil Doyle

January 19th, 2018

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Dining with Doyle: Kelly’s Bakery and Café – November 17, 2017

Dining with Doyle: Kelly’s Bakery and Café – November 17, 2017

Many people live busy lives, but for Kelly Mathy her life got even more hectic nearly 12 years ago when her and husband Jamie opened Kelly’s Bakery and Café. Along with owning Kelly’s, the talented baker is also a fourth grade teacher Monday through Friday. Kelly always has ...

Neil Doyle

November 17th, 2017

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Dining with Doyle: Coffee Hound – November 10, 2017

Dining with Doyle: Coffee Hound – November 10, 2017

Roasted beans that are grounded and boiled with water to produce a brewed beverage, this process produces one of the most common drinks in the world known as coffee. It’s this beverage of choice that made owners Steve and April Fritzen of Coffee Hound open their doors 15 ...

Neil Doyle

November 10th, 2017

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Dining with Doyle: BraiZe – October 27, 2017

Dining with Doyle: BraiZe – October 27, 2017

Tucked on the west side of the Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center is BraiZe, a new age American style restaurant priding itself on their saying, “Eat. Drink. Be weird.” Co-owned by Lincoln natives Zack Poleto and Brandon Leach, the duo opened BraiZe in 2014. ...

Neil Doyle

October 27th, 2017

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Dining with Doyle: Fort Jesse Cafe – October 13, 2017

Dining with Doyle: Fort Jesse Cafe – October 13, 2017

There is a reason people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The team at Fort Jesse Café in Normal would have to also agree, as they go by the motto “all happiness depends on a leisurely brunch.” Located at 1531 Fort Jesse road, the breakfast joint has been ...

Neil Doyle

October 13th, 2017

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Dining with Doyle: Medici in Normal – October 6, 2017

Dining with Doyle: Medici in Normal – October 6, 2017

It might be unusual to see a full mulberry tree as the center piece towering in the middle of a busy and bustling restaurant, but not at Medici in Normal. Located in Uptown, Medici has been in town since January of 2008, nearing their 10 year anniversary.  The restaurant ...

Neil Doyle

October 7th, 2017

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Dining with Doyle: Flingers Pizza Pub – September 29, 2017

Dining with Doyle: Flingers Pizza Pub – September 29, 2017

Pulling up to a brick building with a pizza man wearing sunglasses, tossing pizza, and holding a beer, this only means you’re going to Flingers Pizza Pub. Situated at 1503 E. Vernon in Bloomington, Flingers has been in the community since 2003. Previously located in downtown

Neil Doyle

September 29th, 2017

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Dining with Doyle: The Beer Hall at DESTIHL Brewery – September 22, 2017

Dining with Doyle: The Beer Hall at DESTIHL Brewery – September 22, 2017

A big window with tanks of beer being made is the view you see when you pull up to The Beer Hall. Part of the DESTIHL family, The Beer Hall is a new edition that opened in May of this year on 1200 Greenbriar Drive in Normal.  The expansion will now allow for DESTIHL to have ...

Scott Beyer

September 26th, 2017

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