written for Countyline Publications and printed in Wisconsin and Illinois Biker Information Guide Food Feature: Live to Ride… Ride to Eat Jennifer Knourek I love food.  But better than anything I could ever make in the kitchen, I make better reservations.  And there will always be someone who can make a dish better than me.  So I will do what I do best, ride… and enjoy what they do best, cook! This column will be an ongoing feature as we explore our riding area looking for and directing you to some of those little known treasures of food bliss to add to your destination rides. The Shanty on Hwy 41 in Wadsworth, IL is a place that once you discover, you will always go back.  A comfortable rustic atmosphere, this is a place where quality food meets a fair price.  Known for their quality food, including: steaks, chops, burgers, and seafood.  Recently, featured on the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” which highlighted their Whiskey Shrimp, Tequila & Orange Salmon and the Filet Mignon.  All of the dishes are customer inspired, so when you’re planning your trip in Northeast Illinois plan your route to The Shanty at 38995 North US Hwy 41, Wadsworth Il  60083.  They are open Monday through Saturday 11am – 10pm and Sunday 7am – 9pm.  My personal favourite is the eggs Benedict on Sunday Morning!! Spokes Bar & Deli was built in August 2004 by Naval Veteran, Larry Wojtecki who owned and ran L.W. Meats and Deli in Elm Grove, Wisconsin for 30 years were his “Two Wheel Tuesday” event was started.  The environment is like a museum of motorcycles and memorabilia and hand painted murals on the wall offer surprise images to the keen eye while you’re waiting on your freshly made plates.  Quarter pound Brats, Hot Dogs, and Hot Polish are a special on Two Wheel Tuesday from 4pm – 10pm and their other daily specials and cold drinks make this a must visit when you are in the area.  You will find Spokes Bar & Deli just east of the I-94 / Hwy. 20 (exit 333), at 14001 Washington Ave., Yorkville, WI  53177.  Everything on Larry’s menu is my favourite and everyone on your ride will enjoy this stop. The Kelsey Road House South Barrington, IL, Now offering Gino’s East Pizza Menu and a full menu including sandwiches, salads, steaks and daily specials.  A great outdoor patio is open during nice weather and there is plenty of parking. This is a great destination with a great atmosphere and great food.  The Kelsey Road House is at 352 Kelsey Road (just off Hwy 14), Lake Barrington, IL.  Beverly is a welcoming host and I’m just waiting for the weather to break to visit again for the pizza. The 2011 riding season is just getting started and together we’ll discover some fabulous meals so send in your recommendations and we’ll check them out to share with your brothers and sisters who ride. Live to Ride… Ride to Eat!  
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