Going north? The trip to Hebron Illinois is a fast and straight shot North for most riders and the best spot on a Sunday for fried chicken! Crandall’s Restaurant on Rte 47 is hands down the best Broasted Chicken around. Get an order with mashed potatoes and you will be in a food coma. Start with the cheese and cracker spread and you feel like you were transported to a Wisconsin Supper Club. The Sunday brunch starts at 11:00am and the Broasted chicken deals start at 1:30pm. Get there and order any combination of cluck cluck parts to make your meal memorable. Oh and where else in Illinois can you find an 8 foot tall Rooster?A trip down to Verona Illinois would not be complete without a stop at EJ Karz. Located on Grand Ridge Road, EJ Karz has a menu that will satisfy anyone’s tastes. You have to try the Chicken Ranch Bacon Melt which boasts a half pound chicken breast slapped between two slices of Texas Toast with bacon. Bacon; need I say more? Or if you want something other than burgers, get the buffalo rings appetizer then dig into the smoked brisket portabella pasta if that trips your trigger. Hang around and check out the cool cars and bikes or kick your feet up and listen to great local music.
This article would not be complete with giving a nod to our Chicago area riders and the best burgers in the world! Kuma’s Corner at the 2900 block of Belmont Avenue this place has the reputation of combining rock and roll and legendary burgers! Give me a Mastodon Burger with bacon, BBQ and onion and I could die a happy traveler! The master of all things meat, you got to like a menu that states they NEVER, EVER have anything VEGAN! Kuma’s opens at noon on Sundays but get there early because I can guarantee there will be a line – it is that good! Stay tune riders. Next time I Ride, Eat, Ride I am exploring Wisconsin!