Top 25 New Places to Stay, Eat and Play: 2012
Bloomington, Illinois: Station 220
We tried the previous restaurant (Central Station) in this former fire house a year earlier and came away disappointed, but new management, a new chef, a new menu, new decor and a new name have infused this cool dining space with memorable flavor. Pulled pork with cracklings seemed untoppable until we tried the corn bread with spinach and radishes. Our new verdict: This is destination dining in central Illinois (309/828-2323; station220.net).