Midwest Living Review
This downtown eatery in a renovated 1865 building puts you within strides of the Illinois State Capitol and the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library. Soup preparation begins at 6:30 each morning with 150 and 250 quarts ladled out daily. Try the tomato bisque with hints of dill and honey. Sandwiches come on slabs of yeasty bread. Zings of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove waft through the air and send a signal to save room for the apple cake frosted with caramel icing.