We hope you enjoy this new food week, celebrating all things Italian.

Sample featured dishes created by area chefs over 7 days! Find more details at 217FoodWeek.com and be sure to follow us on Facebook @217FoodWeek.

Don’t forget your 217 Italian Week passport to plan your food journey and for a chance to win gift cards from local restaurants. Download your passport at 217foodweek.com or get one from inside the Illinois Times print issues. Be sure to send it to the IT office by Monday, November 13!