WALLACE_ROBERT.jpgDr. Robert Wallace

Dining Out With ...

Dr. Robert Wallace

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Where do local people go to eat? Check here each week to see who's eating where, and what's on their plate. This week, we feature Dr. Robert Wallace, a graduate of Knox College and writer of the nationally syndicated column "'Tween 12 and 20." As a columnist and former high school administrator, he speaks to audiences nationwide on the challenges and successes of teenagers. He is a former trustee of Knox College and serves on the board of directors of the Galesburg Youth Athletic Association.

Favorite breakfast spot: At home for whole wheat toast with black currant preserves (made in Ireland), orange juice and coffee. When traveling, the Original Pancake House makes my favorite apple pancake.

Favorite lunch spot: Rooster's. I love the homemade soups and daily specials made from scratch and their pies are the very best. The friendliest cooks and bakers in town!

Best place for a casual dinner: El Rancherito. I learned to eat Mexican food while teaching and coaching in Phoenix and enjoying being a high school principal in southern California. Now Mexican food is my favorite and I especially enjoy a beef enchilada, beans and rice, with chips and salsa. Miguel and his staff are efficient and friendly.

Best formal dinner: Cerar's Barnstormer in Monmouth. Grilled salmon dinner and baked potato is my favorite. Service and ambience are superb.

Favorite meal under $10: Any place that serves pizza. I've tried them all!

Favorite entree: Roast turkey and dressing with potatoes and gravy.

Things I refuse to eat: Liver, lamb, sushi and anything creamed.

Best meal on the run: Grilled chicken sandwich at Hardee's - hold the mayo!

Favorite thing to cook at home: Chicken and noodles.

Favorite snack: Homemade cookies - chocolate chip, peanut butter or snowballs.

Food I love to eat, but shouldn't: Ice cream - any flavor!

Former Galesburg restaurant I wish were still here: The Huddle. When my wife, Mona, and I were students at Knox College, we loved to go there for shrimp in a basket!

Restaurant you'd like to see locate in Galesburg: Red Lobster.

Do you know of someone you'd like to see featured in Dining Out With? E-mail jcarlson@register-mail.com, or call Jane Carlson, 343-7181, Ext. 265.


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