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     January 24, 2020      #61-24 KDJ
 
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The lounge area at Beans & Barley Brew in Ashkum has an enclosed porch to the left.

Tinker Parker

Best Bites: New Beans & Barley Brew in Ashkum

In times past driving from Kankakee to Champaign travelers would stop for a bite to eat at one of the local diners along the way. Remember Stuckey’s? The place of the famous pecan log? What a treat.

I remember well a restaurant called The Hen House in Ashkum, later became The Loft and recently, Beans & Barley Brew.

First, get the picture of The Loft out of your head. It’s nothing like it. I couldn’t believe what they have done with the restaurant. It is fabulous inside. The ambiance is between urban-like, little farm to table, a bit of rustic and lots of homey.

In times past driving from Kankakee to Champaign travelers would stop for a bite to eat at one of the local diners along the way. Remember Stuckey’s? The place of the famous pecan log? What a treat.

I remember well a restaurant called The Hen House in Ashkum, later became The Loft and recently, Beans & Barley Brew.

First, get the picture of The Loft out of your head. It’s nothing like it. I couldn’t believe what they have done with the restaurant. It is fabulous inside. The ambiance is between urban-like, little farm to table, a bit of rustic and lots of homey.

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They also have a large variety of import and craft beers at the bar, along with other non-alcoholic drinks