One might argue they are in a league of their own
You've heard the phrase, bigger is always better.
To be honest, the Heartland has really embraced that idea. But here at Heartland Weekend we might argue over the top is even better.
That's why we've gone in search of places that are a little extra.
Next on the list: a place where you might want to start your morning.
We’re talking about Dynamite Coffee where they go over and beyond to be extra precise.
Here, they roast all of their beans in house.
It’s a meticulous process owner Robbie Britt completes in small batches in order to preserve the taste.
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Southern Illinois is melting over rolled ice cream!
The craze actually took off in Thailand. Now, the extra cool treat is rolling into the Heartland at Mr Koolz Frozen Yogurt and More in Marion.
Owner Brent Gentry says he took a trip to New York where he first witnessed the magic.
He was convinced southern Illinois and the Heartland would melt over rolled ice cream.
And he was right! He was the first to bring the craze to the Heartland, and people have been lining up for it ever since.
More to come!
In the meantime, do you know of a restaurant that is a little extra? We want to know! Send your best food pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll post them to our Heartland Weekend Instagram.