Thank you WZOK, Rockford’s top radio station, for publicizing another in a long line of honors for Rockford treasure Lino’s Spirits & Ristorante.

Lino’s was named as one of 15 Illinois Restaurants You Must Try in 2018 by the site OnlyInYourState.

Also this week, Trip Advisor released the fact that Lino’s heads into 2018 as the No. 1-ranked Rockford restaurant of 269 on its site. There have been 514 reviews of Lino’s posted on Trip Advisor, with 88 percent of the reviewers listing the food and services as very good or excellent.

Getting the chance to work with the family at Lino’s is one of the very best things to happen to Thinker in 2017. If you are one of the few Rockfordians who have never been to Lino’s, rectify that mistake in 2018.