Dr. Robert Wallace on his favorite foods

Dr. Robert Wallace, who writes a syndicated column for teens, is a Knox graduate. This week, he shares his favorite Galesburg area eateries in the Register Mail’s Dining Out feature.
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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.