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.

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.