Not having to drive to Chicago to try some of the best foods in the state is always a plus.
Not that there's anything wrong with that but if I had to hop in a car every time some national list of the best food in America was published, I'd be driving to The Windy City daily.
This time, however, if you live in the Rockford area, all you need to do is travel to one of the state's best college towns.
Is it just me, or do good burritos go hand in hand with great college cities?
In this case, when there's obvious competition with one of the biggest cities in the world it's no small feat that a Mexican restaurant in Champaign, Illinois would be crowned the king of burritos.
For just $7 you get your choice of carne asada, chicken, pastor, chorizo, or bean and cheese.
'The food is excellent, always fresh and flavorful,' wrote a local who frequently grabs food at one of Maize's two locations.
Another frequent customer recommends the steak burrito with cilantro and onion.
They'd make gigantic burritos that, while I'm no doctor, were just what someone in the medical field would prescribe at 2 a.m. in order to put a bow on a long night out.
Since Maize Mexican Grill, 60 East Green Street is in a college town, where most of the population also likes to have long nights out, I imagine their burritos have the same healing powers.