Last night members of the board of Collinsville Progress went to La Gardenia Mexican restaurant to present the owner with the Carl Schultz Improvement of the Month Award, given regularly to area businesses which have put time, effort and money into upgrading their property. Then we all stayed and had dinner.
La Gardenia is located on Collinsville Road in an unassuming strip just a bit south of Cahokia Mounds Visitor Center. What a great place, the inside is fitted with beautiful, gleaming, dark wood booths, a cool bar, while the back outside patio is inviting with it's iron tables and shaded overhang held up with beautiful stone columns.
The food is as good as you'll find anywhere. I'm glad we went, and I know for a fact we'll go back.
Give it a try.