The Pike County, Illinois Chamber of Commerce has come up with a delicious way to celebrate the county's 200th birthday.

Between Labor Day weekend and November 14, the Pike County Chamber has established the Pike County IL Tenderloin Trail as a public Facebook group.

While there are any number of eating establishments around northeast Missouri and western Illinois who offer their perfectly acceptable versions of the pounded out and breaded pork loin (ranging is size from a dinner plate to a manhole cover), there are eleven Pike County IL eateries that are particularly proud of their tenderloins.

The Pike County Chamber has set up the Tenderloin Trail to promote its member businesses, along with celebrating the county's bicentennial.

Pike County IL Tenderloin Trail Facebook Page
Pike County IL Tenderloin Trail Facebook Page

Initial Facebook posts have promised that anyone who tries out the tenderloins at all eleven of the participating establishments in the next eleven weeks will be eligible for prizes and recognition, with more details to come.

The Pike County IL Trail of Tenderloins Facebook page can be found here.

The participating businesses, where you can find them and their hours include:

Atlas Cafe - 17619 U.S. 54, Rockport - Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Bainbridge Cafe - 717 Mortimer St., Barry - Mon. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Copperhead Tavern - 24266 IL 96, New Canton - Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun. 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Courtyard Cafe & Bakery - 128 East Adams, Pittsfield - Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Fat Boys - 13495 U.S. 54, Rockport - Mon.-Thurs.-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Tues.-Wed. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Riverbank Bar & Grill - 104 North Florence Road, Pittsfield - Wed.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-2 p.m./5-8 p.m, Fri-Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Rumors Have It - 115 West Quincy St., Griggsville - Mon. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun. 1-9 p.m.

Stagecoach Inn - 204 South Bay, St., Pleasant Hill - Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Teddy's - 110 West Quincy St., Griggsville - Mon.-Sat. 11.a.m.- 12 a.m.

The Hook - IL 106, Kinderhook - Tues.-Wed.-Sat-Sun. 7 a.m.- 2p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wattsup Cafe - 845 Bridge St., Nebo - Sun.-Wed. 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 6 a.m.7 p.m.

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