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Chef Cleetus Friedmand at Chicago Rooftop Gardens

Sad Day For Sustainability: City Provisions Deli Closes

Chef Cleetus Friedman has led the sustainability movement in Chicago. He's partnered with local farmers, producers, brewers, etc., to make the food we eat and the beverages we drink truly local....

The Top Ten Things I Tasted in 2012

Lincoln Park, River North, West Loop, Logan SquareOur wonderful city is filled with many tasty options when dining out. 2012 was a year of many highly anticipated restaurant openings. However, it made it pretty difficult to choose my favorites. When...
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Chicago's Passport to Spain

West LoopI have never traveled to Europe, but if I did, my first choice would be Spain (specifically San Sebastion). After watching many food shows featuring Spain, I am drawn in by the friendliness of the...

The Anti-Black Friday

Lakeview, Lincoln Park, West Loop, West Town, Logan Square“Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” This quote really summed up my feelings about Black Friday....

More Than Just a Butcher

West TownGrowing up, I had very little knowledge of what a butcher did, let alone knowing one. My only image of a butcher was Sam on The Brady Bunch. My reality was the prepackaged products at the local...

Belly Full of Goodness

West LoopMy husband says that Chef Bill Kim can open a restaurant in the oddest of locations and the masses will come. This was certainly true with Urban Belly (in a strip mall?) and Belly Shack (underneath...

1st Annual Forest Park Apple Pie Bake-Off - Win a Troy-Bilt Snow Blower

Forest ParkHere's something I've found out about just in time to put up before the weekend comes upon us thanks to @GardenForkTV. Forest Park Community Garden is having a fundraiser and it's a BAKE-OFF, a apple...

Kids Are Foodies, Too: Corks & Crayons Event Benefits Purple Asparagus

Logan SquareChildren are not and should not be stuck with chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, and other "yellow food", as a friend of mine calls the standard fare on kids' menus. Purple Asparagus proves that every...

How To Shop Your Farmers Market

Lincoln Park “Food Rule #15: Get out of the supermarket whenever you can.” Food Rules - An Eater Manual - Michael Pollan Food writer Michael Pollan sums it up perfectly. Most Americans spend the majority of...

Take home South Side favorite: Mitchell’s Ice Cream

ChicagoSouth Siders have known Mitchell’s Ice Cream since 1931, but now we all have a chance to pick some up close to home. Just in time for the warm weather, Mitchell's of Chicago is offering eight premium...

Browse New, Rare And Used Vinyl At The Chirp Record Fair & Other Delights

Chicago, Chicago Area, West Loop, Near WestCD's and mp3's just aren't as groovy as vinyl.  Browse and stock up at the 12th annual CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights Saturday, April 12 in the West Loop.  It's an all-day shopping event...

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The Loopwigs Assembling his look is easy. Just put on a t shirt jeans and leather bomber jacket all in black. The trickiest part will be nailing the makeup. CollisionsWe agreed to meet them all at one of...

Dyeing the Chicago River Green (Pictures)

The Loop, River NorthThousands of people gathered along the banks of the Chicago River for the annual tradition of dyeing the river. Executed by the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union 130, only 6 people and two boats are...

Sports and Tennis Betting Guidelines to Remember

    Sports fanatics around the globe also preferred sports betting as their wonderful pastime. Even so, there are also a group of people who treats this activity much more seriously. In fact, lots of...

Valentine's Day Inspired Dining

Chicago, Chicago Area, Sheffield | DePaul, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, West Loop, IllinoisAre you like me when it comes to Valentine's Day? I am not a big fan of the holiday, as it is so over-commercialized. However, some of my favorite chefs are offering some unique options for the non-...

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