January 17th, 2018 12:00 PM
So, if you're looking for a wholesome and warming winter beverage, make hot chocolate, hold the candy cane and add Eastern Caribbean spices. For additional "warmth," give the brew a splash of St. Lucian rum. Though breadfruit is not readily available in Chicago, it seems to be have turned up now and again Pete's Fresh Market locations.
January 9th, 2018 3:21 PM
Bricks Wood-Fired Pizza Café's co-owner Ric Gruber Jr. says they're getting close to opening — they're now shooting for February.
January 5th, 2018 1:00 PM
Latin-fusion favorite and summer hot-spot, Maya de Sol, boasts an outdoor patio more than doubling the size of their restaurant. Frigid temperatures bring a more intimate feel to the festive Oak Park eatery, but their spicy global fare and thoughtfully crafted cocktails bring heat to the winter chill.
December 22nd, 2017 3:00 PM
Since opening in 2010, small batch cooking has allowed Donna Fantetti-Slepicka. owner of River Forest Chocolates, to control the quality of her delicate confections. The definition of "small-batch," however, is a relative term when dealing with a passionate chocolate-especially around the holidays.
December 19th, 2017 12:10 PM
Store-bought panettone, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, genmaicha, fry bread and White Castle sliders are all not-so-great foods that we fondly prefer.
December 14th, 2017 10:00 AM
As an impressionable teenager I was an avid babysitter and one of my favorite families would invite me to participate in their annual Hanukkah celebration. In exchange for keeping an eye on the wee-ones throughout the festive evening, I was fortunate enough to spin the dreidel and witness the lighting of the menorah before savoring a cozy meal.
December 13th, 2017 9:13 AM
Having gone around and around on this topic, I decided the only reasonable next step would be to go back to Trader Joe's and buy that bag of peeled hard-boiled eggs and see, for myself, how they were.
December 8th, 2017 11:54 AM
Yesterday evening, the Columbus Park refectory was alive with holiday spirit at the 5th annual Austin Weekly News community holiday party.
December 7th, 2017 2:10 PM
Local doughnut lovers have been waiting patiently since summer for Firecakes Donuts' opening day. Nestled in an unassuming storefront in The Emerson high-rise on the corner of North Boulevard and Maple Avenue, the day-old shop is already churning out small-batch, artisan doughnuts with ease.
December 7th, 2017 10:00 AM
Paying a little more for Gulf shrimp is a good way to ensure you're not supporting slavery and other repugnant labor practices – plus, you get the added advantage of buying American…and Gulf shrimp tastes better.
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