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  • The Hearty Boys and Gale Gand collide to make the world a tastier place. A few blocks away from Wrigley Field, you’ll find chef Dan Smith and mixologist Steve McDonagh...

    SpritzBurger

    The Hearty Boys and Gale Gand collide to make the world a tastier place. A few blocks away from Wrigley Field, you’ll find chef Dan Smith and mixologist Steve McDonagh...

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  • It was a brutally cold day when Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and I made Bostock Brioche (aka twice-baked brioche) together. The French Pastry School was closed due to subzero temps and,...

    Baking with Chef Pfeiffer

    It was a brutally cold day when Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and I made Bostock Brioche (aka twice-baked brioche) together. The French Pastry School was closed due to subzero temps and,...

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  • Diet fads and foods may come and go but steak is forever, as local restaurateurs, meat purveyors, dieticians and psychologists help Chicagoans eat more mindfully. With two-thirds of Americans overweight,...

    Let Them Eat Steak

    Diet fads and foods may come and go but steak is forever, as local restaurateurs, meat purveyors, dieticians and psychologists help Chicagoans eat more mindfully. With two-thirds of Americans overweight,...

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  • HOW TO CATER ANY EVENT French writer Michel de Montaigne once said, “The art of dining well is no slight art.” He spoke those words over 400 years ago, yet...

    Food, Wine & Thou

    HOW TO CATER ANY EVENT French writer Michel de Montaigne once said, “The art of dining well is no slight art.” He spoke those words over 400 years ago, yet...

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  • City Winery Beverage Director Rachel Driver Speckan reinforces the fact that there’s no better pairing than wine and the holidays. ‘Tis the season for indecision. With wine shops offering endless...

    Toast the Season

    City Winery Beverage Director Rachel Driver Speckan reinforces the fact that there’s no better pairing than wine and the holidays. ‘Tis the season for indecision. With wine shops offering endless...

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  • Cooking with NoMI Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche. Some call it luck, others call it fate. Ryan LaRoche credits the latter for becoming a chef. His first taste of the biz...

    Sous Chef for a Day

    Cooking with NoMI Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche. Some call it luck, others call it fate. Ryan LaRoche credits the latter for becoming a chef. His first taste of the biz...

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  • “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” After proving her skill set and work ethic at Southern Wine & Spirits, Josephine Terlato became the fourth generation family member to work at Terlato...

    Josephine Terlato

    “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” After proving her skill set and work ethic at Southern Wine & Spirits, Josephine Terlato became the fourth generation family member to work at Terlato...

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  • “Bring more than just food to the table.” Rick Bayless. The man needs no introduction. With just those two words, you’re probably thinking about the beloved tortas at XOCO (Mexican...

    Rick Bayless

    “Bring more than just food to the table.” Rick Bayless. The man needs no introduction. With just those two words, you’re probably thinking about the beloved tortas at XOCO (Mexican...

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  • “Success is in the details.” When I walked into Naha, Chef Carrie Nahabedian was sitting a few feet away, but I didn’t recognize her because she recently shed 160 pounds....

    Naha’s Carrie Nahabedian

    “Success is in the details.” When I walked into Naha, Chef Carrie Nahabedian was sitting a few feet away, but I didn’t recognize her because she recently shed 160 pounds....

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  • COMING TO THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE… A ‘marketplace’ of gourmet Italian foods and beverages, Eataly was founded by Oscar Farinetti in Turin, Italy, in 2007. The concept caught on...

    Italy is Eataly

    COMING TO THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE… A ‘marketplace’ of gourmet Italian foods and beverages, Eataly was founded by Oscar Farinetti in Turin, Italy, in 2007. The concept caught on...

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