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Oak Brook, IL Patch
06/28/2024
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille Shares Summer Grilling Tips

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille Shares Summer Grilling Tips - Oak Brook, IL - Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, renowned for its exquisite dining experience and top-tier steaks, is sharing its expert grilling tips.

WGN-TV
05/09/2024
Lunchbreak: Creamy Mushroom Toast and details on the Chicago Chefs Cookbook!

Sarah Stegner, Prairie Grass Café and Chicago Chefs Cook Check Out: Chicago Chefs Cookbook -Available at all 44 Mariano's -Proceeds from the cookbook will benefit Chi-Care, a registered 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ending hunger across Chicagoland. https://www.chi-care.org/ -To celebrate the launch of the cookbook, Mariano's will host a special event on Saturday, May 11th, from [...]

Aroundthetownchicago
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille adds a new location- Vernon Hills

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, a Texas institution, has been working its way into the hearts ( and tummies) of Illinoisans for a few years. Luckily, I have been a part of their growth in the area. I have been to several openings and have enjoyed a number of great meats including their famous" 7 Finger High Pork Chop"!

Mommy Poppins
04/22/2024
Chicago A Cappella Presents The History of Harmony

Co-created and narrated by Deke Sharon, the heralded \"Father of Contemporary A Cappella\" and music director of \"Pitch Perfect,\" History of Harmony tells the story of vocal harmony from the early 20th century to today. From barbershop quartets through doo-wop and boy bands, these layered musical sounds have permeated pop music and an entire culture.

Issuu
04/21/2024
Byways Mountains & Valley 2024

Featuring Hells Canyon, North America's Deepest River Gorge. California's Warner Mountains & Surprise Valley, Arizona's San Francisco Peaks, Upper Michigan's Porcupine Mountains, Kentucky's Red River Gorge. and Beauty and Diversity of Virginia's Smyth County.

Aroundthetownchicago
Passover Dinner at Frank's ( Italian style)

The story begins with Sarah Stegner of Prairie Grass. They do a special "dinner for Two" that Jane and I were going to enjoy for the second night ( Seder). I felt that since we have enjoyed every Catholic holiday with Frank and his family, perhaps, this meal would be even more special if Jane and I allowed him to take the meal.

Substack
04/14/2024
SAVORY news (the week of April 14, 2024)

Congrats!: Northbrook restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe was honored for its Sensory Friendly Hour program at the 18th Annual Disability Matters North America Awards held in Milwaukee on April 4.

WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
04/12/2024
Chef Sarah Stegner on the importance of regenerative agriculture

Sarah Stegner, two-time James Beard Award-winning chef, and owner of Prairie Glass Café joins Lisa Dent to talk about the importance of regenerative agriculture, how the chef community works with local farmers directly to provide great entrées for their restaurants. You can join Sarah Monday, April 15th for the Local Food Forum's "Better" Dialogues with [...]

Aroundthetownchicago
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille adds a new location- Vernon Hills

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, a Texas institution, has been working its way into the hearts ( and tummies) of Illinoisans for a few years. Luckily, I have been a part of their growth in the area. I have been to several openings and have enjoyed a number of great meats including their famous" 7 Finger High Pork Chop"!

Aroundthetownchicago
"Drag me to Brunch" returns to Pilsen!

Have you ever been to a "Drag Brunch? If you have, how long has it been? In my case, I believe the last one I saw was probably 20 plus years ago and while we have talked about a few on the radio show, only Frank has attended.

Negocios Now
03/28/2024
Korina Sanchez - Negocios Now

Korina Sanchez is Vice President and General Counsel of Third Coast Hospitality, a family-run restaurant group that manages restaurant/bar and entertainment venues in Chicago including Moe's Cantina, Old Crow Smokehouse, Treehouse Chicago, Tunnel, and La Luna. Sanchez is also a founder of Great Lakes Solex, a minority owned and operated manufacturing company.

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Only at Mariano's 🐰 Something for Every-Bunny - Mariano's

Hunting for holiday entertaining ideas? Build a brunch board that will have everyone's taste buds doing the bunny hop. From farm-fresh delights to chocolatey treasures, we've rounded up the most egg-cellent picks to make your brunch spread a feast to remember. Plus, Mariano's very own Amanda Puck's brunch board can make your gathering a basket full of delicious surprises.

Aroundthetownchicago
Perry's coming to Vernon Hills

Those of you who have read my restaurant reviews and have heard us talk about Perry's Steakhouse and Grille. This is a national chain that had its start as a butcher shop, so when it comes to meat, they are experts.

Chicagoclassicalreview
Chicago Classical Review

By Lawrence A. Johnson It's been a good season for English choral music. Bella Voce presented a choice concert of William Byrd's music last fall that included his majestic Mass for Five Voices. On a chilly Saturday night in River Forest, Chicago a cappella showed that they are about more than Beatles songs and cabaret tunes with "Cambridge Concert."

WGN-TV
02/16/2024
Tree House Chicago: A Pizza-Making and Wine Experience

Tree House Chicago serves uniquely crafted pizzas including Detroit-style pizzas and now you can learn how to make them. Chef Marco Colin joined us in studio with details on a pizza-making and wine experience you can take part in. 149 W. Kinzie St treehousechicago.com Detroit Pizza Recipe:Dough Recipe:● 11 oz Bread Flour● 0.35oz Salt● 0.35oz [...]

Wordpress
02/17/2024
Savoring the Soul of the South: Old Crow Smokehouse's Culinary Alchemy Unveiled

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Wrigleyville, Chicago, Old Crow Smokehouse extends an invitation to culinary enthusiasts and adventurous spirits alike. ( photo from : https://www.facebook.com/OldCrowSmokehouse/ ) Prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey that transcends the ordinary as Chef Marco Colin unveils the artistry behind the iconic Louisiana Crawfish and Seafood Boil.

Kurman News
02/12/2024
Old Crow Smokehouse Hosting Crawfish and Seafood Boil Experience Sunday, February 25 and March 24

Did you ever wonder how to create the iconic Louisiana Crawfish and Seafood Boil? Get ready for a real treat as Old Crow Smokehouse’s Chef Marco Colin takes you behind the scenes where you’ll learn the secrets of making this mouth-watering feast. Two classes are being held from 1 – 3 PM, Sundays, February 25, and March 24 at Old Crow Smokehouse, 3506 N. Clark St., Chicago, telephone: 773-537-4452.

Thrillist
01/18/2024
Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week January 18–February 4 Multiple locations, Prices vary Chicago Restaurant Week is here. For one more weekend, participating restaurants like CheSa’s Bistro & Bar

Windy City Times
02/04/2024
SAVOR Happy anniversary: Pilsen restaurant La Luna - Windy City Times News

Windy City Times News - Happy anniversary: Pilsen restaurant La Luna, 1726 S. Racine Ave., will mark its fifth anniversary on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. La Luna invites guests to indulge in an evening of live music, delicious cuisine and craft cocktails. The event will feature Chef Marco Colin from La Luna, Chef Maria from Rubi's, Don Pedro Carnitas, Chef Alfonso Sotelo from 5 Rabanitos and guest mixologist Luigi Estrada. Tickets for La Luna's 5th Anniversary Celebration can be purchased...

Aroundthetownchicago
02/02/2024
"Lunch at Verzenay Chicago"

Just down the street from the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park, there is a shop that I have passed for several years, but never paid attention to. This part of Lincoln Avenue is not as "hot" as the area a block to the south.

Lawndalenews
02/01/2024
La Luna Chicago in Pilsen Celebrates 5th Anniversary

La Luna, a cornerstone of Pilsen's culinary scene, is thrilled to announce its 5th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 PM. The festivities will take place at La Luna's location at 1726 S. Racine Ave., Chicago. Tickets for La Luna's 5th Anniversary celebration can be purchased online at Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/o/la-luna-59888705793, for $40 per person.

Fsrmagazine
01/31/2024
La Luna Chicago Announces Valentine's Day Specials - FSR magazine

Love is in the air at La Luna Chicago, (1726 S. Racine Ave., Chicago IL 60608; telephone 312-248-8957). “We’re delighted to invite Chicagoans and visitors alike to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day with us,” says owner Samantha Sanchez. La Luna is celebrated with two events, both offering delectable Mexican cuisine, tantalizing cocktails, and an unforgettable atmosphere.

Splashmags
01/29/2024
Chicago Celebrates Valentine’s Day – Restaurants

Celebrate Date Night on Taco Thursday, February 15 with Complimentary Mezcal Tasting at Moe’s Cantina River North Join the fun at Moe’s Cantina River North’s (155 W. Kinzie, Chicago. 312-245-2000) Taco Thursday, February 15., 6 pm to 8 pm., enjoy a complimentary Mezcal Tasting. All night: Bring a date or bring your Gal Pals, everyone will be celebrating with complimentary heart-shaped churros with heart sprinkles, strawberry compote and sweet crema for each table. and $10 Mezcal Cocktail...

Entertainment Magazine - EMOL.org Online Since 1995!
01/26/2024
Chicago a cappella's "History of Harmony" Concert - Entertainment Magazine

Chicago a cappella's "History of Harmony" Concert in April tells the story of vocal harmony from the early 20th century to today. Chicago a cappella, one of the most renowned musical ensembles in Chicago, is set to thrill and amaze audiences in April 2024 with their concert program entitled History of Harmony.

Splashmags
01/22/2024
Bell Heir’s BBQ Celebrates 1st Anniversary on February 3 & 4

Bell Heir’s BBQ , the renowned BBQ take-out spot in Chicago, is gearing up to celebrate its 1st anniversary on February 3. Owner and chef Tyris Bell invites the community to join in the celebration with a special promotion: Buy One Get One for Half Off on all menu items, available all day on Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4.

Daily Herald
01/10/2024
New restaurants coming to the suburbs in 2024

A slew of new restaurants are slated to open in the suburbs in 2024. Here's a taste of what's to come. Ancho & Agave A summer opening is planned for Ancho & Agave at 20506 N. Rand Road in...

Chicago Tribune
01/10/2024
Chicago chefs' 2024 food and drink trend predictions: Colorful ingredients, transparent pricing...

The Tribune asked chefs and restaurant owners in Chicago their predictions for how they expect the city's food scene to evolve in 2024. Humanitarian impact Chicago Chefs Cook has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for disaster relief in Ukraine, Ethiopia, Maui and other places. Chefs stepping up as leaders in their communities, and consumers dining at establishments with civically minded proprietors won’t go away in 2024, according to the nonprofit’s leadership team.

FOX 32 Chicago
Tailgating done right with Prairie Grass Cafe

Sarah Stegner, co-owner and executive chef at at Prairie Grass Cafe, joins Orange Friday to show off some of their delectable offerings that would go perfect with any tailgate.

Sharing the charm of Chicago
01/06/2024
Verzênay: A Sweet Escape to Parisian Delights in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park, Chicago, Verzênay is not just a French patisserie; it's a delectable journey curated by the passion and culinary finesse of Pâtissiere Arshiya. Having spent over a year in the culinary capital of the world - Paris - Arshiya brings the most authentic and flavorful French delicacies to the...

Daily Herald
01/04/2024
Dining Out: Brewmaster Dinner, murder mystery, pot pies and more

The “January Blues“ are real. Let’s face it, after New Year’s Day, the month is all down hill. Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook has a remedy for the cold, dreary days by dubbing January pot pie month. The pie schedule features a vegetarian mushroom pot pie ($23) on Jan. 7, classic chicken pot pie ($25) Jan. 14, lobster pot pie ($42) Jan. 21 and duck pot pie ($34) on Jan. 28. The pot pies are available for dine-in or takeout, and takeout orders can be baked or unbaked. Place your order in...

Shaw Local
12/28/2023
Hawthorn continues redevelopment with 6 new tenants

Hawthorn, a super-regional shopping center in Vernon Hills, recently announced the addition of six new tenants continuing the center's transformative redevelopment into a self-sustaining live-work-play campus.

Substack
12/26/2023
New Year's Eve/Day offerings

From upscale dishes to drag entertainment, there's something for everyone. Dance fever: Tunnel Chicago—above Tree House, at 151 W. Kinzie Ave. (and don’t ask me how a tunnel is above a treehouse)—will have its own all-night dance party on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $95 per person, and various booth upgrade packages are available, topping off at $1,000 for an 8-person VIP Main Floor Wall Booth.

News-24
12/23/2023
Visiter Paris, France à Chicago

Near the Apollo Theater is Verzenay at 2507 N. Lincoln. This is a traditional French bakery, patisserie, chocolate shop and café. Initially, I opted for biscuits and almond croissants. Then I went back and loved the macarons. Now I want to go back for lunch to try one of their sandwiches or quiches. Par Bob Glaze De retour à Chicago après un merveilleux voyage de 17 jours à Paris en novembre 2022, j'avais envie de certains des plats et pâtisseries

Chicago on the Cheap
12/19/2023
Moe's Cantina Holiday Pop Up

Travel to Whoville, sip themed cocktails and grab photos with the Grinch himself during a high-spirited holiday pop-up, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at Moe's Cantina in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. The festivities run through

Mommy's Block Party
Mommy's Block Party: Holiday Treats From Farm to Your Pet's Stocking!

Have you thought about what your furry 4 legged friends are getting for Christmas? Chachi, my eleven year old shih tzu lhasa apso, lives for treats. Also food. Mostly just treats, though. I know he loves all sorts of chewy goodness, like peanut butter bites, chicken drops, and beef/ duck sticks.

WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
12/17/2023
Evanston Community Fridges program

Chef Sarah Stegner, Co-Owner of Prairie Grass Cafe and Co-Founder of Chicago Chefs Cook, joins Steve Dale to talk about the Evanston Community Fridges program that aims to provide food to those who are in need this holiday season.

Chicago Tribune
12/13/2023
42 Chicagoland Christmas dine-in and takeout specials, from brunch with Santa to buche de noel

You can focus on getting gifts underneath the tree and let Chicagoland restaurants do the heavy lifting for Christmas dinner. Prairie Grass Cafe A barbecue short rib dinner for two includes macaroni and cheese, broccoli, Parmesan-crusted roasted carrots and sticky toffee date cake for $132. Add a quart of butternut squash soup for $20 or a bottle of wine for $28-$48. Orders can be picked up from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 23. 601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook; 847-205-4433; prairiegrasscafe.com

FSM Media
12/07/2023
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Farm to Pets

This season, make a lasting impression with our delicious Chicken Chips, packaged in limited edition holiday red and green bags. Our single-ingredient treats are made from 100% chicken breast and full...

Foodservice Equipment Reports Magazine
12/08/2023
3 Operators Set To Grow in 2024

From strengthening foundations to adding restaurant concepts, three operators chat about what's next in 2024.

AROUND THE TOWN CHICAGO
12/08/2023
Happy Hanukkah

Last night began our winter holiday, Hanukkah. On the first night, in addition to lighting the first ( of 8 ) candles on the menorah, celebrating how one day of oil lasted 8, we enjoy a special di...

San Francisco Bay Times
12/08/2023
The Gay Gourmet's 2023 Culinary Holiday Gift Guide - San Francisco Bay Times

By David Landis- You can almost hear those sleigh bells jingling because it's that time of year again. Holiday fever is taking hold! So, the Gay Gourmet has compiled some of my favorite gift recommendations for the foodie in your life. As a bonus, I've also included a treasured holiday family recipe that my sister [...]

Splashmags
12/07/2023
It is Hanukkah at Prairie Grass Cafe, Northbrook

The season of Hanukkah is here! Come celebrate the Festival of Lights with a delicious dining experience from Prairie Grass Cafe, Located at 601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. Chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris are pulling out all the stops to make your Hanukkah celebration truly memorable.

AROUND THE TOWN CHICAGO
12/02/2023
Farm to Pet

We all know that "Farm to Table" is the healthy way for us to dine. We want our families to eat health and be healthy, so why not our pets? Aren't they part of the family? It seem...

OpenTable Blog
11/30/2023
4 freewheeling, fun restaurant trends that emerged in 2023

Maximalism, a bigger focus on the bar, transportive meals, and other restaurant trends to know from the year gone by. Most inclusive restaurant: Prairie Grass Cafe near Chicago Restaurants are hard places for people with sensory sensitivity, but this restaurant is redefining hospitality with new, semi-regular sensory friendly dining hours for people with autism.

The Daily Northwestern
11/30/2023
Local chefs donate meals to Soul Fridge during holiday season

The Soul Fridge, one of four fixtures of Evanston Community Fridges and standing outside of Soul & Smoke, will be filled with new meals this holiday season. Twelve chefs from Evanston and Chicago will drop off meals in the fridge from Nov. 22 until the end of the year.

Chicago Food Magazine
Hanukkah at Prairie Grass Cafe

Prairie Grass Cafe opens its doors for dine-in starting at 5pm on December 7. In addition to their regular menu, the chefs have crafted special holiday off

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The Citizen Newspaper Group

Heather and D'Andre, along with volunteers from Evanston Community Fridges, stock the refrigerator and pantry outside the Soul & Smoke location at 1601 Payne St., Evanston year-round. The need increases during the winter and the holidays, and to address demand this year, they asked Chef Sarah Stegner of Prairie Grass Cafe & co-founder of Chicago Chefs Cook to help organize additional contributions to the pantry.

Evanston RoundTable
11/16/2023
Local chefs provide meals for Community Fridge outside Soul & Smoke during the holidays -...

Thanksgiving is the time to celebrate over delicious food with family and friends, but unfortunately a large population of Evanston residents cannot afford that luxury this holiday season. "While Evanston appears to be an affluent community, we have more than 31% of our school population living in poverty, and we're home to a large, unhoused population," said Heather Bublick and Chef D'Andre Carter of Soul & Smoke.

WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
11/17/2023
Ooh-la-lah! A French twist on Thanksgiving

Sure, Verzaney offers the usual Thanksgiving staples like pumpkin, apple and French silk pies, as well as their buttery brioche dinner rolls, but how about mixing things up this year with a Thanksgiving Quiche? In the audio clip below, Pâtissiere and owner Arshiya Farheen tells WGN's Steve Alexander she offers savory options, such as the [...]

SociaLifeChicago | The Best of Chicago Society, Fashion, Luxury Lifestyle, Travel
11/15/2023
Evanston's Soul & Smoke Taps Chefs for Philanthropic Community Fridges | SociaLifeChicago | The...

As we head into the holidays, most especially, the reality that many people will not have the opportunity to eat even a good meal always gnaws at me. To have shelter, clothes, and food for sustenance is a blessing I myself don't ever take for granted and always looking of/for ways to be a blessing...

Chicagobusiness
11/13/2023
Restaurants cut labor costs as tipped wage looms

Korina Sanchez, vice president and general counsel at Third Coast Hospitality Group, says they’re hiring fewer people and having servers do more work. I PHOTO BY JOHN R. BOEHM

Chicago, IL Patch
11/08/2023
'Tis the Season for Merriment with Christmas Popups

'Tis the Season for Merriment with Christmas Popups - Chicago, IL - Moe's Cantina Wrigleyville and Old Crow Smokehouse are Chicago-favorite Christmas popups, making the holidays merry, bright, and delicious

Chiataglance
11/03/2023
Interview with Chef CheSa: Resilience through Cooking

For most of us - WORK - plays a huge role in our lives. Some of us wake up dreading the day to day, but there's a few brave souls within society that catapult their ideas or passions into reality. Their work is also their joy.

Foodservice Equipment Reports Magazine
10/17/2023
What To Watch in 2024

Chefs trade strategies around rising food costs, labor shortages and guest experiences.

AROUND THE TOWN CHICAGO
10/17/2023
"Eat and Evolve"

On Sunday, 10, 15, I spoke with Sebastian White on the radio (WCPT820, a copy of which is available at LIVE Radio) about their fundraiser called "Eat and Evolve II" which took place at ...

WealthInsider | Follow The Money
10/09/2023
Restaurants Offering Senior Discounts

Sabrina Bracher / Shutterstock.com Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on Living on the Cheap.After the kids moved out and I had to cook for one, I quickly grew tired of it. At home, I get caught in a routine of chicken soup, pasta and sau

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SPECIAL SENSORY DINING HOUR RETURNS TO PRAIRIE GRASS CAFE Sensory Friendly Dining Hour at Prairie Grass Cafe - Accessible and Inclusive for All Day and Time of Sensory Friendly Dining Hour: Saturday, October 28, November 25 and December 30 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM Sensory-Friendly and Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Limited People Limited Reservations Limited Contact from Servers Limited Noise Accessible and Inclusive for individuals of all ages and abilities Prairie Grass Cafe (601...

OpenTable Blog
10/02/2023
OpenTable's guide to 7 restaurants at the forefront of accessible dining in America

These revolutionary restaurants are changing the game when it comes to championing accessibility and hiring inclusively. Award-winning chef Sarah Stegner is the force behind Prairie Grass Cafe, a New American restaurant that’s a prototype for what inclusive dining looks—and sounds—like. This August, the restaurant hosted “sensory-friendly dining hours” to welcome people with autism and other sensitivities.

Chicago Magazine
Five Things to Do: September 29-October 1

What to do in Chicago this weekend. Shake Off Your Week with a Bar Crawl Express your inner Swiftie at the Taylor Swift Bar Crawl: Eras, Ex’s and Everything Taylor in Wrigleyville. Tickets come with a brunch buffet, drink specials, gift cards to use on the crawl, and an endless amount of T-Swift hits. The crawl will hit up Old Crow Smokehouse, Moe’s Cantina, Bamboo Club, HVAC, and Merkle’s. Sept. 30 eventbright.com.

Splashmags
09/25/2023
Moe’s Cantina Restaurant – A Great Seasonal Rooftop and Dining Destination

Come enjoy the comfort of late summer and early autumn weather at Moe’s Cantina’s rooftop in Wrigleyville, or at the downtown River North location! Late summer and early autumn are the perfect time to enjoy rooftops in Chicago, and local diners and party goers who are in-the-know, look to the best rooftop spots to capture that special mood.

Windy City Times
09/24/2023
SAVOR Nobody's Darling, pastry chef, The Albert and more - Windy City Times News

Windy City Times News - Tree House Chicago, 149 W. Kinzie St., will host combination pizza-making and wine-tasting classes on Sept. 28, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. Guests will learn how to make Neapolitan-style pizza with customized toppings, and will taste various wines—all on Tree House's Italian-coast-inspired back room and outdoor patio.

Luxurytravelmagazine
Indulge in the Ultimate Rail Vacation Across Canada in 2024

If you're dreaming of a fabulous rail vacation across Canada, look no further. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey that will transport you through the breathtaking landscapes of this beautiful country in style and comfort. In 2024, Vacations By Rail® presents an opulent rail experience that will leave you in awe of Canada's natural wonders and cultural treasures.

Market Watch
09/12/2023
Masters Of Mezcal -

The bartenders who embrace mezcal are a passionate bunch. Though there are vastly less mezcal-focused bars around the country compared to the myriad venues that highlight Tequila, these bars are thriving thanks to their dedicated leaders, who have an unwavering appreciation for Mexico's other significant agave export.

Aroundthetownchicago
09/06/2023
"Welcome back to CheSa's Bistro"

It has been a while since we visited the charming CheSa's Bistro, located in the Jewel Shopping Center on Addison and Kedzie in Chicago' At that time her newly opened dining spot...

Substack
Sebastian White's Ever-Evolving Fundraising

Sebastian White's Fundraiser Triple Play My friend Sebastian White is a busy, busy man. Fresh off being a participant in the Chicago Chefs Cook dinner that raised funds for victims of the Maui wildfires - that's him second right in the photo - Sebastian continues to cook up a storm to support his The Evolved Network non-profit and others' causes as well.

Chicago, IL Patch
08/22/2023
Where to Watch College Football Games in Chicago

Where to Watch College Football Games in Chicago - Chicago, IL - Big Ten and Fighting Irish College Football fans, watch your favorite teams at a Third Coast Hospitality Official Sponsor Bars

Daily Herald
08/21/2023
Five area chefs to raise money for Maui

Prairie Grass Cafe will host a fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 27, to benefit The Hawai'i Community Foundation - Chef Hui Fund to help victims of the devastation caused by the wildfires in Maui, Hawaii.

WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
07/28/2023
The Beat Cop's Guide to pasta, and royal iced sugar cookies

Lieutenant David Haynes, a police officer who works on the North Side of the city, makes his weekly visit to the WGN Radio studios and the Bob Sirott Morning Show. Lt. Haynes, who co-authored "The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats," reviews Joe's on Higgins. Located at 5862 W.

WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
07/11/2023
Noisy restaurants bother you? Here's a quiet one

The problem with popular restaurants is that they're popular. A lot of people go, and people are noisy. But people of all ages, but especially those of a certain age, struggle to hear conversations of table mates. Then there are those among us who are uber-sensitive to noise, light, and even human contact.

WTTW Chicago
06/27/2023
A Recipe for Baked Kibee from Imee's Mediterranean Kitchen

Imee's Mediterranean Kitchen is a Loop restaurant born out of three generations of Lebanese women cooking for their families. Owner Nicole Nassif shares her recipe for baked kibee or kibbeh, a combination of bulgur, ground meat, and spices.

Chicago Tribune
06/18/2023
Chicago Food & Dining - Chicago Tribune

The best Chicago restaurants reviewed by Chicago Tribune's food and dining editors, covering celebrity chefs, Chicago bars, and dining news.

Substack
Warm Hearts, Full Bellies

The photo above is of the traditional Ethiopian messob served as the main course at A Night of Hope, the fundraiser that took place Sunday (June 11) and held at the Guild Row events space in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood. The dinner raised money to provide educational and health assistance to refugees from the war-torn Ethiopian province of Tigray.

Thetimesweekly
06/08/2023
Night of Hope benefit for Int'l Society for Better Health Sunday June 11

Six women chefs, passionate to help and support each other, have joined together to raise money to benefit the non-profit International Society for Better Health (ISBHA) for their school and food security programs. Tigist Reda, chef/owner of Demera Ethiopian Restaurant , with the support of her friend chef Sarah Stegner, has been spearheading efforts to raise money for the much-needed programs, helping make a difference in the lives of refugee children at the Hasheba refugee camp close to the...

Substack
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Local Food Forum writes often about the steadfast generosity of Chicago's culinary community, as expressed in fundraising dinners produced by organizations such as Chicago Chefs Cook , The Evolved Network and Green City Market . The photo above is worth at least 1,000 words.

Chicago Food Magazine
Father's Day at Bell Heir's BBQ

Tyris Bell, chef/owner of Bell Heir's BBQ (Canaryville/Fuller Park (704 W. 47th Street, Chicago) is offering takeout choice for Father's Day celebrati

chicagostarmedia.com
06/05/2023
Places to celebrate with Dad this Father's Day

It's Father's Day and time to celebrate the special Dad in your life. Chicago offers many fun options, from brunches to concerts to cruising on the river. Here is a guide to some of the fun activities available in Chicagoland. Chicago Electric Boat Company Hit the Chicago River with Captain Dad while cruising in the city in an electric boat.

Panachepublishing
Father's Day brunch and dinner @Prairie Grass Cafe

Panache blogs: # ; books; # food; # grilling; # # romance entertainment ; # videogames Prairie Grass Cafe, Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, host a duo Father's Day celebration featuring brunch service 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dinner features all-natural slow-braised BBQ brisket; mashed potatoes and vegetables ($34). Service begins at 5-7:30 p.m.

The Chicago Crusader
06/06/2023
Lindblom targeted for federal investigation for removal of Black principal

Photo caption: Lindblom Math and Science Academy Having been physically ejected from a recently held Chicago Board of Education meeting, Troy LaRaviere, president of the Chicago Principals & Administrators Association, called for a federal, state and higher education investigation into the illegal removal of Black Lindblom Math and Science Academy Principal Abdul Muhammad.

Eater Chicago
06/05/2023
Helping Flood-Ravaged Northern Italy Is Chicago Chefs' Next Mission

The Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy is one of the country's agricultural hubs, growing grapes for wine as well as producing the wheat, tomatoes, cheese, and ham used in many iconic Italian dishes. But the region's farms were devastated last month due to catastrophic flooding that killed 14 people and displaced more than 36,000.

Substack
Busy Weekend No Excuse for Missing Markets

No, even in Chicago, is doesn't snow in June. But the cottonwood trees have been super productive in churning out pollen, and when they are, it can create the strange illusion that you've been caught in a snow squall on an 80 degree day. This accumulation on Saturday was near our apartment in Lakeview.

House of Mystery Radio on NBC
06/01/2023
Bernie Ardia (Robert Karr ) - At Sea with Patrick Dennis

Prepare to Feast on LIfe!Robert (Raub) Karr and his best friend, Walter, planned a relaxing cruise from Seattle to Mexico. Little did they know that their vacation would be upended when they met the author and creator of Auntie Mame , Patrick Dennis, on board the ship.

Final Call News
05/30/2023
Cronyism, racism taint the decision to remove stellar principal from prominent Chicago high school

CHICAGO-After 25 years of commendable service to Chicago's youth as a teacher, assistant principal and principal, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) removed Abdul Muhammad from Lindblom Math and Science Academy after what critics call "a sloppy, one-sided investigation." In response, roughly 200 Lindblom students and alumni, as well as former students of Principal Muhammad from CVS [...]

WTTW News
05/27/2023
How a Celiac Diagnosis Led This Chicago Chef to Open a Gluten-Free Restaurant

Chef and restaurant owner Chesa Rollins' recipe for restaurant ownership began with an unusual ingredient - a diagnosis. "I was diagnosed with celiac disease," Rollins said. "I found out I was when I was three months pregnant, and I went to six or seven different specialists and at that time I started to lose hearing in my right ear.

Chicago Sun-Times
05/25/2023
Dining Out in Chicago? Sunda New Asian celebrates AAPI Heritage Month, a 'Little Mermaid'...

Bell Heir's BBQ, 704 W. 47th St., the carryout venture owned and operated by chef Tyrus Bell, features offerings such as a Slagel Farms smoked barbecue turkey leg ($16.99); and the crème de la crème barbecue brisket cheeseburger featuring two 4-ounce ground beef patties topped with barbecue brisket, cheese and fried pickles, served with a side of fries, $18.99.

The Chicago Crusader
05/26/2023
Pfleger and principal's association head demand reinstatement of Lindblom principal

'Bogus' charges against Principal Abdul Muhammad are racist and false, they say Upset that mostly white Lindblom teachers voted to remove Lindblom Math & Science Academy principal Abdul Muhammad based on 82 bogus, trumped-up charges, Father Michael Pfleger called on CPS to immediately reinstate him and to cease "railroading" Black principals out of office.

Eater Chicago
06/09/2022
Where to Celebrate the James Beard Awards in Chicago

The James Beard Awards, widely considered some of the most prestigious prizes in American hospitality, will soon return to Chicago for its glitzy annual awards gala on Monday, June 5 at the Lyric Opera House.

Crain's Chicago Business
05/22/2023
Opinion: Let's grow Chicago as the food capital of America, Mayor Johnson

In the 19thand early 20th centuries, city grew into the keystone for the nation's industrialized food system through processing. Former fixtures such as the stockyards and its massive meatpacking plants are long gone, yet Chicago remains a center for big food companies such as Mondelēz, Kraft/Heinz, Mars Wrigley, Kellogg's, Quaker, Conagra, Kerry, Ingredion, Lifeway, and others that have corporate, regional or division headquarters in and around the city.

Rainbowbookreviews
Book Reviews

Boy Wonder by Day. Boy Toy by Night. A child TV personality from a prominent Filipino family and the son of an accomplished academic, Jobert Abueva was a high achiever at his all-boys Catholic international school in Tokyo, Japan. Whatever Jobert did, he had to be the best, racking up achievements.

LITERARY TITAN
05/20/2023
Our Own Imperfect Journeys

Jobert E. Abueva Author Interview Boy Wander: A Coming of Age Memoir is your story about growing up in a difficult childhood home and struggling with your own identity through your teen years and into adulthood. Why was it important to share your story? Confronting tumultuous and sometimes shameful aspects of my adolescence has been cathartic...

Colorsinfluence
Book Review: Boy Wander

Jobert Abueva Boy Wander is Jobert Abueva's heartrending, evocative memoir relaying pivotal moments in his childhood as he awakens into ...

Discovernet
05/17/2023
The Best Food Halls In The US

We get it. You're in the mood for a spicy margarita. And tacos, duh. Wait - maybe a wood-fired prosciutto pizza. Or there was that really great, buttery lobster roll from that place. Oooh - also your favorite celebrity chef just opened up a new spot.

Rebellious Magazine
05/17/2023
Running & Delicious List of Women-Owned Restaurants in Chicago - Rebellious Magazine

Who loves you, feminist foodies? We do! Enjoy this running and delish list of women-owned restaurants in Chicago and women-powered kitchens in the Chicago area. Got a women-owned favorite that we missed? Let us know! Brown Sugar Bakery And Cupid Candies Owner: Stephanie Hart Cuisine: Southern-style desserts, chocolates Neighborhoods: Greater Grand Crossing, Navy Pier Read Hilary Christian's interview with Hart here.

The Desert Sun
Serendipity surrounds rescued book about Auntie Mame author Patrick Dennis

The real-life story behind "At Sea with Patrick Dennis: My Madcap Mexican Adventure with the Author of Auntie Mame," would be a wonderful pageturner if it ever made its way into book form. How is it that this new, thoroughly engaging memoir from Rattling Good Yarns Press has a triple Coachella Valley connection?

Deborahkalbbooks
Q&A with Jobert E. Abueva

Jobert E. Abueva is the author of the new memoir Boy Wander: A Coming of Age Memoir . His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times. He has worked in the global marketing field, and he lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

chicagostarmedia.com
05/09/2023
The ultimate guide to celebrate Mother's Day in Chicago

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate Mom this Mother's Day? Chicagoland offers many options, from brunch to hotel getaways. Here are 18 unique activities to make Mother's Day special. Geja's Cafe Geja's Cafe is the perfect place to bring Mom. This iconic restaurant has been celebrating special days for 58 years.

OpenTable Blog
05/11/2023
4 things chefs wish diners knew about mental health in the industry

Restaurants give the world a place to celebrate, gather with loved ones, and escape into an experience where worries are few and the joys many. But the view from a dining chair can sometimes obstruct the fact that people who work in hospitality may be fighting their own battles, making it difficult to work in the industry they love.

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The best Side of restaurant industry awards

Affable chef/proprietor Kurt Bellon putters about town in slightly Japanese firetruck, inspiring smiles and rumbling tummies anywhere he goes. The truck released St. Louis into the culture of konbini (abbreviated from konbiniensu sutoru), Japan's ubiquitous convenience shops that market organized and packaged food.

UrbanMatter
05/06/2023
Where to Get Mother's Day Brunch in Chicago this Year (2023)

It's this time of the year again. Sunshine, carnations, fresh grass, and outdoor brunches. With Chicago finally entering al fresco season (thank you, 50-degree-plus temperature!), there is no better way to celebrate the upcoming Mother's Day brunch.

Restaurant Business
04/27/2023
How restaurants celebrated Earth Month this year

Earth Month and Earth Day both take place in April. / Photo: Shutterstock Next Level Burger teamed up with ocean cleanup group The Ocean Blue Project, and throughout Earth Month, the plant-based burger chain is donating $1 to Ocean Blue for every Organic Ocean Blue Banana Shake sold at Next Level Burger's 10 locations.

chicagostarmedia.com
04/27/2023
Chicago a cappella shares a nostalgic musical journey

Chicago a cappella performed the "American Songbook" on Saturday, April 22, at Ganz Hall on Michigan Avenue. This unique vocal ensemble shares songs that have stood the test of time. It's an incredible musical journey, which will remind you of simpler times. The ten talented voices mixed well together without the support of any musical instruments.

Daily Herald
04/27/2023
Local restaurants honoring Cinco de Mayo with specials

Cinco de Mayo honors the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla that took place on May 5, 1862. In the U.S., the holiday has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, according to history.com. Here is what some local restaurants and bars are offering on Friday, May 5, and into the weekend.

TastingTable.com
04/24/2023
Chicago's 15 Best Restaurants To Visit In 2023 - Tasting Table

Chicago is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, and new ones are popping up left and right across the span of the entire city. There's no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in the plans of many local restaurants, with some closing doors for good. Kurman client Bell Heir's BBQ featured

FOX 32 Chicago
04/26/2023
Chicago's culinary community celebrates the 'Breakfast Queen' for her 80th birthday

During her lengthy career in the city's hospitality industry, Ina Pinkney inspired and mentored many. Now, she is savoring a well-deserved celebration! To ring in her 80th birthday, the philanthropic group Chicago Chefs Cook held a special event at The Geraghty in Pilsen to honor the 'Breakfast Queen' - and it was all for a good cause.

Axios
04/20/2023
Chicago chefs serve up lion's mane mushroom specials for Earth Day

A handful of Chicago chefs will be proffering special lion's mane mushroom sandwiches this Saturday as meatless Earth Day specials. Why it matters: The coordinated effort features the tasty fungus grown locally at Four Star Mushroom Farm - a delicious way to reduce consumption of meat, which can take a big toll on the environment to produce.

Chicago, IL Patch
04/18/2023
Celebrate Mother's Day at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook

Head to Prairie Grass Cafe for a fabulous Mother's Day Brunch, Sunday, May 14. Brunch will be served from 10 AM to 1:30 PM. Adults are $85 per person; children 10 years and under are $54 per person, not including beverage, tax or gratuity.

UrbanMatter
04/13/2023
Where to Find Spring Cocktails in Chicago this Year

Spring cocktails are a ritual. From refreshing herb-based drinks to fruity spritz, Chicago's spring drink scene is full of al fresco vibes. Whether you're looking for a playful afternoon drink, or an elegant dinner beverage, these seasonal items from our favorite Chicago bars and restaurants will chime with your spring mood.

Aroundthetownchicago
04/14/2023
Smokehouse on Clark Street- "smoking GOOD!"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Most of you know that for over 30 years I was a Cubs season ticket holder, so I spent a lot of time in the Wrigleyville area. During the years since they became "winners", the area has changed and a lot of new dining spots have been added.

Newcity
04/10/2023
Today In The Culture, April 10, 2023: Metro Loves Drag | Guggenheim Fellowships | Resto Prices...

Get daily culture news like this, sent to your inbox every weekday morning. Subscribe to Newcity Today DESIGN State Street Demolition Will Take Six Weeks . Judge Sounds Off On Audible Crossings Demolition of the neglected three-story building between the endangered, federally-owned Consumers and Century buildings will start Friday and take at least six weeks, reports CBS 2.

Aroundthetownchicago
04/07/2023
Passover dinner from Prairie Grass Cafe

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ For the last few weeks, leading up to Passover, I have mentioned that the good folks at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook were offering a Passover Dinner special, both at their location, 601 N. Skokie Blvd. in Northbrook or at your home ( pick-up on day of).

Chicago, IL Patch
04/06/2023
Chef's Offering Lion's Mane Mushroom Specials this Earth Day, Apr. 22

Four chefs will be celebrating Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 in their respective restaurants, all of who will be preparing sandwiches using Lion's Mane mushrooms for the day. The event, organized by Prairie Grass Cafe Chef Sarah Stegner, partners include Chef Sebastian White of Evolved Network ( https://theevolvednetwork.org, 214-448-4382) and Joe Weber, founder of Four Star Mushrooms (320 N.

Daily Herald
03/29/2023
Easter 2023: No dining plans yet? Here are 94 suburban options

Updated 3/30/2023 11:21 AM Yes, it's time to start making Easter dining plans, if you haven't already. Now that life seems mostly back to normal with people out and about, suburban restaurant reservations will be filling up fast for brunch buffets, lunches and dinners on April 9.

Axios
04/02/2023
Recipe: Chicago chef Sarah Stegner's Veg Wraps

In honor of the spring season, Axios asked Prairie Grass Cafe chef Sarah Stegner to recommend a dish she likes to make for her family, and she delivered a vegetable lover's dream. The recipe: Sautéed veggie lettuce wraps.

MyBartender
03/30/2023
8 Best Soccer Bars in Chicago in 2023 - MyBartender

190 Views Chicago is a city known for its love of sports, and soccer is no exception. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the local Chicago Fire or follow an international team, there are plenty of pubs and bars around the city where you can catch a game and enjoy some great drinks and food.

Substack
03/30/2023
Celebrate Forum's Anniversary with a Fundraiser

Time sure does fly, and just like that, Local Food Forum will celebrate the 2nd anniversary of its official launch on Saturday (April 1). I love writing multiple newsletters a week about the local food community of which I'm so proud to be a part. Sometimes you find your dream job.

Chicago Magazine
The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now: April 2023

What:A barbecue joint from Tyris Bell, brother of chef Darnell Reed and former GM of Luella's Southern KitchenWhy:Bell serves up comfort dishes like rib tips or, when you really need a hug, a barbecue turkey leg smothered with macaroni and cheese.Where: 704 W.

Daily Herald
03/29/2023
Easter 2023: No dining plans yet? Here are 94 suburban options

It's time to start making Easter dining plans, if you haven't already. Now that life seems mostly back to normal with people out and about, suburban restaurant reservations will be filling up fast for brunch buffets, lunches and dinners on Sunday, April 9.

Chicago Tribune
03/28/2023
Things to do March 30-April 5 in Pioneer Press and Doings suburbs

Here are some other events occurring the week of March 30-April 5 in the Pioneer Press and Doings suburbs. You heard it here MadKap Productions presents "Rumors" March 31-April 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus 1:30 p.m.

Eater Chicago
04/13/2022
Where to Dine on Passover in Chicago

Why is this night different from all other nights? Because restaurants serve matzo As the sun sets on Wednesday, April 5, Jews all over the world will be asking, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" The answer, of course, is because it is Passover.

Daily Herald
03/23/2023
Make Passover dining plans now for less stress later

It's not too early to starting planning ahead for Passover. And now that events seem to be back to normal, and more people are out and about and eating in restaurants, it's better to make reservations now or order dinner in advance from a suburban restaurant offering holiday specials.

UrbanMatter
03/21/2023
Where to Get Your Passover Meal in Chicago

For those who celebrate Passover in Chicago, finding the perfect meal can be challenging. Fortunately, there are several restaurants and catering services in the city that offer delicious Passover takeout options. From traditional matzo ball soup to modern twists on classic dishes, there is something for everyone.

UrbanMatter
03/20/2023
7 Women-owned and Women-led Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago has long been known for its rich and diverse culinary scene, and in recent years, women-owned and led restaurants are on the rise. A growing number of female chefs and entrepreneurs are making their mark on Chicago's food landscape from...

Foodgressing
02/08/2023
Easter Chicago 2023: Brunch, Restaurants, Things to Do

Here's a look at Easter Chicago 2023 featuring special offerings by restaurants and businesses. Easter Sunday is Sunday, April 9, 2023 Please reach out to me [email protected].com if you are a restaurant/business that wants to be featured. Provide all the details of your holiday offering in your message.

Eater Chicago
03/17/2023
This South Side Barbecue Continues Chicago's Smoked Meat Traditions

One of the best smells of the spring comes from Chicagoans firing up their outdoor grills and smokers, reveling when the temperature hits a ripe 45 degrees. That's tropical weather in these parts during the normally turbulent March which trolls Chicagoans every year with the promise the winter's over.

Chicago Tribune
03/12/2023
87 St. Patrick's Day specials at Chicagoland bars and restaurants, from free corned beef to green...

With the annual St. Patrick's Day parade and Chicago River dyeing happening Saturday and the actual holiday falling March 17, the Windy City adores a good two-week celebration of its Irish heritage. Bars and restaurants are getting into the spirit by serving traditional food, hosting bashes with spectacular riverfront views and bottomless drinks, and bringing in Irish musicians and dancers.

Daily Herald
03/17/2023
Cheers! Suburban restaurants, bars go green for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is back and better than ever -- or at least that's how it seems, judging from all of the events and specials planned at suburban restaurants and bars this weekend. So don some green and get ready to enjoy Celtic music, bag pipers, Irish dance performances, green beer, corned beef and more.

Eater Chicago
03/16/2023
Chicago Chefs Will Raise Money For Syrian and Turkish Earthquake Relief

Sanaa Abourezk, a Damascus-born chef and owner of Sanaa's Gourmet Mediterranean in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was browsing the internet on the evening of February 5 when she realized that something was wrong. It was around 4 a.m. in Syria, where her siblings and other family live, but despite the early hour, many of her relatives were active online.

Axios
03/15/2023
Chicago chefs cook for Syria-Turkey earthquake relief

Last year Chicago chefs, including Piccolo Sogno's Tony Priolo and Sarah Stegner of Prairie Grass Cafe, watched the devastation in Ukraine with horror and decided to act. Within weeks they had enlisted more than 50 other chefs to cook for the largest food fundraiser the city had seen since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Luxury Lifestyle Magazine
03/10/2023
Best of 2023: Spring Edition - The Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

In the heart of the historically robust Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago lies La Luna, an artsy restaurant characterized by new-age Mexican dishes and a creative atmosphere. La Luna goes along with Pilsen’s ever-evolving cultural roots, offering locals and visitors alike a place to enjoy an artsy safe haven. Their menu features traditional style tacos, unique small plates, and authentic tortillas. Chef Marco Colin works hand in hand with in-house beverage director, Karla Maria, who has brought...

Daily Herald
03/08/2023
Cheers! Suburban restaurants, bars go green for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is back and better than ever -- or at least that's how it seems, judging from all of the events and specials planned at suburban restaurants and bars this year. Celebrations of all things Irish are starting this weekend and running through Friday, March 17, and beyond.

Aroundthetownchicago
03/07/2023
"Fast food- the healthy way"

In today's world, time is money and it seems we are always in a rush. Run here! Go there! We seem to be racing with the clock and often, in particular at lunchtime, we grab what we can in the...

mySA
03/03/2023
A 17-Course Omakase Leads Chicago's 6 Best New Restaurants

Chicago's best restaurant openings this month range from super casual to super swanky: we're talking a takeout-focused South Side barbecue joint where turkey legs come topped with mac and cheese, plus a vegan taqueria in Logan Square from the owner's of Bloom Plant Based Kitchen. Looking for more of an upscale experience?

Aroundthetownchicago
03/01/2023
"Tree House- Chicago"

Sports bars are everywhere! These are great spots for watching games as the walls are lined up with TV screens allowing them to air every game that can be aired, and that gives the sports fanatic a great reason to get out of the house.

Thrillist
13 Gluten-Free Indulgences in Chicago You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

There once was a time when nearly every gluten-free product tasted like a failed attempt to camouflage cardboard. Thankfully, that era has come and gone, and you can now find an array of gluten-free goodies around Chicago that are every bit as delicious as the flour-filled options you once consumed.

Cbsnews
02/22/2023
An inside look at Chicago Black Restaurant Week

CBS Chicago CHICAGO (CBS)-- This Black History Month, CBS 2 is highlighting the influences and ingredients of Chicago Black Restaurant Week. It's a celebration of Black culture through food that runs through Feb 26. From showcasing southern staples and soul food to secret recipes from momma's kitchen.

Smithsonian Magazine
What Is Paczki Day?

Leading up to Fat Tuesday, many Chicago bakeries are hard at work taking orders, organizing ingredients and prepping dough for the impending rush. All this festive fuss isn't for Mardi Gras classics like king cake -though they'll make that, too-but for paczki.

HTS
02/21/2023
What Is Paczki Day? | Travel - HTS

Leading up to Fat Tuesday, many Chicago bakeries are hard at work taking orders, organizing ingredients and prepping dough for the impending rush. All this festive fuss isn't for Mardi Gras classics like king cake -though they'll make that, too-but for paczki.

nwitimes.com
02/19/2023
Paczki time: Popular pastry stars in bakeries this season

Dessert fans with a taste for Paczki can get ready to stock up on the popular Polish doughnut. Paczki Day, which is also Fat Tuesday and Shrove Tuesday, will be celebrated Feb. 21, a day before Ash Wednesday. It's customary for consumers to find a variety of paczki for sale these days.

Foodgressing
02/20/2023
Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day in Chicago

National Margarita Day is Wednesday, February 22 and here are a few places in Chicago where you can celebrate. Known for their specialty cocktails, Moe's Margaritas are creative and delicious. It's a special celebration too because starting on National Margarita Day, Moe's River North will be open every Wednesday from 5 PM to close.

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CheSa's Bistro and Fat Tuesday celebration

CheSa's Bistro & Bar, 3235 W. Addison, offers Mardi Gras specials that include short ribs and grits; gumbo with andouille chicken sausage; cheddar crawfish cornbread and King Cake. The evening of food and Live entertainment includes a session by jazz guitarist Lee Barrie. Call: 773-754-8523 . Cindy Kurman PHOTO: @panachepubverve

Downers Grove, IL Patch
02/20/2023
Great Chicago places

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate National Margarita Day in Chicago? Look no further than Moe's Cantina River North (155 W. Kinzie St., Chicago; 312-245-2000). Known for their specialty cocktails, Moe's Margaritas are creative and delicious. It's a special celebration too, because starting on National Margarita Day, Moe's River North will be open every Wednesday from 5 PM to close.

UrbanMatter
02/17/2023
7 Restaurants to Try During Chicago Black Restaurant Week

As Black History Month draws to an end, if you haven't checked out some of the best black-owned restaurants in Chicago, now is your last chance. The Chicago Black Restaurant Week will end on February 26th, leaving us only a few days to discover...

ABC7 Chicago
02/19/2023
Bell Heir's BBQ brings sizzling new flavor to Chicago's South Side

CHICAGO (WLS) -- If you're a fan of rib tips, turkey legs and brisket you'll want to try Bell Heir's BBQ. The new takeout-focused barbecue and comfort food eatery opened earlier this month, in Chicago's Canaryville/Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side.

The Infatuation
02/17/2023
Chesa's Bistro And Bar - Avondale - Chicago - The Infatuation

"I want to sleep with this under my pillow," was a sentence that came out of our mouth halfway through the bowl of savory short rib and creamy grits at Chesa's Bistro and Bar. The Southern restaurant in Avondale serves the kind of comforting dishes that make us look forward to-or at least not hate-Chicago's 30-degree days.

Aroundthetownchicago
02/15/2023
" A Taste of Pilsen"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Many people who have lived in Chicago all their lives have no idea as to what Pilsen represents. Pilsen is a south side treasure that for years has been home for the newly arrived immigrants to Chicago.

WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
02/15/2023
Pregnant and sick, she was told she had Celiac disease - So she bought a food truck

This is one of those "making lemonade from lemons" stories, except in Chesaree Rollins' story it's about how she turned her Celiac disease diagnosis into a booming gluten-free food truck business. In fact, demand for her Creole and Cajun gluten-free meals was so good she bought a second food truck.

Chicago Tribune
02/15/2023
26 bakeries in Chicagoland with your pick of paczki for Fat Tuesday

Paczki, a deep-fried, yeast-based, stuffed doughnut, originated in Poland as a way to use up butter, eggs and other ingredients that were off-limits during Lenten fasting. Polish immigrants brought the tradition to Chicago, and bakeries offer prodigious amounts of the decadent treat around Fat Tuesday or Paczki Day, which falls on Feb.

WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
02/14/2023
The proper pronunciation of Pączki

Dobra Bielinski knows Pączki. Her Delightful Pastries bakery is one of Chicago's favorite spots to load up on the traditional Fat Tuesday treat. In the audio clip below, she tells WGN's Steve Alexander the proper Polish way to pronounce Pączki, both singular and plural. However you say it, they are delicious: essentially fried dough filled [...]

ABC7 Chicago
02/14/2023
Preparing for Paczki Day in Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Fat Tuesday is next week. Across the Chicago area, many also call it Paczki Day. It's a traditional Polish treat. Delightful Pastries sells paczkis year-round. SEE ALSO | Dozens of businesses offer special deals for Chicago Black Restaurant Week 2023 "Paczki is a Polish style donut but it's not a donut because it has butter in it.

The Infatuation
02/06/2023
The Newest Restaurants In Chicago - Chicago - The Infatuation

If you tried to keep track of every brand new restaurant in Chicago, you might go a little wild. So just read this list instead. These are the new restaurant openings that seem like they have the most potential-although keep in mind, for the ones we haven't tried, we make no promises.

Chicago, IL Patch
01/20/2023
Celebrate Paczki Day Tues., Feb. 21 at Delightful Pastries

Every year, Chicago goes wild celebrating Fat Tuesday and one of its most coveted, time-honored traditions, Paczki Day. Paczki is a Polish doughnut-like pastry and no one makes them better than Delightful Pastries, who are proud to be a paczki-making icon in the community. This year, Paczki Day / Fat Tuesday is February 21.

Chicago Parent
02/01/2023
Chicagoland Spots to Get Your Paczki Fix

Move over Mardi Gras. Chicago celebrates Fat Tuesday with some serious deep-fried deliciousness. Enter paczki. These round, powder sugar-coated or glazed Polish pastries have traditionally been filled with fruit fillings, custard or mousse. On Feb. 21, they are a special binge-worthy sweet before the sacrifice.

Eater Chicago
02/22/2017
Where to Find Paczki in Chicago

Paczki Day 2023 is Tuesday, February 21, but the season is already well underway Officially, Paczki Day is Tuesday, February 21 this year, but paczki season is already underway. In Poland, the sweet, filled doughnuts are traditionally eaten on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, not the Tuesday, which in some corners of the city means that Paczki Day will fall on Thursday, February 16.

Chiataglance
02/12/2023
Bell Heir's BBQ opens on Southside of Chicago

Let me start this article by giving a shout out to one of my favorite restaurants I frequent for brunch. Y'all know I'm always giving props to Luella's Southern Kitchen located in Ravenswood at the helm of Chef Darnell Reed. The French Toast there is by far the best I've ever tasted.

Chicago Sun-Times
02/12/2023
Chicago Black Restaurant Week: Steeped in history, the event is ever-evolving

Black History Month brings with it many celebrations of Black culture, including the annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week. This year, dozens of restaurants are taking part in the two-week event that will take place Feb. 12-26, with cuisines spanning from traditional soul to vegan to Cajun to Jamaican to much more.

Eater Chicago
03/16/2018
Where to Eat Brunch in Chicago Right Now

Enjoy a Bloody Mary or benedict at these 20 spots Brunch - not quite breakfast, not yet lunch - is one of the best parts of the weekend. The Eater Chicago Brunch Heatmap is here to help by highlighting the newest options for a delicious midday meal.

WGN-TV
02/09/2023
Celebrate Paczki Day & Fat Tuesday with Delightful Pastries

Every year, Chicago goes wild celebrating Fat Tuesday and one of its most coveted, time-honored traditions, Paczki Day. Joining us now with some delicious paczki recipes ahead of the big day is chef and owner of Delightful Pastries, Dobra Bielinski. Last year, WGN News interviewed Bielinski on her paczki process as part of a feature [...]

Aroundthetownchicago
02/10/2023
Moe's Cantina- River North; Great food and a show that is "kind of a drag!"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ If you are looking for some authentic Mexican food, great drinks and a fund evening, Moe's Cantina is the place to be. Jane and I visited Moe's Cantina River North on Kinzie. They also have one in Wrigleyville, BUT it is Thursday and on Thursday , in River North, they have something very special "Baddie Bingo".

Foodgressing
12/24/2021
Valentine's Day Chicago 2022: Restaurants, Things to Do, Hotels

Here's a look at Valentine's Day Chicago 2022 featuring special offerings by restaurants, things to do and hotel packages. Valentine's Day 2022 is Monday, February 14, 2022. If you are a business that wants to be featured, please email me a ready to copy and paste excerpt of your offerings.

Chicago, IL Patch
02/09/2023
Skinovatio Med Spa Opens in Chicago's Ravenswood Manor neighborhood

Skinovatio Ravenswood Manor offers world-class beauty and wellness services that are innovative and very effective for all skin types. In addition, a variety of massage therapies and healing arts are available. The spa is equipped with top-of-line, revolutionary technologies from Crown Aesthetics, Lumenis, Geneo, and Cervello, which repair and revitalize the skin and enhance the natural beauty and appearance of men and women of all ages.

Eye On Channel
02/07/2023
15+ Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas from the Best Chicago Restaurants - Eye On Channel

Valentine's Day is almost here. If you're still finishing up planning, check out our fool-proof V-Day gift guide from our editor's favorites for all kinds of Valentines. Meanwhile, here is the only list you'll need to plan a romantic dinner in Chicago on Valentine's Day! Three Kurman Clients featured: La Luna, Guanajuato and CheSa'' Bistro & Bar.

Foodgressing
01/09/2023
Valentine's Day Chicago 2023: Restaurants, Romantic Things to Do

Here's a look at Valentine's Day Chicago 2023 featuring special offerings by restaurants. Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Please reach out to me [email protected] or @foodgressing on social media if you are a restaurant that wants to be featured. Provide all the details of your holiday offering in your message. Kurman clients CheSa's, Guanajuato, Tacos G, and Prairie Grass Cafe included.

TastingTable.com
02/05/2023
17 Best Sports Bars In Chicago - Tasting Table

Chicago came in 14 th in WalletHub's ranking of America's most sports-minded cities, although local sports fans would undoubtedly claim that it deserves a shot at the Title Town moniker that's more frequently applied to its neighbor to the north, Green Bay.

Eater Chicago
10/17/2019
Great Chicago Sports Bars for Watching the Super Bowl and Other Big Games

Some may say Chicago is suffering through a sports apocalypse with a string of disappointing seasons - thank goodness for the Chicago Sky and its 2021 WNBA championship. But Chicago fans are known for their ability to look past losses and to support their teams through thick and thin. Pony Inn Chicago A Lakeview classic for a lot of University of Kentucky fans. There’s a classic pub menu with wings, tacos, and more. The fans here tend to get hyped for the games, so if you’re there on a...

Verified Mom
02/06/2023
Visit The Pony Inn for Super Bowl Sunday!

Chicago sports fans can visit the Pony Inn located in Chicago's Lakeview area at 1638 W. Belmont, Chicago. It has 13 wall-mounted TV's and individual 24-inch HDTVs at each table and booth! The Pony Inn is a great place to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 12, 2023.

UrbanMatter
01/24/2023
Super Bowl Watch Parties at Chicago Bars & Restaurants

Although the Chicago Bears didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year, your second favorite team might have. Plus, the whole point of watching sports is to have a good time with friends and family, in my opinion. The Pony 1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 For this year’s Super Bowl, The Pony is offering some great specials. Enjoy $18 domestic buckets, $20 Seltzer buckets, and $5 Tulle Shots. Food and Super Bowl go hand in hand, and so you must indulge in the $25 Super Bowl...

UrbanMatter
01/24/2023
Super Bowl Watch Parties at Chicago Bars & Restaurants

Although the Chicago Bears didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year, your second favorite team might have. Plus, the whole point of watching sports is to have a good time with friends and family, in my opinion. Moe’s Cantina Wrigleyville 3518 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 Join Moe’s for a high-energy Super Bowl watch party with a jumbo TV screen and great sound system, plus many other HDTV screens around the beautifully designed spaces. On Super Bowl Sunday, Moe’s will offer several...

SoundCloud
Around The Town Chicago - 02.05.23

Where FACTS MATTER! We are the progressive itch you needed to scratch! Listen to all of our shows to find out what is going on in today's politics. Follow our socials on our LINKS tab! Show features Kurman Clients: Delightful Pastries, Bell Heir's BBQ and Moe's Cantana River North.

Aroundthetownchicago
02/03/2023
"Fat Tuesday" Al's day in the kitchen!

You have all heard me expound on the great pastries and baked goods at Delightful Pastries in Jefferson Park. Over the years I have had the delight to attend special events where pastry chef Dobra shows us the kitchen and allows us to partake of the goodies!

Aroundthetownchicago
02/01/2023
BBQ comes to Canaryville! Welcome Bell Heir Bar-B-Que!"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Carryout BBQ! I was pretty much raised on carryout food as back in my day there were no delivery services unless a restaurant offered their own. I recall Sally's BBQ in Rogers park being one of those and of course Father & Son Pizza who pretty much "owned" the pizza business back in the 50's.

Panachepublishing
Bell Heir's BBQ opens Feb. 3 on Chicago's South Side

Bell Heir's BBQ, 704 W. 47th St., a new takeout-focused barbecue and comfort food eatery, is scheduled to open n the Canaryville/Fuller Park neighborhood, February 3 under th leadership of Tyris Bell and his brother Darnell Reed, formerly of Luella's Southern Kitchen. More information available here. @panachepubverve

Daily Herald
01/30/2023
Valentine's Day dining 2023: It's never too early to start making dining plans

Whether you feel like going fancy or more low-key for Valentine's Day this year, there's a suburban restaurant special out there to fit the bill. And with the sweet day falling on a Tuesday, many eateries are starting their specials the weekend before and some are extending them through the following weekend.

Aroundthetownchicago
01/22/2023
Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fundraiser

Delightful Pastries (5927 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630; 773-545-7215) is proud to be helping support families of fallen officers and officers hurt in the line of duty by selling special Thin Blue Line and Blue Heart cookies. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation #CPMF.

The Infatuation
01/20/2023
The 20 Best Chicago Restaurant Week Deals - Chicago - The Infatuation

Chicago Restaurant Week is back from January 20th to February 5th. (Yes, the "week" lasts 17 days). There are over 300 participating restaurants this year, offering multi-course meals for either $25, $42, or $59 dollars. So to help you narrow things down, we made you a list of 20 participating spots that we love, in alphabetical order.

Bakemag
01/12/2023
Delightful Pastries prepares for Paczki Day

One of Chicago's leading paczki makers, Delightful Pastries, is getting ready for Fat Tuesday, also known as Paczki Day, on February 21 by stocking up on the tasty pastry. The bakery, which is celebrating its 22 nd anniversary this year, is offering pre-orders on paczki up until Friday, February 17.

Substack
01/19/2023
Menu Set for 2/2 Evolved Network Dinner...

Virtue is reason enough for you to consider buying a ticket for The Evolved Network nonprofit's fundraising dinner scheduled for Thursday, February 2 at Prairie Grass Cafe in suburban Northbrook.

WGN-TV
01/18/2023
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille Cedar Plank-Fired Redfish

Perry's Steakhouse and Grille serves up prime steaks and chops, tableside presentations, and a vibrant cocktail menu. Joining us now in our Studio 41 kitchen to showcase a popular dish with an outdoor approach is Master Development Chef Rick Moonen. Oak Brook - 5 Oakbrook Center Schaumburg - 1780 E.

Crain's Chicago Business
01/18/2023
A ban on gas stoves? Restaurant pros throw cold water on the idea.

Local chefs estimate that somewhere around 90% of cooking in Chicago restaurants is done on gas-powered ranges; electric and wood-burning make up most of the rest. Sarah Stegner, chef and co-owner of Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, has been cooking with gas for 40 years.

Better Chicago
01/13/2023
15 Restaurants to Check Out for 2023 Chicago Restaurant Week

If the kickoff to the main event is any indication - the January 19 Chicago Restaurant Week's First Bites Bash at the Field Museum sold out in a flash - the 2023 Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW), which runs from January 20 - February 5, could be a very busy "week" - 17 days in this case - indeed.

WGN-TV
01/06/2023
Fresh, Healthy, Authentic Lebanese Cuisine

Imee's Mediterranean Kitchen serves up fresh, healthy, and authentic Lebanese cuisine featuring recipes that have been passed down for generations. Owner, Nicole Nassif joins us now in our Studio 41 kitchen to break down a yogurt chicken recipe. 171 N. Wells Street Facebook @imeeskitchenchicago Instagram @imeeskitchenchicago imeeskitchen.com YOGURT CHICKENThe wrap comes as follows-Wrapped in thin [...]

WTTW Chicago
01/11/2023
17 New Restaurants to Try During Chicago Restaurant Week 2023

Even in less trying times for businesses, the gray, sleety days of late January are slow for sit-down restaurants. For sixteen years, Chicago Restaurant Week has been a citywide attempt to bring diners in despite the weather and post-holiday doldrums with special menus that are this year priced at $25 for lunch or brunch and $42 or $59 for dinner.

Bakemag
01/12/2023
Delightful Pastries prepares for Paczki Day

One of Chicago's leading paczki makers, Delightful Pastries, is getting ready for Fat Tuesday, also known as Paczki Day, on February 21 by stocking up on the tasty pastry. The bakery, which is celebrating its 22 nd anniversary this year, is offering pre-orders on paczki up until Friday, February 17.

Daily Herald
01/05/2023
What restaurants are opening in the new year

The holiday feasting is over, and you have an appetite for something other than your usual weeknight dinner. Here's a sampling of suburban restaurants opening in the new year. Where: 47 E.

Forest Bluff Magazine
01/01/2023
HEIRLOOM SQUASH MEDLEY

OF ALL THE local produce available in the winter, squash is one of the most delicious. Sweet and nutty, rich and warm, squash has a satisfying depth of flavor and silky texture. Nutritionally, it's high in potassium, has a low glycemic index, and is a guilt-free pleasure with only 45 to 90 calories per cup cooked.

Chicago Tribune
12/20/2022
Chefs in the Chicago suburbs reveal their favorite meals in 2022

Restaurants were opening up more - and filling up more - in 2022. We asked 50 of the most trusted local chefs and culinary pros to name the best thing that they ate out in their area. Their responses stretch from savory to sweet, and from appetizers to sweets.

Foodservice Equipment Reports Magazine
12/20/2022
What Chefs Plan in 2023

Staffing kitchens was the No. 1 topic on participants' minds during December's Midwest Chefs' Perspectives roundtable, themed "Future of Foodservice 2023." Foodservice Equipment Reports and manufacturer RATIONAL USA hosted the virtual event. Many chefs reflected on what was working-and not working-when it came to hiring and keeping staff members.

Daily Herald
12/18/2022
Restaurants ready specials for Hanukkah

Updated 12/18/2022 8:39 AM The Jewish Festival of Lights starts at sundown Sunday, Dec. 18, and runs through Monday, Dec. 26. To celebrate, some suburban and Chicago restaurants are offering dine-in and carryout specials. 302 N. Green St., Floor 3, Chicago, (773) 645-1400, abarestaurants.com/events/hanukkah-specials/.

Foodgressing
10/14/2022
Christmas in Chicago 2022: Dinner, Turkey To Go, Brunch, Restaurants

Looking for ways to celebrate Christmas in Chicago this year? This post covers Christmas Chicago 2022 including where to go for Christmas dinner in Chicago, where to get turkey to go as well as features for brunch, lunch and takeout by local restaurants and businesses.

Chicago Tribune
12/13/2022
20 Hanukkah specials from Chicagoland restaurants, from sweet sufganiyot to latkes galore

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, runs from Dec. 18-26 this year, chasing away the winter chill with nightly candle lighting and hearty meals with an emphasis on fried food. Restaurants and bakeries throughout the Chicago area are making celebrating easier by serving up traditional holiday fare like potato latkes and sufganiyot (fried jelly doughnuts) for dine-in or as part of to-go packages for gatherings at home.

Choose Chicago
12/13/2022
Spray Paint N' Sing | Choose Chicago

Aimed at making our art more accessible to a wider audience, we will produce "Spray Paint N' Sing" at The Graff, an urban, graffiti-inspired space in Humboldt Park, a West Side neighborhood we haven't traditionally served. Almost 75% of neighborhood residents are under 49, and this event will be "pay what you can" to eliminate economic barriers for younger people.

Aroundthetownchicago
12/12/2022
"Soups On !" Take out from Prairie Grass Cafe.

Here it is, December. The weather outside is colder than we have had with forecasts of snow, sleet and some rain. Dreary days, for sure! When the weather changes to this, it is time for soup and when it comes to great soups, filled with flavor and great , natural ingredients, there is no place like Prairie Grass in Northbrook.

Daily Herald
12/07/2022
Plan ahead: Restaurants ready specials for Hanukkah

While it may seem a little early to start planning for Hanukkah dining, really, it's right around the corner. The Jewish Festival of Lights starts at sundown Sunday, Dec. 18, and runs through Monday, Dec. 26. And some suburban and Chicago restaurants are already taking reservations for dine-in and orders for carryout.

Aroundthetownchicago
12/08/2022
"Gluten Free can be AMAZING!"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I have a friend who , because of health reasons, should have a "gluten-Free" diet. He tells me that this is hard work and when going out to restaurant, very limited. Over the last few years, dealing with the myriad of restaurants we have, I have noticed more and more "gluten-Free" menu items, but a complete menu- all "Gluten-Free".

Aroundthetownchicago
12/04/2022
Acappela party/concert December 13th

Chicago acappella is hosting a unique holiday party at The Graff, a graffiti-inspired hidden gem gallery in Humboldt Park at 3525 W. Grand in Chicago 7 pm, Tuesday, December 13. The event will feature an interactive spray paint workshop led by Studio W.I.P., photo booth, drinks, raffle prizes, and, of course, SINGING!

Foodgressing
12/01/2022
CheSa's Bistro & Bar Chicago Avondale: Gluten-free Creole and Cajun food

The new CheSa's Bistro & Bar , located at 3235 W. Addison in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood, serving gluten-free Creole and Cajun cuisine, is a welcome addition to Avondale's burgeoning dining scene. The first full-service restaurant from Owner/Operator and Chef Chesaree Rollins, it's an upscale, sexy, stylish gathering place that shows off Rollins' growing culinary skill and entrepreneurship Rollins is not a new-comer to the food-service business.

Splashmags
12/02/2022
CheSa’s Bistro and Bar – Gluten-Free and Delicious

A gluten-free vegetarian (Barbara) and bread-loving, kosher-style foodie (Renee) walk into a bar: specifically CheSa’s Bistro and Bar, located in the Avondale District at 3235 W. Addison St. Suite C, near Kedzie. No joke follows—only tasty food that both Chicago Splash Magazine reviewers ate with great pleasure.

Panachepublishing
CheSa Bistro, is open for business in Avondale

Chef/Owner Chesaree Rollins' CheSa's Bistro Bar, 3235 W. Addison St., is open for business. Chef Rollins eatery, which opened in late October, specializes in Cajun and Creole gluten free meals @panachepubverve

Newcity
11/29/2022
November 29, 2022: Avondale Gets Gluten-Free Creole-Cajun Cuisine At CheSa’s Bistro & Bar

Avondale Gets Gluten-Free Creole-Cajun Cuisine At CheSa’s Bistro & Bar CheSa’s Bistro and Bar, an upscale Cajun and Creole gluten-free bistro by chef-owner Chesaree Rollins, has opened on Addison in Avondale. Chef Rollins is not a newcomer to local food service; over the past seven years she has served a Creole and American menu from her two gluten-free CheSa’s Gourmet Food Trucks.

Chicago Tribune
11/23/2022
Holidays a cappella returns to spread cheer in person and online

The all-Christmas music radio stations might get you into the spirit, but there's a bit of magic to hearing holiday music in person. "It's one thing to listen to music like that, but it's another thing to actually experience it," said Matt Greenberg, executive director of Chicago a cappella.

Shopping Center Business
11/21/2022
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille to Open Third Chicago-Area Restaurant

Vernon Hills, Ill. - Perry's Restaurants, a Texas-based boutique restaurant group, is opening its third Chicago-area location. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is set to debut at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills in late 2023. The 11,000-square-foot restaurant will include a main dining room and four private dining rooms. Chicago-based Aria Group Architects Inc.

UrbanMatter
11/14/2022
9 Places to Celebrate the Festival of Lights in Chicago This Year

Speaking of things to do in November, how can you forget about Hanukkah? Also called the festival of lights, Hanukkah is one of the most popular holidays in the world and is loaded with history, culture, and delicious food. The holiday celebrates...

Daily Herald
11/16/2022
Texas-based steakhouse plans third suburban location outside Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills

Updated 11/16/2022 4:27 PM Texas-based Perry's Steakhouse & Grill is the previously unnamed eatery to be incorporated into the ongoing reinvention of Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. The 11,000-square-foot restaurant will seat up to 350 people and include four private dining rooms on a free-standing site at the southwest corner of Ring Road and Milwaukee Avenue.

Daily Herald
11/10/2022
Veterans Day 2022: Suburban restaurants say thank you with free meals and deals

Updated 11/10/2022 4:30 PM Suburban restaurants are saying thank you to active and retired military service members this Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, with a variety of free meals or dining deals. Veterans and active military members can dine on a free pork chop lunch Friday, Nov. 11, at Perry's Steakhouse

Chicago Tribune
11/08/2022
10 things to do in the central north suburbs this holiday season

There are many wonderful ways to celebrate the holidays - from revisiting Jane Austen characters to hearing Christmas music of 17th century Mexico. Here are 10 great things to do this holiday season in the central and north suburbs. 1. "Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley": 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays (Nov.

Aroundthetownchicago
11/06/2022
Prairie Grass- revisited

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Tonight was my birthday! While we have been celebrating since August 29th, my 50th anniversary of my 30th birthday is hera at last! Trying to decide where to celebrate was fairly easy.

WGN-TV
11/03/2022
Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas and Recipes

It's hard to believe but Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and you're going to need some delicious sides to pair with your turkey. Sarah Stegner - chef and co-owner of Prairie Grass Cafe is here in our Studio 41 kitchen to share some Thanksgiving side dish recipes.

Downers Grove, IL Patch
11/02/2022
Chicago a cappella presents "Hanukkah a cappella"

CHICAGO (October 2022) - Chicago a cappella, Chicago's acclaimed vocal ensemble, begins its 30th season this December with a new holiday concert program, "Hanukkah a cappella." With musical direction by Artistic Director John William Trotter, the program features stellar works by eight living Jewish composers-from heartfelt prayers to jazzy and playful holiday tunes- showcasing the creativity and vitality of American Jewish music and revealing the multi-layered joy, richness and meaning of...

Aroundthetownchicago
11/02/2022
Guanajuato

About two years ago, we went to a restaurant in Deer Park for a review. The name was Tacos Guanajuato and it was a darling spot with a great menu. I might call it a fast food type ofbuilding but wi...

Substack
10/02/2022
Starstruck in the Country

I spent my Saturday night up in the country, at Angelic Organics Learning Center 's Gather & Grow Farm Social in Caledonia, Illinois. It was a wonderful evening about which I'll have much more to say very soon. But I wanted to share this photo and the obvious point of which I was reminded.

FOX 32 Chicago
09/28/2022
Chicago chefs unite for disaster relief fundraiser for Puerto Rico

Chicago's culinary community is uniting to aid the citizens of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona. They're asking the Chicago area to help. Sample the cuisines from more than two dozen area restaurant chefs/owners for "Chicago Chefs Cook for Puerto Rico" on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Eater Chicago
09/26/2022
Chicago Chefs Turn Attention To Raising Money for Puerto Rico

A week after raising $110,000 to support victims of the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, more than 30 of Chicago's top chefs have quickly turned their attentions to helping flood-ravaged Puerto Rico, proving tireless in their charity efforts. "They're not just chefs, they're humanitarians," says Billy Ocasio, executive director of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.

Panachepublishing
Chicago Chefs Cook for Puerto Rico, @National Museum of Puerto Rico, September 28

Participants include: Art Smith, Reunion; Bill Kim Urban Belly; Casey Doody, GT Prime; GT Fish & Oyster; Dan Raskin, Manny's Deli; Devon Quinn, Eden; Jason Hammel, Lula Cafe; Martial Noguier, Bistronomic; Erick Williams, Virtue; Daisy's Po' Boy and Tavern; Heather, Bublick & D'Andre Carter Soul & Smoke; Paul Vivant, Vistro Prime; Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris, Prairie Grass Cafe; Tigist Reda, Demera and Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno.

Chicago Sun-Times
09/25/2022
Chicago gay bars get their due

The library in my home office is arranged according to subject, with books about birds here, presidents there. There are 28 books by and about Dante, which might seem like a lot, until you realize there are ... counting ... 41 by and about James Thurber. Some could go several places.

ABC7 Chicago
09/06/2022
New book highlights history of bars friendly to LGBTQ+ community in Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- There's a new book highlighting the history of bars friendly to the LGBTQ+ community in Chicago. It's called "Last Call Chicago: A History of 1001 LGBT-Friendly Taverns, Haunts & Hangouts." SEE ALSO | Geneva pride flag fire hydrant vandalized for 7th time, 1 arrest made It's by Rick Karlin and St.

Bleeding Cool News And Rumors
09/05/2022
Last Call Chicago: New Book Explores 1001 LGBT-Friendly Haunts

Last Call Chicago: A History of 1,001 LGBTQ-Friendly Taverns, Haunts & Hangouts could not have been written by anyone but authors Rick Karlin and St Sukie de la Croix. Both are journalists with a keen eye for history who reported on the events and comings and goings of Chicago's LGBTQ-friendly bars and clubs.

ChicagoPride.com
A lush menu grows over at the Prairie Grass Cafe - Nunn in the Oven

Prairie Grass Cafe, located at 601 Skokie Boulevard in Northbrook, Illinois, is a modern and well-crafted restaurant that will make diners feel at home. Owners Chef Sarah Stegner and Chef George Bumbaris have taken their vast hospitality experience and created an environment full of surprises.

Restaurants In The News

Downers Grove, IL Patch
06/09/2022
Guanajuato is all about celebrating

Celebrations are second nature to Margarita Challenger, owner of the popular Mexican restaurant Guanajuato, located at 1003-1005 Green Bay Road in Winnetka, IL. The mother of four has certainly had her share of celebrations. The upscale Guanajuato focuses on artful, delicious and finely crafted renditions of street fare favorites from the Mexican region of Guanajuato, the childhood home of Margarita.

Chicago, IL Patch
05/12/2022
Chef Sarah Stegner is Featured on Mark Caro's Podcast Today at Caropop

Tune-in to Mark Caro's podcast at Caropop today. Mark features Prairie Grass Cafe's Chef Sarah Stegner. The podcast is available on Caropop.com and on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other outlets. Mark is an incredible interviewer and storyteller. He has an uncanny ability to dig beneath the surface to bring out the best in his subjects.

The Infatuation
18 Bakeries To Order Packzi For Packzi Day - Chicago - The Infatuation

This coming Tuesday (aka Fat Tuesday) is Packzi Day in Chicago. In previous years, this meant cramming into a bakery with 6798 other people waiting to order these delicious Polish doughnuts. But it's 2022, so instead of standing six feet apart in a seven-mile-long line, you can just order your paczkis ahead of time at one of these 20 spots.

NBC Chicago
03/01/2022
The Food Guy: Paczki - A Fat Tuesday Tradition in Chicago's Polish Community

Paczki, pronounced "punch-key," are deep-fried sweet treats - not to be confused with donuts. And while a Jefferson Park bakery fries them up year-round, they're especially in high demand on Fat Tuesday, appropriately referred to by some as Paczki Day. "Paczek means one, paczki means many," explained Dobra Bielinski, who runs the Delightful Pastries bakery along with her family.

Aroundthetownchicago
02/20/2022
"Fat Tuesday - preparation!"

Our tradition is to buy a special filled pastry ( almost a donut with no hole) called the Paczki. I know that this is a Polish name, but I think it is universal for all to eat on Fat Tuesday ( yet ...

WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
02/18/2022
The Beat Cop's Guide to pizza and pączki

Lieutenant David Haynes, a police officer who works on the North Side of the city, made his weekly visit to the WGN Radio studios and the Bob Sirott Morning Show. Lt. Haynes, who co-authored "The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats," reviewed Bartoli's Pizzeria, which has multiple location including one at 1955 W.

Aroundthetownchicago
02/12/2022
"The Pony- Good Food,Cold Beer"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Lincoln, Belmont, Ashland- one of the six-corner shopping areas of Chicago! Yes, we have several well known: Milwaukee/Irving/Cicero and Diversey/Kimball/Milwaukee are the other North side 6 corner areas. Back in the 1950's I worked in a store at Lincoln/Belmont/Ashland called Jack Lord menswear.

Newcity Resto
02/09/2022
Cold Weather Comforts: Vegetables Star in Soups at Prairie Grass Café

By five o'clock on a recent Tuesday, cars were lining up in front of Prairie Grass Café in Northbrook. One by one, the awaited orders came out-all including quarts of fresh, hot soup. "I love making soups," says chef Sarah Stegner. "They're the perfect, comforting way to feature vegetables and great stocks.

Crain's Chicago Business
02/08/2022
Where to eat around the northwest suburbs: Crain's Daily Gist podcast

Click here to subscribe to Crain's Daily Gist on iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher! Want to listen on your smart speaker? Click here to learn how. David Manilow talks with host Amy Guth about his restaurant recommendations in the northwest suburbs, including Osteria Trulli, Izakaya Sankyu, Boston Fish Market, Kurumaya, Prairie Grass Cafe and more.

Aroundthetownchicago
01/20/2022
The Warmth of the season- great soups!

Highly Recommended **** From Fall til Spring, when the weather is from nippy to downright freezing, there is nothing as yummy as soup. Let's face it, I love soup. In fact, during the winter months, I am just as happy with a pot of soup as I might be with a seven course dinner at one of the areas finest restaurants.

FSR magazine
09/22/2020
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille Launches an Online Market

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is proud to announce the launch of Perry's Steakhouse Online Market, allowing individuals from across the United States to Chop Online. Perry's Famous Pork Chop is now available to be delivered to your door nationwide, via online ordering at shop.perryssteakhouse.com.

Bakemag
02/11/2021
Paczki Day is coming soon, and Delightful Pastries is going all out

This year more than ever, celebrating Paczki Day with delicious homemade paczki will be appreciated by all of us needing an indulgence. The acclaimed Delightful Pastries, a Chicago bakery celebrating its 20th anniversary, keeps their bakery stocked with their tasty paczki (traditional Polish donuts) year-round. But the annual Packzi Day is something very special.

Chiataglance
05/06/2021
Prairie Grass Cafe NEW meal kits on Fresh Midwest

Fresh Midwest Now Offering Three New Meal Kits from Prairie Grass Cafe Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook; 847-205-4433) has added three meal kits to their offering on Fresh Midwest making available their delicious meals which use locally-sourced produce whenever possible and support the use of sustainable seafood.

WGN-TV
05/05/2021
Midday Fix: Checking out Green City Market

Sarah Stegner, Co-Chef and Co-Owner, Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook and Founding Board Member of Green City Market http://www.greencitymarket.org https://www.greencitymarket.org/SafeShopperGuidelines/index.asp GCM Lincoln Park is located at the south end of Lincoln Park near 1817 N. Clark St. at the intersection of Clark and Lincoln. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

ABC7 Chicago
02/14/2021
Jefferson Park bakery Delightful Pastries serves Polish sweet paczki

CHICAGO (WLS) -- It's almost Paczki Day, and for many, the Polish sweet treat is something to enjoy the day before Lent begins. But Delightful Pastries makes paczki all year. The bakery is family-owned and serves home-style European pastries and are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary.

CTInsider.com
09/03/2020
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille launches Perry's Steakhouse Online

You can now cook a Perry's Steakhouse & Grille seven-finger-high pork chop at home. The Houston-based business announced on Tuesday that it has launched Perry's Steakhouse Online. There's still time: Houston Restaurant Weeks extends through September The online market offers the steakhouse's signature pork chop, available in a 32-oz.

Splash Magazines
06/18/2021
Tacos Guanajuato In Kildeer Welcomes You to Share Their Love of Traditional Street Vendor Foods...

Splash Magazines Worldwide is your destination for in-depth culture coverage including theatre, opera, classical music, jazz, dance and the arts; travel and leisure reviews; restaurant reviews; lifestyle subjects; celebrity interviews; fashion advice; environmentally conscious living; gift-giving recommendations; pets; charity events; select book reviews; and useful product reviews. <meta name=

WGN-TV
02/08/2021
Lunchbreak: How you can bring healthy and local prairie ingredients into your home

Chef Sarah Stegner, Co-Executive Chef/Owner - Prairie Grass Cafe http://www.prairiegrasscafe.com http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/midewin http://www.nationalforests.org Event: Link to register for the virtual program on February 10: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtd-isrjsvHN3j8djKo2SIqX_UVrRHhbi9 Recipe: Wild Rice- Beans- Squash Patties with Local Honey & Elderberry Tincture Prairie Grass Cafe Sarah Stegner Serves 4 - 6 people Ingredients: 2 cups cooked wild rice 1 cup cooked beans,...

FOX 32 Chicago
Chicagoans celebrate Fat Tuesday with Paczkis despite snowstorm, pandemic

With Fat Tuesday this week, it is that time of year again when Chicagoans race to their favorite bakery to pick up those lovely little fried balls of dough called Paczkis. Despite a furious snowstorm and an unrelenting pandemic, the quest for the perfect Paczki is drawing hundreds to a tiny Northwest Side bakery.

FOX 32 Chicago
03/01/2022
Paczkis steal the show on Fat Tuesday in Chicago

Fat Tuesday used to mean Paczki Day only in Polish neighborhoods, but now it is citywide and a license to ditch your diet whether you are Polish or not. The line was long and the wait was worth it at Delightful Pastries in Jefferson Park.

Worldatwork
02/12/2021
Prairie Grass Cafe: Making Community Connections in the Midst of COVID

The series “Resilience and Reinvention” shines the light on the innovations of organizations in industries decimated by the pandemic. These adaptive organizations have retooled their business model and redirected their workforce to keep their doors open and workers employed.

NBC Chicago
The Food Guy: A Chef's Dedication to Soup

With cold weather outside, that means it's time for soup. NBC 5's Food Guy Steve Dolinsky visited one chef on the North Shore making a different soup every day.

Splash Magazine
05/04/2022
Motker's Day Roundup

Jazz Up Mother’s Day at The Pony Inn’s Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch

Sheridan Road Magazine
10/01/2021
Prairie Grass Café

So many of the outings we took for granted two years ago have now become cherished events. High up on that list? The opportunity to dine in at a good restaurant. Restaurateurs whose entire purpose is to give guests delicious and memorable dining experiences have had to meet unimaginable challenges during months of stop-and-go restrictions.

WGN-TV
01/09/2022
Sunday Brunch: Vegetarian Lentil Stew with mushrooms and fresh greens

Chef Sarah Stegner, chef and owner of Prairie Grass Café in Northbrook joins WGN Weekend Morning News to share her recipe for Vegetarian Lentil Stew with mushrooms and fresh greens. Prairie Grass Café is located at 601 Skokie Boulevard in Northbrook. Vegetarian Lentil Stew with mushrooms and fresh greens INGREDIENTS 2 cups lentils (soaked in [...]

Daily Herald
01/20/2022
Stave off winter's chill with a warm bowl of soup from a Chicago-area restaurant

Chicago winters can be brutal at the best of times, but the spread of the omicron variant during the cold and flu season has made this year rough. If you're feeling under the weather or just want something comforting to help you deal with the sub-freezing temperatures, nothing beats a hearty bowl of soup from a suburban or Chicago restaurant.

Block Club Chicago
02/25/2022
From Atomic Cake To Moonshine Paczki, Chicago-Area Bakers Try Unconventional Recipes As Paczki...

CHICAGO - Local bakeries are going all out for Paczki Day - and experimenting with unconventional and boozy flavors so the beloved pastry appeals to Chicago's diverse residents. Dobra Bielinski, owner and pastry chef at Delightful Pastries in Jefferson Park, is offering passionfruit, salted caramel and German chocolate paczki, as well as "drunken paczki" in flavors like moonshine and lemon.

Chicago Sun-Times
02/27/2022
Don't buy paczki on Paczki Day

First, say it right. The word "paczki" is not, as I sometimes do, pronounced "pash-key," like artist Ed Paschke. Nor "push-key," like the Jewish charity box. "Punch-key" is close. But not quite. " Poinch-key," said Warsaw-born Dobra Bielinski, of the Polish pastry so ethereal it has its own holiday in Chicago, Paczki Day, Tuesday March 1.

chicagotribune.com
02/11/2021
Column: Nature lovers celebrate 25th anniversary of Will County's Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Nature lovers enlisted a celebrity chef, a Chicago broadcasting legend and others this week to kick off the silver anniversary celebration of Will County's Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Journalist Bill Kurtis joined James Beard Award-winning chef Sarah Stegner of Prairie Grass Café in Northbrook to highlight volunteerism, restoration, recreation and other aspects of the sprawling preserve.

The Arts Section
02/15/2021
It's Paczki Time! - The Arts Section

It's Paczki Time! WDCB's Gary Zidek catches up with Delightful Pastries owner chef Dobra Bielinski to talk all things Paczki. "What makes a paczki a paczki instead of jelly doughnut or a bismark, is that you eat it for the dough. The dough is supposed to be fluffy, when you bite into it, it's supposed to spring back.

Chicago Sun-Times
02/16/2021
Chicago Paczki Day crowds thinned by snowstorm

Like a knife through cake, the snowblower had cut a crisp channel through the 2-foot-high snowbank in front of Dobra Bielinkski's bakery door. Had there been a wall of ice blocking the way, Bielinski's customers likely would have found a way in. "I've done it every year for the last 15 years.

Newcity Resto
10/06/2021
The Way of the Curd: Melty Cheese Curd Recipes Have Ancient Origins

Fresh out of the cheesemaking vats, cheese curds squeak when you bite 'em and they have a milky, mild flavor that's hard to resist. Traveling anywhere near the scads of dairies in surrounding farmlands, Chicagoans will pull off the road for bags of the little nubbins to eat out of hand.

ChicagoPride.com
Tacos Guanajuato treats guests like family - Nunn in the Oven

Tacos G will really hit the spot with an intimate patio, live music on select weekends and a fun environment to unwind in. Store hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday with Sundays off to reresh the place. Visit TacosG.com or call 847-847-1056 for more information today y beinvenidos a la familia!

Splash Magazines
09/12/2021
Chicago a cappella - Inspiring 2021-2022 Concert Series

Splash Magazines Worldwide is your destination for in-depth culture coverage including theatre, opera, classical music, jazz, dance and the arts; travel and leisure reviews; restaurant reviews; lifestyle subjects; celebrity interviews; fashion advice; environmentally conscious living; gift-giving recommendations; pets; charity events; select book reviews; and useful product reviews. <meta name=

Country Magazine
09/01/2021
Son of a Butcher Man

I ascribe to only one inviolable rule when it comes to ordering tacos. Never, ever judge a taco by its price tag. I've had "one-buck-chuck" tacos so tasty they made my heart burst like a split piñata. And I've sampled ridiculously pricy tacos so nuanced I would've opened a second mortgage to obtain their recipe.

WeRSM - We are Social Media
06/30/2020
Do You Hear Us Now? Doritos Joins The #BLM Movement

Doritos joins the Black Lives Matter movement and commits to amplifying Black voices in its new spot "Do you hear us now?" "Do You Hear Us Now?" is Doritos' new 30-second spot created by BET where artist Luke James asks, "You love our music, you love our culture, but do you love us?"

Aroundthetownchicago
10/22/2020
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille comes to Schaumburg

From time to time I have talked about this wonderful dining spot and of course it's amazing pork chop! We have gone to Oakbrook several times and as I have said, over and over, a trip worth taking.

DailyNorthShore
10/20/2020
Still Standing

The North Shore Dining Scene Has Changed Dramatically Since Chef Michael Lachowicz Opened His Eponymous Restaurant Michael in 2005. But With A Willingness To Evolve-Through Changing Demographics And Most Recently, A Global Pandemic-His Acclaimed George Trois Group Of Restaurants Is Here To Stay.

WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
07/09/2015
Johnny Costello previews the Green City Market Chef's BBQ

Johnny Costello is a longtime Chicago bartender and now he is a Beverage Development Specialist with Wirtz Beverage Illinois. Johnny is going to be slinging drinks as part of the big Green City Market Chef's BBQ. Johnny joins Justin in-studio to talk about the event as well as his career working in Chicago.

nwitimes.com
07/29/2020
Virtual cooking experience: Award-winning chef Sarah Stegner offers Zoom culinary class

Foodies can plan to virtually step into the kitchen with noted chef Sarah Stegner for a Zoom cooking class. Stegner, co-executive chef/owner of Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, Illinois and co-founder of Chicago's Green City Market, regularly offers Zoom cooking classes for home cooks and foodies interested in learning some new recipes.

Restaurant Business
07/21/2020
The strong demand for takeout and delivery presents packaging challenges

In a matter of days this past March, operators had to switch to takeout and delivery exclusively to bring in any revenue from foodservice sales. While not every restaurateur or outlet opted for that route, the number that did kept rising as the pandemic dragged on.

SNAP TASTE
09/23/2020
Perry's Famous Pork Chop is now available for Nationwide Shipping

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille launches nationwide online market with their famous seven-finger-high Pork Chop. The signature sweet, smoky pork chop is rubbed with seasoning and cured, then roasted on a rotisserie with pecan wood. To maintain its quality, the product is dry-rubbed and smoked prior being flash frozen.

Daily Herald
10/15/2020
Dining events: Perry's Steakhouse debuts in Schaumburg Oct. 22

Updated 10/17/2020 12:00 PM The wait is finally over. Known for its prime USDA-aged signature steaks, seven-finger-high pork chops, seafood and flaming desserts, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is opening its newest location on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Schaumburg. The new locale features an open layout with an open-concept kitchen, wine wall, Bar 79 serving handcrafted cocktails and a patio for outdoor dining.

Daily Herald
09/24/2020
Perry's Steakhouse to open Oct. 22 in Schaumburg

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille will open its second location in the Chicago area on Thursday, Oct. 22, near the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1780 E. Golf Road in Schaumburg. "We have enjoyed being part of the Oak Brook community for the last seven years and we are thankful for our guests' loyalty and support, especially during these challenging times," said Chris Perry, founder and owner of Perry's Restaurants.

Seriouseats
06/21/2010
Quiznos vs. Subway: Toasted Sub Showdown

Fast-food brings to mind all sorts of negative terms-"fried," "greasy," and "artery-clogging" probably among them. That said, some American chains do provide lighter fare at a similar pace and price to a McDonald's or a Burger King. Wholesome? Homemade? Maybe not-but fast-food sandwich shops are, no question, among the healthier of your fast-food options.

chicagotribune.com
02/03/2016
Nando's Peri-Peri bringing South African-style chicken to Lake Street

A South African street food restaurant with locations across the globe is set to fill an empty Oak Park storefront this spring. Nando's Peri-Peri, which focuses on flame-grilled chicken and chips, plans to occupy 1138 Lake St. in Oak Park, a 3,700-square-foot space that formerly housed Penzeys Spices.

chicagotribune.com
06/24/2020
Chef, farmers coordinate home-delivery service during COVID closings

Shutdowns during the pandemic have hit local family farms hard, curtailing two large sales outlets. Restaurants they serve may have closed completely or limited their offerings and, until recently, farmers' markets were closed. Chef Sarah Stegner of Prairie Grass Café decided to do something to help.

Eater Chicago
01/15/2016
Firecakes Lincoln Park Opens Sunday, Wicker Park Getting New Nightclub, More Intel

The second is opening on Sunday, bringing its brand of doughnuts from River North to 2453 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park. The first 100 customers each of the first three days (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) will get a free doughnut. -Wicker Park club-goers are getting a new spot soon in a location many will remember.

Music - Entertainment

Loop North News
Holiday happenings include live performances, Holiday a capella rings in the season

5-Dec-21 - Ho! Ho! Ho! It's time to plan your holiday entertainment, shopping experiences, and memorable moments. The season's first concert features Holidays a cappella, a brand new collection of musical gifts and seasonal favorites that celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. The group's first post-pandemic program includes live performances, a live virtual event, and their debut performance in Highland Park.

chicagotribune.com
03/30/2022
It's a swingin' time for Chicago a cappella in latest concerts

Chicago a cappella will perform its spring concert "Swing, Swing, Swing: Music of the Big Band Era" April 8 in Oak Park, April 9 in Evanston, April 22 in Naperville, and April 24 in Chicago. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.

Downers Grove, IL Patch
09/13/2021
Chicago a cappella, an innovative vocal ensemble!

Chicago a cappella, one of Chicagoland's most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles, has captured the hearts, minds-and ears-of choral singing aficionados for the last 28 years. Presenting exhilarating concerts that traverse musical genres from Gregorian chant to jazz and pop, the group's vocal virtuosity is always on display.

Play Too Much
09/01/2020
TikTokTues: Devin Marie Delivers Chills Across TikTok - Play Too Much

TikTok Tuesday is quickly becoming one of our favorite segments here on Play Too Much. With our site's main mission to highlight new artists, TikTok often brings them right to our For You Page. Devin Marie delivers a bubbly voice amplified by pure power making her a must listen on this TikTok Tuesday.

Playbill
07/04/2020
Arnetia Walker and Stephen Nachamie Launch Just One Step for Democracy | Playbill

Industry News Arnetia Walker and Stephen Nachamie Launch Just One Step for Democracy The online campaign encourages Americans to #Vote4Change. Just One Step for Democracy, a new initiative launched by a national coalition of performing artists and activists, seeks to raise awareness for voting on Election Day, November 3.

In The Know
06/04/2020
23-year-old creates powerful song, 'I Can't Breathe'

A 23-year-old musician is going viral after writing an emotional song about racial injustice, police brutality and more. Devin Marie, a singer from Long Island, posted the video to Facebook on May 28, just days after the killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd sparked a wave of protests around the world.

Menafn
BET Awards Breakout: Singer-songwriter Devin Marie featured ...

(MENAFN - EIN Presswire) Singer songwriter Devin Marie featured in Doritos "Amplify Black Voices" video during BET Awards Singer songwriter Devin Marie featured in Doritos "Amplify Black Voices" video during BET Awards Singer songwriter Devin Marie NEW YORK, NY, USA, June 29, 2020 / EINPresswire.com / -- 'Amplify Black Voices' is the theme of a new Doritos® television commercial, aired this evening during the BET Awards.

Lifestyle

Omny Studio
Bucktown florist has idea for singles: 'Selfies'

In addition to more standard Valentine's Day arrangements, a floral shop in Bucktown is offering "selfie" bouquets this weekend. The name pretty much says it all, WBBM Newsradio's Nancy Harty reports.

Downers Grove, IL Patch
05/10/2022
Kovach Eye Institute is the first in Illinois

ELMHURST, IL (May, 2022) - In March 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval of the EVO/EVO+ Visian® Implantable Collamer® Lens ("EVO") for the correction of myopia and myopia with astigmatism. Myopia is also known as nearsightedness or the need for distance vision correction.

Education

WNYT NewsChannel 13
Chicago principals offer school reopening plan amid pandemic

"We salute the district's goals," LaRaviere said in a statement. "However, their plans are not realistic or safe for most of our schools." On Tuesday, the city scrapped plans for thousands of teachers to report to schools this week after the teachers union overwhelmingly voted to reject in-person learning due to coronavirus safety concerns.

Chalkbeat Chicago
01/05/2021
Chicago schools reopening news: the latest

Welcome to our blog about Chicago's school reopening. We're tracking developments as the nation's third largest school district reopens campuses after nearly a year of closures. Here's the latest. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 9:00 a.m. - More than two-thirds of Chicago Teachers Union members backed a tentative school reopening agreement, clearing the way for students to begin returning to classrooms Thursday.

Politics/Political

New Product Launch - Yappah by Tyson

INSITE Packaging Automation
01/02/2020
CPG Trend Alert: Upcycling

Sustainability continues to be a top trend in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. New developments, emerging technologies, and consumer preferences are pushing big brands to strive for waste reduction and environmentally-friendly ways to produce, sell, transport, and store products. Reusable and recycled packaging, waste reduction initiatives, and safer, more efficient standardized packaging equipment are [...]

Just Food
10/14/2019
Tyson scraps food-from-waste brand Yappah

Free Report The food and grocery sector thrived during the pandemic, largely due to the shutdown of the food service industry and the sector's subsequent necessity, panic-induced bulk purchasing, and spending more time at home. The market has grown as a result of inflation.

Kickstarter
10/16/2019
¡YAPPAH! Chicken Crisps: Rethinking Snacks, For Good

Helping tackle a major sustainability issue - food waste - with a delicious and nutritious snack. It's change you can taste. 440 backers pledged $11,674 to help bring this project to life. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. ¡YAPPAH!

Shelby Report
10/03/2018
Tyson Grows ¡Yappah! Brand With New Flavor, Kickstarter Launch

a new snack brand from the Tyson Innovation Lab designed to fight food waste, has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign , running from Sept. 24 through Oct. 15, showcasing an exclusive new flavor, Chicken Michelada. The Kickstarter campaign follows a successful partnership with Indiegogo in June through which the ¡Yappah!

absenteereality
06/22/2018
Tyson Foods introduces snack brand made from food waste

SPRINGDALE, ARK. - The new Yappah protein crisp snack product from Tyson Foods, Inc. is made from such ingredients as chicken breast trim, rescued vegetable puree from juicing and spent grain from beer brewing. The new product is part of the Yappah brand, which is designed to be an umbrella under which future products will...

Sustainable Brands
06/19/2018
Trending: ¡Yappah!, Apeel Avocados, Taylor Farms Continue Food Waste Fight

Food waste remains a huge and costly problem, costing $2.6 trillion dollars in lost value globally each year. The U.S. retail food sector alone generates eight million tons of waste annually in distribution centers and stores, equivalent to about $18 billion a year in lost value for retailers.

TrendHunter.com
Canned Protein Crisps

A number of creative brands are looking to the future by developing sustainable new snacks using everything from spent grains and juice pulp to the leaves of the coffee plant-Tyson Foods is also getting in on this movement to fight food waste with its ¡YAPPAH! brand. ¡YAPPAH!