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  • Lunchbreak: Baba Ghanoush and Fattoush Salad

    Marcos Campos, Executive Chef of Beatnik, Black Bull, and Café Bonhomme Beatnik 1604 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago Soon to open (week of June 25th): Café Bonhomme and Beatnik On the River at 180 N. Upper Wacker Drive. Recipes: Baba Ghanoush Recipe: Step 1: Tahini Yogurt 1 qt. Greek Yogurt 4 tbsp Tahini Paste 2 tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tsp Salt Mix the Greek Yogurt with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Keep it at room temperature 15 […]

  • Midday Fix: Live performance of El Tango Cafe

    Jorge Niedas – Artistic Director and co-founder of Tango 21 Lizita Sung – Managing Director and co-founder of Tango 21 Event: El Tango Café, created by Niedas and Sung, presented by Tango 21 Dance Theater, June 22-24 at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway – in Chicago. El Tango Café runs for three shows only at The Edge Theater in Edgewater:  June 22, Friday at 8 p.m, June 23 Saturday at 8 p.m. and June 24th Sunday at 3 p.m. […]

  • Midday Fix: Pride Weekend Rainbow Cookie Sandwiches

    Leigh Omilinsky, Pastry Chef of Nico Osteria Doug Quint, Co-founder of Big Gay Ice Cream Event: In celebration of Chicago’s Gay Pride weekend June 23rd – 24th, the gold-star duo behind New York City’s beloved Big Gay Ice Cream shops, Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff, and Nico Osteria Pastry Chef, Leigh Omilinsky are joining forces to bring an array of decadent summer treats including Dirty Banana soft serve, rainbow macaron ice cream sandwiches and fruity tequila-dunked freeze pops to the dessert menu of the upscale Italian restaurant for two days […]

  • Lunchbreak: Chorizo y Huevo

    Executive Chef Matthew Cappellini, El Tapeo El Tapeo Modern Spanish Kitchen, located on the Ninth Floor of Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center at 2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook – is celebrating World Tapas Day this Thursday, June 21. To honor the holiday AND celebrate the first day of summer, El Tapeo will offer an exclusive Pimenton de Cerdo tapas dish throughout the day, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Hinsdale Humane Society. Recipe: Chorizo y Huevo Grilled […]

  • Midday Fix: An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery

    Rachel May – An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery Event: Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Author Rachel May will discuss An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery Harold Washington Library, Reception Hall, 400 S. State, Chicago Free & open to the public

  • Lunchbreak: Sweet chili shrimp with vegetables Pride ramen bowl

    Shin Thompson, Executive Chef and Partner of Furious Spoon Event: Available throughout the month of June, the Pride Bowl features tasty ingredients including chili-infused noodles, ​veggie broth, spicy miso, Fresno chilies, sweet chili shrimp, sweet corn, scallions, and Napa cabbage. Priced at $15, $2 from every bowl will be donated to Howard Brown Health, which ​eliminates the disparities in healthcare experienced by the LGBTQ community through research, education, and provision of services promoting healthy and wellness. The Pride Bowl […]

  • Midday Fix: First in Line Presidents, Vice Presidents and the Pursuit of Power

    Kate Andersen Brower

  • Lunchbreak: Ribeye and cole slaw

    Executive Chef Ryan Wombacher, Lawry’s The Prime Rib 100 E. Ontario, Chicago Lawry’s Father’s Day To-Go Package: For $275, guests can take home Lawry’s Father’s Day package that includes four 24 oz. seasoned ribeye steaks, two quarts of creamy horseradish slaw, one pint of crispy onion strings and a bowl of Lawry’s famous homemade potato chips. Recipe: Lawry’s Ribeye recipe 1 each                   7 bone, 17 bone prime rib export (will yield 7 24oz to 28 oz bone-in ribeyes or […]

  • Midday Fix: Parisienne gnocchi

    Executive Chef Oliver Poilevey, Le Bouchon Le Bouchon, led by Executive Chef Oliver Poilevey, proudly celebrates its 25th year of bringing Paris to the streets of Chicago this June. A Chicago institution, the French restaurant has been a family affair since its inception and continues to be with all members of the Poilevey family involved in the day to day operations. Le Bouchon is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special anniversary menu this month. 1958 N. Damen Ave., Chicago […]

  • Adopt-A-Pet: Heartland Animal Shelter

    Eric Gordon, Volunteer Heartland’s regular adoption hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00-7:00pm, Saturdays from 1:00-5:00pm and Sundays from 12:00-4:00pm. Visitors are welcome at the shelter (2975 Milwaukee Ave. in Northbrook) during these hours to meet our adoptable cats and dogs! Event: Annual Walk of Love on Saturday, July 21st at 9:30am at Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview – East Lake Ave., just west of Harms Rd. This leisurely 2k walk is along a beautiful trail and […]