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  • Lunchbreak: Eggplant caviar and polenta fritters

    Executive Chef Saul Roman, Artango Bar & Steakhouse Artango Bar and Steakhouse 4767 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60625 Event: “Sabor A Tango” Argentine Tango Dinner & Show Every Friday at 8 p.m. Travel to Buenos Aires for a night and enjoy an exceptional live performance featuring Tango and Argentine Folklore by professional dancers. Be enchanted by the energy, costumes and passion. Raw, sensual and fun, “Sabor A Tango” will sweep you off your feet. Complimentary admission with dinner reservation. […]

  • Midday Fix: Exercises to get your beach body this winter

    Celebrity Fitness expert and Co-host of the Original Facebook Watch Series Home SWEAT Home, Joey Thurman  

  • Lunchbreak: Pork chops al pastor

    Laura Piper, Executive Chef & Owner Stock and Ledger Kitchen & Spirits – 70 West Madison One North Kitchen & Bar – 1 N. Wacker Dr. Recipe: Pork Chops al Pastor AL PASTOR MARINADE Yield: 4 servings   1 ounce (2 T) of dry guajillo chili pepper 4 ounces roma tomatoes (core removed) 1.5 teaspoon shallot, peeled 1.5 teaspoon garlic, peeled 2 ounces (4 T) Spanish onion 2 ounces (4 T) of fresh pineapple (The rest will be […]

  • Midday Fix: Pros and cons of “screenless internet” smart devices

    Professor David Gunkel, Northern Illinois University

  • Adopt-A-Pet: Save-A-Pet

    Lillian Messner & John Roach with Sharlene and Xandra Show your love!  Save-A-Pet is offering a special valentine’s day card opportunity.  If you visit and click on the Personalized Valentine’s Day Card button, the animals at Save-A-Pet will mail your special someone, or animal, a personalized card letting them know that you send your love.  Cards are $15 and there are only 100 available. Save-A-Pet 31664 N. Fairfield Rd. Grayslake, IL

  • Lunchbreak: Butter dumplings

    Dan Snowden, Executive Chef at Bad Hunter Bad Hunter 802 W. Randolph St. Recipe: Bad Hunter’s Butter Dumplings Ingredients: – 1 lb butterball potatoes (or yukon gold) – ¼ head napa cabbage (small dice) – ½ cup diced onion – ½ cup chopped scallions – 1 T grated ginger (on a microplane) – ½ T minced garlic – 1 cup sour cream – 1 tsp sesame oil – ½ T rice wine vinegar – ½ lb plus 1 T […]

  • Midday Fix: Tuna ceviche

    Trevor Cole, Executive Chef at Ronero Ronero – 738 W. Randolph St. Event: 9th Annual Eisenopoly Friday, January 19th – 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Revel Fulton Market – 1215 W. Fulton Market The event supports the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation’s mission to raise funds for gastrointestinal cancer research. Recipe: Peruvian Tuna Ceviche with Red Pepper and Passion Fruit Ingredients: 4-6 oz. Yellowfin Tuna 1 Red Pepper 2 Shallots 2 Roma Tomatoes 4 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp Lime […]

  • Lunchbreak: Bun Rieu, a Vietnamese soup

    Mary Nguyen Aregoni, Restaurateur and Founder of Saigon Sisters & Bang Chop Thai Kitchen Saigon Sisters locations: 567 W. Lake St. 131 N. Clinton St. 251 E. Huron St. 300 N. LaSalle St. Bang Chop Thai locations: 605 W. Lake St. 300 N. LaSalle St.   Recipe: Bun Rieu (Vietnamese crab and tomato noodle soup, pronounced Boon Rio) It’s one of the popular soups in Vietnam besides pho that most people have not heard about. It takes less time […]

  • Midday Fix: Mocktails from River Roast

    Ken Pritz, Beverage Director, River Roast River Roast 315 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, Il 60654 312-822-0100 Events: * Enjoy a Classic Sunday Supper at River Roast each Sunday from 5-9pm! Prime Rib carved table side with traditional sides. Order a 16oz for $48 or a 24oz for $65. It’s a feast for the entire table! *Don’t miss the Roast of the Month – this month we’re featuring Beef Osso Bucco riverand next month is the Big Short Rib *Our Brews & Blues […]

  • Style Files: Camouflage makeup for skin discolorations and tattoos

    Jill Glaser, Founder/Owner of Make Up First School in Chicago Make Up First ® School for Makeup Artistry 100 North LaSalle Street – Suite 1010 Chicago, Illinois 60602 (312) 621-0801 Tips: Sanitation is high priority when working on a clinical application; sanitize hands, the tools being used and the products. Step one: Select a foundation that matches the surrounding skin tone; the foundation must be WATERPROOF and LONG LASTING. If using more than one color, keep it simple, and […]