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    Lunchbreak: Skirt steak tacos with red pepper aioli, prepared by Heineken Pub97 owner Ty Fujimura

    Ty Fujimura Heineken Pub97 3626 N. Talman  Ave Chicago (773) 944-1203 Skirt Steak Tacos Ingredients: 6 oz skirt steak 1 onion (white or red) 1 bunch cilantro 6 corn tortillas 6 oz red pepper aioli Directions: Sear skirt steak to desired temperature. As steak cooks, dice onion and finely chop cilantro (you will have extra). Let steak rest for 5 minutes. While steaks rests, warm corn tortillas either in oven or in pan used to cook steak. Slice steak into […]

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    Focus on Family: YWCA celebrating 140 years of service

    Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Chicago The ‘W’ stands for women—the ones YWCA activates through support and programming throughout Chicagoland. Removing the ‘W’ emphasizes that all of our lives would change without the presence of women; without the women of Chicago, we cannot reach our fullest potential. We know that when women don’t receive equal pay or when women aren’t given the opportunities that they deserve, the city suffers. There’s a McKinsey study that shows if the city of Chicago […]

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    Adopt A Pet: Roll Over Animal Rescue

    Sue Almerigi, Foster Coordinator Carrie Yohe Sandi Pfaller Roll Over Animal Rescue Event: 2016 Tails on the Trail Saturday, September 10 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle For event details: Adoption events held every third Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Niles Petsmart, 8287 W. Golf Road

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    Lunchbreak: Back to school with The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten

    Amy Hanten The Cooking Mom Click the links below for today’s recipes: Turkey Ranch Wrap Go Wild Snack Mix Apple Race Cars Apple Krispie Treats

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    Midday Fix: Fried spam musubi, prepared by Mahalo owner Brad Parker

    Mahalo 1501 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago (708) 328-3091 Mahalo’s Fried Spam Musubi Ingredients: 2 cups cooked sushi rice 1 can spam, sliced 1 package half sheet nori 6 eggs 1 tsp soy sauce 1 Tbs togarashi spicy mayo Directions Steam the rice with 2 cups of rice and 2 1/2 cups of water. Remove rice and press into a small cookie sheet so approximately  1/4 inch thickness. Let cool. While rice is cooling, mix the eggs, soy and togarashi […]

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    Chicago Scene: Details about the Cal-Sag Plunge from Josh Ellis, Metropolitan Planning Council

    Josh Ellis Program Director Metropolitan Planning Council For more information about Our Great Rivers: Event: Plunge August 27 noon – 4:00 p.m. Fulton Avenue and Chatham Street Blue Island For more information:

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    Midday Fix: Karmele Llano Sanchez talks about the Borneo orangutan rescue program

    Karmele Llano Sanchez Program Director Yayasan IAR Indonesia For more information about the program:

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    Lunchbreak: Seared skirt steak with dry chimichurri, prepared by CH Distillery chef Pablo Madrigal

    Executive Chef Pablo Madrigal CH Distillery 564 W. Randolph Street Chicago (312) 707-8780 Events and Promotions: CH Distillery’s Mobile Lounge will be present at Lincoln Park’s Green City Market on Saturday August 27th. Guests can relax in lounge or play a game of ping pong. CH celebrates national vodka day with week long promotion Tuesday, October 4th through Saturday, October 8th. Stop by CH and buy a bottle of CH Vodka, CH Peppercorn Vodka or CH Aquavit and get […]

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    Midday Fix: Oyster jambalaya, prepared by Frontier chef Brian Jupiter and details about the 6th Annual Shuck Off

    Chef Brian Jupiter Frontier 1072 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago (773) 772-4322 Event: 6th Annual Shuck Off Sunday, August 28 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $25 for pre-shuck Shrimp Boil (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and free for Shuck-Off (3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.) For tickets: Elliott Bambrough of Chicago’s Best will host and will also help judge the event.   Oyster Jambalaya Ingredients: 3 cups shucked oyster 2 pounds sliced smoked sausage 1/4 cup of butter 2 cups chopped […]

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    Lunchbreak: Bouillabaisse, prepared by Brookdale Lake Shore Drive chef Kurt Mittelberger

    Chef Kurt Mittelberger Brookdale Lake Shore Drive 2960 N. Lake Shore Drive Chicago For more information about the cooking events: (844) 335-3868 Bouillabaisse Broth Ingredients: 2 Tbs olive oil 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1 lb fishbones 1/2 lemon 1/2 orange 1/2 tsp saffron 2 bay leaves 1 sprig fresh thyme 2 cloves garlic, chopped 5 black peppercorns, whole 3 allspice berries, whole 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbs brandy 2 Tbs Noilly Prat, dry 1 Tbs […]