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  • Lunchbreak: El Tapeo chef Franco Diaz makes pescado del dia

    Franco Diaz El Tapeo Le Meridien Chicago, 9th Floor 2100 Spring Road Oak Brook (630) 828-2044 For information about Easter brunch, check out their website: www.eltapeorestaurant.com Pescado del Dia 1 each 7-8 oz monkfish filet, cleaned of silver skin 1 oz serrano ham, thinly sliced 1/2 oz olive oil 1 tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp shallot, minced 2 oz Albarino Wine (a type of white wine) 8 each Manila clams 3 oz butter, pulugra preferably, cubed 1 tsp parsley, chopped kosher […]

  • Midday Fix: Best time to buy big ticket items

    Cameron Huddleston Kiplinger Cameron’s Tips: Airline tickets The optimal time to get the lowest price on a ticket for a domestic flight is 47 days in advance, according to a study by CheapAir.com. But don’t panic if you need to lock in your itinerary earlier or if you just missed the 47-day mark. The pricing study found that there’s a prime booking window between 114 days and 27 days before departure when fares for U.S. flights are the best. Computers […]

  • Focus on Family: Nature’s Farm Camp

    Tim Magner Elena Marre Nance Klehm Nature’s Farm Camp Orangeville, IL For more information and to register: www.naturesfarmcamp.com

  • Lunchbreak: Demera Ethiopian Restaurant chef Tigist Reda makes ye-misir wat

    Tigist Reda Demera Ethiopian Restaurant 4801 N. Broadway Chicago (773) 334-8787 www.demeraethiopian.com Event: Macy’s Flower Show March 31 noon Macy’s State Street http://www.macys.com/flowershow   Ye-Misir Wat Ingredients: ½ lb. red lentil (washed) 3 cup chopped onion ½ cup oil (olive oil, sunflower oil or vegetable oil) 4 tsp minced garlic and  ginger mix  (3 tsp garlic and 1 tsp ginger) 1 tsp mekelesha (Ethiopian spice mix, optional) 1 ½ tsp Kosher salt ½ cup tomato sauce (optional) ½ cup berbere […]

  • Midday Fix: Author Eric Greitens talks about his book, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life

    Eric Greitens To purchase a copy of the book: Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life www.ericgreitens.com/

  • Your Money Matters: Lynne and Ty McDaniel talk about The WOW District

    Lynne & Ty McDaniel An Orange Moon 2418 W. North Avenue Chicago (773) 276-6726 http://www.anorangemoon.com/ For more information about WOW District: http://wowdistrict.com For more information about Small Business Revolution: http://smallbusinessrevolution.org

  • Lunchbreak: prasino LaGrange chef Todd Feitl makes Asian-style seared tofu with corn and vegetable salad

    prasino LaGrange 93 S. LaGrange Road LaGrange (708) 469-7058 www.prasino.com In celebration of Earth Hour 2015 – a global initiative to pause and think about climate change – prasino LaGrange will turn off its lights on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm and serve a special Earth Hour menu by candlelight. In addition to prasino’s regular dinner menu, all evening guests can dine on the Earth Hour menu that will focus on raw foods that are served […]

  • Adopt A Pet: Almost Home Foundation

    Almost Home Foundation www.almosthomefoundation.org/ Events: Bingo March 28 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. VFW Hall 400 E. Devon Elk Grove Village To register: Bingo   “Fashion for Compassion” 4th annual luncheon and fashion show June 7 Hilton Indian Lakes Resort 250 W. Schick Road Bloomingdale To register: Fashion for Compassion              

  • Music Lounge: Sonny Knight and the Lakers perform live

    Sonny Knight and the Lakers Appearing: Tonight 9:00 p.m. Bottom Lounge 1375 W. Lake Street Chicago bottomlounge.com For more about the band: sonnyknight.com    

  • Lunchbreak: Rural Society chef Cory Morris makes choripan sandwiches

    Rural Society Loews Chicago 455 N. Park Drive Chicago (312) 840-6605 http://www.chicago.ruralsocietyrestaurant.com/ www.loewshotels.com/   Choripan 4 Provoleta stuffed pork sausage 4 hoagie rolls 4 oz. chimichurri 12 smoked tomatoes (smoked on the coldest part of grill for 10-15 minutes) Note: if you’re making the smoked tomatoes at home, quarter 4 Roma tomatoes, and remove the pulp seeds.  Season with salt and  pepper, and then drizzle with olive oil to taste.  Oil your grill grate or a grill pan and place the tomatoes faced […]

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