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  • Lunchbreak: Tartare di manzo, prepared by PR Italian Bistro chef Stefano Roman

    Chef Stefano Roman PR Italian Bistro 3908 N. Sheridan Road Chicago (773) 404-8956 Tartare di Manzo Ingredients: 4 oz USDA prime filet mignon (can also use beef tenderloin, sirloin, top round, london broil) 1 fresh egg yolk 1 Tbs Dijon mustard 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil 1/4 shallot Tbs capers 1/2 lemon splash Worcestershire sauce pinch Kosher salt pinch pepper chili pepper flakes (optional) microgreens, fresh parsley or Arugula for finishing touch ciabatta for crostini Directions: Mix olive […]

  • Midday Fix: Gauguin inspired entertaining ideas from Stanley Smith

    Stanley Smith Oak Street Design   For more information about Project Windows:   Exhibit: Paul Gauguin “Artist as Alchemist” June 25 – September 10 Art Institute of Chicago The items shown today are available from: Crate and Barrel Art Institute of Chicago AT&T Bloomingdale’s Medinah Home Store Macys on State Toni Cafe and Patisserie Designs by Agnes Hamerlik Mangel Florist  

  • Adopt A Pet: Almost Home Foundation

    Rick and Terri Saucedo Almost Home Foundation Event: Rick Saucedo’s Tribute to Elvis July 21 7:30 p.m. Durty Nellies 180 N. Smith Street Palatine  

  • Lunchbreak: Chilled black pepper noodle salad with sweet cherries, pecorino, almonds and mint, prepared by Daisies chef Joe Frillman

    Chef Joe Frillman Daisies Restaurant 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago (773) 661-1671 Chilled Black Pepper Noodle salad with Sweet Cherries, Pecorino, Almonds and Mint Ingredients: 1/4 lb. black pepper farfalle noodles blanched in boiling water then chilled in ice water 1 oz extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup pitted and sliced sweet cherries 10-12 pcs of Marcona Almonds, chopped rough 2 sprigs of mint, leaves picked and torn 2 oz hard sheep’s milk pecorino 4 chive stalks thinly sliced […]

  • Music Lounge: Selwyn Birchwood performs live

    Selwyn Birchwood Appearing: Tonight 9:30 p.m. Buddy Guy’s Legends 700 S. Wabash Avenue Chicago Friday, June 23 10:00 p.m. Vegetable Buddies 129 N. Michigan Street South Bend, IN

  • Lunchbreak: Lamb chops with grape leaf salsa verde, prepared by Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr.

    Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr. Heaven on Seven 111 N. Wabash 7th Floor Chicago 224 S. Main Street Naperville (630) 717-0777 The Purple Pig 500 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago (312) 464-1744   Lamb Chops with Grape Leaf Salsa Verde THE LAMB In a small saucepan, combine the olive oil, garlic, anchovies, rosemary, oregano and crushed red pepper. Warm over moderately low heat until the anchovies have dissolved and the herbs are fragrant, about 10 minutes. Let the […]

  • Midday Fix: Talking about osteoporosis with Meredith Vieira and Dr. Susan V. Bukata

    Meredith Vieira and Dr. Susan V. Bukata For more information:

  • Midday Fix: Chris Byrne’s hot summer toy picks

    Christopher Byrne, Director of Content for TTPM The toys shown today: Spinsipz and Spinbladez Nickelodeon Slime Swing ‘n Slide Spider-Man Wonder Crew Surfer Pick Up and Speedboat Wonder Woman Sword & Bow Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet Minion MiP Turbo Dave Dunk Hat

  • Lunchbreak: Chicken shawarma hummus bowl, prepared by Naf Naf Grill’s Sahar Sander

    Sahar Sander, founder and the Chief Culinary Officer Naf Naf Grill Chicken Shawarma Hummus Bowl Ingredients: 4 oz (about 1/2 cup) chicken shawarma 6 oz (about 3/4 cup) hummus 3 oz chopped salad (diced cucumber, tomato, white cabbage, and cilantro) 2 oz (about 4 Tbs or 1/4 cup) purple cabbage, shredded few slices sumac onions few slices middle eastern cucumber pickles Directions: Prepare the chopped salad by combining all the ingredients for the salad in a medium mixing bowl. […]

  • Midday Fix: Details about the 2017 Sox Serve Week events and auction

    Christine O’Reilly, Executive Director of White Sox Charities and Maurice Snell, Development Coordinator at Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Sox Serve Week June 26 – July 2 To view the Sox Serve Week auction items: For more information about Chicago White Sox Charities: For more information about Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago: