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    Lunchbreak: Wagyu beef and chicory salad with cured black olive vinaigrette, prepared by The Kitchen chef Johnny Anderes

    Chef Johnny Anderes The Kitchen 316 N. Clark Street Chicago (312) 836-1300 thekitchen.com/ Wagyu Beef and Chicory Salad with Cured Black Olive Vinaigrette Ingredients: 1 lb top sirloin 2 tsp canola Oil salt and pepper to taste 1 head radicchio 1 bulb fennel 1 bunch mint 1 bunch parsley Directions: Clean silver skin and excess fat from top loin, rub with salt, pepper and 1 tsp of canola oil. Heat cast iron pan with remainder of oil. Sear all sides […]

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    Midday Fix: Chicago Scholars Program

    Dominique Jordan Turner, Christopher Wilson, Nia Hill For more information about the Chicago Scholars program: www.chicagoscholars.org

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    Lunchbreak: Salty bacon chewy chip cookies, prepared by 2015 Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest winner Steven Holben

    Steven Holben 2015 Winner Event: Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest Saturday, July 30 9:00 a.m. DuPage County Fairground’s Expo Building 2015 Manchester Road Wheaton For more information about the fair: www.dupagecountyfair.org http://www.GoldMedalFlour.com Salty Bacon Chewy Chip Cookies Ingredients: 8 slices bacon (about 1 cup bacon crumbles) 2 1/3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour, slightly heaping (10.5 oz by weight) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (3/4 cup) 1 cup (packed) light brown sugar […]

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    Your Money Matters: Kiplinger’s best used car picks

    David Muhlbaum Online Editor Kiplinger To view the article: www.kiplinger.com/

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    Lunchbreak: Pan roasted Florida red snapper, prepared by Bernie’s Lunch and Supper chef Ryan Sand

    Chef Ryan Sand Bernie’s Lunch and Supper 660 N. Orleans Street Chicago (312) 624-9892 www.bernieslunchandsupper.com Pan Roasted Florida Red Snapper Ingredients: 2 6 oz red snapper fillets kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon butter 1 clove garlic, in the skin, smashed 1 spring fresh thyme 2 Tablepoons extra virgin olive oil 2 ea spring onions, halved 1/4 cup fennel bulb, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes 1/4 […]

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    Midday Fix: Bud and Burgers event details

    Andy Ferraro and Chef Rey Villalobos Event: Bud & Burgers July 26-28 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 151 W. Erie Street Chicago http://budnburgerschicago.com/ For tickets: www.tribtix.com/ Blue Door Kitchen and Garden 52 W. Elm Street Chicago www.bluedoorkitchenchicago.com Andy’s Burger Two 1/3 beef patties well done, mozzarella cheese, spicy mustard, hot drained giardiniera mix, toasted bun and lots of caramelized onions. Chef Rey’s You Don’t Know Jack Burger Ingredients: 7 lbs ground chuck 3 lbs short rib, ground Blend ground beef, […]

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    Adopt A Pet: Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter

    Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter 2200 Riverwoods Road Riverwoods (Deerfield) (847) 945-0235 orphansofthestorm.org/ Event: Clear the Shelters Saturday, July 23 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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    Lunchbreak: Smokehouse beans, prepared by Blackwood BBQ pitmaster Dylan Lipe

    Pitmaster Dylan Lipe Blackwood BBQ blackwoodbbq.com/ Blackwood BBQ – Three locations, 962 W. Belmont Ave, 307 W. Lake St., 28 S. Clinton St and coming soon to a location east of the Loop.  Check out their Crosstown Classic specials the week of 7/25/16.  Smokehouse Beans Ingredients: 1/2 Tablespoon butter 1/2 large yellow onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 2 16 oz cans Great Northern Beans 4 oz chopped beef brisket 4 oz chopped pork 1.5 oz Worcestershire sauce 8 […]

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    Chicago Scene: Actor Walt Willey talks about his production, Inherit the Wind

    Walt Willey www.waltwilleyworld.com Event: Inherit the Wind July 29-31 and August 5-6 Friday and Saturday – 7:30 p.m. Sunday – 2:30 p.m. 807 La Salle Street Ottawa For tickets: (815) 434-2737 www.pickusottawail.com

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    Midday Fix: Stephanie Mansour’s tips for healthy eating on the go and on vacation

    Stephanie Mansour www.stepitupwithsteph.com Free 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge: www.StepItUpChallenge.com Whether you’re on a road trip or heading to the airport, that can be your first step in making health conscious decisions…. Tips: Gas Station/Fast Food Stops: Look for protein: you’re like a lion looking for its prey. Encourage kids to look for nuts, trail mix, or dried fruit. Even if there’s chocolate or M&M’s in these items, at least they’re getting protein. At a fast food stop, let them […]