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  • Midday Fix: New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and details on Square Roots Festival

    Darnell Reed, Chef/Owner of Luella’s Southern Kitchen Luella’s Southern Kitchen 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago http://luellassouthernkitchen.com/ Event: Square Roots Festival Dates: Friday, July 13th, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, July 14th, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, July 15th, noon-9 p.m. Location: 4400 – 4560 N Lincoln Avenue (from Wilson to Montrose). Phone: 773-728-6000 Cost: Suggested donation of $10 for adults, $5 for seniors/kids, $20 for families www.squareroots.org Recipe: New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Marinated Shrimp: Yield 4 one pound Batches 1/3 Cup Chopped Garlic 1/3 […]

  • Lunchbreak: Windy City Smoked Bologna Sandwich and details on Windy City Smokeout

    Jonathan and Justin Fox, pit masters and co-founders of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q http://www.foxbrosbbq.com/ Event: Windy City Smokeout, the leading BBQ and country music festival in the Midwest, hosted by Chicago’s popular BBQ destination, Bub City, and ACM award winning, Joe’s Bar, taking place on Grand Avenue near the Chicago River this weekend (July 13-15). The sixth annual festival will feature some of the best BBQ talent and craft breweries from around the nation and live music from many of country music’s biggest […]

  • Adopt-A-Pet: CPR Fund K9 Rescue

    Robin Barnes, Sally Lourwood and Tricia Graunke http://www.cprfund.com/ Events: Pet Smart Meet & Greet Saturday, July 21, 2018 7340 191st Street Tinley Park Illinois, 60487 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. + Fundraising:  https://www.facebook.com/dona.  te/2062346477171622/ for one of our foster dogs needing ACL surgery

  • Lunchbreak: Panzanella Salad

    Chef/Owner Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno, Nonnina, Maillard Tavern Piccolo Sogno 464 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60642 312.421.0077 www.piccolosognorestaurant.com Event: Piccolo Sogno’s 10 year anniversary during the month of July! In honor of the big TEN, the restaurant is offering a delicious Italian staple that won’t bust the budget: Tagliolini with summer truffles for only $10 during the month of July! In keeping with the anniversary spirit, Piccolo Sogno is throwing in an added bonus! $10 bottles of prosecco will […]

  • Midday Fix: VentureGirls – Raising Girls to be Tomorrow’s Leaders

    Dr. Cristal Glangchai https://venturelab.org/ VentureGirls: Raising Girls to be Tomorrow’s Leaders https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062697554/?utm_source=aps&utm_medium=athremail&utm_campaign=aps 

  • Lunchbreak: Korean Bulgogi Ssam

    Sunda’s Executive Chef, Jess DeGuzman Sunda – 110 W. Illinois, Chicago www.sundanewasian.com Recipe: Korean Bulgogi Ssam, a marinated beef lettuce wrap INGREDIENTS  1-pound beef thinly sliced 3- head Boston lettuce 8 pcs chopped scallions 2 cup kimchi 2 cup Asian pear, sliced 2 cups rice 1 cup ssamjang (1/2 cup gochugang, 4 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp sweet rice wine, 1 tsp sesame oil) MARINADE  ½ cup pureed pineapple ¼ cup pureed onion 6 cloves minced garlic 1 tbsp minced ginger […]

  • Midday Fix: Green onion chimichurri and details on the Green City Market Chef BBQ

    Chef John Manion – El Che Bar El Che Bar – 845 W. Washington, Chicago https://www.elchebarchicago.com/ Event: 18th Annual Green City Market Chef BBQ July 19th, 2018 5:30-8:30 p.m. Lincoln Park – 1817 N. Clark, south end of Lincoln Park, Chicago www.greencitymarket.org Recipe: Green Onion Chimichurri INGREDIENTS 2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves (from about 3 bunches), very finely chopped (no stems!!) 1 cup green onions, greens and whites separated and thinly sliced 6 garlic cloves, very finely chopped 1 ½ […]

  • Midday Fix: Cal’s Angels Charity Benefit Concert

    Stacey Sutter- Cal’s Angels president and co-founder Emma Parli- Seven-year-old Wilms’ Tumor patient John Parli- Father of Emma Parli Event: Cal’s Angels, a local pediatric cancer foundation, is hosting a summer benefit concert this Saturday, July 14 at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club in Oswego headlined by the Goo Goo Dolls and Guest Gavin DeGraw. Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Where: Arranmore Farm and Polo Club- Oswego, Illinois (34 Rance Road) Ticket Pricing: General Admission: $70 www.calsangels.org

  • Lunchbreak: SPAM Monkey Bread

    Jim Cutler of Illinois, Local and National Winner of SPAM Recipe Contest, Great American SPAM Championship www.SPAM.com Event: SPAM Recipe Contest at Illinois State Fair Tuesday, August 14, 3 p.m. Illinois State Fair (Runs Aug. 10-20) in Springfield https://www2.illinois.gov/statefair/Pages/default.aspx Recipe: SPAM® Monkey Bread 1 (12 ounce) can SPAM® with Real HORMEL® Bacon 2 (16.3 ounce) cans refrigerated butter flavored biscuits 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 cup butter 2 tablespoons honey 1 cup brown sugar 2 1/2 tablespoons maple […]

  • Midday Fix: Yoga moves & stretches for those who have desk jobs

    Dana Falsetti danafalsetti.com/ Events: mokshayoga.com/ The Yamas – Chicago, Illinois July 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Moksha Yoga Center, 2528 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60647 United States   Creating Space – Chicago, Illinois July 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Moksha Yoga Center, 2528 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60647 United States   Teacher Workshop – Chicago, Illinois July 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Moksha Yoga Center, 2528 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60647 […]