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  • Lunchbreak: Pappardelle with meat ragu

    Kiva Wenig of il Porcellino Il Porcellino – 59 W. Hubbard, Chicago On National Pasta Day (Octoer 17), il Porcellino will be giving away a free burrata lasagna to take home (purchase of entrée required). www.ilporcellinochicago.com Recipe: Pappardelle and Meat Ragu Makes 4 serving Ingredients 4 servings of pappardelle 16 oz. Meat Ragu** 8 oz. marinara sauce 4 oz unsalted butter Salt to taste Parsley, chopped Method Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook pappardelle. In Saute pan, […]

  • Midday Fix: Fast, convenient and affordable family meal ideas

    Cheryl Leahy https://www.alldressedupwithnothingtodrink.com/ Items featured: https://www.campbells.com/sauces/slow-cooker-sauces/ https://www.mccormick.com/ https://www.homechef.com/ https://www.imperfectproduce.com/ https://thefamilydinnerproject.org/ https://emeals.com/ Recipes: Slow Cooker Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork  2-3 lbs. Boneless Pork Shoulder 1 package Campbell’s Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork Slow Cooker Sauce 1 package (6) rolls Coleslaw or sliced pickles  –Place pork into 6 Quart Slow Cooker. Pour sauce over pork. Cook and cover on LOW 7-8 hours or until pork is fork-tender (or high 4-5 hours). Shred pork and mix with sauce, serve on rolls with cole slaw […]

  • Midday Fix: Authors of the new book Bitten By The Blues chat with Steve Sanders

    Bruce Iglauer & Patrick A. Roberts Bitten by the Blues: The Alligator Records Story https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/B/bo18009504.html https://www.alligator.com/ Events: October 20, 3 p.m.: Talk and signing at Logan Center Bluesfest in Hyde Park, https://www.loganbluesfest.org/schedule  – 10/20/18 at 3:00 p.m. – in the Performance Penthouse at 915 E. 60th St., Chicago – FREE October 30, 6:30 p.m.: Alligator Records Book Release Bash with Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials at SPACE in Evanston (1245 Chicago Ave. Evanston), https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alligator-book-bash-w-lil-ed-and-the-blues-imperials-tickets-48808246780 November 3, 1 p.m.: Signing […]

  • Midday Fix: Bridal Bootcamp Workout & Details on a FREE Event!

    Amanda Mirach, Equinox Personal Trainer Equinox and Cafe Brauer are teaming up for a special bridal bootcamp. “Power Down the Aisle” is a complementary event open to both members and non-members, but RSVP’s are required. The event will take place on 10/24/18 at 6:00 p.m. in the main hall at Café Brauer – 2021 N. Stockton Dr., Chicago. Tickets: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfC1qwXQ_uhI6C8DBarfed00pU0-lZEhQ0iwm9VpkB0yDkXVg/viewform www.equinox.com https://www.lpzoo.org/private-events-cafe-brauer http://www.tlilyevents.com

  • Lunchbreak: Easy Halloween party recipes – even the kids can help make

    The Cooking Mom,  Amy Hanten https://www.thecookingmom.com/ Recipes: https://www.thecookingmom.com/recipe-box/appetizers/homemade-caramel-corn/ https://www.thecookingmom.com/recipe-box/dinner/halloween-bloody-finger-hot-dogs/ https://www.thecookingmom.com/recipe-box/soups/two-ingredient-creamy-tomato-soup/ https://www.thecookingmom.com/recipe-box/desserts/dirt-cupcakes/

  • Lunchbreak: Charred Octopus with an Alabama White BBQ Sauce

    Chef Larry Feldmeier The Albert 228 E Ontario Chicago, IL 60611 www.thealbertchicago.com Recipe: Charred Octopus with Fennel, Turnips, Alabama White BBQ Sauce To Build: 1 Turnip (Cut into Thirds) 3 Baby Fennel 3 Marble Potatoes (Cut into Halves) 2 lbs Braised Octopus ½ cup Alabama White BBQ Sauce (Separate Recipe Below) Olive Oil Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) 6 slices Shaved Raw Baby Turnips 1 Lemon Zest 2.5 tsp Sliced Chives Preheat oven to 500f Toss Fennel, Turnip, Potato […]

  • Midday Fix: Raising the Bar – James Beard Foundation Celebrates Women Shaking Up Chicago’s Beverage Scene

    Natalia Cardenas, CCS, Beverage Development Manager, Breakthru Beverage Illinois https://www.breakthrubev.com/Illinois www.jamesbeard.org/events/taste-america-chicago-kick-off Event: “Raising the Bar – James Beard Foundation Celebrates Women Shaking Up Chicago’s Beverage Scene,” will launch the full weekend of Taste America events in Chicago, while supporting the Foundation’s women’s leadership programs. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Lakewood – 1758 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL. Tickets are still available for $100 via www.jamesbeard.org/events/taste-america-chicago-kick-off. The esteemed lineup of […]

  • Midday Fix: Details on the 27th Annual Ringside for Mercy’s Sake boxing event

    Johana Rahal Eddie Gamble Event: Ringside for Mercy’s Sake – Saturday night, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N. Michigan Ave.  The event will benefit Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson in Chicago’s West Loop www.mercyhome.org www.mercyhome.org/ringside

  • Lunchbreak: Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

    Chris Pandel, Executive Chef | Partner of Dutch & Doc’s, Swift & Son’s and Cold Storage Dutch & Doc’s located at 3600 North Clark Street, Chicago. www.dutchanddocs.com Recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad Serves Two Ingredients 10oz (1 ¼ cup) Shaved Brussels Sprouts 1ea Diced Honey Crisp Apples 1oz (2 T) Crumbled Bacon 1ea Hard Boiled Egg 1oz (2 T) Shaved Red Onion 1oz (2 T) Grated Pecorino Cheese 1oz (2 T) Diced Dates 5oz (2 T) Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette Freshly […]

  • Adopt-A-Pet: PAWS

    Sarah McDonald, PAWS Chicago Associate Director of Media & Community Relations Julia Poukatch, PAWS Chicago Communications Associate www.pawschicago.org PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center, located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue in Chicago Event: PAWS Chicago’s 7th Annual Angels with Tails Roscoe Village Sunday, October 14, 2018 12-4 p.m. 31 businesses along Roscoe Street Roscoe Street (between Damen & Oakley Avenues) www.pawschicago.org/angelswithtails PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill humane organization, along with seven other local shelters and rescue groups, will […]