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  • Lunchbreak: Tropical ice cream sandwiches

    Jacquy Pfeiffer, Chef and Co-founder of The French Pastry School The French Pastry School – located at 226 W. Jackson Blvd in the Loop www.frenchpastryschool.com Recipe: Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches Yield: 12 sandwiches  Coconut Macaroon Cookie   Ingredients: Weight (g) Volume Egg whites 200 g ¾ Cup + 1 TB + 1 Tsp Granulated sugar 320 g 1 ½ Cup + 1 TB Unsweetened coconut 200 g 2 ⅔ Cups Applesauce 20 g 1 TB Sea salt 1 g ¼ Tsp […]

  • Midday Fix: Depression education – expert advice on how to help teens and kids recognize the signs

    Ginny and Tom Neuckranz, co-founders and Board Members of Erika’s Lighthouse Heather Freed, the executive director of Erika’s Lighthouse Erika’s Lighthouse is dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health, and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues. To do this, the organization develops and provides free teen depression awareness programs and resources to middle schools and high schools around the country. The Erika’s Lighthouse Programs aims to eliminate the stigma associated with mental […]

  • Midday Fix: BBQ sauce and cole slaw

    Nick Santangelo, Executive Chef, Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap 41 E Superior Street http://www.jakemelnicks.com Event: BEER & BBQ PAIRINGS: On Tuesday, August 21st, Jake Melnick’s Chef Nick and the beer crew from Great Lakes Brewing are teaming up to bring diners an evening packed with Jake’s BBQ classics paired with top Great Lakes brews. Beginning at 6 p.m., guests will have an opportunity to talk beer with a team of experts as they enjoy the evening’s spread inside Jake’s Keg […]

  • Lunchbreak: Mushroom farro veggie burger

    Chef Jose Ortega Uribe Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – 25 East Ohio St., Chicago http://www.FlemingsSteakhouse.com Events: -New Bar La Carte Menu and happy hour all-night everyday through Labor Day. -Tomahawk Tuesday Three-course menu for two, featuring our 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk. For the first course, choose two salads followed by our 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk to share, choose two sides, and then round out your dinner with two dessert selections. The Prime Tomahawk is a show-stopping experience for […]

  • Lunchbreak: Doughnuts with cinnamon sugar

    Cedric Harden, Chef de Cuisine, River Roast & Reid Bar REID BAR at RIVER ROAST 315 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, Il 60654 312-822-0100 http://riverroastchicago.com Recipe: River Roast Doughnuts   2oz fresh yeast or 1oz dry active yeast 1 Cup Warm water 100-115 degrees 7 Cups All Purpose Flour 8 whole eggs 2/3 cup sugar 3 tsp kosher salt 12 oz soften unsalted butter   Cinnamon Sugar 1 cup Sugar 1 Tbl Ground Cinnamon Combine ingredients in a bowl.   Add […]

  • Midday Fix: Live performance from Broadway In Chicago’s Anastasia and details on tonight’s FREE Summer Concert

    ANASTASIA cast member Lila Coogan ANASTASIA will play at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement March 26 through April 7, 2019. Event: ANNUAL FREE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St). This year, there will be preview performances from A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL; ANASTASIA; THE BOOK OF MORMON; CATS; COME FROM AWAY; DEAR EVAN HANSEN; FALSETTOS; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; […]

  • Your Money Matters: Tips to help you have more money saved at the end of month

    Financial Professional Steve Lewit, President of SGL Financial SGL Financial – 1130 W. Lake Cook Road, Suite 150 Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089  https://www.sglfinancial.com/  

  • Lunchbreak: Almond financier cake and details on Tastemaker Chicago

    Aya Fukai – Aya Pastry www.ayapastry.com Event: Tastemaker Chicago presented by Capital One Bringing together a curated selection of Chicago’s finest chefs, restaurants and artisans at Revel Space Fulton Market this August 17-18 (1215 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607), Tastemaker is the ultimate collaborative food festival showcasing the city’s very best food and drink. Taste your way around a truly immersive food-hall of over 40 restaurants and producers, where renowned local and national chefs collaborate to produce unique, one-off […]

  • Midday Fix: Mackenzie O’Brien performs live

    Mackenzie O’Brien and Band www.mackenzieobrien.net Events: Friday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. at Niko’s Red Mill Tavern in Woodstock. Saturday, August 11th at Oriole Park Country Fest in Norwood Park at 1:30 p.m.  Fest hours are 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  August 11th at 5430 N. Olcott Ave., Chicago.  http://www.norwoodpark.org/ Saturday August 11th at Spoon Doggers on Pell Lake in Genoa City, Wisconsin at 8:00 p.m.

  • Adopt-A-Pet: Greyhounds Only

    Greyhounds Only volunteer’s: Christine Esposito Jourdan Kurtz Alleigh Bollon Evan Davis http://www.greyhoundsonly.com/ Events: Greyhounds Only encourages you to visit the many festivals and events they participate in. Their primary focus is to educate the public about the breed and to promote adoption of these gentle-sweet giants. They will have booths at the following upcoming events: Saturday, August 11 Tinley Park PetSmart Meet ‘n Greet 7340 West 191 St. (Brookside Mall) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Broadview PetSmart Meet ‘n Greet […]