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  • Chicago Scene: Abby Anderson performs live

    Abby Anderson https://abbyandersonmusic.com  

  • Midday Fix: Live music from Filmore – he’s performing at Windy City Smokeout

    Filmore http://www.filmoremusic.com/ Event:  Windy City Smokeout July 12-14, 2019 United Center 1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60612 Windy City Smokeout runs from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 12; noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 13; and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Single day festival passes start at $40, tickets are available for purchase online and day-of tickets can be purchased at the door.  www.windycitysmokeout.com *Filmore is performing at the seventh annual Windy […]

  • Lunchbreak: Lamb and Swiss Chard Dolmas with Green Strawberry Cacik & details on the 18th Annual Green City Market Chef BBQ

    Chef Chris Pandel, Executive Chef/Partner Cira Cira Chicago 200 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL https://cirachicago.com/ Event: 18th Annual Green City Market Chef BBQ July 18th, 2019 5:30 p.m. –  8:00 p.m. CDT South End of Lincoln Park (approximately 1817 N. Clark) Chicago, IL 60614 https://www.greencitymarket.org http://GCMBBQ.eventbrite.com Recipe: Lamb and Swiss Chard Dolmas with Green Strawberry Cacik Ingredients: Swiss Chard and Lamb Dolma 8ea Swiss Chard Leaves, Cleaned and Blanched Filling: 4oz (about ¾ cup) Ground Lamb 1T Minced Shallot 1T Cooked […]

  • Lunchbreak: Grilled Calamari

    Franco Francese – co-owner of Coarse Italian Coarse Italian is located at Glenview Park Golf Club, at 800 Shermer Road, Glenview, Illinois, 60025 https://coarseitalian.com/ Recipe: Grilled Calamari INGREDIENTS: For calamari: 10 ounces (1 ¼ cups) of squid, calamari – cut perpendicularly 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of minced garlic Salt Pepper 3 ounces (6 T) of balsamic vinegar For Garnish: Handful of arugula Two tablespoons of minced shallots Lemon juice For Toast Points: French baguette – slice three […]

  • Midday Fix: Nashville Hot Chicken Mac & Cheese and details on the 39th Annual Taste of Chicago

    Chef Corey Rice – Chef Corey’s Kitchen in West Englewood https://www.chefcoreyrice.com/ Events: The 39th Annual Taste of Chicago presented by DoorDash is July 10–14 in Grant Park – the world’s largest free-admission food festival. Chef Corey will be part of the Mac-N-Cheese Smack Down at the Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen on Sunday, July 14. TOM SKILLING WILL BE JUDGEING PART OF THE SMACKDOWN For more information on the FREE-admission festival, visit  http://tasteofchicago.us https://www.choosechicago.com/events-and-shows/food-and-drinks/taste-of-chicago/ Recipe: Ooey Gooey Nashville Hot Chicken Mac […]

  • Midday Fix: DIY Wedding Flowers

    Roberto Gonzalez Flowers http://www.robertogonzalezofficial.com/

  • Lunchbreak: Vegetable Ishtu and Appam, an Indian street food recipe

    Margaret Pak, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Thattu, located in Politan Row Chicago Thattu at Politan Row Chicago 111 N. Aberdeen St., Chicago https://chicago.politanrow.com/ Politan Row Chicago is open daily Sunday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m Recipe: Vegetable Ishtu (Makes 4 servings) This simple and light soup features a Portuguese influence on the Keralan cuisine: potatoes and vegetables stewed in a trifecta of coconut milk, aromatic spices and curry leaves. […]

  • Midday Fix: Live music from Holly,

    Holly, Tanner Bednar – Vocals Rafe Soto – drums Dom Zeier – bass Peter Giere – keyboard Brandon Couture – guitar Nathan France – saxophone Justin Winterroth – Trumpet http://hollychicago.com Events: -We are playing Logan Square Arts Fest on Saturday June 29th at 2:15 p.m. on the Mainstage.  http://www.logansquareartsfestival.com/   -We also have these upcoming Chicago shows: Virgin Hotels Chicago – July 26th Millennium Park – August 9th Lakeview East Festival – September 14th   -We’re on tour in July Cleveland, OH @ […]

  • Focus On Family: Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child

    Angela C. Mattke, M.D. Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child, by the experts at Mayo Clinic, can help parents navigate many of the twists and turns of parenting by offering a trusted guide to raising children during the preschool and elementary school years. http://www.mayoclinic.org

  • Lunchbreak: Whole Yellowtail Fluke with Strawberries, Chermoula and Spigarello

    Sieger Bayer, chef de cuisine of The Publican The Publican 837 West Fulton Market, Chicago http://www.thepublicanrestaurant.com Recipe: Whole Yellowtail Fluke with strawberries, chermoula and spigarello Chermoula (a marinade & relish) Ingredients: 1 cup cilantro 1/4 cup parsley 1 cloves garlic 1/2 Fresno chili (deseeded) 2 tsp caraway seed 2 tsp coriander seed 2 tsp cumin seed 1 tsp sumac 1 Tbsp smoked paprika 3/4 cup olive oil 2 Tbsp sherry vinegar 1 lemon zested and juiced 2 tsp Honey Salt […]

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