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  • Lunchbreak: Maple Hickory Crullers

    Travelle at The Langham Pastry Chef Danielle Marelli Travelle at The Langham, Chicago 330 N. Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 https://www.travellechicago.com Event: Travelle at The Langham hosts an art-inspired dinner with art tour throughout the hotel on Wednesday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. The hotel, which resides within the landmark, 52-story riverfront AMA Plaza, has a strong connection to art, with various works on display throughout the building. The event commences with guests arriving at the bar and enjoying a […]

  • Midday Fix: Live performance from Smooth Hound Smith

    Zack Smith and Caitlin Doyle-Smith of Smooth Hound Smith https://www.smoothhoundsmith.com/ Event: Smooth Hound Smith’s Show on 10/18 in Berwyn, IL at FitzGerald’s at 9:00 p.m., doors at 7:00 p.m – 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, IL http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/

  • Adopt-A-Pet: Second City Canine Rescue

    Judy Anglada Nikki Heath http://www.sccrescue.org Event: Cocktails for Canines, our 5th annual fundraising gala on November 2, 2019 at Itasca Country Club (400 E. Orchard St., Itasca).  We are now sold out but would like people to purchase our Dream Get-Away Raffle tickets that are a part of the event.  The cost is $100 per ticket and we are only selling 200 tickets so odds to win are great.  Winner chooses between 3 trips, Iceland, Costa Rica and Rome/Tuscany. If […]

  • Lunchbreak: Panzanella with Brussels Sprouts, Grilled Onions and Cheese

    Chef de Cuisine Perry Hendrix of avec avec 615 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, 60661 http://www.avecrestaurant.com *New cookbook co-authored with Executive Chef Paul Kahan –  Cooking For Good Times Recipe: Panzanella with Brussels Sprouts, Grilled Onions and Cheese MAKES 6 SERVINGS Ingredients 1 large red onion, peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 6 cranks black pepper 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1⁄2 cup golden raisins 1 recipe Apple Cider Vinaigrette (see below) 2 cups torn and toasted […]

  • Midday Fix: Live music from Breezy Rodio

    Breezy Rodio New CD release with Delmark Records.  The new album, called “If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It” is out on Friday, October 18th. http://www.breezyrodio.com Events: October 17th – House Of Blues at 5:00 p.m. (solo set) – 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago  http://www.houseofblues.com/chicago October 19th – Front Room at 10:00 p.m. – 844 W. Randolph St., Chicago  https://www.thefrontroomchicago.com/ November 1st – City Hall at 10:00 p.m. – 838 W. Kinzie St., Chicago  http://www.thecityhall.com

  • Lunchbreak: Chicago Beef Rolls

    Executive Chef Eric Ezerski Craft’d Restaurant 16031 S. Lincoln Highway, Plainfield IL 60586 http://www.Thecraftdlife.com Events: Oct 17th, 6:00 p.m. Revolution Brewing preview party-Deep wood series Oct 19th Warpath (live band) 9:00 p.m. Oct 26th, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. kids Halloween party, build your own caramel apple, photo booth Dec 7th, pictures with The Grinch All events held at Craft’d Restaurant, 16031 S. Lincoln Highway, Plainfield IL 60586 Recipe: Chicago Beef Roll: 4 cups chopped Italian beef, no juice ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup […]

  • Midday Fix: Mini Sunflower Butter Chocolate Cups and Other Allergy Friendly Halloween Ideas

    Kendra Peterson  – Founder of Drizzle Kitchen and Food Allergy Culinary Expert http://www.drizzlekitchen.com Recipe: Mini Sunflower Butter Chocolate Cups Free from top-8 allergens, sesame, potato, corn, mustard, sulfites  Makes 24 Mini Cups 2 cups allergy free chocolate chips 1 T. flavorless oil such as sunflower or safflower ¾ c. unsweetened sunflower seed butter 1 t. pure vanilla extract Pinch sea salt DIRECTIONS Melt chocolate and flavorless oil either in a double boiler or in the microwave at 20 second intervals, […]

  • Lunchbreak: Cavatelli with Oxtail Ragu

    Executive Chef Zach Walrath The Florentine 151 W. Adams St. (inside J.W. Marriott) Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 660-8866 https://the-florentine.net/ Events: National Pizza Month Cooking Class – The Florentine will guide guests through a hands-on pizza-making class to celebrate National Pizza Month. Guests will learn the techniques and tools to create The Florentine’s delicious wood-fired pizzas in an intimate environment while mingling, enjoying two glasses of wine and snacking on antipasto. Ticket price is $50 per person, October 26th. Aperitivo special […]

  • Midday Fix: How to make your own infused beverages

    Catherine Price, Ravinia Brewing Director of Operations https://www.raviniabrewing.com/ Event: 1st of a kind, inaugural Steep Ravine Infusion Festival – October 19, 2019 in the Ravinia Business District of Highland Park presented by Ravinia Brewing Co. The Steep Ravine Infusion Fest concept offers every attendee the opportunity to create their own infusion be it a beer infused beverage or non-alcoholic infused drink. There will be two DIY infusion bars onsite one offers the option of choosing from beer infusion bar and […]

  • Focus On Family: Authors & co-founders of Grown and Flown, the #1 Community for Parents of Teens and Young Adults

    Lisa Heffernan & Mary Dell Harrington, AUTHORS and Co-founders of Grown and Flown, the #1 Community for Parents of Teens and Young Adults https://grownandflown.com/ Event: Tuesday, October 15th @ 7:00 p.m. New Trier High School Family Action Network Event 7:00 PM CT New Trier High School Northfield Campus (Cornog Auditorium) – 7 Happ Rd., Northfield https://www.familyactionnetwork.net/events/grown-flown-how-to-support-your-teen-stay-close-as-a-family-and-raise-independent-adults/ https://www.familyactionnetwork.net/    

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