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  • Lunchbreak: Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert Pierogi

    Chris & Mark Chowaniec from The Chow Brothers The Chow Brothers restaurant serves Modern European fare and is open for lunch, happy hour and dinner from 11am-7pm Monday-Friday. We are located within the Wells Street Market food hall at 205 W. Wacker Drive, on the SW corner of Wells and Wacker. www.thechowbrothers.com Recipe: BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE DESSERT PIEROGI INGREDIENTS FOR DOUGH – Makes about 2 dozen 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 TBS of vegetable or olive oil .5 cup room temperature […]

  • Midday Fix: DIY Holiday Gift Baskets

    Limor Suss

  • Lunchbreak: Spanish Tortilla

    Chef Diego Amat Mercat a la Planxa 638 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL (312) 765-0524 www.Mercatchicago.com Recipe: Mercat Tortilla Recipe  For the Tortilla (Spanish omelet) 2 pounds of Kennebec or Yukon Gold Potato (peeled and diced) 1 pound of Spanish Onions, diced 1 quart of Olive Oil 8 each Whole Eggs 2 T Kosher salt For the Preparation: In a large pan caramelize the onions, once caramelized add the diced potato. Fry the potatoes in the oil with onions until […]

  • Midday Fix: Holiday wines, a wine spritzer and a mocktail!

    Rachael Lowe, Beverage Director for Spiaggia & Café Spiaggia Spiaggia & Café Spiaggia Award-winning Modern Italian Cuisine on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile 980 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL http://www.spiaggiarestaurant.com/ http://www.spiaggiarestaurant.com/cafe_story Wines Featured: Budget ($15-ish a bottle): Domaine du Petit Coteau, Vouvray Sec, Touraine, Loire Valley, France 2015 Come cold weather I often look to richer whites to stand up to the sturdier, richer foods we turn to in the holiday months and cold season. This wine is 100% Chenin Blanc, which […]

  • Adopt-A-Pet: Pittie Please Rescue

    Carolynn Powers-President and founder Kelly Benesch Michele Kwiatkowski www.pittiepleaserescue.org Events: Viewers can check out our Pittie Please Rescue, NFP Facebook page for upcoming events. Our next big fundraiser is taking place on January 19th at Eden Lanes Bowling Alley in Westchester (10159 W. Cermak Rd.). Our next adoption event is taking place tomorrow (12/8) from 12PM-2PM at Bentley’s Pet Stuff in Downers Grove (1014 Ogden Ave.).  We are also looking for more fosters and volunteers to join the PPR Pack! If […]

  • Lunchbreak: Grilled Spanish Octopus with Roasted Potatoes, Lemon & Olive Oil

    Tino Almaraz, Executive Chef of Meze Mediterraneo Meze Mediterraneo 680 Mall Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173 www.mezewine.com Recipe: Grilled Spanish Octopus with Roasted Potatoes, Lemon & Olive Oil (makes 4 servings) 1 4lb-6lb Spanish Octopus (can be purchased at any reputable fish purveyor) 3 ribs celery cut into large pieces 2 large carrots cut into large pieces 1 medium onion cut into large pieces 1 bunch fresh parsley 12 fresh garlic cloves 2 cups red wine vinegar 1tbs whole black pepper […]

  • Chicago Scene: Unique gift ideas from After School Matters’ teen artists

    Stephanie Rivera & Honey Crawford – After School Matters https://www.afterschoolmatters.org/ Event: Shop, Jingle & Mingle After School Matters Gift Shop (66 E. Randolph St.) Monday, December 10, 2018 5:30-7:30 p.m. https://www.afterschoolmatters.org/support-us/support-teen-art/shop-jingle-mingle/

  • Lunchbreak: Sausage Stuffed Piquillos with Manchego Mornay

    Johnny Anderes, executive chef at Bar Biscay Bar Biscay, 1450 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60642. 312-455-8900 www.BarBiscay.com Event: Special New Years Eve dinner for $75 per person includes five-course prix-fixe menu and optional $25 beverage pairing Happy hour features daily rotating pinxtos (Spanish for snacks) from 3-6pm Tuesday through Saturday and discounted drinks Recipe: Sausage Stuffed Piquillos with Manchego Mornay From Bar Biscay Ingredients Basque Sausage 1 lb. ground pork 1 T. Salt 1 T. Paprika 2 T. Red […]

  • Focus On Family: Hot topics in pain management

    Dr. Magdalena Anitescu http://www.painmed.org/

  • Midday Fix: Concert Pianist Ian Gindes performs live

    Ian Gindes, Concert Pianist www.iangindes.com Event: Dr. Ian Gindes Performs at PianoForte Studios in Chicago Dec 6 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm PianoForte, 1335 South Michigan Ave Chicago, IL $20.00 Dr. Ian Gindes will perform a variety of American classical music at PianoForte studios on December 6, 2018 at 7:30pm. https://squareup.com/store/pianoforte-tickets/item/ian-gindes-piano-recital-1 www.pianofortechicago.com