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  • Lunchbreak: Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Crunch

    Ben Lustbader, chef and partner of Giant restaurant. Giant 3209 W. Armitage Ave. 773.525.0997 giantrestaurant.com Event: Scribe Wine Dinner at Giant:  A different kind of spirit will make a guest appearance at Giant (3209 W. Armitage Ave.) this Halloween. The Logan Square hot spot welcomes Vintner Adam Mariani of the acclaimed Scribe Winery in Sonoma, CA for a special SCRIBE Night on Wednesday, October 31. Together with Giant Beverage Director Josh Perlman, Mariani will pour a selection of new releases, including the 2018 NOUVEAU of […]

  • Illinois Fall Travel

    Cory Jobe, Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism EnjoyIllinois.com/FallGetaways Twitter: @enjoyillinois Facebook: EnjoyIllinoisUS  Instagram: @enjoyillinois

  • Lunchbreak: Pastrami Gyro and details on the Fulton Market Harvest Fest

    Erling Wu-Bower, Executive Chef Pacific Standard Time Event: Fulton Market Harvest Fest will kick-off the fall season in Chicago on September 14-16, 2018.  Curated by founding Chef Stephanie Izard, the third annual Harvest Fest will feature an expanded, three-day schedule of food events, chef dinners and brunches, cooking classes, culinary demos and more, in addition to a bustling street fest. The festival grounds will be located on Fulton Market, Wayman, Green, and Peoria Streets. For more information and to purchase tickets to […]

  • Green Tie Ball cocktails

    Yolie Carrera mixes up two cocktails that will be served at the Green Tie Ball after party at PRYSM Nightclub.  Green Tie Ball XXVII: Green Eggs & Glam,  Friday, September 14, 2018 (7PM-Midnight)at  The Geraghty, 2520 South Hoyne Ave. The After Party will be held at PRYSM Nightclub – 1543 N. Kingsbury. Green Tie Ball is hosted by the nonprofit organization Chicago Gateway Green, which is dedicated to greening and beautifying Chicago’s expressways, gateways and communities. Founded in 1986 by Donald J. DePorter, […]

  • Lunchbreak: Roasted Duck Taco and details on the North Shore Taco Fest

    John des Rosiers, Chef / Proprietor  The Otherdoor Event: Highwood Days – July 19-22 Celebrate Highwood Hosts 3rd Annual North Shore Taco Fest – July 21-22 Located in the Downtown Highwood (Metra Station Parking Lot) ​317 Greenbay Road CelebrateHighwood.org facebook.com/celebratehighwood celebratehighwood.org/highwood-days-north-shore-taco-fest/ + The Otherdoor – located at:  Near the southeast corner of Center & Scranton in Lake Bluff. (30 E. Center Ave.) http://theotherdoor.us/ Recipe: Roasted Duck, Potato, Hominy, Lime, Red Cabbage Slaw Taco Makes 8 tacos 8 ea                       El Popo Heirloom […]

  • Lunchbreak: The Northman’s Tomato and Grilled Peach Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

    Kevin McMullen, Executive Chef of The Northman and Fountainhead The cure for Chicago’s scorching weather?  Rosé!  Chef Kevin McMullen from Fountainhead and The Northman on Chicago’s North Side is here to show us a delicious recipe to pair with rosé and its even trendier cousin, rosé cider.  The Northman Chicago’s First Cider Pub and Bistro 4337 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60618, (773) 935-2255 Hours: Monday: 4pm-12am, Tuesday – Friday: 4pm-2am, Saturday: 12pm-3am Sunday: 12pm-2am   Fountainhead A craft beer and whiskey-focused […]

  • Focus on Family: Windy City SweatOut Event for Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS

    Jennifer Dahl & Austin Head, Fitness Formula Club’s instructors who’ll be leading this weekend’s Windy City SweatOut event for Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Please join us on July 14 in Chicago for the second annual Windy City SweatOut to benefit Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS. On the grounds the morning of the Windy City “SmokeOut,” this special event and unique fundraiser has some special workouts featuring Fitness Formula Club’s best instructors – Jennifer Dahl & Austin Head. Event begins at 9am.  […]

  • Genevieve Jazz French Duo & Chicago French Market Celebrate Bastille Day

    Genevieve Jazz French Duo – featuring Mary K Zaborniak, accordionist and keyboardist and Genevieve Padula, vocalist Locals and tourists seeking a taste of France in the Second City are encouraged to take part in a  FREE family friendly Bastille Day event at the Chicago French Market featuring French music by the Genevieve Jazz French Duo, a Mime and Balloon Artist for the kids, a French Cheese & Wine Class with Pastoral Artisan, Cheese, Bread & Wine, and delicious specials from French vendors […]

  • Rachel Mae Smith, author of Hello Color: 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Decor

    Rachel Mae Smith, author of Hello Color: 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Decor quirkbooks.com/book/hello-color  EVENT: WALL ART WORKSHOP with Rachel Mae Smith Location: Festive Collective, 3279 West Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 When: MONDAY JULY 9th, 6-8 P.M. Price: FREE! festivecollective.com/collections/workshops/products/wall-art-workshop-with-rachel-mae-smith-of-the-crafted-life-and-hello-color   https://thecraftedlife.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thecraftedlife/ https://twitter.com/thecraftedlife https://www.facebook.com/thecraftedlife/ https://festivecollective.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thefestivecollective Instagram:  @thefestivecollection  Projects: Instagram Wall Art Though my love for Instagram runs deep, one thing I really miss is having physical copies of my photos. If you’re like me—sick of having to scroll to […]

  • Father & Daughter Team Up to Write About Addiction

    Marc Treitler and Lianna Treitler, authors – “ALCOHOL, DRUGS & YOU:  A Young Person’s Guide to Avoiding Addiction” and          “MY DAD IS AN ALCOHOLIC. What About Me?” potatoallergy.com twitter.com/potatoallergy facebook.com/PotatoAllergyCom/ instagram.com/potatoallergy/