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  • Lunchbreak: Forastero

    Chef Tony Recillas Forastero 449 W. North Avenue Chicago (312) 265-0322 www.forasterorestaurant.com/  Ingredients 2 cups Gochujang Paste 4 TBSP Rice Wine Vinegar 2 TBSP soy sauce 2 TBSP brown sugar 2 TBSP diced garlic ¼ cup diced ginger 5LBs of Pork Butt 2 Red Peppers 2 Yellow Peppers 1 small jicama 6 sprigs of mint 1 bunch of cilantro 1 small head of romaine 1 small pineapple 2/3 cup rice wine vinegar 1 TBSP brown sugar 1 TBSP salt 3 […]

  • Midday Fix: Georgia Rae Mussared performs live

    Georgia Rae Mussared www.georgiaraefamilyband.com/ Appearing: December 29 8:00 p.m. Olive Black Martini Lounge 5607 Broadway Road Richmond, IL

  • Lunchbreak: Waffle breakfast nachos

    Chef Bryant Anderson Rack House Kitchen & Tavern 222 E. Algonquin Road Arlington Heights (847) 640-7225 rackhousetavern.com Event: 2nd Annual New Year’s Day Pajamas Brunch January 1 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Waffle Breakfast Nachos Ingredients:

  • Midday Fix: New Year’s Bubbly 101

    Belinda Chang, Sommelier Insta: @Belinda_Chang facebook.com/belinda.chang.549 twitter.com/belinda_chicago The wines mentioned today: Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico NV (Italy) Raventos i Blanc l’Hereu Blanc de Blancs 2015 (Spain) Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2014 (California) Taittinger Champagne La Française Brut NV (France) Taittinger Champagne Rosé Prestige Brut NV (France) Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut NV (France)

  • Midday Fix: Holiday entertaining ideas

    Marc Sievers marcsievers.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/mjsievers Instagram: @marcjsievers   Cointreau Chocolate Ganache Ingredients (makes 2½ cups) Dark Chocolate – 1 pound, finely chopped Heavy Cream – 1 cup Honey – 4 tablespoons Sea Salt – ¼ teaspoon Vanilla – ¾ teaspoon, pure extract Orange Zest – 1 ½ teaspoons, finely zested Cognac – 2 tablespoons (Remy Martin 1738 recommended) Orange Liqueur – 3 tablespoons (Cointreau recommended) Shortbread Cookies – store-bought (Walkers brand recommended)   Directions In a heat-proof bowl set over […]

  • Adopt A Pet: ABRA Rescue Angels

    ABRAinc Rescue Angels allbreedrescueinc.com/ Twitter:  @ABRA_angels Instagram.com/abraangels/   ABRA’s Roarin’ ’20s Rescue Gala April 7th, 2018 Avalon Manor in Merrillville, IN 6:00pm to 11:00pm $75/person, includes dinner, open bar, dancing, silent auction & more facebook.com/events/2010151812548839/  

  • Midday Fix: Gifts made in Illinois

    Cory Jobe, Illinois Tourism Director www.enjoyillinois.com/ Illinois Made Holiday Gifts For the coffee lover: Ipsento Coffee, Chicago In Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, this coffeehouse specializes in sourcing and roasting seasonal, craft varieties. Learn how to brew the perfect cup with Ipsento’s coffee wisdom classes. Custom Cup, Springfield This micro-roastery produces the freshest coffee with its small batch, custom order philosophy. Order a home delivery coffee subscription and enjoy four 12-ounce bags of coffee delivered directly to your door. For the beer […]

  • Midday Fix: Last minute holiday shopping

    Julie Biederman  from Walgreen’s Walgreens.com/holiday For Her: No7 Star Beauty Collection (Original is $60, but this week its $30) Yankee Candle Holiday Candle 2 Pack Balsam & Cedar/ Sparkling Cinnamon $16.49 For Kids: Sharper Image Toy RC Stunt Glider with lights Red & Black (Original is $20, but this week its $10) Sharper Image Remote Control Stunt Drone $30 For Him Sharper Image Memory Foam Slippers $10 Under 20 Russell Stover Champagne Chocolates $5 Me to We 2018 Wall Calendar $8 A Little […]

  • Lunchbreak: Chef Katsuji Tanabe

      Chef Katsuji Tanabe Barrio 65 W. Kinzie St. Chicago www.barriochicago.com Cornbread Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 (15 ounce) can of creamed corn 2 ounces (4 Tbs) roasted jalapeño, chopped 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1⁄2 cup oaxaca cheese, crumbled 1⁄2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded 4 eggs Directions: Preheat the oven and skillet to 300 degrees. Mix flour, cornmeal, salt and baking powder and set aside. […]

  • Style Files: Metallic makeup

    How to wear shimmer for the holidays in a simple, sophisticated way. Shimmer can be tricky to wear as it can accentuate flaws in the skin. Jenny Patinkin, Beauty Expert, Makeup Artist and Author of Lazy Perfection, The Art of Looking Great Without Really Trying. www.jennypatinkin.com @jennypatinkin

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