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  • Lunchbreak: Enso Sushi chef Bob makes amusing mouth

    Enso Sushi & Bar 1613 N. Damen Avenue Chicago (773) 878-8998 Amusing Mouth Ingredients: 1 oz mango; cut 3 1/2 inch long thin slices 1 oz avocado 1/4 oz serrano or jalapeno pepper; cut into 3 1/2 inch long thin slices 1 oz salmon 1 oz escolar 1/2 oz spicy mayo 3 sprigs cilantro; cut into 3 1/2 inch segments 1 large cucumber; cut into two 3 1/2 inch halves 1 makisu (bamboo rolling mat) *All ingredients can be […]

  • Lunchbreak: Chicken escarole from Pranzi Chicago

    Pranzi 434 W. Ontario Street Chicago (312) 944-4340 Event: Sunday, June 29 3:00 p.m. Furever Rescue Fundraiser Chicken Escarole Ingredients 2 6-8 oz chicken breasts 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 2 eggs, beaten 1 small garlic clove chopped 1/2 head Escarole chopped 3 oz white Northern beans 6-8 cherry tomatoes cut in half 1 cup chicken broth splash white wine olive oil (a tablespoon or two to coat bottom of pan) parsley/chopped (to taste/garnish) Pecorino or romano cheese (to taste) […]

  • 2 in custody after teen tells police he was cuffed and beaten for days

    Two men are in custody after a Chicago teen told police he was kept handcuffed in a basement in Albany Park and beaten for days. Family members say recovering from the abuse, which allegedly came at the hands of his father and godfather. The 15-year-old told police he was handcuffed to a table saw until he managed to escape. But some family members are defending the men saying they were only trying to keep the boy away from drugs and […]

  • Firefighters rescue 2 dogs from house fire

    Firefighters made a rare rescue while battling a house fire in the West¬†Pullman neighborhood overnight. The fire broke out in the 600 block of West 117th Place just after midnight Thursday. When crews arrived, the homeowner reported two dogs were still in the back of the house. Firefighters were able to find the pit bull and Shih Tzu, and pull them to safety. Paramedics used special K-9 masks to give them oxygen. The dogs, named Bella and Patchy, quickly started […]

  • Lunchbreak: Mahi mahi ceviche from Nacional 27

    Nacional 27 325 W. Huron Street Chicago (312) 664-2727 Mahi-Mahi Ceviche Ingredients: 1 lb Mahi Mahi 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice 3/4c fresh squeezed lemon juice 3/4c fresh squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup diced red onion 1 diced plum tomato 1/2 minced serrano chili 1/2 diced avocado 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp crushed corriander 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Directions: Mix together the lime, lemon, and orange juice in a bowl.¬† […]

  • Phil Vettel Reviews Topolobampo

    Phil Vettel Reviews Topolobampo  

  • Boka chef Lee Wolen makes broccoli salad

    Phil Vettel Reviews Boka

    Phil Vettel Reviews Boka  

  • Phil Vettel Reviews Next – Bocuse d’Or Menu

    Phil Vettel Reviews Next – Bocuse d’Or Menu

    Phil Vettel Reviews Next – Bocuse d’Or Menu

  • Phil Vettel Reviews Fat Rice

    Phil Vettel Reviews Fat Rice

    It`s one of the hottest new restaurants in the entire country, earning accolades from Bon Appetit magazine among others. So what`s so special about fat rice? Chicago Tribune dining critic Phil Vettel stopped by to find out.

  • Phil Vettel Reviews Sumi Robata Bar

    Phil Vettel Reviews Sumi Robata Bar

    Phil Vettel Reviews Sumi Robata Bar

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