| Jul 19, 2014
Chicken on a bedspring. The only summer camp meal I care to remember. The novelty of utilizing the metal bedsprings as a rack over the fire redeemed a nasty week of mosquito bites and homesick blues.
The aroma and flavors from cooking over hardwood...
| Oct 11, 2012
OK, Bill Kim, owner (with his wife, Yvonne Cadiz Kim) of Urban Belly, Belly Shack and now your latest, 6-week-old BellyQ: What's with all the bellies?
"Life starts from the belly, from the mother's womb," says Kim. "Everything starts from there, so it's...
| Oct 23, 2012
Q: Hubby is dieting by eating vegetarian as often as possible. It's been a week, and he is getting bored quickly. Do you have any recommendations for some vegetarian dinner meals that are nutritionally complete, and are not simply variations of chili?...
| Jul 28, 2012
Not many people had heard of stand-up paddleboarding until 10 years ago, when surfing star Laird Hamilton started catching gigantic waves standing on an oversized surfboard that he propelled with a long outrigger kayak paddle. But SUP, as it's known,...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 1:20 PM
What do Chicago restaurants Spiaggia, Table Fifty-Two, Girl and the Goat and Topolobampo have in common? They all feature former “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestants in their kitchens. And, not coincidentally, they’...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Lady Gaga has ordered fried chicken at Table Fifty-Two and deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s during past visits to Chicago, but the “Born This Way” singer opted for vegetarian-friendly restaurants during last week’s stay in the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The news that 72 Dominick's supermarkets are going out of business in the Chicago area is, to some, purely a business story. But this one is about more than spreadsheets and accounting programs.
I grew up in the grocery business. I've seen the promise...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:06 AM
Why do so many people care so much about what they put in their body and so little about what they put on it?
Europe's regulatory system bans close to 1,400 ingredients in cosmetic products, including carcinogens like parabens and toxic chemicals that...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Kerry Wood has officially been retired for over a month, but he hasn’t exactly felt retired. That’s because the ex-Cub has been so busy promoting his “All You Can Be” children’s book and preparing for his seventh annual...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:13 AM
So long, summer. It's been swell.
It's time to go back to school.
With children returning to South Florida public schools on Monday, this week will have its challenges.
Here are a few deals that will help make the transition a little less painful...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Sure it's easy to find a restaurant for a quick meal when the sign outside screams "Eat Here!" But what about food lovers on a mission with a lengthy shopping list and food errands to check off?
Several markets and specialty stores offer exceptional...