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  • Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more

    Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more
    Calendar not yet completely full for the next couple of weeks? Good. To fill in those blanks, here are some possibilities tailored for food and wine lovers. Champagne & Alsace tastingĀ  On Thursday Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., the luxe Beverly Hills wine...
  • New on DVD: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey,' 'Cantinflas,' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and more

    This week's new DVD releases are full of food, fun and fighting. "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Grade B: An Indian family launches a restaurant across the street from a popular French restaurant. Helen Mirren stars. Director Lasse Hallstrom has put...
  • Taqueria Mexico: Simple, Messy And Delicious

    Taqueria Mexico: Simple, Messy And Delicious
    Earlier this summer I was introduced to the torta. A torta, my friend Caroline told me after a hunger-inducing day of gardening and home projects, is a Mexican panini: toasted bread, avocado, beans, tomato, a spread of mayonnaise, and a choice of meat....
  • Cheers for the holidays! Stock your bar in advance for the festivities ahead

    The holiday season has arrived and guests will be knocking on your door through the end of the year, jazzed to enjoy some good cheer. Make your parties merrier by stocking your cocktail bar in advance for those who will be drinking alcohol. Then, you'll...
  • Dining Review: A distinctive mingling of Mediterranean tastes

    Dining Review: A distinctive mingling of Mediterranean tastes
    I had never been to Portobello’s in Montrose before. It worried me that when all the other restaurants in town were hopping, Portobello’s sometimes sat quiet. Now that I’ve been there and thoroughly enjoyed it, I have a theory....
  • Allentown businesses to help fund new downtown high school

    Allentown businesses to help fund new downtown high school
    Downtown Allentown is getting a $1 billion face-lift, but even the leaders of companies occupying all those shiny new buildings acknowledge that if the city's struggling urban core is to make a comeback it must include one important ingredient: education....
  • The shame, and the price tag, of wasting our food

    The shame, and the price tag, of wasting our food
    On Thursday you ate. On Friday you ate leftovers. Maybe on Saturday and Sunday too. By now you’re probably reaching into the fridge to throw out the detritus of your Thanksgiving binge. After the national holiday comes the national profligacy...
  • How to keep from getting sick during the holidays

    How to keep from getting sick during the holidays
    For those rushing out the door on the way to Grandma's house for the holiday, here's the most important safe-travel tip we can offer. In three words: Wash your hands. Wash them long enough to sing the ABC song, says Dr. Laura Hanson of Texas Woman's...
  • City Lights: Food boxes help even if they leave a certain emptiness

    City Lights: Food boxes help even if they leave a certain emptiness
    The other week, I went grocery shopping and brought a bag to fill for charity, as we're wont to do during the holiday season. The blue reusable bag, produced by a church pantry, contained a list of suggested donations on the side: rice, cereal, canned...
  • Go on a sweet trek with Scotland's Chocolate Trail

    Go on a sweet trek with Scotland's Chocolate Trail
    Scotland has long been a destination for its Malt Whiskey Trail, where visitors can tour distilleries to watch the "water of life" being created. In 2015, Scottish tourism officials are sweetening the deal with a Chocolate Trail, which will showcase...
  • First Bites Bash tickets on sale now

    First Bites Bash tickets on sale now
    Tickets are on sale today for First Bites Bash, a chef-studded gala that kicks off Chicago Restaurant Week each year. Alpana Singh will be the celebrity host for next season's bash, which will take place Jan. 29 at Union Station. Chef tastings,...