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  • 5 finds at the Sweets & Snacks Expo

    5 finds at the Sweets & Snacks Expo
    The best way to describe the Sweets & Snacks Expo is this: Close your eyes. Hold your breath and spin around until you're woozy. Then think Willy Wonka in a polychromatic Alice In Wonderland landscape, where free samples of candy, chocolate and savory...
  • 'Schmacon' and skulls at national restaurant show

    'Schmacon' and skulls at national restaurant show
    Floss. Definitely should have brought floss. The 96th annual National Restaurant Association show opened Saturday and runs through Tuesday at McCormick Place; it's a huge show, and it embraces everything from product and cooking demonstrations to...
  • Florida travel calendar for May

    Florida travel calendar for May
    Check out festivals and events in May across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) May 1: Jazz Friday at Foosaner Museum...
  • Grilling history? The food, the gadgets -- oh what fun it's been

     Grilling history? The food, the gadgets -- oh what fun it's been
    Back in the day — no, not a million-plus years ago when man first harnessed fire for cooking — but 60 or so years ago when suburbia and automobiles combined to fuel America's appetite for grilling outdoors, there were few tools to help cooks...
  • Replacing a missing cabbage (and ketchup) soup recipe

    Replacing a missing cabbage (and ketchup) soup recipe
    Q: I am looking for a cabbage soup receipt but not just any cabbage soup. Omega restaurant (Golf Road just north of Milwaukee Avenue) makes the most delicious soup but won't part with the recipe. Can you find this for me? The only clue I have is that...
  • Peri peri chicken chain Nando's to open May 20

    Peri peri chicken chain Nando's to open May 20
    UPDATE: Nando's West Loop location, 953 W. Randolph St., will open next Wednesday. I’ve only peripherally heard of peri peri chicken, and didn’t taste my first until two months ago during a trip to Montreal. Turns out it’s a huge...
  • Revolution Brewing's Fist City is an ideal, juicy pale ale

     Revolution Brewing's Fist City is an ideal, juicy pale ale
    What it is: Revolution Brewing's Fist City pale ale was first released last summer as a collaborative creation between the Chicago brewery and Wicker Park hipster taco-whiskey heaven Big Star. It was intended to be a one-time offering, and on tap only...
  • Rural Society review: Jose Garces opens a beef lover's dream

    Rural Society review: Jose Garces opens a beef lover's dream
    Jose Garces is a brand name in Philadelphia, where he owns 11 of his 16 restaurants, but the Chicago-born, Humboldt Park-raised chef is a relative unknown in his hometown. Were it not for Mercat a la Planxa, his spiffy Spaniard in the Blackstone Hotel,...
  • Vincenzo Marianella, the Italian renaissance barman

     Vincenzo Marianella, the Italian renaissance barman
    Before Vincenzo Marianella, the cocktail scene in Los Angeles, compared with London and New York, was a sticky wasteland of sweet-and-sour mix, triple sec and bottled lime juice. Then a 6-foot-4 Italian guy from a tiny town in Italy called Tolmezzo...
  • Feds hear Glastonbury pipeline concerns

    Feds hear Glastonbury pipeline concerns
    Representatives of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission heard comments from the public in Glastonbury regarding the environmental impact of the proposed Atlantic Bridge project – an expansion of portions of an existing natural gas pipeline...
  • Cool tools for your home bar or bar cart

    Cool tools for your home bar or bar cart
    Modern bartenders have all sorts of complicated gizmos they use to create cocktails, such as an immersion circulator for flash infusing. But do we cocktail enthusiasts really need the equipment to get into barrel-aging Negroni or concocting our own...