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Dining and Drinking

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  • Memory of spaghetti sauce sparks search for recipe

    Memory of spaghetti sauce sparks search for recipe
    Q: I've seen your Daley Question column in the Chicago Tribune many times, and with the most current article I am almost hopeful that you could locate a spaghetti sauce recipe featured on the front page of the Trib food section back in the 1990s or...
  • 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...
  • In rich nations, risky drinking rises even as total drinking declines

    In rich nations, risky drinking rises even as total drinking declines
    In most of the world’s richest nations, 20% of the people are doing 50% to 75% of the drinking, according to a new report on alcohol consumption in 34 countries. Overall, residents of these countries are drinking slightly less now than they were...
  • Drink this: O'Leary's Cow

    Drink this: O'Leary's Cow
    O'Leary's Cow: The recently opened Staytion Market & Bar, inside the spacious lobby of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, cuts a modern edge, serving up bright, shareable plates of Chicago-style street food and neighborhood-inspired twists on classic...
  • Eat this: Kalbi barba 'Korea' tacos

    Eat this: Kalbi barba 'Korea' tacos
    Kalbi barba "Korea" tacos: At the Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant Takos Koreanos, menu items range from pork belly mini-egg rolls to kimchi fries to banh mi sandwiches with sides of kimchi-mixed guacamole and chips. The tacos, however, stand in a...
  • With chef's help, kids boldly tackle scones, food science and more

    With chef's help, kids boldly tackle scones, food science and more
    12-year-old Olivia Gossett has no problem whipping up a batch of homemade ricotta. Her mother, Clémence, is a pastry chef and co-owner of the Gourmandise School in Santa Monica. Olivia practically grew up in the kitchen, and the cheese is but one of the...
  • Those rising vegetable prices? Blame California's warm winters

    Those rising vegetable prices? Blame California's warm winters
    The display at the Weiser Family Farms' stand at the Santa Monica farmers market last weekend was sparse, even by early spring standards — potatoes, some green shallots and garlic, a little sprouting broccoli. The lilacs that signal the start of...
  • Jamaica Crist of Jamaica's Cakes likes a good Girl Scout cookie too

    Jamaica Crist of Jamaica's Cakes likes a good Girl Scout cookie too
    Jamaica Crist, owner of Jamaica's Cakes in West Los Angeles, isn't from Jamaica, and she doesn't make Jamaican-style desserts either — despite the countless customers who walk in expecting banana fritters or cornmeal pudding. Crist actually grew...
  • Hatfields' technique at Odys + Penelope lends itself to myth

    Hatfields' technique at Odys + Penelope lends itself to myth
    Will I riff on for a while about the name of the new restaurant Odys + Penelope? I will not, although it is hard not to. I spend more time than I probably should contemplating the thoughts of faithful Penelope when her disguised husband, Odysseus,...
  • Not all mothers are great cooks, and what of it?

    Not all mothers are great cooks, and what of it?
    Here's my mom's cooking in a nutshell: My wife and I get home from a movie after my mother has been babysitting our daughter. Mom says she's cooked dinner for all of us — spaghetti. But then she nervously calls me into the kitchen. "Is there...
  • Brunch time is mimosa time; try one with Prosecco

     Brunch time is mimosa time; try one with Prosecco
    At brunch, the short-lived Fifty Seven in the downtown arts district served an ingenious DIY mimosa kit: a bottle of sparkling wine on ice and a trio of glass pitchers holding chilled orange juice and peach and melon purées. That way everyone at the table...