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Dining and Drinking

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  • Great dishes that taste better with an egg on top

    Great dishes that taste better with an egg on top
    Whether you're a classically trained chef, a diner cook or a parent, there are many reasons to deliver an egg — fried, poached, sous-vide to a perfect 62 degrees — to the top of the dish or bowl on the table. Because although this has become a...
  • Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams gives the scoop

    Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams gives the scoop
    Jeni Britton Bauer, owner of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, didn't grow up loving ice cream. For her, it was actually a way to bring together her love of pastry and art, and a passion for blending perfumes. She was studying art history and fine art at Ohio...
  • Leg of lamb: Impressive — and impressively easy

     Leg of lamb: Impressive — and impressively easy
    Want to become a great cook almost instantly, with hardly any work? Buy a leg of lamb. There are few things that are as easy to prepare and as impressive. Season with salt and pepper, roast at 325 degrees to a rosy medium-rare and then watch your...
  • What wine pairs with lamb? Tempranillo from Spain's Ribera del Duero

    What wine pairs with lamb? Tempranillo from Spain's Ribera del Duero
    In Spain, eating lamb, and especially milk-fed and suckling lamb, is practically a religion. Usually it's quartered and roasted in a big terra cotta cazuela in a dome-shaped, wood-burning oven, emerging so tender you can cut the meat with a spoon. That'...
  • Beer festival season starts this weekend

    Beer festival season starts this weekend
    Beer festival season is getting going in a big way this weekend with events, parties and special releases happening across Los Angeles. From favorite local beer bars celebrating anniversaries to your chance to sit atop the Iron Throne of Westeros while...
  • Grapefruit Sculpin adds a fruity note to a legendary IPA

     Grapefruit Sculpin adds a fruity note to a legendary IPA
    What it is: Sculpin India Pale Ale, made by San Diego brewery Ballast Point, is widely considered one of the finest IPAs on the market; BeerGraphs ranks it the 32nd highest-rated beer in the world (as of this writing), and Beer Advocate puts it at a...
  • Seafood towers scale the heights

    Seafood towers scale the heights
    I remember my first seafood tower. I especially remember that someone else was buying. Whether they're called seafood towers, or plateaux de fruits de mer, these elaborate collections of raw and cooked shellfish are feasts for the eyes and the stomach....
  • Peanut butter cookie search leads to unexpected source

    Peanut butter cookie search leads to unexpected source
    Q: Many years past the Tribune posted a recipe for Giant Peanut Butter Cookies — the recipe was previously made in Chicago Public Schools. It is my family's favorite recipe, and I have misplaced it for a couple of years now.I have searched your...
  • Restaurant polling places: Cast your ballot, then grab a bite

    Restaurant polling places: Cast your ballot, then grab a bite
    On Tuesday, many Chicagoans will head to restaurants not to eat but to vote in the runoff elections. The majority of polling places comprise community spaces such as schools, city municipal buildings and churches, but there are dozens of surprising...
  • Chicago music venues in tune with diners

    Chicago music venues in tune with diners
    Like movie theaters, sporting events or any other sort of location that promises entertainment, music venues have gotten a bad rap as being places of mediocre or nonexistent dining options. The choice has historically been simple: Enjoy a palatable meal...
  • Drink this: Freddo Fresko

    Drink this: Freddo Fresko
    Freddo Fresko: Live Fresko, a fresh food-oriented cafe, smoothie and juice bar in downtown Oak Park, certainly lives up to its name. "Fresko" means "fresh" in Greek, and Live Fresko's signature iced cappuccino, the Freddo Fresko, is a mouthwatering...