| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:49 AM
This list is not all-inclusive.
Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, 708-272-4223
Open all day to accommodate hotel patrons and the public, Allgauer's is casual yet sophisticated and with recent renovations it's...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:44 AM
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico - Medano Beach is the waterside Times Square of Cabo San Lucas - a sandy, wet, crowded, noisy, naughty world of wall-to-wall suntan-oil-slathered flesh.
Up from the water's edge are a string of sand-hugging bars where Jell-O...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:44 PM
I was sad to read in colleague Irene Kraft's Retail Watch column that South Whitehall's Mangos Coastal Cuisine closed Nov. 17.
The restaurant dished up an interesting mix of foods from coastal regions such as Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and the...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:10 PM
With many bars around town featuring vast stretches -- libraries, it would seem -- of flavored vodkas like whipped cream birthday cake flavor this, cinnamon whiskey that, less sophisticated boozes are dominating the scenery.
Therefore it's good to note...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:20 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Rice Vermicelli (Bun) with Ginger-Grapefruit Sauce
When well made, bun (pronounced, roughly, boon) is just about one of the greatest foods ever invented. Thin Vietnamese rice noodles are...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:40 AM
The pineapple was once a very lonely fruit sent over to the mainland from Hawaii.
James Dole canned his heart out but realized that many homemakers and cooks had no idea what to do with this product. So he had to create some recipes for a fruit he...
| May 4, 2012
| 2:05 PM
After 15 years, Mango Grove shut its original Columbia location last August and reopened nearby on Valentine's Day. That's only six months — a quick turnaround in restaurant time — but it must have felt like much longer for fans of Mango...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:16 PM
Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival
Saturday, April 28
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Chicago French Market
131 North Clinton Street
Hosted by Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and Chicago French Market
For more information on Pastoral's Artisan...
| Apr 25, 2012
Chef Julius stopped by WGN to give some healthy and easy grilling tips just in time for summer.
Check out Chef Julius on his website taleof2chefs.com or in person at some of his upcoming appearances.
"Grilling Season Kick-Off"
Home Depot - Oak Lawn...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Celebrate the inaugural OC Tastefest, a food, wine and entertainment festival, taking place from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. The two-day event will highlight the range of...
| May 6, 2012
| 8:42 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Russians prefer their Lay's potato chips dusted in caviar and crab flavors. The Chinese like their Oreos stuffed with mango and orange cream. And in Spain, Kellogg's All-Bran cereal is served floating in hot coffee instead of cold...