| Jan 3, 2013
A roundup of restaurants reviewed in 2012 by critic Phil Vettel.
Acadia ✭✭✭ 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500. Ryan McCaskey's gamble to place a luxury restaurant in the South Loop is, so far, paying off. People are crowding into...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:28 PM
This is one big game. That's going to mean one big tailgate party, too.
Celebrate the Ravens' playoff game with a recipe from the folks who feed the team. Chef Jonathan Lindenauer at Classic Catering People — the exclusive caterers of the Ravens'...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:30 AM
By Steven Raichlen for Oneforthetable.com
In many families, grilling and barbecue are rites of passage. Son or daughter reaches the age when he or she can handle fire without disaster. Dad passes the tongs and secret family recipes, and a new barbecue...
| Apr 10, 2013
President Obama won't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and AARP have been howling all week about something they expect to be in it.
What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?
| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
4 slices applewood-smoked bacon
2 onions, sliced (about 4 cups)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon ketchup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2-3 drops liquid...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey.
After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
| May 2, 2013
If you can find a well-made red wine from Mexico (they exist, though they're rarely well stocked this far north), try it with this recipe.
Failing that, solid red wines come from many places. Because this might well be a summer dinner that is partially...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PIERRE- A recent announcement by the Beef Checkoff Program that three additional fresh beef cuts are now certified to display the American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark is good news for South Dakota's beef producers and consumers. Retailers now...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:34 PM
When hearing about Winter Storm Rocky and the like, it makes me so grateful to be living in Imperial Valley.
Grandson Bo is in the freshman class at The Citadel in Charleston. The area had considerable flooding, and there was the possibility of a...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Sure, there's a backlit menu board at the counter where you order your burgers. Yes, you squirt your own ketchup and mustard into little plastic condiment cups that you bring back to your table.
But Shula Burger may be the only fast-casual burger...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
February was American Heart Month. It's a month dedicated to educating the public about heart disease, but heart health is an issue we face year-round. Choosing to live a healthy lifestyle, including diet, nutrition and exercise, all help combat heart...