Archive for February 2012

Oscar Pun

Oscar Pun
While Billy Crystal proved he is still relevant (or, at the very least, a far superior Oscar host to last year’s Franco-Hathaway fiasco) and Angela Jolie strutted her ubiquitous right leg, I gathered with friends for a night of Oscar related bantering, ballot casting (more on that later), and eating. It should come as no... Read more »

Chicago Events: For the Love of Chocolate

Chicago Events: For the Love of Chocolate
This year’s For the Love of Chocolate event at the Merchandise Mart was a colorful revelry of fine food and inventive performance entertainment.  Hosted by LuxeHome Kitchens* on February 25, the black tie and sold out event benefited the For the Love of Chocolate Foundation, which awards scholarships to students in full-time programs taught by... Read more »

Restaurant Challenge: Telegraph

Restaurant Challenge: Telegraph
There’s something fishy going on at Telegraph. Walking in Saturday night with a group of friends, the sweet aroma of “good things cooking” wreathed welcomingly around us. Almost immediately, the hostess sat us in the dinning area of the minimalisticly chic restaurant and wine bar, where our attentive (but not overly so) waitress described the... Read more »
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Restaurant Challenge: Fork or CHEESE!

Restaurant Challenge: Fork or CHEESE!
Cheese.  And, more specifically, cheese platters.  They are so good, and yet can be so, so bad for the waistline.  What’s a cheese lover to do?  Abstain from ordering a cheese platter ever again? NO!  It’s all about portion control and filling in the other parts of your meal with healthier, satisfying options….just like the... Read more »

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine’s Day!  What are your plans for tonight? The hubby and I will be celebrating our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple (awww), going to one of our all time favorite Chicago restaurants: Tango Sur. Feliz dia de San Valentin!  

Why I’m a Geek: Cooking Hunger Games Inspired Food for Book Club

Why I’m a Geek: Cooking Hunger Games Inspired Food for Book Club
Every few months, I have the pleasure of getting together with a group of intelligent and motivated young professional women for book club (recently dubbed the “best book club in the city!”….by one of our clearly impartial members).  Our reading runs the gamut, although we aim to keep our selections choiceful, and has included Little... Read more »
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