Archive for February 2013

Get your tickets for World Festival (aka one of the most anticipated food events in Chicago)

Get your tickets for World Festival (aka one of the most anticipated food events in Chicago)
A while back I wrote about the great organization, Common Threads, which uses cooking classes to educate children on the importance of nutrition and well being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity (see that post here). Its annual fundraiser, World Festival, is coming up this Monday at Soldier Field and is not to be... Read more »

As a Concert Venue, City Winery Rocks

As a Concert Venue, City Winery Rocks
Since it’s opening, City Winery has suffered a slew of poor reviews complaining of slow service, mediocre food, and only average wine. Given this, I wasn’t particularly eager to try it, but when a good friend heard one of her favorite singers was playing there – Griffin House – she easily convinced a bunch of... Read more »

A Belated Valentine’s Day at Tango Sur

A Belated Valentine’s Day at Tango Sur
This year, the hubby and I celebrated Valentine’s Day a bit late. I was in Cincinnati for work, and he was working 90+ hours on the job. Totally romantic, right (insert eye roll here)? While he was working, I got spend Valentine’s Day with our adorable 6-year-old niece who lives in Cincinnati. She took me... Read more »
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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Xoxo, Rachel

DAVIDsTEA: the Anti-Stodgy, Inviting, Fun Place to Find your Perfect Cup of Tea

DAVIDsTEA: the Anti-Stodgy, Inviting, Fun Place to Find your Perfect Cup of Tea
David Segal, co-founder and namesake of DAVIDsTEA, loves tea. And he wants you to love tea, too. I spoke with David via phone from his office in Montreal. What is tea? We think of tea as anything you put into hot or cold water that is not coffee. This is an expanded definition, because tea... Read more »

Ellie Krieger's Mom's Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Ellie Krieger's Mom's Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
This healthy meatloaf is proof that sometimes you can royally mess up a recipe and still have it turn out delicious in the end (as opposed to when you swear you followed a recipe to the “t”, and the food still comes out tasting like cardboard).* I made the meatloaf for last week’s First Friday... Read more »
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February First Friday (Chi-Town Style)

February First Friday (Chi-Town Style)
My mother-in-law, who is an incredible cook, hosts a family dinner the first Friday of every month. She calls it, fittingly, “First Friday,” and it is a very casual, come-as-you-are get together that invariably involves grandchildren galloping throughout the house, delicious food and wine (and also scotch, a family tradition), and a chance to catch... Read more »