Archive for February 2016

The new jerky: Think healthy, artisan, high end

The new jerky: Think healthy, artisan, high end
Jerky has come a long way from the Slim Jim jerky that you’d grab at your local 7-Eleven store for a quick snack to a $2.5 billion industry producing “real jerky” for health-conscious foodies. The new jerky is a gourmet product made from a single piece of meat that has been salted and cured. It... Read more »

James Beard Awards: Try these Chicago restaurants before they get even hotter

James Beard Awards: Try these Chicago restaurants before they get even hotter
The James Beard Foundation has just announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 26th annual James Beard Foundation Awards. The semifinalists are selected from more than 20,000 online entries in 21 categories from ten different regions across the U.S. Chicago is represented by at least one nominee in each category. The... Read more »

Burger King Hot Dogs versus Chicago Hot Dogs

Burger King Hot Dogs versus Chicago Hot Dogs
Last Wednesday, Burger King broke the news that it would be adding hot dogs to their menu starting on February 23–hoping, of course, to cash in on the over 20 billion hot dogs a year that Americans consume. Alex Macedo, President, North America, for the BURGER KING® brand explained their logic this way: “The introduction of... Read more »
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Valentine's Day Cookies: Sarah Stegner's Grandma's Recipe

Valentine's Day Cookies: Sarah Stegner's Grandma's Recipe
Sarah Stegner, chef extraordinaire and co-owner of Prairie Grass Cafe–a farm-to-table restaurant in Northbrook (601 Skokie Blvd.) is cooking up a storm for her Valentine’s Day menu. The award-winning Stegner will be offering Valentine specials for  brunch and dinner on February 14 plus complimentary Valentine cookies–made from her grandma’s famous recipe–for all children. The Prairie... Read more »

Super Bowl 50: Fun food facts

Super Bowl 50: Fun food facts
Are you ready? Super Bowl 50 is this Sunday February 7. Between the 5 million dollar 30 second commercials, Lady Gaga kicking off the big game by singing the National Anthem, the spectacular half-time show with Beyoncé, and, of course, the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 is BIG.... Read more »

Death Wish Coffee scores big with Super Bowl ad

Death Wish Coffee scores big with Super Bowl ad
Things are about to get crazy in Round Lake, New York. It seems that Death Wish Coffee–a 12 employee small business in this tiny central New York town (pop. 618)–will become known to millions when their 30-second commercial airs during next Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 game. Death Wish Coffee, who claims to make “the world’s... Read more »
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