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20 Questions with Andrew Knowlton, Restaurant & Drinks Editor - Bon Appetit

20 Questions with Andrew Knowlton, Restaurant & Drinks Editor - Bon Appetit
Andrew Knowlton is a good looking guy. I overheard more than one woman the evening of Hamburger Hop swoon as his name was mentioned or they caught a glimpse! I knew he was outspoken but I wasn’t sure if his Hampton’s good looks played a role in his persona. As we sat down to chat,... Read more »

Last Food Fun Friday of July!

This truly feels like the dog days of summer! From blistering heat to insane flash storms to keep you up at night, it ALMOST makes you wish for cooler less crazy days. But with football back and Lolla next weekend it almost feels like fall is around the corner. There are some cool events and... Read more »

Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen
Just after the Michelin Stars were awarded a few weeks back, I got a chance to eat dinner at Sixteen. Chef Brunacci throughout the year has cooked special menus on luxurious items like Wagyu and Lobster. This menu was all about Pork! Duroc, Kurobuto, Suckling oh my, it was good. But, I’m getting ahead of... Read more »
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Turkey Day - 18 Days and Counting

Turkey Day - 18 Days and Counting
Last week, I discussed logistics and this week we’ll cover menu planning and idea generation. I laughed late last week when my aunt called and mentioned I didn’t have to feel like I HAD to cook. When I asked, “Who’s going to cook if I don’t?” After the 5-10 seconds of quiet, I let her off... Read more »

Dinner & a Deal!

Dinner & a Deal!
Today is a “twofer” on posts! Two quick shouts for a dining deal and a dinner being held tomorrow. The Dinner Culinary Speakeasy takes the dinner club to The Drawing Room Wednesday, October 27, 2010 for a funfilled cocktail pairing dinner. Nick Lacasse and Val Bolon are coming together to bring a 5 course tasting menu with... Read more »

What's in store for Chicago Gourmet 2011?

What's in store for Chicago Gourmet 2011?
It’s been a month since the party in the park known as Chicago Gourmet, and I wanted to get some insight as to how the organizers felt it went. A few writers and bloggers panned the event for its lines, cost and worthiness of Chicago. Head shot maven, Steve Dolinsky tweeted about eight times saying... Read more »
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Health-ier Chicken Nuggets

Health-ier Chicken Nuggets
Recently, the fast food community has come under scrutiny again this time for its lack of decomposing cheeseburgers. As that discussion started, CP Kimball, Editor, Cook’s Illustrated, posted on Twitter a picture of extruding “Chicken Nuggets.” The picture is seen here and looks more like pepto pink ice cream. We all know eating fast food... Read more »