Tag: the southern

BACONFEST 2011 - A Ton of Bacon!

I missed out on last year so I can’t give you a comparison but I did witness the bacon Takedown. Among our Bacon Festivals in Chicago this is THE event to go to. With a new, bigger location, more pork-o-philes were able to enjoy swine, 1,500 in fact! Actually there are a lot of facts... Read more »

FAT Tuesday

The day before Ash Wednesday where all good Catholic’s gorge on food and the one thing they’ll be “giving up” over the Lenten season. I grew up in a family where it was required. I don’t honestly remember always giving up one thing. My grandmother always gave up ice cream which was a true test... Read more »

9 or 15 Days: The Heat is ON!

9 or 15 Days: The Heat is ON!
With the holidays fast approaching, the shopping probably isn’t being done with care and you may need to kick your friends in to gear for New Years! I’ve adjusted the list, not for naughty or nice, but to keep it so fresh and so clean, clean. If you’re unsure what to do for Christmas Eve or Day... Read more »
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Parties & Classes this Holiday Season

Parties & Classes this Holiday Season
Wow is there a TON going on. I’ve added more events to the list so make sure to read carefully. Not to gloat but I’ll be cheering on the Badgers at the Rose Bowl for New Years! Sorry Sparty and Poison Nut U, lol. There are some really cool events and classes supporting charities as... Read more »

Lollapalooza 2010 - Behind the Food Scene

Lollapalooza 2010 - Behind the Food Scene
From Perry Farrell to Chef Graham Elliot, promotion of the August music festival is at a fever pitch! To produce on that hype is no easy task. Chef Cary Taylor, The Southern, is making his Lolla debut with the task of being ready to feed the masses. I met up with Cary, an old friend,... Read more »