Posts tagged "bacon"

Chilled Sweet Corn Soup with Bacon

Chilled Sweet Corn Soup with Bacon
When the thermometer finally hit the mid-80s in Chicago, I decided it would be the perfect time to make a chilled summer soup. Sweet corn is one of my favorite foods, and with it in season from July through October I decided to make that the star of my show. As I’m continuing to strive... Read more »

Coppervine Restaurant Chicago

Coppervine Restaurant Chicago
The concept of pairing food and wine or food and beer together during meals has been around for a long time, but Coppervine, a unique restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Park is taking it to a whole new level. Managing partner and sommelier Don Sritong, along with Chef David Wang have created a unique... Read more »

Trellis Chicago-Four Corners Tavern Group New Restaurant & Bar

Recently the folks from Four Corners Tavern Group invited me to dine at Trellis, their newest restaurant/bar in the former Gaslight space. As soon as I checked out Trellis’ menu I knew Four Corners had taken this place to a whole new level. Far from buffalo chicken fingers and pulled pork nachos (both of which... Read more »
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Burke's Bacon Bar

Burke's Bacon Bar
I don’t think I’ve ever met a piece of bacon I didn’t like.  Yesterday’s dinner with Top Chef Master’s David Burke, and Chef Rick Gresh of David Burke’s Primehouse certainly confirmed that statement. The newly opened Burke’s Bacon Bar offers a choice of nine “handwiches” (hand-sized sandwiches) each with a mouthwatering taste of nature’s meat... Read more »

2 Sparrows Chicago Dinner Experience

2 Sparrows Chicago Dinner Experience
The last weekend in April I was treated to a dinner experience at 2 Sparrows! While 2 Sparrows is typically a brunch joint in Lincoln Park, occasionally they host 4-course dinners in conjunction with a local distillery, brewery, or artisan in the Midwest area. With the end of April bringing about both bacon-fest and whiskey-fest,... Read more »

The Chicago Sausage Experiment

The Chicago Sausage Experiment
The folks from the Brooklyn Brewery recently invited me to participate in one of their “Food Experiment” events happening next Sunday, June 10th in Chicago at the Bottom Lounge from 1pm – 4pm. What is the Chicago Sausage Experiment you ask? Well, it’s an amateur cook-off involving Chicago’s finest, most committed, passionate, and intense home... Read more »
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Chicago's Bacon Takedown

This past Sunday I attended my first ever Bacon Takedown sponsored by Hormel Black Label Bacon. Some of you may remember my old blog banner featured bacon. Alas with a smaller banner some of you may not know my bacon obsession.
I LOVE BACON I attended Chicago’s Bacon Takedown this past Sunday where I was selected as a judge! The full list of contestants and their dishes are below: Dawn Greer – Bacon Toffee Lollipops Jon Chiou & Cait Fergus – Bacon Pierogis Molliann & Kelly (Sweet Moses Baked Goods)– “Milk & Cookies” Bacon Chocolate Chip... Read more »

ESPN Zone's Pitchers and Sliders

So there are two things I could do right now, I could try and play off this entry like no big deal, or I could really just be myself and freak out a little bit. I.AM.ALMOST.FAMOUS. Ok, well not really but my delicious tasting at ESPN Zone Chicago the other day was pretty close. Me... Read more »

Summer Strawberry Salad

Right now I am as red as the strawberries I’m using for this delicious salad. Last Tuesday was my birthday and from that day onward I had something every night/day, including my first two cubs games of the season! I guess I have the bleachers to blame for my strawberry-like redness. The inspiration for this... Read more »
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