Archive for May 2013

What a High School Teacher Should Be, Mr. James Antos

What a High School Teacher Should Be, Mr. James Antos
In the fall of 1990 I started at High School at Brother Rice on the south side of Chicago and I met one of the influential men (outside of my family), in my life, Mr. James Antos. Initially he was my freshman history teacher and you could tell right away not only did he know... Read more »

Memorial Day BBQ Tips; Grilling 102

Memorial Day BBQ Tips; Grilling 102
With Memorial Day around the corner a lot of us will find ourselves around a grill this weekend; here are some basic tips to have a happy & tasty grilling experience. Clean your grill (while it’s hot), especially gas grills. Warm up the grill and prior to putting food on it buy a decent wire... Read more »

Meat on a Stick; Quick Dinner Chicago Style

Meat on a Stick; Quick Dinner Chicago Style
Meat on a stick, it doesn’t get more primal, easy or convenient than that. You may call it kabobs, there are also the Brazilian style steak houses and even gyros (which is correctly pronounced yee-ro), meat that cooked on a stick. It’s fun and can make a tasty weeknight dinner on the grill. The best... Read more »
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Intro to BBQ Chicago Style

Intro to BBQ Chicago Style
This is the first of my love of being a home chef. I have no formal culinary training (but have been working on food since 1989), yet I try to make the best meals I can at home on a budget with limited time and resources. I consider myself a “Pitmaster in training” I love... Read more »

Embrace Chicago in the Spring

Embrace Chicago in the Spring
After the long hard Chicago winter I feel like spring in the Chi is just a beautiful thaw as people come out and the city opens up like a tulip and starts to get green like a park district field. Here’s some of my favorite things: You have to drive north on Stony Island and... Read more »
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