Archive for June 2020

Sunday with Sarah

This Sunday ( June 28th) at noon, guests are invited, via Zoom, to join chef/partner Sarah Stegner in her kitchen at Prairie Grass Cafe for a live cooking demo. Chef Stegner will be preparing Sunday Brunch, complete with Ora King salmon filets and produce from local farms.  Cooking packages ($62) with all the necessary ingredients... Read more »

A Surviving Rite of Summer

Dining al fresco is one of the cherished rites of summer. And this year, with the cancellation of virtually all of the city’s summer festivals, it’s more important than ever. It’s safe to say that Recess (838 W. Kinzie) in the West Loop looks nothing like any other restaurant in the Chicago area. In lieu... Read more »

Dining al fresco on Chicago’s North Shore Part I: Lake Bluff

Dining al fresco on Chicago’s North Shore Part I: Lake Bluff
Restaurants in Illinois finally got the green light to return to doing what they were designed to do–serving food to diners. For now only outdoor dining is allowed as part of the Phase 3, May 29, Restore Illinois plan. Since it’s summer, this plan works well for now. Even with social distancing, especially in the city,... Read more »

It's the Little Things That Mean a Lot

It’s the Little Things That Mean a Lot Back in February- when Covid 19  was something happening in China that wouldn’t ever affect the United States (the President promised)- we visited friends who winter in Las Vegas. We slept in most mornings, but on the day we left, we decided to have brunch at The... Read more »