Tag: Chicago

Edible Holiday Gifts - Chef Sarah Style

Edible Holiday Gifts - Chef Sarah Style
I recently was looking at the Wall Street Journal and saw a roundup of gift ideas for the holidays.  It had some fun suggestions including music selection from Mario Batali that he plays in the kitchen while he works. So I thought I would put out there a few ideas of my own to recommend.... Read more »

Prairie Grass Cafe & Prairie Fire - A Steakhouse?

Prairie Grass Cafe & Prairie Fire - A Steakhouse?
November 29th at 8:00 pm the Discovery 3D Channel “3Net” will air a show called Bloody Good hosted by Mark Schatzker.  Mark came and filmed at Prairie Fire a few weeks back. Both George and I talked to Mark “on air” and cooked him a delicious Ribeye. Some of you may know Mark Schatzker because... Read more »

Incredible Delicious Squash

Incredible Delicious Squash
There has been some really incredible squash this fall.  I discovered varieties that I have never cooked with before. I really like the ones that Genesis Growers is offering. Two of the varieties are Pink Banana and Long of Naples. These squash are really big!  Both of them have an intense color and flavor.  It’s... Read more »
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Are you Chicago's Best Amateur Bartender?

As many of you know, every Tuesday night at Prairie Fire we invite a guest behind the bar to raise tips for a charity of their choice. Our in-house mixologist, Dan Sviland coordinates with our guest bartender to make a special cocktail for the evening and we put some food together that pairs with the... Read more »

Wednesday is BOGO Burger Night at Prairie Fire and Prairie Grass Cafe

Wednesday we are offering our Chicago Magazine rated Number 1 Burger buy one get one free. I am very excited to share this deal with you.  We are offering this at Prairie Fire and thought we would throw Prairie Grass Cafe in too! My friend Grant Kessler the famous food photographer and top food blogger... Read more »

Prairie Fire Dinner with Tracey Vowell of Three Sisters Garden, September 9th

“I really want to do a dinner with Tracey–we have been buying a lot of her farm produce and I respect her cooking. It will be a great dinner.” Chef Sarah MENU Shrimp Remoulade Sustainably raised shrimp, white remoulade of fresh horseradish, Creole mustard and celery, over crisp romaine leaves; celery seed crackers.   Yucatecan... Read more »
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Help Chicago Chefs - Help the Gulf

Help Chicago Chefs-Help the Gulf Today – July 25, 2010 5:00-7:00 pm Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum   Tastings from 20 of Chicago’s Top Restaurants A $50 donation per person gets you into the event. You may donate to:   The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s–Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund Or The Barataria Estuary Foundation   Then... Read more »

Burger for Brunch????

This weekend the REAL taste of Chicago is at Prairie Grass Cafe and Prairie Fire for Brunch. What do yo say to a Sirloin Burger with Toasted English Muffin, Cheddar Cheese, Crumbled Nueske’s Bacon and a Sunny Side Up Egg $17. YUM!!! Sirloin Breakfast Burger Brunch is served at Prairie Grass Cafe (847-205-4433) on Saturday... Read more »

I want to eat Day Lily!

Tracey from Three Sister’s Garden introduced me to Day Lilies.  Did you know that they are edible?  And they are delicious!  They kind of taste like summer squash but a little spicier.  Tonight I’m serving at both restaurants:  Morel Mushroom and Day Lily Pizza with Pleasant Ridge Reserve Cheese $10 Local Zucchini and Day Lily... Read more »
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Tuesday June 8th Bartender at Prairie Fire will be Brian Shields

Guest Bartender:   Brian Shields – Young Professional Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago   Featured Cocktail:  The Bottom’s Up! Inspired by Nick Bottom  from Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”   — Muddled Basil, Lemon, and Local Strawberries with North Shore Distillery Vodka ($8) Designated Charity:  Lyric Opera of Chicago Special Appetizer:  Phyllo Strudel Canape of Braised Local Greens and Capriole... Read more »