Archive for April 2011

Visiting the Tucson supermarket where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot

Outside the Safeway, where the shootings took place.
For a while there, thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, the coverage of the shootings of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in front of a Tucson supermarket was nonstop. But now, except for an occasional story such as an AOL feature yesterday about Giffords progress,  information about Tucson and the victims–both those injured and killed– has been replaced by a tsunami, earthquakes,... Read more »

Get paid to eat chocolate

Some of the staff members at Chicago Chocolate Tours. You could join them if you snag a job!
Chicago Chocolate Tours is looking for people to fill a variety of positions, including tour guides who take guests to an array of chocolate shops and cupcake bakeries. But no matter which job you’re interested in, Catie Leigh, administrative assistant with CCT, says there are always lots of samples of lusicious chocolate around for employees to devour. Talk about a job with great perks! For more information, call: 312-929-2939... Read more »

Cool 50s-style ice cream parlor

    On a recent trip to Arizona, I did a lot of fun things. I hiked Tucson’s Pima Canyon and Catalina State Park, looking out for rattlesnakes every step of the way (Thankfully, I didn’t see any rattlers on the trails although I did see one in a cage in a nature center. The... Read more »

Meet Chicago "Top Chef" winner Stephanie Izard and nab some of her free samples!

Would you love to dine at Girl &The Goat but are a little short of moolah this month? Or maybe you have the dough but can’t snag a reservation? Tomorrow you can meet Stephanie Izard, Girl & The Goat chef/partner and “Top Chef” winner, and taste samples as she creates dishes from her rustic new American cuisine. The multi-honored Izard is not... Read more »

Justin Timberlake's coconut cake for Easter dinner

The man can sing, dance, act…and bake? It’s true according to a special “Cooking with the Stars” issue of “People” Magazine, which was on newstands last month. But Justin Timberlake only bakes recipes given to him by his grandmother, Sadie Bomar. When Timberlake has friends over, he calls his grandmother for her recipes, including her coconut cake recipe. “The secret ingredient... Read more »