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Best Bistros In Chicago

A bistro is a comfortable, neighborhood eatery that serves unfussy food that should be moderately priced – think steak with fries, a perfectly roasted chicken and a hearty bean stew. Chicago has a number of standouts from which to choose.

11/26/2014

Camille Ford Tailgate Fan Chili dogs

TGF: Recipe: Tripe Chili Dogs

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Cannibal Beer & Butcher in NYC for tripe chili dogs.

11/24/2014

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Best Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving In Chicago

Keep your kitchen clean and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal out in one of Chicago’s best restaurants.

11/19/2014

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TGF: Recipe: Fried Alligator Bites

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room in NYC for fried gator bites.

11/12/2014

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Stanley Tucci’s Favorite Italian-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipe

No matter the occasion, Italians always find a way to make pasta part of the menu. Traditionally served as a starter course, Uova da Raviolo is the perfect choice to add some Italian flavor to this year’s Thanksgiving.

11/12/2014

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Andrew Zimmern On Eating Well Across The World

Enjoy this Q&A with celebrity chef and host of the Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods,’ Andrew Zimmern.

11/12/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Your Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipe

Pumpkin, sweet potato and apple pie: the trident of Thanksgiving desserts. Why not take a stab at something a little tastier, surprising even, to delight your guests or the hostess who will be thrilled with your innovative riffs on ho-hum holiday sweets.

11/12/2014

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An Easy And Decadent Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe From Dominique Ansel

If you’re feeling intimidated by baking, or just want a quick dessert recipe, try out this delicious flourless chocolate cookie recipe from New York’s pastry wizard, Dominique Ansel.

11/11/2014

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Best Non-Traditional Ways To Cook A Turkey

Think outside the oven this Thanksgiving with these non-traditional ways to cook your turkey main dish.

11/11/2014

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Best Places For Take-Out Thanksgiving Dinner In Chicago

Take the stress out of the Thanksgiving holiday with these take-out Thanksgiving dinners from Chicago restaurants.

11/05/2014

Smoked Ribs Tailgate Fan recipe Camille Ford Dinosaur BBQ

TGF: Recipe: Smoked Ribs

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan devour some tasty smoked ribs from Dinosaur BBQ in NYC.

11/04/2014

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For Those Who Care More About Beer Than The Cubs: ‘There’s A Beer For That’

I don’t begrudge the Cubs good fortune. They deserve their new coach… or manager… or whatever this John Maddon guy is. I do prefer beer over baseball though. Here are some good food pairings for your favorite Chicago beers.

11/03/2014

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The 3 Best Thanksgiving Day Pie Recipes

Three new great pie recipes for you to add to your Thanksgiving table. Bring all three and really impress the family this year.

10/31/2014

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How To Host The Perfect “Friendsgiving”

Splurge this Thanksgiving and start a new tradition, ‘Friendsgiving,’ with these helpful tips.

10/31/2014

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Ask A Chef: Best Breakfast Casserole Recipes

For a gourmet breakfast like no other, try these creative breakfast casserole recipes from Chicago chefs.

10/29/2014

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Shake Shack Comes To Chicago

For those who don’t know, Shake Shack is exactly what it sounds like — burgers, hot dogs, crinkle cut fries and shakes. Shake Shack has set themselves apart by offering craft beer and wine. They’re not complete strangers to Chicago, all of their hot dogs are from Chicago’s own Vienna Beef.

10/28/2014

Tailgate Fan fried chicken Commerce

TGF: Recipe: Fried Chicken

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan chow down on fried chicken from Commerce in NYC.

10/28/2014

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The Pollan Family Table’s Butternut Squash Soup

The Pollan Family Table is out now from CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. This excerpt shows their recipe for butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds.

10/28/2014

Hot dogs are now available with pastrami bacon at U.S. Cellular Field. (Adam Hoge/CBSChicago.com)

Case Closed: Can You Put Ketchup On A Hot Dog In Chicago?

Upon entering the airspace of Chicago, conventional wisdom has instructed us that one cannot put ketchup on a hot dog.

10/24/2014

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The People Of Pitchfork Music Festival

People attending Pitchfork Music Festival on July 18th, 2014.

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Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

While turkey is the quintessential Thanksgiving dish, it’s the side dishes that can make or break the meal. From roasted asparagus to classic pumpkin pie, it’s time to get inspired.

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Best Vegetarian Dishes

Celebrate National Vegetarian Day with one of these delicious vegetable filled dishes. Not into salad? Try spinach lasagna, hummus or falafels.

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