Nothing says football tailgating like chips and dip. Try this clean, personalized recipe for a slightly different twist on typical salsa.
Whether you are hosting a football party at home or preparing food for a pre-game tailgate, grilled burgers are always a sure favorite. Try these healthy-option ground turkey burgers; they’re quick and simple to make and can easily be prepared at home and then packed into a cooler.
I have no problem with Conan pointing out our gluttonous ways. I am guilty as charged, can often be found shoving food in my gullet until I feel like exploding beef and thick, pizza sauce all over the unfortunate schlubs around me. His choices though are so mundane! They’re exactly what you’d expect. So here I am offering you three alternatives to Conan’s “suggestions.”
Okay, okay, easy there hoss. We know you’re still clinging to summer with a vice-like grip, but we just wanted to hint – to give the barest suggestion – that some delicious little seasonal food-treats are on their way. And maybe these treats are called pumpkins…
With a surplus of farmers markets in the Chicagoland area, there’s nothing stopping most of us from making these weekly markets our grocery-shopping destinations. Aside from markets being, well, everywhere, here are FIVE compelling reasons to eat locally and take advantage of what our local farmers have to offer.
There’s a lot more to the Chicago River than watching it get dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day. The Chicago River offers great places to eat, drink and enjoy some time on the water. From walking to boating, there are some amazing hidden adventures to be found along the Chicago River.
Before you know it, fall will be blowing into Chicago. So enjoy the last two months or so of nice weather while you can; and what better way to do it than enjoying either lunch or dinner outside along the Chicago River. I may be bias, but I think sitting alongside the river and eating lunch outside gives you some of the best views of the city with the river sparkling (although not sparkling clean) and the sun bouncing off the glass office buildings. It really makes you appreciate what a great city Chicago is.
The summer music festival season is in full swing, and this weekend Lollapalooza, the mother of all modern-day U.S. music fests, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park for three days, August 3-5. It possesses one component many other festivals this summer do not: Culinary Director Graham Elliot.
At Lollapalloza, fans come for the music, but they can also stay for the food.
Chicago Cupcake’s cupcakes are so good, which in the case of cupcakes often means so sweet that one was easily enough. You won’t be able to hop into a shop or bakery and get one of these though. Chicago Cupcakes sells their goods exclusively through the internet and, more excitingly, their food track, which traverses throughout the city.
It’s summertime, and summertime means grilling out. Once you’ve checked to make sure the grill gas tank is full or that there’s charcoal, it’s time to go out and find a nice piece of meat to grill up. Whether you’re having a group of people over, impressing your sweetheart with your grilling skills, or treating yourself, there are a few places in Chicago that will help you find that perfect steak and maybe even give you a little extra advice on the perfect way to cook it.
Big boy burgers are great and all, but sometimes you just want some little, itty-bitty baby burgers to share with some friends (or greedily stuff your own face with). The best sliders in this great city of ours are at these five establishments! Read! Read! Enjoy the Game of Thrones references throughout!
A major Chicago area school lunch vendor had to recently reduce the amount of healthy food choices at New Trier Township High School because, they weren’t going over very well.
Some retailers have branched out into ready-to-go food sales — not always with a perfect health-safety record. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.
Retailers will offer up a variety of services on your birthday if you’ll just furnish them with one thing. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
With massive changes on the field, the White Sox have also made some changes in the food served at U.S. Cellular Field.
There is nothing like an amazing view to completely overwhelm you. The Chicago skyline with Lake Michigan is one of the more iconic skylines and we’re lucky enough to be living right here to enjoy it. It’s even better when you can enjoy an amazing meal to go along with it. Unfortunately, great meal + amazing view = usually high prices. Because of the pricey meal, it’s best to save these places for a special occasion.
A winter day can cut you right to the bone with its wind chill and overcast skies. On days like this, I like to hunker down inside with a giant bowl of steaming soup. While cream-based soups are a decadent treat, I prefer making hearty broth soups filled with vegetables on winter nights. Plus they make me feel a little better about skipping an evening workout!
This year the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau is proud to announce over 230 restaurants participating, 65 of which have never participated before. Running Feb. 17-26, Chicagoans and those lucky tourists braving our somewhat mild winter, can dine at some of the champagne budget restaurants with their beer budget money. Restaurants will be offering $22 lunch menus and $33/$44 dinner menus. Below are five of the new restaurants to hit Restaurant Week.
- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.1141
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
- Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.524
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
- Boy, 17, Fatally Shot In Back Of The YardsA teenage boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening, police said.147
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