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Gridiron Grub: Shirts and Skins Potato Skins

Whether playing on the shirts or skins team, these potato skins will be loved by all. Enjoy this hearty dish during a tailgate for a real game winner.

12/19/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Bring a Taste of the Sea to Your Tailgate

This succulent, lightly flavored fish dish brings a different nuance to tailgating offerings.

12/14/2012

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Even Affluent Suburbs Harbor People Who Need Salvation Army Assistance

The Salvation Community Center in Norridge provides after-school activities for young people, other resources for people struggling financially as well as worship services.

12/14/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Who Needs A Football When You Have A Cheese Ball?

Fans will forget all about the football once they see you arrive at the tailgate with this dish.

12/12/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Double Threat Chicken Wings

By using similar ingredients with a change-up in technique, you can make two types of chicken wings. These will keep all fans happy.

12/07/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Nutella Cookie Sandwiches

A happy-go-lucky, finger-food dessert choice, these no-bake sweet treats brighten up just about any event or celebration. Pull them out after your team’s loss to cheer up discouraged fans.

12/05/2012

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GridIron Grub: Wrap Your Hands Around This Mushroom Delight

Whether you’ve got a vegetarian in your group or are just watching your calories, this hand-held grilled portobello wrap is the perfect tailgating food at only 300 calories per serving.

11/30/2012

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Profile: Mindy’s Hot Chocolate

Pastry creator and mastermind chef behind Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, Mindy Segal, specializes in contemporary American cuisine with a focus on quality, local ingredients and technique. Her focus is evident throughout the warm, delicious smelling, Bucktown restaurant. Each element of the dining room, menu, decor and take-home products is a modern twist on a classic…

11/29/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Throw a Touchdown with These Hand Pies

Pies and the holidays just seem to go together, but taking them to a tailgate party is a bit tricky because they are fragile to transport and hard to serve. Hand pies are individual treats that can be made ahead of time (even frozen) and brought to the game with very little fuss.

11/28/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Get The Party Poppin’ With Corn

You can do so much more than a cold vegetable tray with ranch dressing to fill out the menu for a tailgate party. Football season marks the tail end of fresh corn season, so get this on your menu soon.

11/23/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Confetti Omelet Cupcakes

While waiting for the gridiron grill to heat up in readiness for the classic tailgate food of burgers and brats, the hunger bunnies still have to be satisfied. A delicious accompaniment to your beverage of choice while you wait are these two-bite morsels.

11/21/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Souper Tailgating Warm-Ups

When the weather dips, tailgating calls for hot soups. Check out these recipes.

11/16/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Chili Cheese Haystacks

In the belly-filling fare of potluck football parties, who knew a man-pleasing dish could have secret nutritional value? Enter the Chili Cheese Haystack.

11/14/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Pass The Polenta Portobello Sliders

Put on a twist on your tailgate menu this weekend. These alternative “sliders” will not only be super delicious snacks for the vegetarian, but will have the die-hard carnivores clamoring for their share, too.

11/09/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Add A Sweet Component To The Game

Dessert often gets neglected at tailgating functions, but whip up a batch of this homemade slow cooker bread pudding and your tailgating buds will be begging you for more.

11/07/2012

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Gridiron Grub: FUNdido Dip

The grill is made for more than just hot dogs and brats. Use it as a cooktop for hot dips like this Mexican favorite: FUNdido.

10/31/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Warm Apple Treats

Nothing screams Pennsylvania Dutch warm-weather cooking than a good, old-fashioned apple dumpling. Be the hit at your next tailgate party with this sweet fall treat.

10/26/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Sailor Chili

Whether you’re tailgating in jeans and a T-shirt at Candlestick Park or huddled around a roaring barrel grill at Lambeau Field, nothing screams NFL football season like a steaming, mouth-blistering bowl of five-alarm chili.

10/24/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Five-Man Team Of Brats

It’s party time and beers and brats are the football fare of choice. Step up the flavor by thinking way beyond mustard and onions with these brat-topping ideas

10/19/2012

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Best Burgers In Chicago: Kuma’s Corner

Last time I went to Kuma’s, I was in immense jaw pain. To even open my mouth sent torturous fissures throughout my body. Eating a gigantic bar burger seems insane when you’re under this kind of pain. But that’s exactly what I did.Kuma’s is that good. But are they the best?

10/17/2012

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