More Than 150 Restaurants, Chefs Taking Part In Annual BaconfestChef Rodolfo Cuadros from Carnivale and Seth Zurer, the co-founder of Baconfest talk about the event. For more information, visit
The Future Of Vending MachinesForget chips and candy bars. The offerings are more expansive, reports CBS 2's Vince Gerasole.
New ‘Chi-Raq Cuisines’ Restaurant Creating StirChi-Raq is a controversial name for Chicago, usually associated with violence. But now, Chi-Raq is the name of a new business on Chicago's South Side.
Gilbert's Craft Sausages Among New Wrigley VendorsThe owners of Gilbert's Craft Sausages, Chris Salm and Erick Romberg, talk about some of the famous sandwiches that will be available at Cubs games for the first time.
Here We Go Again: The Ketchup DebateA Chicago-area hot dog place is hedging on the issue of ketchup, sparking controversy. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Hip To Be Square, But Maybe A Trademark Violation, TooTwo Indiana businesses are battling over the shape of their doughnuts. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
How To Make A Pepper And Egg SandwhichThe pepper and egg sandwich is a popular dish during the Lenten season and one guy who knows this sandwich well is Frank Stompanato of Johnnie's Beef in Elmwood Park.
Fourth Annual Cider Summit Coming To Navy PierBrian Ruzten, cider director at The Northman explains what guests can expect at the cider festival. For more information, visit
Celebrate Mardi Gras With Some PaczkiGuess what day it is. That's right, it's Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, and it's called that for good reason. Thousands of people are lining up this morning for paczki to help celebrate the day before Ash Wednesday. Bob Czerniak, "Mr. Paczki Bob," joins us from Central Continental Bakery.
Beer Pairings For Super Bowl SnacksChicago Tribune beer reporter Josh Noel shares his picks.
Tips For Spicing Up Your Chicken Rings For Super BowlJustin Bobin of Buffalo Wings and Rings shares advice on how to kick your wings up a notch.
Super Bowl A Big Day For Chicago RestaurantsCBS 2's Mike Puccinelli is at Connie's Pizza in Bridgeport.
Shoppers Out Picking Up Super Bowl Party FavoritesAbout 43 million fans across the country plan to throw a party tomorrow, so local grocery stores are packed.
Last-Minute Super Bowl Party IdeasWith Super Bowl 50 just a day away, celebrity party planner Debi Lilly shares some last minute ideas. For more, visit
In Japan, McDonalds Combining French Fries With ChocolateCBS 2's Brad Edwards wants to know, is that a combo, you'd be lovin'?
Hot Doug's Resurfaces, For A DayThe owner of the defunct eatery ran a pop-up restaurant that drew crowds willing to wait outside in frigid temperatures. CBS 2's Ed Curran reports.
When Englewood Whole Foods Opens, Expect Shelves Stocked With Local GoodsSmall business owners on Chicago's South Side say Whole Foods is offering them the big shot they need to grow their business.
Best Champagne To Serve At New Year's EveCertified wine expert Ron Breitstein has more on finding the right bottle.
New Year's Eve Party TipsLifestyle expert Limor Suss has shares some great ideas on how to ring in the New Year.
Eggs And 'Schmacon,' Anyone?CBS 2's Brad Edwards pays a visit to the Naperville inventor of a bacon substitute.
Side Dishes To Bring To Thanksgiving DinnerExecutive chef Amanda Barnes of the Deco Room at Celeste shares a few simple side dishes to make ahead of time.
Best Wines To Serve At ThanksgivingCertified wine expert Ron Breitstein shares his picks for the best wine to serve on turkey day.
Customers Come Face To Face With Thanksgiving DinnerCBS 2's Vince Gerasole pays a visit to Ho-Ka Farms in Waterman, Ill.
Italian Grandmas On Wheels Could Be Heading Your WayCBS 2's Brad Edwards sorts out this "Sausage Nonnas" promotion.

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