In June, Geja’s Café, the fondue restaurant in Lincoln Park known as one of the city’s most romantic spots to dine, celebrated fifty-seven years of helping diners fall in love over dinner.
Sure, you have your go-to bottles, but this year, up your wine game with something familiar, yet still a touch different, that brings a bit of sophistication to your wine selections. We’ve got two styles of wine that are delicious, refreshing and perfect for hot days and nights; both come from very warm growing regions.
On “Check, Please!” host Catherine De Orio teased out what citizen reviewers really thought about their dinners at popular Chicago restaurants. Now, with Yes, Chef! Culinary Camp for young students, she’s focusing on the “back of the house,” which diners rarely see, but which has been hurting for qualified candidates who can work their way up the kitchen food chain from Junior to Executive Chef.
Of course, food was far from the focus of exploring Mongolia: there is remarkable history, culture, wildlife, geography, and more, though food was woven through much of this. I felt certain, however, that when I left, that would be the last of my Mongolian culinary adventures.
Food and drink events are coming on strong in August. Is this the last big blowout month before the invasion of Monkey Pox? Could be. So just to be on the safe side, go outside and have a good time while you can.
Is there anything Bobby Morelli won’t put on a hot dog? Before you answer, consider that marshmallows, breakfast cereal, pina colada sauce and toasted coconut sprinkles are already on his ingredient list, with more eclecticism yet to come.
Wisconsin means dairy. It’s called “The Dairy State,” with a wheel of cheese and a cow on the state’s twenty-five cent piece. Monroe, the county seat of Green County, is the “Swiss Cheese Capital of the USA,” and cheese, along with Swiss culture, permeates the town.
The origins of popular foods are sometimes never truly settled. Contenders vie for the honor of claiming that they, or someone in their region, invented the dish. There are, however, some dishes and drinks from the Bay Area—San Francisco, Oakland, Emeryville—that are well documented and can be said with some certainty to have been invented in those towns.
Because summer’s here and the time is right for festing in the streets, this July there are a lot of food and music parties happening in Chicago neighborhoods and parks. Get outside and play. Go on!
Research suggests that naturally colorful food, including blue corn, might be beneficial to your health, and there is no evidence to suggest that blue corn and other naturally blue foods are bad for you.