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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

Quiche Takes the Stage

Quiche Takes the Stage

The incredible edible egg is not only one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen (and behind the bar for that matter), but it also has a penchant for theatrical performance. Is there anything this multi-talented ingredient can't do? Eggs take the stage quite literally as part of the critically acclaimed theatre production, "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche," which is currently running at the Chopin Theatre. For the performances, a different local bakery is poised to supply quiche for each performance.  


5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
(5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche)


"5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" was co-written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, directed by Sarah Gitenstein. It centers around five women congregated in a church basement in 1956 for their annual Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein's quiche breakfast. The feminist meeting is hinged on the motto, "No Men, No Meat, All Manners," which quickly unravels once they're confronted with the knowledge that an atom bomb may be about to fall on their city. Seemingly the only thing keeping them grounded and sane is the quiche, a culinary marvel they come to respect for the egg's wondrous versatility and deliciousness. Obviously. 


Since it would be cruel to depict quiche on stage and tease a hungry audience without doling out samples, the production crew has sourced different quiches from local bakeries for each performance. Following each production, said quiches will be handed out as samples for the audience. It started with Lovely Bake Shop on May 22, followed this week by Hoosier Mama Pie Company on May 29 and finishing with Southport Grocery & Cafe on June 5. 


Tickets can be purchased here


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: LakeviewEast Village

Southport Grocery and Cafe offers an exciting array of specialty food groceries and a charming cafe serving modern comfort food in the middle of the burgeoning shopping and dining destination...

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Artisan pies are made daily at this tiny shop in Ukrainian Village. You can order them by the slice or whole, plus there is a nice selection of ever-changing sweet...

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