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Pumpkin pie or sweet potato? Why not both?

Thanksgiving’s coming, get your pie orders in now! If you’re looking for scrumptious seasonal pies such as those featured in today’s Sun-Times story on sweet potato and pumpkin pie, and don’t want to bake your own, pick up the phone today. Here are some of Chicago’s top pie picks: Jimmy Jamm Sweet Potato Pie, Beverly. […]

Friday food porn: The colors of cool

Chicago’s Original Rainbow Cone: layered chocolate, strawberry, “Palmer House” (cherry-walnut-studded vanilla), pistachio and orange sherbet. Hand-packed cones at the Beverly parlor range from baby-sized ($1.49) to large ($4.09), but buy it by the quart ($8.09): In this weather, you’ll want to bathe in it! (Can’t make down to Beverly? They’ll be at Taste of Chicago, […]

20 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

  Celebrate the ‘Celtic Muse’ at Davenport’s, Wicker Park, 8 p.m. tonight and Friday, March 19, $15 plus two-drink minimum. Gillian Kelly and Claire Bigley perform Irish favorites such as “The Nightingale,” “Finnegan’s Wake,” and “The Rising of the Moon.” $3 Harps and Guinness, too. Visit the Irish American Heritage Center, Irving Park, through March 20. […]

Chicago food news and views from around the Web

We check out all the best foodie news from Chicago restaurant chefs and others…. Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea in Lincoln Park recounts his experience judging the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition, where competitors included Jennifer Petrusky, a sous chef at Charlie Trotter’s. He ponders whether the international contest could become a reality show, like “Top […]