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Six spots for chicken in September

September is National Chicken Month. Check out these birds: Rustic House in Lincoln Park roasts free-range organic chickens with rosemary, thyme and garlic and offers them to go with sides such as roasted garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, 3-cheese potato gratin, brussel sprouts with pancetta and thyme and sauteed spinach with garlic. The take-out spread […]

Eat this! Braai, barbecue South African-style

What it is: Braaivleis is the Afrikaans word for grilled meat, and, like barbecue in the U.S., braai is used as a noun to describe both the food and the event at which it’s cooked, as well as a verb meaning the cooking process, which most often involves flame grilling over wood or charcoal. Where […]

National Waffle Week:
No reason to waffle over chicken and waffles

  Do you like waffles? It’s National Waffle Week! What’s your favorite waffle topping? Maple syrup? Fruit? Whipped cream? Step beyond your waffle comfort zone with Chef John Ayaleanos’ savory waffle creations at Birch River Grill in Arlington Heights. Through end of the week Ayaleanos offers wild game chili over a cornmeal Belgium waffle ($9) […]