Get tarts like this custom made by subscription from interior designer Stephanie Lock, who leaves off from furnishings and decor during the warmer months to concentrate on baking. Seasonal selections made from local-farm fruit may include rhubarb, strawberry-rhubarb, raspberry, nectarine, Italian plum, apple, pear and pumpkin. The all-butter pastry is made with European-style Plugrá butter. [...]
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¡VIVA PILSEN! Mexican Independence Day is tomorrow, and more than 25 restaurants in Pilsen celebrate during the second annual ¡Buen Provecho! Participating eateries, such as Mundial Cocina Mestiza, Ristorante al Teatro, Honky Tonk BBQ and Nightwood, show off the community’s range of cuisine. You can try any of them between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. for [...]
OrganicNation visited Chicago to see the roof of one our most interesting buildings — no, not the rudely rechristened Sears Tower — but the one above Edgewater’s Uncommon Ground, which recently dedicated the nation’s first rooftop, certified-organic farm. The green-roof trend is growing in Chicago. Other local restaurants growing at least a portion of [...]