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Up in the air, Chicago restaurant gardeners!

  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 […]

Inovasi: New on the North Shore

  California winemaker Craig Becker pours his limited-production wines — including the 2007 High Flyer Viognier, 2006 Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon and 2005 Peacock Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon — from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 10–11 at the brand-new Inovasi in Lake Bluff. Chef John John des Rosiers (ex-Bank Lane Bistro) has […]

Ayuh, it’s organic Maine beer at Dunlay’s

Why drink organic beer? Peak Organic Brewing Co. believes that using barley and hops that are grown without toxic and persistent pesticides and chemical fertilizers makes beer “tastier and more enjoyable, both for you and for the planet.” Organic beer is brewed the same way as regular beer. The difference is that at least 95 […]