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Learn new takes on Passover traditions

Gear up for Passover at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, with Spertus Institute Chef Laura Frankel’s new takes on culinary traditions. Frankel, executive chef of kosher catering at Spertus and author of “Jewish Cooking for All Seasons” and “Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes,” will show how to turn the usual festival of starch and cholesterol into […]

Eat this! Five rib-sticking recipes for Chicago winter

Brr … it’s real winter out. This is the weather for hearty, rib-sticking fare, and we’ve got it for you. Check out these recipes from local restaurants. Ethiopian Diamond, Edgewater and Rogers Park: Doro tibs wat, spicy Ethiopian chicken. Ristorante al Teatro, Pilsen: Timballo Siciliano, Sicilian molded pasta. Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen, Crystal Lake: Pan-seared […]

20 Chicago cheap dates for New Year’s Eve 2012

New Year’s Eve doesn’t mean you have to lay out a bundle on a party package. Have fun at these spots for under $30 per person. AJ Hudson’s Public House, Wrigleyville, no cover. Toast the New Year as it hits the United Kingdom at 6 p.m. CST, and then again, stateside, at midnight, with Champagne […]

100 Chicago restaurants open Christmas Day 2011

You don’t have to cook Christmas dinner.

The Heartland Cafe: 35 years in Rogers Park

The Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park celebrates 35 years of serving “Good Wholesome Food for the Mind and Body!” on Thursday, Aug. 11.

National Hot Dog Month: Five top Chicago franks to try

During National Hot Dog Month in July, why not visit some area sausage makers and try some great locally made dogs?

Seven free wine tastings in Chicago

Drink up, Chicago. It’s free! Wine lovers can sample a variety of vintages at these tastings.

Night out: Steampunk, vaudeville, Jews and freaks, oh my!

Klezmer meets steampunk in a most unusual evening Wednesday, June 22.

10 uncommon Easter events in Chicago

Try something a little different this Easter, with these out-of-the-ordinary options.

Six romantic Valentine’s Day recipes from Chicago chefs

Cooking for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Here are a few of our favorite romantic recipes from Chicagoland restaurants. Bistro 110, Magnificent Mile: Mussels with coriander and lemon, an aphrodisiac. The Chicago Firehouse, South Loop: Bananas Foster, will add fire to any romance. Ethiopian Diamond, Edgewater and Rogers Park: Doro tibs wat, spicy finger […]