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Booze, beats and beets at Food on the Dole salon

Booze, beats and beets at Food on the Dole salon

Kale, kohlrabi and caramelized onion frittatas with farmer’s market cheese; overnight yeast waffles with fresh cherry jam; roasted tomatoes on the vine with garlic, fresh oregano and olive oil; a hearty salad of beets, green beans, radish, potatoes, walnuts and a tangy red wine-dijon vinaigrette dotted with garlic scapes. Such was the menu at a…

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My one-night stand with Ann

My one-night stand with Ann

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend. Rolling by Ann Sather Café (3416 N. Southport Ave.) at 10 minutes past closing time this afternoon (and feeling completely guilty for being “that customer”), I scored four cinnamon rolls for $5. Flaky, sticky, warm, fresh—how many ways can I describe her glory?! What words will capture the magic of…

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Pretend you're a grown up on Southport

Pretend you’re a grown up on Southport

Sometimes after an overly irresponsible evening, I like to stroll down Southport just to people watch, window shop, and remind myself that it is possible to be a responsible adult in this city.  Weaving through the sidewalks full of space-age strollers, tutu-ed little girls, and well-trained dogs, I can’t help but think that maybe someday…

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