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Last month of local food

Last month of local food

It’s not technically the last month, but the last month to grab goodies from your local/regional farmers at the Green City Market outdoor market.  Once they switch to the indoor market at the Nature Museum on Cannon Drive, the selection drastically changes. This is usually the time of year that the reality sets in for…

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Farmers' market goodies

Farmers’ market goodies

I always look forward to Saturday mornings, but as we head into fall I know that the luxury of the Green City Market won’t be around for much longer.  What I do love about the shift in seasons is the change in food.  The selections of produce at the city’s largest sustainable market change with…

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More cheese please!

More cheese please!

Ohhh fried cheese… why do you have to be so delicious?  Made to order, piping hot – fresh out of the deep fryer, these fried cheese curds from Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin at the Green City Market  are so divine they’re like a dream come true.  Can’t you tell by the foggy effect of the photo??  (Actually I had…

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Breakfast at the market

Breakfast at the market

I’m getting a better understanding of why people endure the harsh winters here in this city.  The answer is so obvious to me now after 4 years and 4 amazing summers in the best city in the Midwest.  SUMMER in Chicago!!!  We tolerate the bone-chilling, unbearably cold winters so we can take in the beauty…

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Does Alinea take reservations for Lollapalosers?

First, we had irritating Yankees fans meandering the city. Now, thanks to Lollapalooza, we’re treated to a variety of retro basketball jerseys worn by folks who have never hoisted a jumper. President Obama may want to keep some of that extra security from his birthday bash in town. Because my hometown of Chicago is under…

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Party in the park: Chef's bbq benefit

Party in the park: Chef’s bbq benefit

Celebrations for my recent triumph over a “food coma” came to a screeching halt, because my doctor says that people who live in Lincoln Park are not only at a higher risk for over indulging, but living anywhere in Chicago exposes people to the highest level of cuisine debauchery.  As much as I hate to…

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Vegan fare vs. a wiener

Vegan fare vs. a wiener

My friends tell me that true Chicagoans would choose an “Italian Beef” sandwich or “Chicago-style” hot dog over vegetarian fare any day. Dining options for anti-meat eaters, however, are even more plentiful especially in neighborhoods like Lincoln Park where the restaurant selections outlast the energizer bunny.    For the die-hard vegan, Karyn’s Cooked is a one stop shop…

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