Guacamole Al Tequila

What We Learned from the Tequila & Mariachi Festival!
If there is anything we learned from the Mariachi & Tequila Festival is that you can use tequila in more ways that just shots!  We had the opportunity to meet wonderful people, especially the “tequileros”.  They have recipes for everything!  We tried “Chapulines”, “Grasshoppers”, as an appetizer [...]

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Chicken and Rice Soup

It’s almost Spring but we are not quite there yet. Therefore keeping warm is still necessary and why not do it with a bowl of hot Chicken and Rice Soup?!
Here is a very quick and simple way to improve your winter blues…

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Doughnut Vault

Doughnut Vault Means Business!
Doughnut Vault is located in North Side of town, but we think that you’ll agree that it will be worth the trip, which ever way you’re coming from!
Doughnut Vault serves fresh hot artisan doughnuts every day of the week.  You can order at the walk-up window or in the store.  We couldn’t [...]

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Empanadas 5411

Empanadas to the Rescue!
Yes, you can call to order empanadas, but not 5411.  If you are from Buenos Aires, you’d already know that’s the international dialing code to call Argentina.  However, Empanadas 5411 is a unique Chicago business which brings you tasty empanadas to 2850 N. Clark, to other 5 locations via “truck”, or to [...]

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Eataly

Can’t drive to Italy? Just drive to Eataly!
Have you always wanted to live near Italy?  Go shopping to the nearest “Mercato”, eat fresh artisan bread at the nearest bakery, or ristorante nearby, or sit out at the piazza and enjoy a cappuccino?
You can do that here in Chicago, Italian style!  At Eataly , you can [...]

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Santorini Restaurant

 
Santorini in Chicago
Walking into Santorini Restaurant was an experience of its own! With the cold weather approaching, I want to go back to pretend I’m in Santorini Greece!  The décor and white washed walls, along with its authentic display of Greek vestiges and relics creates a unique gastronomic experience.
We enjoyed a recommended Greek wine, and [...]

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Fruit Compote

Healthy Choice for the Holiday!
This holiday don’t feel guilty eating dessert!  enjoy a light, fruity, tarty, and zesty treat, yet healthy.  Very easy to make and colorful on the table.
Directions
1. Combine cranberries, water, orange zest, orange juice, sugar and cinnamon stick (if using) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, [...]

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El Ideas

Elevated Ideas!
New ideas on a more elevated level perhaps!  That is what the “El” abbreviates.  Chef and owner Phillip Foss intends to “redefine” fine dining, at his new restaurant El Ideas.  Serving Fine American Cuisine, this BYOB restaurant offers only  24 seats!  It has been applauded for serving “cutting edge cuisine”, and for being a friendly, [...]

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Myhabanero Sangria

Perfect drink for the Summer!
We originally put this recipe during the holidays, but how wonderful that it fits right in for the summer as well!  Works wonders during summer barbecues or with an exquisite carne asada!   This is a Myhabanero recipe, which we learned from our friends.  This recipe makes 3 Liters of Sangria.  Hope you like [...]

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Cooper’s Hawk

Modern Hancrafted Wines Here in Chicago!
We would like to introduce you to Cooper’s Hawk, if you have not already met! Whether you are a wine drinker, like wines, like to learn about wines, or were always curious about wines, we have found the perfect place for you.
Wine tasting is the best way to learn [...]

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