Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Longman & Eagle Hosts Adult Easter Egg Hunt

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Winners of the Easter Egg Hunt can look forward to gift baskets donated by area businesses.

Winners of the Easter Egg Hunt can look forward to gift baskets donated by area businesses.

Hunting for Easter eggs is no longer just a tradition for kids. On Sunday, April 20th, Longman & Eagle will be partnering with the Land and Sea Dept. to put on its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt for adults. The hunt will start at Longman & Eagle (2657 N. Kedzie) at 11 am, but music and food — courtesy of the restaurant — will continue until 5 pm. For $5, teams of two can join the hunt, and in doing so benefit the Logan Square Boys & Girls Club. Winners will receive Easter egg gift baskets with prizes donated from businesses like Lula Cafe, Provenance and Saki. And after 5 pm, attendees can head to collaborating bars like The Whistler, East Room and Revolution Brewing for other Easter activities and specials.

 

Participants should RSVP at rsvp@landandseadept.com.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Best Things I Ate in Vegas This Weekend

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Kinmedai at Mizumi (at The Wynn Las Vegas)

Kinmedai at Mizumi (at The Wynn Las Vegas)

If you’ve followed any of my posts from Japan – or frankly, anything I’ve written about Japanese food over the past year – you’ll notice I have a few soft spots: perfect tamago, well-seasoned and properly cooked sushi rice and of course, kinmedai. If it’s in season, and the sushi master behind the counter has gone to the trouble to get it from Japan, I’m all over it, as I was this weekend at The Wynn Las Vegas. Read More

Friday, April 11, 2014

Kendall College Dining Series for Aspiring Chefs

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Kendall College scholarship recipients (from left): Bryan Freund, Miranda Kidd, Diogo Nover, Zhanna Diyarova, Ida Uddstal, and Brenda Martinez

Kendall College scholarship recipients (from left): Bryan Freund, Miranda Kidd, Diogo Nover, Zhanna Diyarova, Ida Uddstal, and Brenda Martinez

Chicago’s Kendall College is known for its success in churning out some of the best culinary talent in the country. On May 5th, with the help of alum chef Dan Fox, the nonprofit Kendall College Trust will work to keep that talent coming. Fox, who owns The Heritage Tavern in Madison, WI, will prepare a 5-course menu for up to 75 people in the school’s Dining Room, with all proceeds benefitting the school’s Scholarship Fund.

 

Chef Fox, a native of Dundee, Ill., moved back to Chicago and enrolled at Kendall after realizing his passion for culinary arts. At The Heritage Tavern, he offers a constantly changing menu with a variety of dishes ranging from beef to seafood to vegetarian fare.

 

This dinner marks the second installment in the Trust’s Blank Canvas Dining Series, an ongoing fundraiser featuring one-night-only dinners crafted by alumni and with the purpose of raising money for current Kendall College culinary arts and hospitality management students in need of aid. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s dining room (900 N. North Branch), and free parking is available across the street. Cost per dinner ranges from $100 to $150 and includes five courses, complimentary beverages and sales tax. Reserve your table here

Friday, April 11, 2014

Beer of the Week: TV Party Rye IPA

Chicago’s Revolution Brewing just keeps cranking out the unique beer. With a massive brewpub, a strong lineup of seasonal beers as well as specialty ales, this week’s pick is no exception. It’s a rye IPA with 7.6 ABV, which has a roasty, toasty character, thanks to the rye, as well as Amarillo and Fuggle hops. If you can’t make it to their brewpub in Logan Square, or to The Hopleaf, you should be able to find it in better liquor stores throughout the region. Cheers.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Terroir Symposium Hitting Toronto

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While in Toronto, try a pea meal bacon bun at Momofuku Noodle Bar

While in Toronto, try a peameal bacon bun at Momofuku Noodle Bar

Don’t feel like flying to Sweden to see what those creative Scandinavians are up to? Don’t have the money to fly to New York City to hear what David Chang is planning within the Momofuku universe? Ever wanted to meet the team behind “Cook It Raw” or the dudes from Joe Beef in Montreal? Just fly Porter (they have sales all of the time) and head north, to Toronto. On Monday, May 12th, the annual Terroir Hospitality Symposium will be held in a one-day conference, attracting some of the best and brightest food and wine industry types from both North America and abroad.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pastoral Celebrates Artisanal Food at French Market

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Visitors can sample cheeses from all over the country, like these from Cellars at Jasper Hill in Vermont

Visitors can sample cheeses from all over the country, like these from cellars at Jasper Hill in Vermont.

For those interested in knowing exactly where their food comes from, Pastoral’s fourth annual Artisan Producer Festival this Saturday, April 12, offers some excellent perspective. The event will be hosted at the Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St), and will feature over 100 culinary artisans from around the globe, including more than 20 local vendors from the Market itself.

 

Visitors can expect to sample small foods, beer and spirits while talking to award-winning artisanal producers like Dutch Girl Creamery in Nebraska, Napa Valley’s Forlorn Hope Winery or Chicago businesses like Little Goat Bread or Saigon Sisters. Scheduled events, including cooking demonstrations and discussions on charcuterie and “the art of pairing craft beer with cheese,” will also be occurring throughout the day.

 

The Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to the public.