| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:39 PM
We’re in the home stretch now, just a few more days until the ball drops, the holidays are over, and we can get back to some semblance of normalcy. Whether 2013 was a banner year or one you’d rather just put behind you, there are plenty of...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Moonshine Molly's Country Saloon
6450 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 678-776-1501,
Country's come to Boca. The new barbecue spot in the former Player's Sports Lounge features moonshine, bourbon or whiskey in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Your favorite guitar player wishes he could play like Joe Satriani. Those righteous riffs you hear when Metallica is on the radio? Satriani taught that band's Kirk Hammett and many other metal greats, including Steve Vai and Larry LaLonde, to play.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Bacon is an American obsession, up there with the bikini and binge TV watching.
Strips of delicious, smoky pig are no longer just a humble companion to eggs.
Last year Central Florida hosted two bacon festivals, with bacon Popsicles and bacon jam....
| Jan 9, 2014
It's so easy to get stuck in a lunch rut. Frequenting the local eateries quickly wear out, and your midday meal becomes an unenjoyable chore.
Sandwich shops are convenient and generally let you pick exactly what you want between the bread, but maybe it'...
| Jan 8, 2014
Burger review: Parts and Labor
2700 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-360-7040
Rating: !! 1/2 (out of 4)
A man cannot live on one type of burger alone--certainly not a beef-obsessed man like Burgerelli. Thick char burgers certainly are satisfying, but my tummy...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh less, and have healthier diets. They even have a lower carbon footprint. These were the impressive findings from the landmark study Adventist...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Sweet Dreams Organic Bakery and Café shut its doors for good on Dec. 31 after nine years in downtown Glenview, surprising many of its customers with the abrupt closure.
Efforts to reach the café's owner, Mary Sopcic, through her son, Lju Sopcic, were...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Hipster foodie friends are so hard to buy gifts for. They have exceptionally high standards, like to make most things themselves, and gravitate toward items labeled with the words rare, Brooklyn, limited, organic or artisan.
Meeting all the necessary...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:12 AM
While some might hold out for designer fashions or a luxury car topped with a red bow, food lovers may be just as thrilled by a gift of roasted hazelnuts, chile-spiced salt or Singaporean beef jerky.
Well, that might be carrying it to extremes, but at...
| Dec 15, 2013
Re "FDA to phase out antibiotic use by farms," Dec. 12
Not giving antibiotics to healthy animals is a good first step, but not raising animals for food is an even better solution.
Antibiotic-free or not, meat tends to be high in cholesterol and...
| Dec 19, 2013
China Pan in Farmington is a vegetarian's paradise that also happens to be delightful even to the most ardent carnivore.
The Vibe: China Pan has a bit of an identity crisis: Tiki bar? Well, there are tabletop fountains and a drink menu of delicious...