| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The folks at Health Fitness Revolution looked at the world's heads of state (and a few former) and picked 11 they thought qualified as the fittest.
I was surprised to see our cheeseburger-loving ex-president on the list. But Bill Clinton is there....
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Hello, cashew-cheese-topped tacos and organic tequila cocktails. Vegan Mexican restaurant and bar Gracias Madre, from the team behind Café Gratitude, is set to open on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood on Friday.
It's the Southern California follow-up to...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Jay Z and Beyonce are giving themselves the gift of health for the rapper's birthday. The musical power couple are challenging themselves to a 22-day vegan diet.
The "Magna Carter Holy Grail" rapper, who turned 44 on Wednesday, made the announcement on...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:04 PM
When Deepak Chopra writes a diet book, you might guess it’s not just a list of what to eat and what to avoid. “What Are You Hungry For"” is indeed not a grocery list with recipes.
“Your body will achieve its ideal weight on its...
| Dec 18, 2013
An email with the subject line "OMG" recently came from one of our mothers, and it contained chilling information about the HPV vaccine. "200 people have died from it," Mom claimed, "and it does not even last long enough to prevent cervical cancer."
| Dec 4, 2013
No matter what sort of year you've had, chances are you're going to bid 2013 farewell with plenty of food and booze. The guilt of overindulging might not set in until you're in the grips of your first hangover of the New Year, but you can make your...
| 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...