| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Go ahead. Get the tar and feathers.
Or I'll stack the wood and bring the matches.
Not being a Chicagoan by birth, I know I should just stay away from your sentimentality. If you think ketchup on a hot dog is an act of subversion, so be it. I'm not...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:55 AM
"So cut away the thick calluses from your heart and stop being so willfully hardheaded. God, your God, is the God of all gods, he's the Master of all masters, a God immense and powerful and awesome" (Deuteronomy 10:16-17 The Message).
These words came...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:26 PM
More than 100 art and craft booths will be at Arts in the Park, which runs Saturday and June 16 at Melgaard Park. The booths will offer a variety of wares from exhibitors from at least 12 states.
There will also be 18 food booths to satisfy people&...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Despite Mother Nature's best efforts, the summer growing season is fighting its way into existence. Its first gift to us is the almighty strawberry, the first berry of the summer and a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. While some like to toss a few...
| May 27, 2013
| 2:45 PM
If you were over at the Home Depot on Hershberger Road, you were in luck.
They were giving away dogs, hot dogs that it is.
Observing Memorial Day , the store handed out the American favorite to customers for free.
They lined up, and were grateful...
| May 30, 2013
In the late 1960s, when restaurant meals were less common and restaurant hamburgers were an even bigger treat, my grandmother would pile us grandkids in her sedan and head to what she called a drive-in restaurant.
There, at an outdoor picnic table, we'd...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:05 PM
There are a lot of ways to waste your money. That investment in your second cousin's side project that was sure to make millions; those markers to write over the scratches on your car but never seem to work; that last-minute trip to Atlantic City, N.J....
| May 22, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Anthony Weiner, I'm looking at you, so stop tweeting for a minute and put the cameras away. Mark Sanford, I don't care if you won, you should listen, too. And so should anybody else running for office, because I'm about to explain The Five Rules...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:10 PM
International House of Hot Dogs
407 E. Northern Lights Blvd. (outside Trend Setters)
$6-$6.50 per plate
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday
I don’t often discuss my plans for Lunchbox...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:43 PM
As the beats of a live mariachi band blared through the intersection of Broadway and Olympic at the start of Wednesday's May Day march, Susana Gonzalez focused on her sizzling bacon-wrapped hot dogs.
"Hasta ahorita, nada," she said, shaking her head...
| May 7, 2013
It's another hymn of an evening down here in Anaheim, the French Riviera of freeways. Took a mere two hours to drive from L.A., which exceeds the capacity of many bladders. Fortunately, the kid in the back seat fell asleep in Azusa of all places, or the...
| Apr 25, 2013
At Wrigley: Every season Levy Restaurants, which handles the concessions at Wrigley Field, manages to come up with a few new food items for fans to try. You may have to search a bit for these new items, some of which are available in only one or two spots...