| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:41 PM
First impression: The word quirky might have been invented to describe Apropo Kafe. It's a literal mom and pop operation that serves incredible organic Middle Eastern fare as well as European dishes such as schnitzel ($14) and all-American Angus burgers...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 1:19 PM
Here are the top deals to be found at Chicago Jewel-Osco grocery stores for the week of March 10, with coupon matchups. I don't list every item from the Wednesday grocery ad, only those that are close to their low prices or those that have a good coupon...
| Nov 21, 2011
Who eats: Businesspeople, tourists and shoppers.
Why eat: Sayat Nova serves reasonably priced and tasty Armenian — think Eastern Mediterranean — food in somewhat exotic surroundings.
Ambience: The long, narrow room is dimly lit, emphasis...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 6:44 PM
Before he discovered exercise and fitness, Lance Breger was a skinny, insecure 12-year-old who struggled academically and felt harassed by an older boy at his new school.
But when Breger began working out, both his body and mind started to change. "My...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 11:21 AM
- 2 large cloves garlic
- 15oz. can white beans, drained
- 1 dill pickle spear, coarsely chopped
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1T balsamic Vinegar
- 1 T Fat Free Mayonaise
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Overall impression: With its unusual mix of Greek and Lebanese offerings, Mazza is a welcome addition in terms of diversifying the west Broward County dining scene. It's a pleasure to see more hard-to-find ethnic cuisines available in the Interstate-75...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 11:10 AM
When a menu ranges from Mediterranean to Mexican to seafood to burgers, you can usually expect at best mediocre food. It’s like going to a movie starring Jim Belushi, Eric Roberts and Carmen Electra. Gerlach’s Grille in Pasadena is the...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 5:38 PM
Michelle and Steve Sabo were moving their son Peter into Oberlin
College in Ohio when, tired of pizza and fast food, they checked the
phone book and drove 20 minutes to Aladdin's Eatery.
Four years later, after countless Aladdin's meals and takeout sacks...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 12:21 PM
BLACK BEAN HUMMUS IN PLANTAIN CUP
- 2 X 15 Oz Can Seasoned Black Beans
- 4 Small Cloves Garlic Minced
- 1 Cup Small Diced Onion
- 1 Tblsp Ground Coriander
- ¾ Tsp Ground Cumin
- 3 Tblsp Fresh Lemon Juice
| Jan 13, 2012
Ambiance: Rock N' Hookah is nestled in a pathway that leads to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's biggest restaurants. It's a small, Middle Eastern-themed place where patrons sit outside chatting, feet up, smoking hookahs and snacking on falafel...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:23 PM
The French "tartine" is a savvy sandwich standby: a slice of buttered bread topped with whatever you have on hand.
That could be jams, meats or cheeses. Even better: grilled veggies.
The Kansas City Star's Grilled Vegetable Tartine takes inspiration...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Making your own dressings and dips can be an easy way to control the ingredients and keep calorie and fat levels in check.
They are also an easy appetizer for summer gatherings and many can be made with not only few, but common, ingredients.