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  • Downstate plates

    Downstate plates
    No longer is Chicago just "the best place to eat between New York and San Francisco," but now it is endorsed by outsiders as one of the finest dining cities in the world. The Michelin Guide's entry into Chicago last November, plus Alinea's No. 6 ranking...
  • Spring romance reviews

    Spring romance reviews
    A Lot Like Love By Julie James Berkley Sensation, $7.99 Jordan Rhodes would do almost anything for her brother Kyle. So when the FBI offers to release Kyle from prison if Jordan agrees to bring an undercover FBI agent along with her to Chicago-based...
  • Another Chicago Magazine hits 50

    Another Chicago Magazine hits 50
    Another Chicago Magazine is celebrating its 50th edition with "Another Chicago Issue," a volume of work from local writers. This issue, which is available on Another Chicago Magazine's Web site, anotherchicagomagazine.net, and will be available in...
  • Government moves to outlaw 'water dumping'

    Government moves to outlaw 'water dumping'
    Have you ever heard of “water dumping”? I hadn’t, but apparently it’s so prevalent that today the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a proposed rule to end the practice and theoretically cut down on food stamp abuse. Here&...
  • What are Illinois' five favorite farmers markets?

    What are Illinois' five favorite farmers markets?
    So, what are Illinois' five most beloved farmers markets? Before you peek at the answers below close your eyes and think of a few guesses. Now that you have a few in mind, read on. According to a Farmland.org poll, which published preliminary results...
  • Farm dinner at Slagel Family Farm worth squealing about

    Farm dinner at Slagel Family Farm worth squealing about
    We love farm dinners. They let you escape the stress of the city. The food is usually super fresh. And we always end up in interesting conversations with new friends we meet at the long communal dinner tables. There are a lot of farm dinners scheduled...
  • Dose Market returns Sunday with pop up teahouse and Grant Achatz cocktails

    If you like to blend exclusive food and fashion then Dose Market is the place to be this Sunday. This week the monthly market, located in the River East Arts Center (435 E Illinois), will feature fashions by Chalk, a pop up tea house by X-Marx and Rare...
  • Local ice cream makers face shutdown by state

    Local ice cream makers face shutdown by state
    A few years ago, Kris Swanberg, having been laid-off from her job as a Chicago Public School teacher, remembered she received an ice cream maker as a wedding gift. TheChicago mom fished it out of her kitchen cabinet and eventually started a new career....
  • Illinois adults getting fatter each year

    Illinois adults getting fatter each year
    Illinois’ adults have grown more obese than ever, according to the latest “F as in Fat” report released today by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.  Last year the report ranked Illinois 28th...
  • Tax time also a chance to combat Illinois hunger

    Tax time also a chance to combat Illinois hunger
    There are few silver linings to tax time. But those who are concerned about hunger in our state, which has grown again this year, can use it as a time to help out state hunger relief organizations. Each Illinois income tax form comes with the...
  • Pakistani mangoes hit Chicago and the U.S.

    Pakistani mangoes hit Chicago and the U.S.
    Despite a recent souring of U.S.-Pakistan relations, a new trade development promises to sweeten things up. It’s the debut of Pakistani mangoes, the first shipment of which touched down at O’Hare on Thursday night. After a quick trip to...
  • Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011

    Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011
    Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm. Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven. All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...