Healthy Living News & Views

Strength Community Helps One of its Own

Lincoln ParkIf you were faced with a financial hardship, chances are you only have your family to rely on. What if that burden was just too much to handle? This was the case for Mike Vitale. His father is a...

The Top Ten Things I Tasted in 2012

Lincoln Park, River North, West Loop, Logan SquareOur wonderful city is filled with many tasty options when dining out. 2012 was a year of many highly anticipated restaurant openings. However, it made it pretty difficult to choose my favorites. When...
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Chicago's Passport to Spain

West LoopI have never traveled to Europe, but if I did, my first choice would be Spain (specifically San Sebastion). After watching many food shows featuring Spain, I am drawn in by the friendliness of the...

The Anti-Black Friday

Lakeview, Lincoln Park, West Loop, West Town, Logan Square“Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” This quote really summed up my feelings about Black Friday....

More Than Just a Butcher

West TownGrowing up, I had very little knowledge of what a butcher did, let alone knowing one. My only image of a butcher was Sam on The Brady Bunch. My reality was the prepackaged products at the local...

Belly Full of Goodness

West LoopMy husband says that Chef Bill Kim can open a restaurant in the oddest of locations and the masses will come. This was certainly true with Urban Belly (in a strip mall?) and Belly Shack (underneath...

Chicago Named One of the Best Cities for Walking by Prevention Magazine

"Anyone who's visited or lived in the Windy City knows it's a walker's dream." Prevention Magazine We couldn't agree more! The fitness publication released its 25 best U.S. cities for walking and...

Huey's Hot Dogs' vegetarian menu gets raves

AndersonvilleOne of my favorite places for burger is Huey’s Hot Dogs and I thought I had already written a review for them but, alas, I had not! Boo on me because everyone in Chicago should know about this...

Rooftop Garden Cooking Demonstrations at Markethouse

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleFor the past few years Chicagoans have become more and more excited about locally sourced cuisine. You can't get much more locally sourced than your own rooftop. Markethouse, located in the heart of...
Chicken Flatbread at Seasons 52

It's the Time of the Season for Loving!

Schaumburg, Oak Brook What’s not to love about Season’s 52.  Now open in Oak Brook mall, the former Braxton Seafood place; completely redesigned.  You know you have died and gone to heaven when you first walk in and see...

How To Shop Your Farmers Market

Lincoln Park “Food Rule #15: Get out of the supermarket whenever you can.” Food Rules - An Eater Manual - Michael Pollan Food writer Michael Pollan sums it up perfectly. Most Americans spend the majority of...
Ground UP

Ground Up Fund-Raiser at Spacca Napoili Pizzeria

RavenswoodDid you ever wonder where our Chicago restaurants get thier organically raised foods? From small farms, that’s where. And foodies who demand great tasting dishes without chemicals and mass-produced...

Pros And Cons Of Owning A Hot Tub

Chicago AreaIf you are one of the many people who are considering purchasing a hot tub, it is advised that you think wisely before making the decision. Do not be unreasonably skewed towards the vantages of...
lemongrass and coconut soup, prawns, shiitake mushrooms, rice vermicelli noodles

Rediscover Dinner with Madison & Rayne

ChicagoWe all know cooking at home is healthier and less expensive than eating out. However, we also know that “cooking” involves time-consuming menu planning, shopping, and prepping.   Or, if we do “cook”...

Do This: Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival at the French Market

The LoopFew activities encapsulate a casual Saturday better than walking through a farmer’s market, picking up a good bottle of wine and making a fresh meal at home. Elevating your next weekend is Pastoral’s...

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