- March 1st, 2017
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course by course: The first course was Italian mac n cheese. Making pasta from scratch for 50 people = a whole lot of flour & eggs! Mussels in a...
- October 23rd, 2015
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We got to tinkering a few weeks ago. We loved how our burger was, love it for the many, many years it lived on our menu but wanted something a...
- May 27th, 2015
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Here we are amongst the heat and rain and unrelenting humidity already and it’s only late May. Welcome to the unofficial start to summer here in Chicago. We thought it...
- June 5th, 2014
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We aren’t going to pretend we know how the mind of our Chef, Derrick, works – but suffice to say we’re glad it works the way it does. His recent...
- May 22nd, 2014
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In the cool mornings of spring and breeze-beaten days of summer we are at odds with heavy breakfasts. We like the warm comfort of our baked almond oatmeal, but need...
- September 23rd, 2013
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Apple Stuffed French Toast : Makes a 9×13 pan; serves 8-10 30 slices hearty white bread 8 apples, preferably Honeycrisp or Cortland, peeled, cored & sliced ¾ cup cheddar cheese,...
- August 20th, 2013
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With our back patio garden ripening up, it was just about impossible to ignore the small orbs of bright reds against the stretching bent arms of the plants they lie...
- August 16th, 2013
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In the warm wafts of summer there is nothing like a good cut of fish dressed in sun drenched local veggies. For our Halibut, we take a thick slice of...
- April 27th, 2013
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Some things are better left unsaid sometimes. So just like our post on the chilaquiles (which this new dish replaces), we’re leaving this one short. Feast your eyes on our...
- November 20th, 2008
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Thanksgiving Dinner often asks us to dig deep into old family recipes or call upon our (often rusty) kitchen skills. You know you can nail Aunt Bea’s stuffing, but can’t...