We can hardly wait for tomorrow’s Top Chef Chicago finale episode, and as serious fans of the show, we think it deserves a proper send-off. And by that we mean food, of course. Below, we’ve put together a menu dedicated to our favorite food show and our (personal) favorite city.
The images above are exactly why we love browsing the Zingerman's website. All of the products are illustrated in the store's characteristic, whimsical style. And aren't cheese illustrations so much cuter than actual cheese?
This online store (with an actual presence in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is a great resource for gourmet gifts, and with Father's Day around the corner, it's worth a look...
Chicago's Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park expanded its concert lineup last year to include popular acts like Wilco and The Decemberists. Young music fans and older arts patrons came together for these hugely successful shows in one of the city's newest and most stunning public spaces. The sprawling lawn may not offer the best views, but the sound is great, the tickets are cheap and, most importantly, it leaves plenty of space to enjoy our favorite part of outdoor concerts – the food.
Indie-rock favorites Death Cab for Cutie take the stage next Tuesday, and we've compiled a special picnic menu in their honor.
A recipe for vegetable skewers with muhamarra – our new favorite dip – from Supernatural Cooking by Heidi Swanson sent us to Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood this weekend. We were in search of one authentic Middle Eastern ingredient in particular – pomegranate molasses. But as usual, we found many more irresistible buys on a small strip of Kedzie Avenue.
Last weekend, we went mushroom hunting for the first time, near Nashville, Ind. We'd love to tell you that this is our bounty, but the truth is, we came up empty handed. The only mushrooms we found were inedible, and looked nothing like the conical, honeycomb-like morels we were hunting. We had a good time, nevertheless, and returned to Chicago to get our morels the old fashioned way – for $48 a pound at the farmer's market.