Baked or fried goat cheese (chèvre) medallions can turn a green salad into comfort food.
Looking for free wireless in Ravenswood? Get some work done while sipping a Colombia Tres Santos pour over coffee from Ch’ava Cafe, on Clark and Leland, in Chicago.
Want to make gravy in advance, so it’s ready to grace your sizzling meat as soon as it comes off the grill? This mushroom gravy is it. After dinner, stir the pan juices into the leftover gravy and you have ammo for another meal later in the week.
Bacon, cheese (mozzarella and Parmesan), dried beef – yes, jerky – and ground pork spin themselves into a meat roll called Rouleau de viande Racine.
If you’re on the way home from MDW and find yourself hungry, you’ll find a bacon-laden hamburger the Illinois Bar and Grill calls “the best” on 47th Street in Archer Park, Chicago. I suggest you have it with a Blue Moon if you’re a beer drinker, and onion rings. In between the bar and Midway, if you need internet access, seek out Starbucks.
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MiLam reviews the Umami cheeseburger from bopNgrill, in Rogers Park Chicago. Short version: I loved it! Some of their signature Korean-American fusion burgers and other dishes use Kimchi; it takes courage to confront Kimchi, but the but the payoff is intense.
CAKES UNDER THE INFLUENCE alcohol-infused, cocktail-inspired cupcake kits + DEEP EDDY flavored vodkas + SOCIAL POWER HOUR = awesome VERTIGO SKY LOUNGE party that leaves my head spinning.
Why is Red Velvet Cake red? Blame it on the anthocyanin that is found in natural cocoa, but blame the artificial aspect of it on the Adams Extract & Spice Company. Or, if you’re fancy, blame the Waldorf-Astoria. Don’t blame beets. The FDA says that the Red 40 dye in Red Velvet is safe … but they also OK’ed Skittles, so decide for yourself.