Community Supported Pig

You can rarely list the good decisions you've after too many old-fashioneds. I'm fortunate to say, I can name two. The Community Supported Pig is one of them. And upon every pick up, as I gleefully walk away on clouds with a bag of goodies in hand, I think about the fateful night I was... Continue Reading →

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Monday is for all the coffee

Coffee is a necessity of life I've slow rolled into over the last decade. Years ago, a crappy cup of hot brown water had the same nostalgic effect of the damn Folgers commercial that makes you tear up at the holidays. You know, the big brother coming up to surprise his parents, only privy to... Continue Reading →

Find Sub City

Maybe it's my joy of unearthing a hidden treasure, my love of carrying a single vessel of meats, cheeses and vegetables, or my upbringing with Joey Tribbiani- but my love of sub sandwiches is on a steep rise. I'd like to believe that every town has a great sandwich shop, but it's the ones that... Continue Reading →

Food to Watch: The Katering Show

I've only just dipped my toe in the laugh pool of this YouTube show, but every moment of the cumulative fifteen minutes I've watched it have elevated my life. The Katering Show featuring two Australian women- a foodie and a food intolerant- maneuver the world of food one hilarious menu at a time. The Booze... Continue Reading →

Belly warming stops in Chicago

(Warning: this article contains A LOT of bitching about cold weather, but balances with food spots to remedy that.) My last trip to Chicago was so effing cold, I could barely huddle with strangers under the blue line heat lamps close enough. It was the kind of cold that makes you cry and freezes your... Continue Reading →

Things I Need: pins and planners

I have a forever expanding list of kitchen and food related things I "need" in my life. So, why not share the best ones I've seen lately because if they are important to me, everyone should care (wink). The rolling pin is a kitchen staple that until this point in my life, seemed unnecessary. But... Continue Reading →

News: snark and doughnuts

It's Monday! While braving an ice storm, here are a few news worthy goodies I managed to find despite all other conversation covering Jupiter. This article about the unexpected twitter gold you are missing out on. @Wendy's is all the snark you want to say out loud but usually can't if someone else is paying... Continue Reading →

Chicago: The Aviary

Of course I've been obsessed with The Aviary, and every other Achatz culinary adventure since my visit to Alinea. Not just a cocktail lounge, this is a theatrical experience that will provide you with stories to share with friends for years to come. I don't consider myself a "one upper", but I have a few... Continue Reading →

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