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Into the Woods….but not the movie

Here is a look back at one of my favorite dining experiences of 2014. Michelin-starred Elizabeth restaurant in Chicago needs to be on your list for 2015.

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New Cookbook Giveaway and a Grilling Winner!

We have a grilling winner and a new cookbook giveaway!

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A Special Grilling Giveaway for This Week!

Instead of a cookbook today, I have a special giveaway just in time for tail-gating and outdoor fall grilling!

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Vincent Price, a Ghost Doll, and a Pile of Cookbooks

I found a ghost doll, a Vincent Price cookbook (is there a connection?), a German deli, and piles of cookbooks. And how was your weekend?

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Cafe Du Monde and the Beignets

Cafe Du Monde original Coffee Stand serves cafe au lait and hot beignets 24 hours a day year round. This New Orleans landmark has been located in the French Market since 1862.

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International Home and Housewares Show 2014, Part Two

Part Two of the International Home and Housewares Show will be all about some of the new and inventive products, many not even available yet in stores. Which one will be your favorite?

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International Home and Housewares Show 2014

There is so much to do and see at the annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, that I have to divide up the blogs into two parts: Part One today will be people, places, and events, followed by Part Two sometime soon about the products.

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Eataly Chicago

Eataly is now open in Chicago! I could have spent all day there…

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