June 17, 2013 |
Nearly a year after the City Council allowed food trucks to cook onboard, only a total of 13 have the required license to do so. The mayor's office over the weekend announced the addition of seven new licensed operators for a total of 13 that can cook onboard and serve the masses. Last July, the city passed an ordinance allowing food trucks to cook on board and operate longer. The ordinance required GPS devices for the trucks and set stiff penalties up to $2,000. The seven new ones listed in the release are: Beaver's Donuts and Coffee, Giordano's, Cheesie's, Patty Wagon, Gelato D'Oro,...
October 7, 2013 |
To those who host the best dinner parties, prepare the finest meals for their families or are constantly making co-workers jealous with their homemade lunches--now's your time to shine. The Food Network will be hosting an open casting call for a new series "America's Greatest Home Cook" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Wooden Spoon. The open casting call is looking for "food fanatics" who prepare "elevated dishes completely from scratch" to audition for the "The Great Food Truck Race" producers' latest endeavor.
April 13, 2012 |
Spring means more for restaurants than just dusting off their patio chairs. Last month's unseasonably warm weather has had a delicious side effect: Veggies and fruits that typically aren't ready for picking until later in the spring are already hitting menus across the city. Whet your appetite with this sampling of dishes showcasing chefs' favorite spring ingredients. Pan-fried Dutch dumplings $12 at Big Jones (5347 N. Clark St. 773-275-5725) Available: Now through early June The menu at this...
December 11, 2012 |
Non-violent inmates would continue feeding animals and cleaning their cages at the city's Animal Care and Control facility under an agreement advanced by a key City Council committee. The Committee on Budget and Government Operations on Tuesday endorsed the renewal of an agreement between the city and the Cook County Sheriff's Office that would allow 16 detainees at the Cook County Department of Corrections to volunteer for four hours a day for one year at the Animal Care and Control facility at 2741 S. Western Ave. The pilot program started in...
June 20, 2013 |
You wouldn't have guessed by its ratings, but ABC's cooking competition "The Taste" will be back for a second season, and the reality series is searching for pro and amateur cooks to compete in the new season. "The Taste" will come to Chicago for a casting call from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Centered Chef, 177 N. Ada St. #101. In "The Taste," culinary celebrities such as Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson coach teams of four pro and amateur cooks as they vie to create the best-tasting dishes.
October 27, 2013 |
A Cook County emergency medicine physician appears in tonight's episode of "Untold Stories of the ER" on Discovery Fit & Health. Dr. Ryan Misek, who practices in Olympia Fields and in Northwest Indiana, treats a belly dancer who collapsed at a hookah bar. The woman claims she has not consumed alcohol or drugs. She suffers from something more dangerous, according to a press release. "Belly Dancer Mystery" premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday on Discovery Fit & Health and repeats at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 on TLC. "Untold Stories of the ER" uses...