October 23, 2013 |
Baxter, did you eat that entire tub of ice cream in the freezer? We're not even mad, that's amazing. In an ode to Ron Burgandy and the upcoming Anchorman sequel, Ben and Jerry's has announced the release of Scotchy, Scotch Scotch, a limited-edition butterscotch overload flavor set to hit store shelves in the coming weeks. The flavor is a mix of butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirls, an homage to the fictional San Diego news anchor's spirit of choice. It follows several other batches that honor pop-culture icons, including Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream...
September 26, 2013 |
Review : Honey Butter Fried Chicken 3361 N. Elston Ave. 773-478-4000 Rating : 3 1/2 (out of four) "You should know that I'm currently eating a bowl of chicken cracklings. " That's how Joshua Kulp, chef and co-owner of Honey Butter Fried Chicken, interrupts his business partner and fellow chef Christine Cikowski during our 10:30 a.m. phone call. This breakfast of champions isn't the first piece of evidence that the duo is chicken-obsessed. Kulp and Cikowski already had a successful, seven-year-old supper club...
August 15, 2013 |
How would you like to try Taco Bell's tongue-scorching new Doritos Locos Tacos flavor, Fiery, before the rest of the country? Today, you can do just that. Thanks to one taco-obsessed fan (Hannah Reed @hannahreed13 ), Taco Bell decided to give the Chicago area the chance to try the Fiery tacos before their national debut on Aug. 22. All you have to do is go to the Taco Bell at 2225 S. Cicero Ave. in Cicero and ask to try the new taco any time today. But between 2 and 5 p.m., the tacos will be free (one per...
May 2, 2013 |
Review: Kabocha Japanese Brasserie 952 W. Lake St. 312-666-6214 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of four) Heating up Chef Shin Thompson's former restaurant, Bonsoiree in Logan Square, was a darling of the foodie crowd. It also demanded a commitment, both in time and price, to sit down for a multi-course, multi-hour meal. When he teamed up with Ryan O'Donnell (Gemini Bistro, Rustic House) to open Kabocha in the West Loop, they decided to loosen up a bit. "I wanted to make it more fun for people," Thompson said.
April 24, 2013 |
As colonial kitchen tricks such as pickling and canning come back into vogue, it's no wonder preserved fruits and veggies have hit the cocktail world. Exhibit A is this year's drink of spring: the shrub. No, it's not an herb or a leafy plant; it's a vinegar-based ingredient that more bartenders are making in-house and pairing with diverse spirits from gin to shochu to bourbon. "Shrubs were used back in the day when fruits and vegetables were much more seasonal than they are now," said Paul McGee, head bartender at RPM Italian , Bub City and forthcoming tiki...
March 7, 2013 |
Today marked the official debut of Taco Bell's new Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos, the obvious and much-anticipated follow-up to last year's Nacho Cheesier version. We picked up several of the tacos from the Taco Bell in the Ogilvie Transportation Center downtown for $1.39 each. Here's what we thought. Brian Moore, web editor: I was expecting to bite into what would taste like a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos with some taco meat (no horse meat hopefully) and cheese thrown in for good measure.