Illinois uses $2 billion of the federal food stamp program.That translates into a lot of assistance for food, but it doesn’t always translate into assistance for healthy food. Parts of Chicago are food deserts – places where there’re few grocery stores with fresh produce and meat.
I’m usually not a fan of platters.More precisely, I tend to shy away from any sort of mass-service, group-intended eating from the trough.I avoid buffets like a Bears fan shuns Lambeau and don’t want anything to do with those &ldq
Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has officially kicked off her campaign for Chicago mayor, announcing her candidacy Saturday and joining a crowded field of contenders.Braun now runs an organic food company.
Appreciating food and wine requires us to be worldly. But sometimes, some of the best products are local. This week, take a food tour of Chicago's different neighborhoods or head over to Brand BBQ for Sweet Charity's special barbecue menu.
It wasn't exactly an Oprah-on-James Frey-intensity interview, but the 15 minutes I spent with Michelin Guide Director Jean-Luc Naret still didn't have him apologizing for any of the perceived inconsistencies from this year's first-ever Chicago edition, but rather, defending his group of inspectors a
The Chicago Bears are in Miami Thursday night to face the Dolphins.It's been a short week for the Bears, who are coming off a victory over Minnesota that propelled the team into a first place tie with the Green Bay Packers.One key for the 6-3 Bears has been the recent improved play by the offensive