Martial Noguier never quite settled into his previous assignments. At one sixtyblue, his cooking would veer into French territory, but the fact diners were there for Michael Jordan's connection as much as anything, probably limited his creativity.
In honor of Lent this week, we are going vegetarian. I realize a lot of people will be ordering pepper-and-egg sandwiches from their favorite Italian beef stands until Easter, but if you're looking for something a little more interesting, head to West Rogers Park.
We've just had our first snow, and for a Minnesota boy like me, that means one thing: soup. But finding Minnesota wild rice soup is nearly impossible in Chicago. That's why I try to make it to one of the three area Soupbox locations when it gets cold out.
I discovered the tiny Pastel! Cakes and More bakery along South Pulaski completely by accident. I was heading down there to have lunch at the wonderful Birria Zaragoza, and couldn't help but poke my head inside.
We've all been guilty of baking something from a box at one point or another. I have to admit, I made my fair share of Duncan Hines while in college, and as a result of having kids, I've worked from the back of a Nestle's Tollhouse package on more than one occasion.