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Food & Wine Chicago Chef Showcase 2012

The FOOD & WINE Chef Showcase in Chicago takes place Monday, Nov. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art located on 220 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $110 in advance or $125 at the door. Acadia: Ryan McCaskey bellyQ: Bill Kim Bistronomic: Martial Noguier Blackbird: Paul Kahan and David Posey...

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Sola at Lollapalooza 2011

Sunday evening, after being totally defeated by the rain while watching Foo Fighters’ amazing performance, an overflowing bowl of edamame made quite a delightful snack for the trip home. It surely helped take my mind off all the mud that was up passed my ankles. The Edamame from Sola had a soy cumin hemp seed...

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The Gage & Henri at Lollapalooza 2011

We wandered into the huge crowd in Chow Town looking for our next eat. We noticed banh mi on the menu for The Gage & Henri and decided to try out this fancy-fancy take on one of our favorite Vietnamese food items. The Henri Banh Mi was a shrimp sandwich filled with poached shrimp, crunchy...

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Blue 13 at Lollapalooza 2011

There was one food concession in Chow Town that I was curious to check out. Chicago Local is partnership between three local Chicago restaurants focusing on the use of sustainable, local, and organic ingredients. Chicago Local offered a vegetarian-friendly menu with Cactus Tostada from Blue 13, Watermelon Japapeno Popsicle from Elate at the Hotel Felix,...

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Crescent Foods at Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza’s Chow Town had a good selection of vegetarian options. One vendor in particular offered a complete Vegetarian/Vegan friendly menu. Crescent Foods is a family owned and operated food concession that offers gourmet vegetarian cuisine, prepared on site from local or organic produce. Apparently, they’ve worked many concerts and music industry events in the past...

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Wow Bao Hot Asian Buns at Lollapalooza 2011

I was first introduced to Wow Bao and their Hot Asian Buns a couple years back and found them to be awesome. They’ve got a tasty selection of savory and sweet steamed buns. So when I found out they were going to be at Lollapalooza this year, I was super thrilled to get my hands...

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Another Year at Lollapalooza

After arriving in Chicago for just about 24 hours, my first destination was Lollapalooza! Woo-hoo! I visit Chicago every August and always look forward to it. This was be my 3rd Lolla, but the first time I attended more than one day of the three-day music festival. The headliners this year included Muse, Coldplay, Eminem,...

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Food and Drinks at Lollapalooza 2010

… And that about wraps up my food adventures at this year’s Lollapalooza. The culinary lineup featured about 30 food and beverage choices… and here are my stories… Chow Town is where the food is at Can’t resist Sweet Leaf Tea‘s delicious organic teas and the cute granny ­čÖé Lobster corn dog from Graham Elliot...

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Graham Elliot @ Lollapalooza

Before Lollapalooza, I did a quick search on the menus being offered at Chow Town. Three words caught my attention… Lobster… Corn… Dog! That just sounds amazing. Just imagine… a lobster sausage, covered in a cornmeal batter, served on a stick. Just like a corn dog but with tasty lobster meat! I instantly put that...

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Food and Drinks @ Lollapalooza 2010

It’s my last evening in Chicago! I was here the past week – exploring the city, eating well, and having lots of fun. The highlight from this past weekend was Lollapalooza! I went to Lollapalooza last year and had such a great time, I was very excited about this year’s event. Lollapalooza is a three-day...