Graduation

My oldest son Brody will graduate from high school tomorrow and the both of us are pretty relaxed about it. In fact, I still have to find a restaurant that will hold all of us, but it’s still early in the day. It wasn’t ideal that I had to teach him how to shave, how…

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Taqueria Honorio

In the town of Tulum, Mexico, there is one restaurant that a lot of people will tell you to go for tacos. However they don’t serve dinner and if you plan on going for lunch, they might be closed by the time you arrive. Taqueria Honorio opens at 6 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday but closes when they run out of food. How…

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Three Dots and a Dash

The James Beard Foundation Awards are awards that recognize top culinary industry professionals in the United States. Category winners include: writers, media, chefs, service, beverage, restaurant designers and culinary educators. It’s an exciting time for any food enthusiast to be in the host city, which has been Chicago since 2015. Many food and beverage-related events, pop-ups and demos are…

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Boka Backyard BBQ

Boka hosted Shake Shack, Milk Bar Bakery and Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits for a backyard barbecue the week of the James Beard Awards ceremony. Guests feasted on pork tacos served in the kitchen and burgers on the patio. Inside were dessert stations, cocktails and a bluegrass band. Watch the Video Boka Backyard BBQ Info Boka | 1729…

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Elske

I was familiar with David Posey’s cooking talent from when he was chef de cuisine at Blackbird restaurant in Chicago. Back then, I didn’t follow restaurants or knew who was creating my dishes. I read the food section in the newspaper, a few magazine articles and lots of cookbooks. I went to eat where I was invited and discovered places when I…

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