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Chicago Gift Guide for the Foodies

The Top Chicago Foodie Gifts for this Holiday Season!

December 8, 2014
Chicago Foodie Gift Guide
Kaleigh Glaza

Some of the best parts of the holiday season revolve around food (Thanksgiving turkey, hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and more). So we’ve put together a gift guide for those Cheeky gals who truly love to cook and eat! With a focus on Chicago brands, this gift guide will have your mouth watering and provide ideas for seriously delicious gifts. For the Java lover: TOMS Thankful Blend Put a boost in your morning with a tasty drink for a great cause! You can write what you’re thankful for on the bag, and you’ll also be providing clean water for a week to someone in need with every purchase. For those with Chicago pride (like us!): Pastoral’s “Best …  Read more

Sweet Treat in a Jar: Public House’s Spiced Apple Pie

Dig Into This Multi-Layered Holiday Dessert!

November 24, 2014
Photo Courtesy of Public House Chicago
Kaleigh Glaza

There really is no bad time for pie, but the holidays might be the best time all year! From pumpkin to French silk, there are plenty of options, but nothing is more classic than apple pie. It’s an American tradition and a perfect way to celebrate any of the upcoming holidays. Plus, Monday, December 1st, is also National Fried Pie Day, so it’s really a day to stop caring about calories and put on those stretchy pants to indulge in one of Public House’s newest desserts: Spiced Apple Pie in a Jar. It’s a comfort food with a unique presentation but that same sweet delicious taste. While there are a multitude of ways to make this classic …  Read more

Wine + Takeout = A Girl’s Best Friend

Top 5 Wine Pairings for Comfort Food

November 3, 2014
Lakesha Rose

For the nights when you just want to relax and order in your favorite comfort food, lifestyle expert Lakesha Rose put together the ultimate guide to takeout and wine pairings. She also recommends Twitter for its massive wine community and says it’s a great place to go if you need expert advice. Follow @LakeshaRose or accounts like @winematcher and @winewiseguy, or tweet with #winepairing or #winewednesday to join the conversation and get real time pairing tips. 1. Grilled Cheese with Banfi Chianti Classico Comfort food pairs really well with Chianti. I recommend a “grown up grilled cheese” with Banfi Chianti Classico–the wine’s delicious ripe cherry and spice are perfect with the richness of the …  Read more