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A TKO: Playful PAMA Punch

By: Debra Lipson

August 18, 2014
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Sunday Fundays are best spent with friends and booze. Of course, Cheeky combined this fab pairing over the weekend with its PAMA Brunch Punch Party! Family style plates (included an ooey, gooey turkey eggs benedict and berry-topped waffles) were washed down with signature PAMA Liqueuer cocktails. Amid bites and glasses, the gabby group chose a refreshing riff on punch from three contest entries. Missed out on the fun but still wanna sample the sip? Check out Amber Gibson’s Brunch Punch winning recipe: Playful PAMA Party Punch Ingredients: 1/2 cup PAMA Liqueur 1 cup Aviation Gin 1/2 cup Makers Mark 1 cup grapefruit juice 2 cups watermelon juice 3 Tbsp. Demerara syrup Directions: 1. Pour all ingredients over ice and with some fruit …  Read more

Calories: Quality Not Quantity

By: Michele Gelman

August 18, 2014
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I am going to do something radical here for all you girls living in fear of a muffin top — I am going to tell you to STOP COUNTING CALORIES. For years, we have been told that calorie intake minus calorie expenditure equals calories stored. So the solution is to use more willpower, eat less and exercise, right? But this advice just doesn’t work, and Americans are getting hungrier and fatter. Of everything we eat, highly refined and rapidly digestible (high glycemic) carbohydrates (which are all forms of sugar) produce the most insulin. Insulin acts on your brain to increase appetite, especially for sugar. If we make too much insulin, it drives …  Read more

Pizano’s Lincoln Park Opening

By: Jen Pircon

August 11, 2014
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Chicago is serious about its pizza. And Pizano’s is no exception. Founded in 1991 by Rudy Malnati Jr., Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta is cooked up with rich, Italian tradition topped with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant opened its newest location in Lincoln Park last week, marking its fifth location in the Windy City. What keeps Chicagoans’ appetite thriving for Pizano’s? Although its deep dish gives Chicago-style pizza a run for its dough, it’s Pizano’s famous thin crust pizza that keeps people craving more. Oprah called the pizza “her favorite” and USA Today listed it as Top Ten in the Nation. Cheeky’s opinion? A resounding “Agreed!” as the pastry-like thin …  Read more