Halloween is approaching which for children, means lots of candy and sweet treats!

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

As we approach this holiday filled with lots of preferred food and snack options, it feels appropriate to address the concerns that parents often share about their children and their eating. As parents, it is our responsibility to payRead more

 

The Chopping Block You Can Save Lots of Money By Learning How to Butcher

Have you ever found yourself staring at the meat case in the supermarket with a blank look on your face? Are you wondering what’s the difference between prime, choice and select meat? Pondering which ribs should you get: baby back, country style or spare ribs?Read more

 

Flu Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

From Swedish Covenant Hospital

Prevention is always the best option in protecting yourself from all forms of illness, and influenza is no different. Flu season typically begins in October or November and can last as late as May. Preparing for the increase in exposure to the virusRead more

 

Mark Chiang’s goal is to make the House of Wah Sun the best

By Patrick Butler

During the 16 years Mark Chiang has been running the House of Wah Sun, 4319 N. Lincoln Ave., he’s developed his own success formula.
Instead of taking a hefty profit and paying his dozen or so workers from whatever’s left, he pays hisRead more

 

The success of Jeri’s Grill is in staying the same

By Patrick Butler


Don’t ask Frank DiPiero what he wants his Jeri’s Grill to be like 10 years from now.
“Success at this place is staying the same. I don’t want it to become something in 10 years. It’s already where we ought to be. IfRead more

 

Very Important Pooches: Different categories of working dogs and their purposes

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Dogs have been trained for decades to serve our society in ways that could otherwise never have been imagined had it not been for the extraordinary bond we share with them. Whether they are sniffing out bombsRead more

 

Restaurant Leftovers

German-American restaurants are notorious for giving out huge portions and sometimes it’s simply too much. Now… German food is also notorious for not tasting especially good the next day unless it’s something stewy like goulash or paprikash. So with a little help from my friends, I’veRead more

 

Political satire expressed in carnival floats

By Patrick Butler

Jaques Tilly, Germany’s sometimes controversial master float builder, was a featured attraction on the DANK (German American National Congress) Haus float at the Saturday, Sept. 9, Von Steuben Day parade.
For more than three decades, the carnival float designer’s handiwork has been aRead more

 

The Chopping Block: Two Sommeliers = Double Shot of Wine Education

September is back to school time, but that doesn’t only apply to kids. What is a topic you’d like to learn more about as an adult? If you answered cooking or wine, The Chopping Block can help! With two new sommeliers on staff, we areRead more

 

Meet Paula Basta, Executive Director of the Northeast (Levy) Senior Center

by Peter von Buol

Since first opening its doors in 1979, the city of Chicago’s Northeast (Levy) Senior Center, 2019 W. Lawrence Ave., has been a vital asset for Chicago’s senior citizens. The center, one of six regional centers operated by the city’s department of familyRead more