Piccolo Sogno Due Launches New Spring Bar Menu

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Chef Tony Priolo is one of my favorite chefs in the city – he’s fun to talk to, talented genuine, and extremely generous every time he hosts special events. Piccolo Sogno Due is one of those River North sleepers – great for leisurely lunches, business dinners and booze plus apps at the cozy front bar…

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Baseball Opener: Grind Your Own Hot Dog at Home

Baseball Opener Hot Dogs

Just in time for baseball Opening Day April 5, Chef Jared Van Camp of Old Town Social, Nellcote and RM Champagne Lounge offers his step-by-step method for making Chicago-style, ballpark dogs at home. Van Camp has earned national praise for his charcuterie and sausage-making techniques where he’s been devoted to using the whole animal. Still,…

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Cranberry Nut Mole Sauce

Finally! I have found an amazing use for those Wisconsin cranberries (from a trip to Cranberry capital Warrens) stored in my freezer that’s not your typical Thanksgiving-style cranberry sauce for turkey. Btw you can also find dried cranberries from Wisconsin at some specialty grocery stores.