Red Meat Renaissance: Chicago’s Best New Steakhouses

There’s no arguing the fact that Chicago is a red meat town. Certainly, we’ve got the big beef houses as testimony to our love: Morton’s, Mastro’s, Gibson’s, Gene & Georgetti, Chicago Cut and more. But in the past year or so, there’s been a carnivore renaissance, with innovative new steakhouses pushing beyond the Caesar Salad/Creamed […]

Last Chance to Grill

Labor Day might be over, but you don’t have to put away your grill yet! Here’s a round up of our favorite recipes that put your grill to good use. Cuban Tortilla Sandwiches Recipe The traditional pork and Swiss, but grilled like a quesadilla. Yum and easy. Glazed Grilled Salmon Recipe A classic, but can’t […]

Smoky Steak Tacos Recipe

I received a generous gift of dried chiles, so I set out to create a simple recipe for a marinade using one of my favorite flavors: smoked chile peppers. They have a lovely heat that’s not overpowering, and the preparation is simple enough for everyday cooking. Smoky Steak Tacos Serves: 4 (2 tacos each) Prep […]

Flank Steak with Soy Marinade Recipe

Try this scrumptious marinade for flank steak, skirt steak or London broil. It’s easy and fast. And every time I make it, someone wonders aloud: “Why we don’t have this every night?” Flank Steak with Soy Marinade Serves: 6 Prep time: 10 min., plus 6-8 hrs. marinating time Cook time: 25 min. Ingredients   1/2 […]