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2012 MWBF
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CRAFT BEER FEST: Midwest Brewers Fest

Plainfield, IL — The 2012 Midwest Brewers Fest (MWBF) will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Plainfield Riverfront Park in Plainfield, IL … Read more ›

Launching the summer grilling season, many Plainfield residents will fire up the grill for some tasty foods to enjoy over the long Memorial Day weekend. At right, Kim Kirchherr, JEWEL-OSCO Dietitian. (Photos: JEWEL-OSCO)
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Let's Get Grilling

By Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, CDE, JEWEL-OSCO Dietitian The Memorial Day holiday weekend is almost here – the unofficial launch of summer grilling season. It … Read more ›

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Come explore the Northern Illinois Wine Trail

For Midwesterners, arriving in wine country means hopping a plane or driving for days. Or does it? In the last two decades, wineries have sprung … Read more ›

CSA subscribers pickup their vegetables either at the Naperville farm or at one of four off-site locations, in Batavia, Lombard, Western Springs, or Winfield
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Green Earth Institute CSA growing and selling local organic produce

More and more, people are looking for fresh, local, and organic produce. Farmers markets and CSAs (community supported agriculture programs) become more popular every year, … Read more ›

A variety of berries can be found at the local market. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

South suburban farmers market guide 2012

If you’re looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own … Read more ›

Seven Lettuces bagged salad with an April 11 freshness date has been recalled by the company. ( Company photo / April 15, 2012)

Dole ‘Seven Lettuces’ bagged salad recalled by company

Cases of bagged salad distributed by Dole Fresh Vegetables have been recalled because a New York state test of some of the salad found salmonella … Read more ›

Paula Deen's Kitchen at Harrah's Joliet Hotel & Casino.
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The Dish: Paula Deen's Kitchen serves up classic southern comfort food at Harrah's Joliet

On April 5, 2012, Paula Deen brought her southern-style buffet and restaurant to the Chicago area via Harrah's Casino in Joliet. Even with all the … Read more ›

Moo & Oink Hot Links
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Moo & Oink is on the shelves at Certified

Moo & Oink products are now available at Certified in Joliet, 118 E. Jackson St. The classic Chicago brand known for its selection of meat … Read more ›

Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante presented Paula Deen with a key to the city at Thursday's grand opening of  Paula Deen's Kitchen.

Paula Deen’s Southern cooking comes to the south suburbs

With a “Howdy y’all,” Paula Deen brought her Southern cooking to the North. Deen this month opened her latest restaurant – Paula Deen’s Kitchen – … Read more ›

27-liter bottle of Charles Krug, Vintage Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 for a live auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
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The Dish: Morton's Steakhouse Winemaker Dinner Series with Peter Mondavi of Charles Krug Winery

On the evening of March 3, 2012, Morton's Steakhouse on 65 East Wacker Place along with Peter Mondavi, Co-Proprietor of Charles Krug Winery, hosted the … Read more ›