Monthly Archives: June 2011

Filled Up or Fed Up: Dan Rosenthal

Dan Rosenthal has been in the hotel and restaurant business for over 45 years developing such restaurants as Harry Caray’s, Trattoria No. 10, Poag Mahone’s and the Sopraffina Marketcaffé concept. He is also the co-founder of the Green Chicago Restaurant … Continue reading

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Chipotle is a role model

File this under: if one fast food chain can do it, why can’t others? Chipotle is going to double its use of local produce in one year – from 5 million pounds in 2010 to 10 million in 2011. Full … Continue reading

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Filled Up or Fed Up: Helen Cameron

Helen Cameron is the co-owner of Uncommon Ground. It has been operating for 20 years as a community-based restaurant (now two locations) that is committed to supporting local farmers and purchasing as locally and sustainably as possible, while educating guests … Continue reading

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Farmers Markets

How can I put this nicely? Um…don’t be an idiot and miss out on the summer season of farmer markets. This is the time to savor fresh fruits and vegetables coming right out of the ground at a farm near … Continue reading

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Externalized Costs

If you haven’t seen this yet, watch it: Obviously, there are a lot implications and parallels to the food industry. One, it’s a cycle and so there is an inter-connectivity to all the steps – from the creation of the … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Cows Produce “Human” Milk

Be afraid…be very afraid. Apparently, scientists thought it would be a great advancement in human nutrition to genetically modify cows to produce milk that resembles the same chemical make-up of human breast milk. I would like to believe there is … Continue reading

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Green City BBQ

This a really fun foodie event. All the money raised goes to Green City programming. Great chefs and great cause. And did I mention I am the DJ!?! Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010 Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm Location: Lincoln Park- site of … Continue reading

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Pasta with Ground Turkey and Scapes

The last time I was at the farmer’s market, I saw a unique treat – scapes. Don’t know what a scape is? It’s the flowery end of a garlic bulb…and they are tasty. They are somewhere between a garlic and … Continue reading

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Filled Up or Fed Up: Rita Gutekanst

Rita Gutekanst is co-owner of Limelight Catering and Board Member for the Green City Market. In other words, she is a big advocate of local and tasty food. So I figured she would be a good candidate for the “filled … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Chez Panisse

It seems only fitting that one of my first restaurant reviews be Chez Panisse. Its founder is Alice Waters and she is widely considered one of the pioneers of the local and organic food movement as far back as 1971. … Continue reading

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