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  • Matt's Munchies fruit leather snacks
    Review: Matt's Munchies organic fruit leather snacks
    It's not easy finding a healthy sweet snack that can go anywhere, fits in a purse or pocket, won't spoil just in case it sits in an office drawer for a few days, and is actually delicious. It's a good thing Matt's Munchies fruit...
  • Labriola Cafe
    Labriola Opens in Chicago
    Rich Labriola, Chicago’s most trusted name in baking, sets his sights on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile with a new full-service restaurant, bar, and bakeryWHAT:Labriola Ristorante & Café, the popular restaurant and bakery in Oak Brook,...
  • NYS board recommends $2.50 hourly raise for tipped workers
    NYS board recommends $2.50 hourly raise for tipped workers
    The New York State Labor Department's Wage Board, meeting in Albany today, recommended by a 2-1 vote a $7.50-per-hour minimum wage for tipped workers in the food and hospitality service industry by the end of the year. That would mean a $2.50...
  • Palais de Thes
    Take a walk through country tea gardens with Palais de Thes
    The weekend is officially here so it’s time to kick back with a nice cup of herbal tea. We prefer our tea from Palais des Thes where we can take a tasty walk through beautiful gardens.We recently sampled a few of their teas – Garden of...
  • Krups
    Krups' Tea Maker is not your typical kettle
    There is nothing quite like the taste of a cup of freshly brewed tea. We’re not talking about a tea bag with hot water poured over it; more like the loose leaf kind of teas that are steeped to bring out the natural aroma and flavor of the...
  • Ice cream for breakfast
    Where will you celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day?
    Investigating back as to when this holiday began Wikipedia says it was a snowy day in the 60s, Rochester, New York, where Florence Rappaport was dealing with two cranky kids because it was too cold to do anything during a blizzard. It was then...
  • Fruttata
    Fruttata launches tasty line of freeze-dried fruit crisps
    Healthier snacking just got better since we met Fruttata. If you haven’t tried these freeze-dried fruit crisps, you are in for a sweet treat.Fruttata launched this month taking fresh tropical fruits (think apples, bananas (launching next...
  • Let's watch the Super Bowl at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood!
    Let's watch the Super Bowl at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood!
    I know the big game is almost here. Over the past week, I have been dying to figure out what the best place to eat would be for the Super Bowl. Well, thanks to my friends at the Hard Rock Café in Hollywood, it seems like this restaurant is the...
  • Cuba
    Obama to restore relations with Cuba, but many Cuban-Americans object
    "To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary...these procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail.” - Che GuevaraWhile the majority of Americans favor Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba, a recent poll...
  • Chili Cook-Off at the National Aquarium
    Captain Larry's annual chili cook-off
    Do you like chili? Do you make a great chili? Captain Larry’s moves forward with on Saturday, February 7, 2015 with their 8th annual chili cook-off with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Dogs XL Rescue. If you like eating chili, there is an $8...
  • Fumare Meats & Deli in Chicago
    Fumare Meats pastrami knocked my socks off
    As if Chicago French Market doesn't have enough to distract me, Fumare has stolen the show. The pastrami is literally to die for and that's just the tip of the iceberg.Dick and Joan McCracken left banking to bring traditionally cured and...
  • Francesca in the kitchen
    Crave Clean Bakery, where cupcakes and brownies meet fitness.
    If you are still keeping up with your New Year's resolutions and are missing those decadent cupcakes, brownies and muffins that you enjoyed so much over the holidays but you know are out of reach for a while, then you must read about this...
  • Sixth Annual Coral Gables Community Foundation Tour of Kitchens coming up
    Sixth Annual Coral Gables Community Foundation Tour of Kitchens coming up
    On Saturday, February 7th, 2015, the Coral Gables Community Foundation will host its sixth annual Tour of Kitchens. Six of Coral Gables finest kitchens will be on the self guided tour, giving tour guests a peek inside some historic, unique and...
  • Try these top 10 Super Bowl snacks!
    Try these top 10 Super Bowl snacks!
    Super Bowl Sunday is on its way! Of course, most of us see Super Bowl Sunday as being all about football, but following close behind is the food we all love to have during the big game. Whether you are taking a dish to someone else’s...
  • I ate gourmet breakfasts in an Italian palace! Palazzo Gattini in Matera, Italy
    I ate gourmet breakfasts in an Italian palace! Palazzo Gattini in Matera, Italy
    Matera, Italy is a very special spot on this big, blue marble. It's the first place humans settled in Italy! Its limestone caves were turned into human living quarters 10,000 years ago. There were some high points in the Middle Ages before...