Friday, October 5, 2012

Sable's Serving Up BACON JAM This Season . . .

Bacon jam and toasted baguettes from Sable Kitchen & Bar. (Photo: Sable Kitchen & Bar)

Excuse me as I wipe the drool off my computer screen, but I became totally distracted when I received an email about the newest offering from Sable Kitchen & Bar's Heather Terhune.

Apparently the former "Top Chef" contestant has created something she's calling bacon jam, and she's doing it by packing bacon, onions, garlic, brown sugar, vinegar, maple syrup and brewed coffee together and serving it with a side of creamy brie and toasted baguettes.

Damn, that looks GOOD.

BellyQ's 'Chef Karaoke Throwdown' Debuts Monday With Some Very Big Names On Local Dining Scene

BellyQ's Bill Kim as his alter ego. (Photos: bellyQ)

Don't you just love it when you get to see your favorite chefs doing cool stuff outside of the kitchen?!

Bill Kim is utilizing his very sleek and contemporary karaoke lounge at bellyQ to host the first-ever Chef Karaoke Throwdown, which debuts at 7pm Oct. 8.

He's doing it in particular to showcase a collection of stylized photographs of local chefs portrayed as their alter egos. Participating chefs were Brian Houston (Publican), John Manion (La Sirena Clandestina), Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate), Mark Steuer (The Bedford, Carriage House), Stephanie Izard (Girl and the Goat) and Jared Van Camp (Nellcote, Old Town Social).

Where to Fuel Up for the Chicago Marathon

Loop newcomer Tesori offers a great deal for Chicago Marathon runners. (Photo via Eater Chicago)

Our pals at Eater Chicago have created a useful guide for those who need to fuel up for the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. Included on the list is Loop newcomer Tesori, which will offer runners 10 percent off bills—as well as for family and friends joining them.