Wednesday, February 8, 2012

5 Chicagoans Up For F&W 'Best New Pastry Chef'


So this is pretty cool.

For the first time ever, Food & Wine is searching for the Best New Pastry Chef in the country.

The best part about it is that the readers get to choose from an awesome list of contenders, including five fabulous Chicago chefs in the Central Region competition:

Time For Last-Minute Valentine's Day Plans!


No pressure at all, but do you realize that Valentine's Day is only several days away?!

To get you in that right frame of mind on where to dine, I stopped by The G-Spot Radio Show to offer my Top 5 picks for most romantic restaurants in the city.

I also brought along some lovey dovey treats, including heart-shaped pizzas from Giordano's and loads of stuff from Magnolia Bakery. We were pretty big fans of the heart-shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies!

Get Gourmet Mac 'n' Cheese at the Auto Show

The Nissan-wrapped Southern Mac 'n' Cheese Truck set to appear at the Chicago Auto Show. (Photo via

I finally got a few more details on the First-Ever Food Truck Meet-Up at the Chicago Auto Show, happening 6-7:30pm Feb. 16 in McCormick Place Lot B. Apparently the Slide Ride, the woman-owned mobile truck serving miniature sandwiches and burgers, is participating.

And even more exciting news is that Nissan has teamed up with The Southern Mac & Cheese Truck to bring food to those inside of the show: