<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Food and Drink, Nightlife, Bars, and Restaurants]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/food-drink http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:33:30 -0500 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:33:30 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Dessert Mashups]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:58:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wayne-dumplings.jpg
Make PB&J “french fries” and red velvet cheesecake dumplings mashups with a strawberry dipping sauce.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Tailgating With Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:41:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WW-pizza-pretzels.jpg
Combine pizza and pretzels and marinara dipping sauce into an easy to eat tailgating treat

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Upscale Meatloaf]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:13:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWGourmetMeatloaf.JPG
Upscale traditional meatloaf into a gourmet dish.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Giving Leftovers A Makeover]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:01:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWSmokedPorkTenderloin.JPG
Make the most out of your leftovers with tasty new recipes.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Tomato Tart And Tomato Appetizers]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:35:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWDeconstructedGuac.JPG
Create easy tomato based dishes during harvest season.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Diners Must Sign Waiver Before Eating Burger]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:15:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kpnx-ghost-burger.jpg
08/11/14: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Scottsdale, Arizona claims they're home to the world's spiciest hamburger. Reporter Gia Vang from NBC station KPNX reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Movie Night Picnic In The Park]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:11:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/225*120/WWCaprese2.jpg
Fill a picnic basket with simple snacks, prepared dishes and desserts for movie night in the park.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Carne Asada Street Tacos]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:15:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWStreetTacos.jpg
Put together a little fiesta with homemade carna asada street tacos.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Giant Family-Sized Burger]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:46:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/AvacadoBurger.JPG
Grill your own family sized burger for a big holiday weekend meal.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make Korean BBQ]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:29:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000007733132_1200x675_288002115631.jpg
Award-winning Chef Bill Kim joins NBC Chicago's LeeAnn Trotter for a quick example of how to make your summer bbq new and sizzling.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Mango Carrot Coconut Soup]]> Thu, 29 May 2014 14:35:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/MangoCarrotCoconutSoup.JPG
Make a chilled mango carrot soup to compliment a big barbecue meal.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Family Friendly Summer Drinks]]> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:26:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWGlasswareAndContainers.jpg
Enjoy three flavor packed non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect for summer entertaining.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Appetizer Trio For Outdoor Entertaining]]> Wed, 07 May 2014 13:42:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWBaconCheddarJalapenoBiscuits.jpg
Create a trio of appetizers that are a perfect beginning for an evening on the patio or balcony.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Chicken And Dumplings]]> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:01:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWChickenDumplings.JPG
Make mom’s southern chicken and dumplings recipe and give it a new look.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Baconfest 2014 Features All Things Swine]]> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:38:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Baconfest_2012_46.jpg
Friday night dinner session, expanded schedule announced.

Photo Credit: Marcus Riley ]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: A Trio Of Salsas]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:06:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWSalsaTrio.JPG
A trio of salsas are a perfect combination for outdoor entertaining.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Dining Out For Life On April 24, 2014]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:33:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/187*120/DiningOutForLifeCardsAll.jpg
Dine out and help individual and families impacted by HIV/AIDS

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Zagat Names Chicago's "30 Under 30" Culinary "Superstars"]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:45:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fork+generic.jpg
Zagat has released its third annual "Chicago 30 Under 30" list of the city’s top "up-and-coming culinary industry superstars" under the age of 30.]]>
<![CDATA[Company Makes Coffee With A Purpose]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:42:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Aspire+CoffeeWorks.png
Aspire, a non-profit that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with Metropolis Coffee Company to make coffee that Makes a Difference. Aspire CoffeeWorks can be bought online...]]>
<![CDATA[Yelp Unveils Top 100 Places To Eat in United States]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:38:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ALINEA_722x406_2225179709.jpg
Yelp this week unveiled a list of the 100 places to eat in the United States based on data from reviews across the review site.]]>
<![CDATA["World's Largest" Ketchup Home Eyes Brat Record]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:20:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bratwurst.jpg
Belleville doesn't expect to be hotdogging it when the southwestern Illinois community celebrates its bicentennial. That's because this 200th birthday blowout is all about the brat.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Plans Third Drive-Thru Window]]> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:39:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+sex+assault+arrest.jpg
The company is hoping the third window will increase drive-thru efficiency.]]>
<![CDATA[7 Chicago Pizzas Make List of Best 101 Pies]]> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:57:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Lou+Malnati%27s+Deep+Dish.jpg
In a new list of the 101 best pizzas in America, seven Chicago spots got its slice of the pie.

Photo Credit: Lou Malnati's ]]>
<![CDATA[Fox & Obel Declares Bankruptcy]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:59:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fox-and-obel.jpg
Chicago grocery institution Fox & Obel filed for bankruptcy on Thursday. Reportedly, the company owes the IRS around $382,000, food supplier Sysco $345,000 and is also in debt to its management company...

Photo Credit: elstopfoodhunt.wordpress.com ]]>
<![CDATA[Serving Up A Tradition of Quality]]> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:18:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000004150358_722x406_48491587915.jpg
The Turano Baking Company has been making bread in Chicago since 1962. This year they will have the honor of being the official bread supplier for hottest foodie fest in the city-Chicago]]>
<![CDATA[Top 10 List Snubs Chicago-Style Pizza]]> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:48:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/163*120/Chicago+Style+Pizza.png
TripAdvisor travelers unveil their favorite pies, which don't include Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Showstopper 7-Layer Salad]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:40:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWMasonJar.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make a individual salads worth showing off at your next picnic.]]>
<![CDATA[2013 Taste of Chicago]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:57:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tasteofchicago22.jpg
Chicago's famous Taste of Chicago Festival begins for the 33rd year.]]>
<![CDATA[Taste of Chicago: What To Expect]]> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:13:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003641779_722x406_36684355650.jpg
NBC 5's Lauren Petty talks with Sam Toia, the president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. He shares with us a selection of foods and tells Lauren what to expect at this year's festival - including...]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Make a Patriotic Dessert]]> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:00:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWStrawberryShortcake.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make a dessert representing the red, white and blue of Old Glory.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake]]> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:05:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWStrawberryShortcake.jpg
Create a patriotic dessert for your holiday party with a strawberry and blueberry shortcake.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Make a Refreshing Summer Drink]]> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:49:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWSummerDrinksPimms.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make a drink able to please family-friendly or adult-only crowds.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Last-Minute Dinner Party Ideas]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:14:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWLastMinute.jpg
Wayne shows you how to whip up a meal for guests who just stop by out of the blue.]]>
<![CDATA[City Announces Taste of Chicago Food Trucks]]> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:54:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/the+salsa+truck.jpg
A rotation of 14 food trucks will participate each day of the Taste.]]>
<![CDATA[2013 Taste of Chicago Restaurants, Food Trucks]]> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 09:51:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Taste-couple-2012.jpg
Taste of Chicago begins July 10 in Grant Park.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Prices for Roses, Vegetables, and Fish Could Go Up]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 13:30:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003372569_722x406_31823939761.jpg
Ecuador's ambassador is in Chicago to promote trade with her country. If the U.S. lets the trade agreement expire, we could pay more for everyday items.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Get Ready for Movies in the Park]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:44:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWMoviesInThePark.JPG
Wayne shows you how to get ready to go and watch a movie outdoors.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Movies In The Park]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:46:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWMoviesInThePark.JPG
Create a "Movies In The Park" checklist of what to bring for a successful night under the stars.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Make Red, White & Blue Drinks]]> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:49:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWPatrioticDrinks.jpg
Wayne shows you how to celebrate Memorial Day with patriotic drinks.]]>
<![CDATA[Green, Organic Foods Prominent at Resto Show]]> Tue, 21 May 2013 17:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003311890_722x406_30987843980.jpg
The 2013 National Restaurant Association Show is bigger than in years past, with 60,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Make an Easy Summer Party Spread]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 09:56:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWSmokedBeefSliders.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make tasty sandwiches sure to impress your guests.]]>
<![CDATA[Master Butcher's Grilling Guide]]> Sun, 12 May 2013 08:39:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/grillingsat0511_11140410_722x406_29945411875.jpg
Before you fire up that grill, check out these grilling tips from Master Butcher and owner of Zier's Prime Meats and Poultry, Dave Zier.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Try Fresh Risotto Recipe]]> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:34:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWRissotoHero.jpg
Wayne shows you how to make a summer risotto using mushrooms, asparagus, saffron and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.]]>
<![CDATA[Popular Empanadas Food Truck Owners Expand Business]]> Thu, 09 May 2013 10:00:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5411+empanadas.JPG
5411 Empanadas' food truck business has expanded to a restaurant and catering business.

Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Meets, Marries, Opens Chicago Food Truck]]> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:32:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kye+food+truck+fat+shallot.JPG
Sam Barron and Sarah Weitz own The Fat Shallot, which recently got the city's OK to hit the road.]]>
<![CDATA[Stockbroker Quits Job, Opens Food Truck]]> Tue, 07 May 2013 11:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/daniella+salsa+truck.JPG
The Salsa Truck became Chicago's first licensed mobile food preparer.

Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com]]>
<![CDATA[Giordano's Launches Brand New Food Truck]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 11:57:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/giordanos-truck.jpg
The Chicago-based pizzeria created its 41st restaurant with a custom-made food truck.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Tres Leches Cake for Cinco de Mayo]]> Thu, 02 May 2013 16:41:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WW+tres+leches+cake+photo.JPG
Wayne shows you how to make a Tres Leches cake to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.]]>