<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Food and Drink, Nightlife, Bars, and Restaurants]]> Copyright 2015 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 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:46:38 -0500 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:46:38 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Sous Vide Steaks, Potatoes]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:50:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-sous-vide-steak.jpg
Get an in-home version of the system restaurants have been using for years to perfectly cook meats and seafood sous vide.
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<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Braised Short Ribs For Passover]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-short-ribs.jpg
Create a savory Passover meal with rosemary and pomegranate braised short ribs and hasselback potatoes.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Is Corned Beef Irish? ]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:43:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/31515+Corn+Beef+recipe+edited.jpg
The tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage started when the Irish immigrated to the U.S in the 19th century. Pork was the preferred meat, but it was too expensive in the states.

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<![CDATA[Wayne’s Weekend: Irish Pasties]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:21:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-Irish-Pasties.jpg
Celebrate St. Patrick’s celebration with Irish pasties, banoffee pie, Irish stew, corned beef sliders and Irish stout cheese spread.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Corned Beef Sliders]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:26:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-corned-beef-slider.jpg
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with potato bread corned beef sliders and Irish stout spread.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Barbecued Beef Ramen Noodles]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:29:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-bbq-beef-ramen.jpg
Top homemade ramen noodles with barbecued beef, cayenne peppers and shiitake mushrooms

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Mardi Gras Crawfish Bread]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:00:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-mardis-Gras-bread.jpg
Put together a Mardi Party party with creamy stuffed crawfish bread, hurricanes and a king cake.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Chocolate Valentine Ravioli]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:00:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-Valentine-Ravioli-1.jpg
Strawberry cream filled chocolate ravioli make a special Valentine’s Day treat.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Seafood Creole and Beer Brat Empanadas]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:22:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWShrimpCreole.JPG
Make a crockpot seafood creole and beer brat empanadas that can be prepared ahead of time for your Super Bowl Party so you can enjoy the big game, too.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Dumpling Mashup]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:31:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWCrossCultureDumplings.jpg
Make dumplings influenced by different cultures and serve them up with jarred and homemade dipping sauces

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Stephanie Izard's Super Bowl Snacks]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:46:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheesy-crab-dip.jpg
The key to Super Bowl snacks is making items that are tasty yet easy so you can enjoy your company.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Vegetable Lasagna]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:02:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWVegetableLasagna.jpg
Make comfort food, Italian Style, with a hearty vegetable lasagna

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Hearty Vegetable Stew And Cornbread Whoopie Pies]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:34:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWVegetableStew.jpg
Make a hearty pot of vegetable stew and top it off with jalapeño cornbread whoopie pies.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Holiday Beef Wellington]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:39:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/BeufEnCrouteMadiera.JPG
A simple take on Beef Wellington headlines a fancy holiday dinner.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson
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<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Holiday Gifts From The Kitchen]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:52:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWBaconBananaBread.JPG
Make banana bread, peanut brittle, wedding cookies, red hot popcorn and more homemade gifts from the kitchen to give during the holidays.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Kitchen Gadgets For Holiday Gifts]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:05:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/265*120/WWGadgetRoundUp.jpg
Kitchen gadgets make great gifts for those who love to cook.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne’s Weekend: Wine Pairings For Your Thanksgiving Dinner]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:25:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WinesAndDesserts.JPG
Get Alpana Singh’s tips on great wines to enjoy with each course of your Thanksgiving meal.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Dessert Medley For A Holiday Buffet]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:38:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WJ-apple-crisp.jpg
Make individual apple crumbles, chocolate swirl cheesecakes and pumpkin mousse for a holiday buffet.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Cooking With Qunioa]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:00:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWTabboulegh.JPG
Quinoa is a high protein, gluten free, ancient grain that works well in salads, sides, appetizers and entrees.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![CDATA[Recipe: Giant Candy Corn Cake]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:44:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/candy-corn-cake.jpg
Create a colorful Halloween cake using candy corn as the inspiration.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Giant Candy Corn Cake]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/candy-corn-cake.jpg
10/23/14: Make a giant cake version of a Trick-or-Treat favorite.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Are Honeycrisps So Expensive?]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:50:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/PHOTO150542271169958454477main.jpg
10/10/14: They're ripe this time of year and they're delicious, but why are they so pricey?]]>
<![CDATA[Fans Line Up for Final Hot Doug's Taste]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:44:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hot-dougs-line.jpg
10/03/14: NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup was outside Hot Doug's Friday morning talking to hot dog and sausage lovers hoping to get in on the last of the action.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Sweet And Savory Apple Recipes]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:10:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wayne-johnson-apple-recipe.jpg
Create both sweet and savory dishes with apples.]]>
<![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Pumpkin Recipes]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:27:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*160/WWPumpkins.jpg
Make your own pumpkin fest with sweet and savory pumpkin recipes.

Photo Credit: Wayne Johnson]]>
<![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
An estimated 8,000 pounds of bacon will get cooked up for the sold-out event at the UIC Forum.

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 ]]>