Like many health-conscious Chicagoans, I’ve dined, and even seen a couple of live shows at Uncommon Ground in Wrigleyville over the years. I’ve always enjoyed the bright, natural ambience, attentive service, and loved whichever hopeful artist I chose to see, and of course, the food. It wasn’t until recently that
Ever sit down and consider all that goes into creating a restaurant menu? What if 50% of that menu involved plants? That is exactly what the plant-forward menu at Freshii is all about. The 200 unit Toronto based fast-casual restaurant chain doesn’t have deep fryers and 50% of the menu
by Samantha Turner In the hilarious new documentary, That Sugar Film, Australian native, Damon Gameau, shows us what happens to the human body when it consumes a “healthy” sugar-heavy diet. Some of you may be thinking, sugar and healthy in the same sentence, are these people crazy? You’ll see what
While I was mingling with guests at a concert recently, I met a young man who told me he worked for a company that sold fresh salads out of vending machines throughout Chicago, that are made from locally sourced ingredients. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I
by Ashley Gilday This year marks the 44th year in business for Chicago-based deep dish pizzeria, Lou Malnati’s. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lou Manati’s owner (and son), Marc Malnati, for a delicious (dairy and meat-free) pizza lunch at their newest Chicago location in Lincoln Square.
Photo by Brent Herrig “I just want to serve delicious food; and it happens to be vegetables” Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of New York City’s Dirt Candy, a vegetarian restaurant located in the East Village. Her restaurant serves innovative dishes with vegetables as
I had the chance to sit down with Alisha Kettner of Amour de la Terre, Chicagolands very first vegan shoe store. Alisha shares her motivation to open Amour de la Terre, explains what vegan shoes represent and gives us a sneak peek at some of the brands she will carry