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  • January 17, 2017

    12 Healthy Restaurants in Chicago That Won't Make You Hate Life

    (12 Healthy Restaurants in Chicago That Won't Make You Hate Life, Eater Chicago, January 17, 2017)

    It's the start of a new year and you may be hitting the gym hard. Developing a healthier lifestyle doesn't happen overnight and the process can be quite arduous. Yes, burgers and fried chicken will always have a place in hearts (and stomachs), but cutting back on the fat and grease goes a long way toward a better diet. Just because certain foods are good for you, though, doesn't mean they have to be devoid of flavor. The following dishes are both healthy and delicious.

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  • January 17, 2017

    Make way for matcha this winter

    (Make way for matcha this winter, USA TODAY, January 17, 2017)

    Matcha is a fine powder from the leaves of a specifically grown green tea, the color and texture of which can be added to all kinds of drinks, pastries and even dishes like pasta. The flavor varies, with a range of bitterness, sweetness, umami and grassiness. Coffee shops and restaurants across the country experiment with the color and flavor of matcha in everything from lattes and smoothies to ice cream, pastries and pancakes.

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  • January 12, 2017

    9 Best New Brunches to Try in Chicago

    (9 Best New Brunches to Try in Chicago, Zagat Chicago, January 9, 2017)

    A new year necessitates new brunch, and Chicago's got plenty. Take your pick of brand-new restaurants and just-launched menus full of weekend dishes worth braving the cold for this season. Here are nine ways to up your brunch game across the city.

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  • January 12, 2017

    A tour of the trending food halls in Chicagoland

    (Deck the Halls: A tour of the trending food halls in Chicagoland, Dining Out Chicago, January 12, 2017)

    Gourmet food halls have always been popular in Europe, but only recently have they made a big splash in the United States. For decades, in fact, Americans’ conception of a food hall equated to quick-serve food courts in malls and airports. But no longer. Chicago is now lucky to house some of the best avant-garde incarnations out there, with outposts of popular restaurants, gigantic salad bars, curated markets, and a bounty of gourmet prepared foods.

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