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Cholesterol exonerated, maybe

Cholesterol exonerated, maybe

March 2, 2015

Two sunny side up eggs and a strip of bacon graced the cover of Time magazine in March 1984, forming the distressed, frowning caricature of a human face. The message imparted to the American people by this ...

Uncovered posters inspire spooky art show

Uncovered posters inspire spooky art show

October 6, 2014

The Logan Theatre—originally called the Paramount Theatre—opened in 1915 at 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. and was recently revealed to be a treasure trove of old horror film posters.The result is the “...

Bottlefork, 441 N. Clark St., operated by Rockit Ranch Productions, focuses on perfecting smoked meats and creatively mixed drinks. The Wood Grilled Ground Bacon Burger ($17) is smoked in-house.

Bottlefork a smokin’ success

April 7, 2014

In what looks like a cross between a tavern and a cooking show, business-casual twenty and thirty-somethings sit at crowded tables and giant booths divided between two bars—one for the drinks and the other for ...

Bacon sales rose to $4 billion in 2013

Increased bacon sales amplify health concerns

February 24, 2014

The boom of bacon sales in the U.S. may benefit the meat industry but could be bad for the nation’s health.Bacon sales among top meat vendors reached nearly $4 billion last year, a 9.5 percent increase from th...

Director reinvents popular movie

By Drew Hunt

October 10, 2011

A big of part of Hollywood is dealing with backlash. Craig Brewer, director of the films “Hustle and Flow” and “Black Snake Moan,” knows this as well as anyone thanks to his latest film, a remake of the ’80s classic “Footloose.” His version, which stars Julianne Hough and newcomer Kenny Wormold, is a generous tribute to its predecessor. But for many movie fans, remakes are a cause for alarm. The Chronicle ha...

Battle of the bacon

By Luke Wilusz

September 20, 2010

Although local pigs may have cowered in fear, bacon fans had good reason to celebrate when bacon tacos, bacon cupcakes, bacon Bloody Marys and even more bizarre concoctions battled it out for the title of best bacon dish in Chicago.The Chicago Bacon Takedown—a cooking competition organized by Brooklyn-based actor, producer and food aficionado Matt Timms—challenged local cooks to make their best bacon dishes at home and ...

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