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This year, Lincoln Park Zoo will introduce its inaugural Dessert Fest at the zoo, using confections, entertainment and exhibits to raise funds for free admission to continue.

Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

September 13, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo lovers will be able to indulge their sweet tooth while spending time with their favorite animal as part of the zoo's latest fundraising effort. As one of only three free zoos l...

Chef Angie Wines and her partner Anneliese Moy will serve up several down-home favorites at Sweet Virginia’s Kitchen, 5131 N. Damen Ave.

New restaurant aims to be ‘grandma’s kitchen’

October 24, 2016

Lincoln Square is about to get a whole lot “sweeter” with the November opening of a new restaurant serving smoked meats, desserts and other made-from-scratch dishes.Chef Angie Wines and her partner, Ann...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Favorite Recipes: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 29, 2014

There is no dessert more basic than cookies, and because I feel especially basic this week, it was only fitting to bake the circle-shaped goodies. Playing with and eating cookie dough was probably a chi...

Biggert admits defeat

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 7, 2012

After conceding defeat in the 11th Congressional District, Judy Biggert admitted defeat to Bill Foster after a hard-fought campaign that saw hundreds of millions of dollars in negative attack ads and super PAC contributions.According to Illinois Sen. Kurt Dillard, Biggert ran one of the classiest campaigns in Illinois history."Sometimes the map wins," Dillard said. “We can be immensely proud of our friend and congresswoman. I have seen ...

Deaf music inspires all

By Alexandra Kukulka

April 30, 2012

The music starts, the crowd cheers and the front man begins to sing. For a musician, these sounds are the sign of a successful concert. However, when deaf musician Sean Forbes hits the stage, his experience ismuch different.Forbes, 30, created the Deaf Professional Arts Network in 2005 to bridge the gap between the deaf population and the music industry. Through this nonprofit organization, Forbes tours the U.S. and is al...

“Lost” writer enters the woods

By Drew Hunt

April 18, 2012

After collaborating with the likes of Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams, Drew Goddard has long been poised to step into the director chair himself. He finally got his chance with “The Cabin in the Woods,” a unique horror film that has fans of the genre dizzy with curiosity. Recently, The Chronicle had the chance to sit down with Goddard and discuss the genesis of the film, how genre cinema became so popular and whether or no...

Punch drunk fly love

By Emily Fasold

April 2, 2012

Humans aren't the only ones who hit the bottle to cope with sexual frustration.According to new research from the University of San Francisco, sex-starved male fruit flies also seek the solace of alcohol.Authors of the study, published last month in the journal “Science”, attribute this self-medicating tendency to a brain chemical in flies called Neuropeptide F, which escalates in Volume after mating and boozing. They...

Dessert Crawl

By Estefania Martinez

October 17, 2011

Chicago neighborhood Andersonville hosted their 6th annual Dessert Crawl on Sunday, Oct. 9. This year, over 30 local businesses satisfied the neighborhood’s sweet tooth by providing samples from a number of desserts. The Dessert Crawl also groups the businesses by three routes, this year they were the Candy Cane Route, the Gumdrop Route, and the Lollipop Route.

‘Nice Cream’ will put up fight

By Sophia Coleman

September 6, 2011

Ice cream lovers in Chicago and the rest of Illinois may find their options limited in the search for organic frozen treats.Governmental crackdowns on small businesses and family farms are increasing across the country, according to the documentary “Farmageddon,” which had its Chicago premiere on Aug. 27 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.The film documents farmers who have been subjected to raids by the ...

Vegan spring cupcakes

By Lauren Lahvic

March 28, 2011

Surprise your friends with this  delicious dessert. Whether you are going on a picnic or spending the night at home, these cupcakes will be a hit.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and put cupcake tins inside a cupcake pan. Bring soy milk to a low boil. Be sure to stir it occasionally. Once the soy milk has started to boil, add Earl Grey tea bags and zest, immediately remove from the heat and let it sit for approximately 20 minutes.After your soy and Earl Grey tea has had time to steep, ta...

Chocolate chip banana bread

By Molly Keith

March 14, 2011

Chocolate chip banana bread serves as a delectable complement to a chilly homework-filled Sunday afternoon. Take a break from the books to prepare this  simple and savory snack.You will need 1 cup of sugar, an egg, 1 1/2 cups of butter, 1 cup of mashed bananas, 3 tablespoons of milk, 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of finely chopped nuts. You wi...

Apple crunch

By Edward Kang

March 7, 2011

If you’re in the mood for a light dessert, apple crunch is great and easy to make. It’s best to make during the fall when apples are fresh and inexpensive, but that shouldn’t stop you from making it now.First, you’ll need a 9-by-13-inch baking pan, 2 small mixing bowls, 6 apples, 1 egg, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of white sugar, 1 tablespoon of water, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of...

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