Fresh Ideas for Super Bowl Sunday Eats

There are a million recipes out there for the Super Bowl so I wanted to save you some time and pass on some delicious and interesting recipes that will make you the perfect guest or host. If the Super Bowl is not for you these recipes will still work for any potluck party this winter.

Chicken wings with Momofuku Octo Vinaigrette

Who doesn’t love all things Momofuku? A Cup of Mai has this really easy recipe to make your wings memorable.

Chicken Wings W Momofuku Vinaigrette

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Chicago Restaurant Week Starts Feb 1st!

Chicago Restaurant Week 2013

It’s that time again; Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off on February 1st and will run through February 10th. You don’t have to join anything just-show up, however, reservations are strongly recommended, as this is a very popular week. The prix fixe menus start at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner.

Here is a handy dandy restaurant finder to help you navigate the over 250 restaurants that are participating – Click here.

Eat up, Chicago!

More info:

Chicago Restaurant Week – Choose Chicago.

Hold That Mini-Burger: Restaurants Forecast Food For 2013 : The Salt : NPR


Food trends are like fashion trends to me, some are good, some are bad and some are just ridiculous. Out this year:

  • Bacon-flavored chocolate
  • Gazpacho
  • Sliders

Got that? According to the National Restaurant Association, sourcing and sustainability will be what consumers are going to look for and value in 2013. This of course would fall into the good trend. Some others:

  • House-cured meats (swear this has been happening in Chicago for a while now…)
  • Artisanal cheeses (ditto above)
  • Gourmet lemonade (hmm…)
  • Food trucks (yay!)
  • Peruvian food (I’m intrigued…)

To read more on the upcoming trends check out The Salt:

Hold That Mini-Burger: Restaurants Forecast Food For 2013 : The Salt : NPR.

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