Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Birch River Grill
75 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, Ill.
Birch River Grill introduces BRG Bites, eight sandwiches packed with gourmet ingredients starting this July. Choose one sandwich for $3, two sandwiches for $6 or three sandwiches for $9. Selections include: Blackened Grilled Salmon, shredded lettuce, tomato, chipotle rémoulade; Smoked Turkey and Brie, sliced turkey breast, Brie cheese, sliced cucumber, lingonberry sauce; Mediterranean Chicken, feta cheese, spinach, kalamata olive tapenade, basil pesto mayo; BBQ Beef, sliced sirloin, bbq sauce, crispy onions; Cordon Bleu, sliced ham, chicken breast, Swiss cheese; Pulled Pork, slow cooked seasoned pork, cole slaw; Caprese, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto mayo, sliced tomato, balsamic vinaigrette; and Buffalo Chicken, bleu cheese, crispy chicken and buffalo sauce. All Bites are served with French fries or sweet potato fries.
Birch River Grill now serves a prix-fixe menu for each week in July. Choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert for just $20.
This week, from now through Wednesday, July 1, appetizer selections include the BRG Salad, baby greens, shredded Michigan carrots, beefsteak tomato wedges, seedless cucumber slices; Granny Apple Onion Soup, paprika parmesan croutons, Wisconsin Swiss and provolone cheese; or the Soup of the Day. For the entrée, choose from Wild Mushroom Ravioli, marinara a la rustica, shaved grana padano, scallions, mushroom garni; Blackened Talapia, Wisconsin white cheddar grits, steamed broccolini, chipotle rémoulade; or Bacon Wrapped Boneless Pork Chop, smashed Yukon gold potatoes, corn and poblano hash, Kentucky bourbon sauce. Tempt the sweet tooth with dessert, Berry Sorbet, served with fresh berries.
Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The lounge stays open one hour later daily. All major credit cards are accepted. Complimentary parking is available. For reservations at Birch River Grill or for more information, please call (847) 427-4242 or visit www.birchrivergrill.com.
733 W. Madison St., Chicago, Ill
July Drink Specials
Dine, the West Loop’s retro eatery, just north of Greek Town, celebrates the opening of its outdoor patio (11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily). With great drink deals such as the Mojito, the minty cool classic with rum, club soda, mind leaves, lime and sugar ($7); or the Tangarita, a twist on the classic margarita with tequila, lime juice, triple sec & orange juice with an orange wedge garnish ($7). Dine’s martinis are made with seasonal flavors such as blueberry, melon, strawberry and pineapple, making them perfect for a summer beverage. Martinis include the Strawberry Lemonade Martini, Bacardi Limon, Strawberry Pucker and lemonade ($9); Summer Love, melon menagerie of Grey Goose Citron, Melon Pucker and sour mix topped with a cherry ($9); and Blueberry Hill, Stoli Blueberri, blue curacao, pineapple juice, white cranberry juice, garnished with blueberry and a lemon twist ($9).
Dine is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Breakfast is served from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Dinner is served 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Martini Bar and Lounge is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday though Friday and until 12 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Valet parking is complimentary. For more information or to make reservation, please contact Dine at (312) 602-2100 or visit www.dinerestaurant.com.
1250 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Throughout the entire month of July, Glen Prairie, a local farm sourced restaurant featuring contemporary Midwestern cuisine, is offering a three-course prix-fixe meal featuring an appetizer, choice of entrée, and dessert. This offer is available after 5 p.m. daily for just $20 per person.
For the appetizer enjoy the Caesar Salad, organic romaine, grilled sourdough croutons, pepato cheese. The entrée includes a choice of either the Miller Farms Seared Chicken, whipped potatoes, baby vegetables, natural jus; or the Spiced Grilled Missouri Catfish, sweet peas, roasted fingerling potatoes, sauce rémoulade. Dessert features a choice of Daily Sorbets.
Chef Demo at The Taste of Chicago
Daniel Ovanin, executive chef of Glen Prairie, will be at the Taste of Chicago at 2 p.m., Monday, June 29 and 1 p.m., Friday, June 3. He will demonstrate Sweet Corn and Tomato Bruschetta June 29, and Sage Grilled Amish Chicken Wings July 3 at the Dominick’s Cooking Corner.
Glen Prairie is located at 1250 Roosevelt Rd. in Glen Ellyn, Ill. in Chicago’s western suburbs. Glen Prairie’s 60-seat dining room and 40-seat lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year. Glen Prairie also boasts private dining seating for up to 40 guests. Glen Prairie is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday. The lounge remains open one hour later than the restaurant each day. For more details, contact the restaurant at (630) 613-1250 or www.glenprairie.com.
510 E. Route 83, Mundelein, Ill.
Karma is featuring a $20 prix-fixe dinner for the month of July. This weekend special runs every Friday through Sunday during July, and is available in addition to their regular menu. For the meal, choose an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
Appetizers include the Miso Soup, tofu, sautéed shiitake mushroom, roasted nori, and scallions; or the Karma House Salad, crisp lettuce, napa cabbage, cucumber, daikon and carrot ginger dressing.
For the entrée, pick either the Orange Peel Tempura Chicken, sesame jasmine rice, ginger chili cucumber salad and yuzu orange glaze; Asian BBQ Salmon, forbidden rice, sweet potato crisps, wok tossed spinach, napa cabbage and shiitake mushroom; or the Yellow Mango Vegetable Curry, spring vegetables tossed with coconut yellow curry, jasmine rice and kimchi.
Dessert consists of a trio of Sorbet or Ice Cream, served with fresh berries.
Karma is open seven days a week. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; lunch hours are 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner is served from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The lounge stays open one extra hour each night. Karma is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Chicago North Shore at 510 East Route 83, Mundelein, Ill. 60060. For reservations, call Karma at (847) 970-6900.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
921 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont, Ill.
798 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, Ill.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen celebrates summer with dining deals at both the Arlington Heights and Westmont locations. Tuesday, June 22, features 25 Fried Shrimp for just $9.95; Wednesday, try Half Price Live Maine Lobster ($9.95, minimum two per guest); and Thursday offers All You Can Eat Snow Crab ($29.95; add linguine $1.95; add dinner salad $2.25). All dining deals begin at 5 p.m.
4th of July at Pappadeaux
Find refreshment at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen this 4th of July. The fresh seafood restaurant offers a special cocktail in honor of Independence Day, the Firecracker, frozen hurricane layered with frozen margarita, and topped with Blue Curacao ($7.95), offered July 3 – 5.
Pappadeaux launches more refreshing drinks to cool off with this summer. Try these summertime favorites: Swamp Thing, raspberry and melon liqueurs blended with frozen Hurricane and Margarita ($8.95 regular/$10.95 large); and Strawberry Peach Squeeze, Bacardi Peach Red Rum and strawberry puree mixed with fresh lemon and lime ($6.95).
Choose from one of Pappadeaux’s many margaritas, including: Grand Gold Margarita, Jose Cuervo Gold tequila and Grand Marnier, with fresh sweet and sour ($8.95); The Top Shelf Margarita, 1800 Tequila and Grand Marnier, with fresh lemon and lime ($8.95); The Patron Perfect Margarita, Patron Silver tequila and Patron Citronge orange liqueur, with fresh lemon and lime ($10.95); Pomegranate Rita, Milagro Silver tequila, triple sec and pomegranate liqueur combined with fresh lemon and lime ($8.95); and Frozen Fruit Margaritas, Pappadeaux’s original margarita blended with either mango, strawberry or raspberry flavors ($7.95).
Try the Mango Mojito, Cruzan pineapple rum with mango, fresh lime juice and mint leaves ($8.95); Category 5, Bacardi O and Bacardi Razz rums swirled with frozen hurricane and margarita ($9.95); Twisted Hurricane, blend of frozen Pappadocious and frozen margarita with SKYY Infusions raspberry and SKYY Infusions citrus vodkas ($8.95); Absolut Cajun Bloody Mary, Louisiana-inspired Bloody Mary with Cajun spices, tomato juice and Absolut Peppar vodka ($6.95).
Refresh with non-alcoholic drinks, such as Watermelon Lemonade, homemade lemonade with fresh watermelon ($2.95); Strawberry Lemonade, homemade lemonade with fresh strawberries ($2.95); Flavored Tea, fresh-brewed iced tea with a choice of strawberry, passion fruit or mango twist ($.295); and Strawberry Lime Sparkler, strawberry with fresh squeezed lime juice and ginger ale ($2.95).
For wine lovers, Pappadeaux offers a variety of whites and reds by the glass to pair with Pappadeaux’s fresh seafood and hearty meat dishes.
Sparkling wines include Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, Cava, Spain ($7); Rotari Brut Rosé, Italy ($8); Chandon Brut Classic NV, California ($9).
Rieslings consist of Hogue, Columbia Valley, Washington ($6); Rudi Wiest Selections “Rhein River”, Germany ($7); and Kllikanoon “Mort’s Block”, Clare Valley, Australia ($9).
For Sauvignon Blanc choose from the Paso a Paso, Spain ($7); or the St. Supéry, Napa Valley, California ($8).
Chardonnays include glasses of Painter Bridge, California ($6); Penefolds Koonunga Hill, South Australia ($7); Frel Brothers, Sonoma County, California ($8); Kendall-Jackson Vinter’s Reserve, California ($9); and Morgan “Metallico” Un-Oaked, Monetery, California ($10).
Pinot Noir wines include Cono Sur, Chile ($6); Mark West, California ($7); and DeLoach, California ($9).
For a Merlot, choose the Tunnel of Elma, California ($6.50); Santa Rita Reserva, Malpo Valley, Chile ($8); or the Chateau Ste. Michelle “Indian Wells” ($10).
Cabernet Sauvignon wines include Los Cardos, Mendoza, Argentina ($7); Yalumba “The Y Series”, South Australia ($8); Casa Lapostolle, Rapel Valley, Chile ($9); and the Clos Du Bols, North Coast, California ($10).
For a Worldly Red wine, choose from the Marquis Philips Roogle Shiraz, Australia ($6); Ravenswood “Vitners Blend” Zinfandel, California ($7); or the Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($9).
Port and Dessert wines include, the Sandeman Founders Reserve, Portugal ($6); and Moscato D’Asti Saracco, Italy ($8).
Sweet Baby Ray’s
800 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village, Ill.
July: Kansas City BBQ
Since Kansas City is thought by many to be the ‘barbecue capital of America’ and the home of the American Royal, the world’s largest BBQ competition, the Sweet Baby Ray’s team is pleased to add the city’s barbecue style to its all-star lineup during the month of July. The restaurant’s rendition of Kansas City style barbecue is the Quarter Smoked Chicken with Burnt Ends, the flavorful pieces of meat cut from the ends of a smoked brisket, served with the Original Sweet Baby Ray’s Stovetop Recipe BBQ Sauce, a side of Kansas City style barbecue beans, Kansas City coleslaw and white bread ($10.49). Guests can add one-third slab of Baby Back or St. Louis ribs for only $4.
4th of July Specials at Sweet Baby Ray’s
This Independence Day, join Sweet Baby Ray’s for award-winning ribs. In honor of Sweet Baby Ray’s Best Ribs award at the 2008 Naperville Ribfest, enjoy award-winning ribs from July 1 until July 5. Try the St. Louis Spare Rib Platter ($16.99), or the Baby Back Platter
Refresh with one of Sweet Baby Ray’s 4th of July drink specials, including Sweet Baby Ray’s Sangria, a refreshing mixture of Cabernet, fresh fruit and juice, poured over ice and topped with Sprite ($5), or Shiner Bock Bottles, bock style beer brewed in the heart of barbecue region, Shriner, Texas ($3).
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Restaurant is located at 800 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village, Ill. (847) 437-9555. The restaurant is open Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 9 p.m. Sweet Baby Ray’s also offers a private room for special occasions. To learn more about Sweet Baby Ray’s, call (847) 437-9555 or visit online at www.sbrbbq.com.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
“BARQUE’s designs are unique, and for every special occasion,” says owner Roberts, who designs the one-of-a-kind hand-knit sweaters for both boy and girl pups. “I’m happy for BARQUE to be partnering with Top Dog, and excited to share the brand with Chicago’s chicest pups and their stylish owners.”
Gold Coast Fashionista and dog lover, Roberts began knitting luxury sweaters for her teacup Yorkie, Fergie, and quickly gained the attention of neighboring dog owners. Roberts, a former New York couture model and sportswear designer took her entrepreneurial skills gained from her former floral business and corporate sales experience, and made her fashion and dog passions a reality with the launch of BARQUE.
The BARQUE collection includes hip, cutting-edge designs as well as classic looks for any puppy outing. One of Roberts’ favorite designs is a black leather or denim motorcycle jacket with a zip pocket and “Hope and Glory” wings, available with or without a furry collar. Another posh design is the chic black velvet top coat adorned with diamonds and a matching jeweled lead. More casual and very cool looks are stone-washed denim harnesses and jackets and dresses in vintage fabrics. Many of these unique designs will be worn by local pups on the runway, including BARQUE supermodel Fergie and her best friend, Olga Honey Boo Boo, a miniature poodle. Bella, the bull dog, has a one-of-a-kind hip runway piece. Three-pound Fergie and her standard poodle pal Zoe will close the show in knockout, custom-designed runway outfits.
In addition to viewing the latest canine couture fashions, guests at the event can enjoy wine and “Rin Tin Tini” cocktails, light hors d’oeurves, plus treats including human-friendly dog biscuits and “Dog Pound Cake.” Attendees will be put in a raffle drawing to win a BARQUE design.
BARQUE designs range from size 4 to 14, and retail for $50 to $250 each. BARQUE designs are available online at www.barque.biz or retail at Pawsh Puppies (2120 N. Halsted St.; 773-525-8680). To RSVP to the event, call BARQUE at (312) 266-6683.
Recently, Dr. Sandy Goldberg was featured on "50 in 52 Journey," in which host Dafna Michaelson chronicles her journey of visiting unique people across the country. 50 in 52 Journey is a non-profit company with a mission to find people moving American forward, and celebrating the ways ordinary people do extraordinary things every day.
Check out the video above, or press here to watch Dr. Sandy describe her own journey, and the ways she and A Silver Lining Foundation continue to make a difference in the lives of many.
Friday, June 19, 2009
BIRCH RIVER GRILL – AN AMERICAN KITCHEN
75 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, Ill.
Father’s Day Prime Rib Dinner
Treat Dad to a hearty meal at Birch River Grill this Sunday, June 21. The Prime Rib Dinner offers a starter, with a choice of BRG Salad, baby greens, shredded Michigan carrots, beefsteak tomato wedges, seedless cucumber slices; Granny Apple Onion Soup, Paprika Parmesan croutons, Wisconsin Swiss and Provolone cheese; or Soup of the Day.
For the main dish, indulge in the 12 oz. Prime Rib, served with smashed Yukon Gold potatoes, broccoli and horseradish cream.
As a special thanks to fathers, all Dads receive a complimentary dessert of their choice. This special meal is offered only Sunday, June 21 and costs $21.95 per person.
GLEN PRAIRIE LOCAL FLAVOR FINE FOOD & DRINK
1250 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Father’s Day Specials at Glen Prairie
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Other players ready to get their game on include Chicagoan Mookie Lee from “Survivor: Fiji,” former Chicago Bears cornerback/kick returner, Jerry Azumah and State Senator, John Fritchey. This year’s event will be emceed by WBBM-FM B96 afternoon personalities, Stylz and Roman.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Chicago Gateway Green, a 501 (c)3 organization that has been dedicated to the greening and beautification of Chicago’s expressways, gateways and neighborhoods for more than 20 years. Tickets for this year’s event can be purchased at http://greenpoker.eventbrite.com/. For more information, visit http://www.gatewaygreen.org/.
Mookie Lee, cbs.com
Jerry Azumah, MNJ Public Relations
Monday, June 8, 2009
The menu has been designed especially for this event by East Bank Club's executive sous chef and Maxwell's at the Club head chef, Rick Hall. General manager, Charles Reid, worked with Chef Hall to select wines that would best pair with dishes in each of the menu's four stations.
The first station includes Baba Ganoush with grilled pita; Lemon-Oregano Chicken Brochettes; Roasted Potatoes; and Grilled Summer Vegetable Skewers. The second station features Crostini with grilled tomatoes and fontina; Roasted Mussels; Planked Salmon; and Heirloom Tomato Salad with balsamic glaze. The third station has a Spanish theme with Southwestern Flank Steak, pico de gallo and grilled tortillas; Roasted Cauliflower; and Grilled Corn with chipotle-lime butter. The final station includes desserts like Grilled Peaches with raspberry sauce; Mini Apple Pies; and Mini Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcakes.
"We've selected a number of seasonal wines that complement the meal that Chef Hall has put together," says Reid. "We're also featuring favorite wines from Maxwell's current wine list, as well as introducing new wines that are not on the list."
Wines that have been selected for the al fresco dinner include an Alvarinho, 2007 from Portugal; and a Garnacha Rose, 2007 and Monticello, Crianza, 2004 from Spain to pair with the Spanish course. Reid has also selected Sacred Hill, Sauvignon Blanc, 2007 from New Zealand; Veramonte, Sauvignon Blanc, Reserva, 2008 from Chile; and Sonoma-Cutrer, Chardonnay, 2007 from California. Red selections include La Crèma, Pinot Noir, 2006 from California; Yangarra, Shiraz, 2006 from Australia; Rodano, Chianti Classico, 2004 from Italy. Dessert wine for the evening is Mosca Bianca Moscato d'Asti, 2007. These wines normally range $20 to $36 per bottle. from
Chefs will be on-hand at the event to answer questions and offer grilling tips to guests. Reservations for the event, which is held at Maxwell's at the Club and its nearby outdoor terrace overlooking the Chicago River, can be made by calling Maxwell's at the Club at (312) 527-5800, Ext. 301.
Maxwell's at the Club is located in Chicago's East Bank Club (500 N. Kingsbury St., 312-527-5800, Ext. 301). It is open for weekdays for lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. for dinner. The bar/lounge area is open 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Valet parking is available across the street. For more information, please visit www.eastbankclub.com or www.maxwellsattheclub.com.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Birch River Grill is offering a prix-fixe meal for dinner this weekend, June 5 through June 7. Enjoy an appetizer, entrée and dessert for only $20.
For an appetizer choose from the BRG Salad, baby greens, shredded Michigan carrots, beefsteak tomato wedges and seedless cucumber slices; Granny Apple Onion Soup, paprika parmesan croutons, Wisconsin Swiss and provolone cheese; or the Soup of the Day.
Try out one of these entrées, like the Grilled and Blackened Pork Medallions, Wisconsin white cheddar cheese grits, steamed broccolini and chipotle rémoulade sauce; Portobello Mushroom Ravioli, lemon garlic cream, shaved parmesan and julienne scallions; or the Roasted Tom Turkey Breast, smashed Yukon gold potatoes, green beans and sage pan gravy.
Cool off with Berry Sorbet, served with fresh berries, for dessert.
Birch River Grill serves rustic American gourmet comfort food. Weekend hours for the restaurant are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The lounge stays open one hour later. All major credit cards are accepted. Complimentary parking is available. For reservations or more information, please contact Birch River Grill at (847) 427-4242.
733 W. Madison St., Chicago, Ill.
This summer, join Dine for some drinks out on the patio. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. try a refreshing drink for $7 to $9.
Sip on the Tropicana, a fruity breeze with banana liquor, vodka and rum topped with pineapple juice, garnished with a sugared pineapple slice; Sunburn, an unbeatable refreshing cocktail with Grey Goose Pear, Pama and champagne, topped with cranberry juice, garnished with a cherry and lemon twist; Tangerita, a twist on the classic margarita with tequila, lime juice, triple sec and orange juice, garnished with an orange wedge; or the Mojito, the minty cool classic with rum, club soda, mint leaves, lime and sugar.
Check out the martini madness and try the Strawberry Lemonade, a vibrant concoction with Bacardi Limon, Strawberry Pucker and lemonade; Summer love, refreshing melon menagerie of Grey Goose Citron, Melon Pucker and sour mix, topped with a cherry; Blueberry Hill, Stoli Blueberi, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice and white cranberry juice, garnished with blueberry and lemon twist; or the Purple People Eater, a berry-licious brew with Bacardi Dragonberry, Chambord, and Blue Curacao, topped with cranberry juice and lime twist.
Dine is a 1940's inspired retro supper club and martini bar that serves American classics revived with a contemporary flair. Dine is open Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The martini lounge hours are noon to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and noon to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Taste seasonal, local fare at Glen Prairie and enjoy a prix-fixe meal, prepared with locally grown, fresh ingredients. For the entire month of June, stop in for an appetizer, entrée and dessert for just $20 after 5 p.m. everyday.
Begin with the Farmer’s Garden Salad, baby greens, grilled sweet corn, green onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and champagne-cider vinaigrette for your appetizer.
For the main course, choose the Miller Farms Herb Marinated Roasted Half Chicken, grilled market vegetables and roasted fingerling potatoes; or the House-Made Spaghetti, summer squash, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and pepato cheese.
Finish up with the Daily Sorbet for dessert.
Glen Prairie serves contemporary American cuisine, with a strong emphasis on local Midwest flavors and products. Glen Prairie is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday. The lounge remains open one hour later than the restaurant each day. For more details, contact the restaurant at (630) 613-1250 or http://www.glenprairie.com/.
Throughout the entire month of June, enjoy Karma’s weekend dinner special for just $20. The prix-fixe meal includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
For the appetizer, pick from either the Miso Soup, tofu, sautéed shitake mushrooms, scallions and roasted nori; or the Karma House Salad, crisp lettuce, napa cabbage, cucumber, daikon and carrot ginger dressing.
Why barns? Shumm-Burgess and Schweit know that these historic structures are being replaced with subdivisions, resulting in a diminishing agrarian culture. Those who are left are being encouraged to update their barns with more modern and efficient structures. It is not too late to save these castles of the prairie before they are gone forever. Barns are a great symbol of American heritage and should remain the temples of the prairie.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
In case you missed the recent blog post in US News & World Report regarding Pamela's P&G recent pancake breakfast with Obama at the White House, here it is again complete with a terrific once in a life time graphic by Ed Wexler. Thanks Ed, Paul Bedard, Nikki Schwab and everyone at US News! It doesn't get much better than this for Pamela's P&G or their publicists at Kurman.
Obama Calls on Pittsburgh to Prepare Memorial Day Pancakes
May 30, 2009 11:53 AM ET
Paul Bedard, Nikki Schwaub
By Nikki Schwab,
The prez sure has been giving a lot of love to
Why bring in out-of-towners to do the job? One word: pancakes.
The president loved Pamela's unique, crepelike pancakes when he wolfed down a platter while campaigning for the
She and co-owner Pamela Cohen were in a frenzy at the prospect, but they quickly began making arrangements to get themselves and their secret ingredients to
And pancakes are just the beginning. There has been a lot of talk about the Obamas bringing all sorts of culinary talents into their kitchen. Most who have prepared food so far have been big names. Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef fame and Spanish chef José Andrés cooked outside at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Art Smith, Oprah's former chef who now operates Art and Soul in
Illustration by Ed Wexler for USN&WR