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  • Food & Drink | October 09, 2012

    With its rich, malty flavors, Oktoberfest is king of the fall beers

    Beer

    The fall means it’s time for lots of different seasonal foods: pumpkin bread, pies and, for those who love a good brew, it is also time for a popular style of beer called Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is usually described as a Marzen-style German beer. The

  • Food & Drink | September 25, 2012

    Fruit, pecan or pumpkin, pie can be a treat any time of year

    Pie.phatch

    When the crisp mornings of fall finally blanket over the sunflower state it’s finally the season for one of my favorite baked goods: pie. Now, that’s not to say that pie can’t be made other points of the year. My family tends

  • Food & Drink | September 11, 2012

    Plan includes whole grains, fruits, veggies while kicking out the junk

    Food illustration tuesday.phatch

    On the surface, the idea of eating a non-processed food diet might seem like a daunting undertaking. Cutting out chemically processed convenience foods might seem almost impossible for our busy lifestyles, but this plan offers an array of recipes and very few restrictions, making it

  • Food & Drink | June 14, 2012

    Desire to share rural life inspired farm-to-table event

    Guestshorsdoeuvres.phatch

    Mary Mertz was never much of a country girl. Twenty-five years ago, she never would have dreamed of living on a farm. For most of her life, the Chicago native was a city girl through and through. But when she met her husband, Bob Mertz,

  • Food & Drink | February 22, 2012

    Hibachi Hut’s annual dinner features Cajun food with a side of history

    Food 2 phatch

    Once a teacher, always a teacher,” said Sandra Becker, co-owner of Hibachi Hut who, like her husband, is retired from more than 30 years of working in public schools. That’s why the restaurant’s annual Mardi Gras dinner has become something of an education — for


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