Meat Picks | 10.12.12

Going to the Dogs

John Coletta (Quartino), Boris Kirzhner (Saloon Steakhouse), Matthew Mockler (SAX Hotel Chicago) and Randy Zweiban (Province) are just some of the executive chefs who’ll be on hand with “tempting tastings” at the 12th annual Anti-Cruelty Society’s fall fundraiser, It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.

This year’s gala will be held at the Palmer House on Friday, October 26th from 7 to 11 pm. Food, dancing, a complimentary photo-booth, Wine Pull, and a $5,000 cash raffle (only 100 tickets will be sold) set the stage for this worthy event. Last year’s benefit raised over $200,000 to help care for animals.

Event tickets, donations and raffle tickets (winners need not be present) can be purchased online.

Stove Top Tip

Did you ever get one of those emails with simple tips for making the little things in life easier? Anything from how to hang things on your wall without nails to using a fork to dunk Oreos.

We recently received one of those emails that said: if you put a wooden spoon across a pot of boiling water it will prevent the pot from boiling over. Really? Who wouldn’t appreciate a great way to stop stove top spillage? So we researched it, and as shown in this YouTube video, it worked!

LEYE: Always Progressive!

Lettuce Entertain You is throwing a progressive dinner at 3 of their Lincoln Park restaurants on Monday, October 29th from 6 to 8 p.m.

The culinary adventure begins at L2O (that’s L – two – O ) with sparkling wine and a selection of canapés including savory Gougères, Rosemary Croissants and House Smoked Salmon with Crème Fraîche. Then on to Mon Ami Gabi, for Green City Market vegetable crudités with Roquefort Cheese Dip followed by a choice of either Wild Halibut with Polenta, Corn, Bacon and Chive Oil or Prime Steak Classique, Matire D’Hotel Butter, served with frites and your choice of Mon Ami Gabi’s Pinot Noir or Louis Latour Chardonnay. Dessert will be served at R.J. Grunts where guests can choose between a hand-dipped milkshake or R.J.’s famous ‘cookies in a bowl’ dessert with coffee or tea.

The event is priced at $65 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Reservations are recommended by calling Mon Ami Gabi: 773-348-8886.


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