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I am just like so many busy moms out there. I want to create great meals for me and my family where the food brings us together at the end of a long and hectic day. I want to empower moms to feel like they are able to make Great Everyday Meals by using simple, accessible, and inexpensive ingredients and basic cooking techniques. It’s more about family and less about slaving away in the kitchen cooking. I have been a restaurant industry professional for about 10 years and have a great passion for cooking. I will share tips, recipes and techniques that I have learned to arm everyday cooks with the foundation to simple yet great tasting cooking! Johanna M. Cook

Friday, February 11, 2011

Chicago Restaurant Week 2011


CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK – FEBRUARY 18-27, 2011

"Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau (CCTB) is Chicago’s celebration as a world-class dining destination. Supported by the CCTB’s restaurant members, the promotion runs for ten days with prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at more than 200 restaurants throughout the Chicago area (and suburbs)."

Chicago is a wonderful food town and argueably goes toe-to-toe with big cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco as having some of the best chefs and restaurants the food world has to offer. With more than 200 restaurant participating, this yearly event is highly anticipated by foodies all over town and suburbs. It's a great way sample new restaurants, as well as eat in some of the most expensive establishments for a portion of the regular menu price.

"Reservations are strongly recommended. To make a reservation, visit EatItUpChicago.com or call your restaurant of choice. Participating restaurants should provide you with their special Restaurant Week Menus upon seating. If a Restaurant Week menu is not provided at that time, you should request it."

And do not fret if you cannot make it to the city. Downtown Naperville's very own Catch 35 is participating in Restaurant Week, as well as Mon Ami Gabi, Capital Grille, Carlucci, Benihana, and Wildfire in our neighboring cities, Oakbrook and Lombard. To view a complete list of participating restaurants visit,
http://www.choosechicago.com/chicago_restaurant_week_2011/pages/default.aspx.

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