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Apricot and Sweet Cherry Pandowdy

What size pan is used?

Apr 06, 2012
RileyCat in Recipes

GREAT TASTING BBQ/Grill Caterers that service NW CHIcagoland!

Hands down, for the best bbq use Smoque catering... http://www.smoquebbq.com/catering.htm...

Mar 20, 2012
RileyCat in Chicago Area

Are there restaurants that indicate Weight Watchers points on their menu

Protein Bar doesn't have "points", but does have all the calorie info at their stores. Maggiano's lists all the nutritional info on their website.

Mar 13, 2012
RileyCat in Chicago Area

Help! Planning a Sunday Communion Luncheon for 50 people need recs.

I had my bridal shower at Blackie's in the South Loop. They did a terrific job and were priced well. I highly recommend! http://www.blackieschicago.com

Mar 09, 2012
RileyCat in Chicago Area

Help! Planning a Sunday Communion Luncheon for 50 people need recs.

City or suburbs? Per plate budget?

Mar 08, 2012
RileyCat in Chicago Area

Romantic date restaurant but not too pricey!

Paris Club and Hub 51 would probably work. Then go to Sub 51 for dancing afterwards.

Feb 13, 2012
RileyCat in Chicago Area

Best restaurants in Chicago to give an engagement ring

North Pond all the way-- my husband took me there for a birthday several years ago, and I still look back on it as one of my favorite dinners. Also, if you tell them your plan, they'll give you commemorative menus : ) I still have my happy birthday one!

Feb 13, 2012
RileyCat in Chicago Area

Turkey Sausage Lasagna

Really good-- definitely a keeper!

Feb 13, 2012
RileyCat in Recipes

Husband's 40th party in Chicago on St. Patty's Day-need ideas pls!

Hmmm, this might not be the "blast" you're looking for. The Saturday of St Patrick's Day is a sh*t show in Chicago, with half of the city's 20-30 year olds puking on their own shoes by mid-afternoon.

Jan 17, 2012
RileyCat in Chicago Area

M.Henry-Worth the wait?

Food's delicious, the wait is worth it for me. And for those that have suggested trying it during the week, I'm fairly certain that their weekend brunch menu is different (and better) than their everyday breakfast menu.

Nov 08, 2011
RileyCat in Chicago Area

A Truly Customizable Breakfast Cereal

@HillJ-- the last 3 out of 5 reviews have been tuna salad, chips ahoy, and trader joe's mac and cheese balls... hardly breaking the bank there.

Jan 20, 2011
RileyCat in Features

So, Is Rice-Milk Eggnog Good or What?

Rice Dream does make an horchata-- It's actually pretty good. Find it at whole foods near the regular rice milk.

Dec 16, 2010
RileyCat in Features

Going to Austin this weekend... looking for suggestions

I'm going to be in Austin for about 3 1/2 days. So far I'm planning on going to the following:

Franklin BBQ for lunch
Chuy's for dinner

Breakfast at Juan in a Million
Lunch from a taco cart/trailer park thing,
Dinner at Salt Lick

Any other suggestions? I'm from Chicago, so I'm really trying to get an Austin food experience (i.e., not pizza) Also, I'm wondering if on my third day I should head to Lockhart-- and spend the day eating bbq. Good idea? Or should I spend another day eating in Austin? Non-food related question: If I go to Lockhart, is there anything to do around there between meals?

Jan 20, 2010
RileyCat in Austin

Restaurant Rental for Wedding

I second Carnivale-- I just went to a Sunday wedding there and it was fantastic!

Sep 14, 2009
RileyCat in Chicago Area

Cheap vegetarian eats in northern Chicago?

If you want old-school hippie vegetarian, try Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park-- it's right off the Morse stop of the Red line. But, you might get enough of that on the West Coast.

A short walk from either the Addison or Belmont Red line is the Pick Me Up Cafe-- They've got alot of vegan choices and they're especially good for breakfast and late night.

I wouldn't waste my time with the Chicago Diner-- it's overpriced and unhealthy vegetarian, which defeats the purpose of eating meat free, in my opinion.

Jul 01, 2009
RileyCat in Chicago Area

Memphis in May BBQ Festival- May 14- May 16

Is Payne's on Lamar about the same as the one on Elvis Presley Blvd? Or is one significantly better?

May 13, 2009
RileyCat in General South Archive

Memphis in May BBQ Festival- May 14- May 16

I'm also going to BBQ Fest for the first time. So, not to ask a stupid question, but do any of these restaurants have stands at the BBQ Festival?

May 04, 2009
RileyCat in General South Archive