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  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Adjusting meals for diabetics

    A new cookbook, “Healthy Makeovers for Diabetes” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is just the ticket for home cooks looking for ways to cope with a diagno ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:39 pm
  • Batavia designer takes Good Gracious Cakes to new heights

    BATAVIA – A graphic designer’s passion for dessert is baked into a business about extreme edible creations. Turning her fine art skills to the medium ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:40 pm
  • Soup tasting to support Batavia United Way

    BATAVIA – The soup’s almost on for a debut fundraiser for charities served by the Batavia United Way, with 10 restaurants teaming up to show off their ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 8:18 am
  • The Wine Detectives: Looking forward to spring ... and rosé

    The winters in Illinois, although milder due to global warming (or the impression of an old wine guy), always make me long for an early spring. Warmer ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Soups and stews seasoned by history

    “Southern Soups and Stews” (Chronicle Books) has lingered for too long on a shelf in my cookbook library through no fault of its own. Let’s just say i ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • Neat: 7 best places in Kane County to grab a cocktail

    Here are the 7 best local places to get a cocktail in Kane County, as voted on by Kane County Chronicle readers in our Best of the Fox competition.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 2:53 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Crazy Fox Bar & Grille finds cozy den in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – The proprietors of the newly opened The Crazy Fox Bar & Grille in downtown St. Charles hope the name will be synonymous with crazy good.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Former sheriff to deliver inspirational message at Batavia Brotherhood Banquet

    BATAVIA – Ken Ramsey, church deacon and former Kane County sheriff, will share his faith journey from carrying a badge to carrying a cross in an inspi ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 12:42 pm
  • Batavia MainStreet to award prizes for shopping downtown

    BATAVIA – Warming up the start of February, Batavia retail businesses think pink – and red – as they transform their shops and windows into a valentin ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 7:03 pm
  • 8 local restaurants you should visit that have the best wings

    Here are the 8 best local places to get a wings in Kane County, as voted on by readers in our Best of the Fox competition.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 1:18 pm
  • 7 Great Destinations in Northern Illinois for Valentine’s Day Dinner

    Score big points with your significant other by checking out these terrific Northern Illinois restaurants for Valentine's Day, courtesy of the new Nei ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Mystery Diner: The Grandstander in Geneva has much to boast

    GENEVA – A fresh addition to Geneva's Third Street dining scene is The Grandstander, a surprising hybrid that unites the pleasures of a sports bar wit ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:20 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Vegetarian dishes from a pro

    Ohio-based Carla Snyder wears many hats, including caterer, artisan baker, food writer and cooking school teacher, among others.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Taste of the Town: Restaurant Juliette plots romantic dining in Geneva

    GENEVA – A grand romantic gesture lies behind the naming of Restaurant Juliette, newly opened in Geneva to embody a charming Parisian bistro.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • 8 best coffee shops in the Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles and Elburn

    Here are 8 best local places to get a cup of coffee in the Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles and Elburn area, as voted on by readers in our Best of the Fox ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:33 pm