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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Food & Drink

  • Batavia 'Lumberjack Breakfast' to benefit BHS scholarship

    BATAVIA – The community is invited to an all-you-can-eat Lumberjack Breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to noon March 26 at the Batavia Masonic Lodge, ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:18 am
  • Taste of the Town: Ambrogi’s Pizza flying toward anniversary in Elburn

    ELBURN – Pizza lovers have a fellow devotee in Denny Pitts, who this spring will celebrate the first anniversary of Ambrogi’s Pizza in Elburn, a resta ...
    March 21, 2017 - 2:00 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering a skinny twist to Cajun food

    Registered dietitian and cookbook author Shelly Marie Redmond was born in Houma, La., and sings the praises of her family’s Cajun heritage.
    March 21, 2017 - 8:02 am
  • Restaurant Madness Week in Batavia to whet appetites

    BATAVIA – A record number of businesses will take part in Batavia Restaurant Madness Week from March 20 to 24, this year covering a broader swath of t ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Becoming a quick study on pho

    "The Pho Cookbook” (Ten Speed Press), Andrea Nguyen’s new cookbook, promises an in-depth look at Vietnam’s favorite aromatic comfort food – and she de ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Meatball dinner in Batavia to support Swedish American Children’s Choir

    BATAVIA – To celebrate National Meatball Day Swedish style, a benefit dinner for the Swedish American Children's Choir is planned from 4:30 to 7 p.m. ...
    March 8, 2017 - 7:50 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Counting juice’s many benefits

    “Juice Manifesto” (Chronicle Books) by Andrew Cooper offers readers more than 120 recipes for easy-to-make juices, smoothies, teas, tonics and nut mil ...
    March 6, 2017 - 5:07 pm
  • 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 ...
    March 4, 2017 - 7:13 pm
  • 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