Food & Drink

If you ask Keith Kinsey, CEO of Portillo’s, what makes this Chicago-based chain a favorite among many, he will tell you that there are three specific factors: the food, the venue and the people.

“The luck of the Irish” is how the saying goes, and the customers of O’Malley’s are feeling lucky with all the recent changes to the pub.

If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, you can’t go wrong with cheese. Build a cheese board, and they’re sure to come. But with so many choices—hard and soft; goat, sheep and cow milk; rind or no rind; sliced or crumbled—where do you begin?

Looking for a new bottle of wine to try? Matt Rivard of MGM Wine and Spirits recommends these choices.

Hopler Gruner Veltliner (Austria)
2015-$15

As it turns out, there’s no need to be a wine connoisseur to impress your valentine this month.

Another new option has opened on the growing Woodbury restaurant scene: Piada Italian Street Food. The fast casual restaurant in CityPlace offers a fresh spin on Italian dining.

This past summer, Angelina’s Kitchen owner Angela Verrastro made the decision to acquire the space adjacent to the restaurant.

After a long day, sometimes the only thing to look forward to is what’s for dinner. How does visiting one of Woodbury’s local restaurants for your favorite comfort food sound, instead of making it yourself?

The holidays ARE HERE and even more important than the trees, ornaments and gifts are friends, family and, of course, holiday treats.

German water bread, named for the dry yeast dissolved in water, makes the perfect holiday dessert for the entire family. This recipe was given to Jean Brown from her husband’s mother—his grandparents being from Germany—and it has now become a family tradition, down to the grandchildren.

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