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Sweet, spicy autumn, in cocktail form

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We drink classic margaritas full of puckery-sweet limonada all year round. But we’d be lying if we said it didn’t taste best outside on a warm day, in the sun, preferably near some water. Not the Apple-Habanero Margarita from Rick’s latest book. This margarita is infused with autumn in three different ways: an apple-habanero puree; a dose of apple […]

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Wild mushrooms, wildly flavorful

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This is a farmers market weekend, because in many cities it will be the last market of the season (or, in some cases, the last weekend before the market moves indoors). The thing to look for at the market: Mushrooms. Wild ones. Pick up as many—and as many varieties—as you can, keeping in mind that they shrink […]

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Xoco goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Xoco‘s getting involved: On Thursday, October 16th, both Xoco River North and Xoco Wicker Park will unveil a hot-pink churro. This bright new offering (the color comes from Red Hots) is being sold with one goal: To raise money for breast cancer research. $1 from each sale will go to the […]