EATS + DRINKS

A Connoisseur’s Palate

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Curating a wine boutique for a living definitely has its perks—like cultivating vino knowledge on par with that of a sommelier. Thus, take advantage of these expert tips when choosing which bottles to next take home.

DIY Pecan Crust

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The combination of high quality ingredients and well-executed small batch production is the key to making all things at Tart delicious. And all of the goodies we make stem from tried and true, gently tweaked recipes we’ve used in our homes for ages, like this pecan crust recipe.

Buttercream That’s To “Di” For

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I’m not claiming this is the best buttercream recipe ever, or the technically correct way to make this classic icing. I’ve never attended culinary school or had any formal bakery training. But this is the recipe I consistently use for my cupcake business and my customers really like it!

GET JUICED

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Joanna (Jo) Um and Joyce Cullen, owners of Saints Madison Juice Company, are squeezing fruits and veggies to help others optimize their health.

SUGAR BABES

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By Rachel Werner As holiday festivities crop up on the calendar, a good place to start shopping for treats for a holiday meal or…

MORNING MOJO

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Brunch hits the spot any day of the week at Porter. Tucked inside the revamped train depot off West Washington Avenue, the chic coffee shop’s morning fixins’ are hearty.

DINNER AND A SHOW

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Dining at Rare Steakhouse makes you feel rich. Not gold-toilet-seat, your-name-on-a-high-rise rich, but elegant, mahogany trim, leather booths and chandelier rich.