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Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 12:00 am

The Hill offers a taste of Old World charm in modern-day St. Louis

St. Louis is a city with many faces, a rich urban tapestry with each neighborhood having its own distinct personality and history. Under the shadow of the celebrated Arch--and within easy reach
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 12:00 am

Now in its 30th year, the Ethnic Festival struggles in solidarity

The Cajuns bid "adieu," the Celts spoke "slan," the Germans said "auf wiedersehen." One by one, the groups that had made Springfield's Ethnic Festival a success said goodbye. Now organizers are left w
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 12:00 am

The rise of iced coffee

For many of us, a cup of coffee is the perfect way to start the day. But now, particularly in the summer months, that jolt of java may be poured over ice, mixed with soy milk and hazelnut syrup, and t
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003 12:00 am

Elk meat, fried twinkies, and other new offerings on a stick

It just wouldn't be the Illinois State Fair without some new food items--shoved on a stick, of course. And this year the newest culinary treats tempting fairgoers run the gamut from the lean and heal
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 12:00 am

Bob Vose has been a state-fair fixture for more than three decades

Bob Vose says a lot of folks think of just three foods when they hear the words "Illinois State Fair": Sutter's Taffy, Culler's French Fries, and Vose's Korn Dogs--not necessarily in that order
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, July 31, 2003 12:00 am

The Illinois State Fair’s wine garden

The Illinois State Fair may celebrate corn dogs, carnival rides, and country music. But how about sipping a glass of cabernet in air-conditioned comfort while listening to jazz? Tucked betwee
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, July 24, 2003 12:00 am

Mark Anderson and Rob Deaton are devoted to the hot dog

Three months ago, Mark Anderson and Rob Deaton opened the Wienerdog, a business dedicated to that quintessential summertime meal: the all-beef hot dog. The two were working at a local Applebee
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:00 am

Three family restaurants serve up the home cooking

Within a four-block stretch of South Grand Avenue are three spots serving up some of the best home cooking in town. You won't find all-encompassing menus, breakfast burritos, or special action figures
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, July 10, 2003 12:00 am

Illinois corn festivals honor the golden grain

Michigan celebrates cherries. Wisconsin loves cheese. In Illinois, it's all about corn. Next week 11,000 ears of corn will be consumed during the 30th annual Chatham Sweet Corn Festival, which ru
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, July 3, 2003 12:00 am

Two local businesses serve up an English tradition

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." --Henry James One thing Josephine Datz misses about her native South Africa is a good


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