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New Features on the iOS 8

September 19, 2014 2:56 pm

Regardless if you are one of the millions getting your hands on the new iPhone 6 today or if you one of the millions that has to wait until your plan is up, here’s some of the coolest new features you can use on any iPhone with the newest iOS 8 update. Click here for details!

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Tasty Ways to Enjoy Fresh Oregano—Beyond Pizza!

September 18, 2014 12:01 pm

Though oregano and pizza may seem like a perfect pairing, the versatile herb has many uses outside of seasoning your favorite pepperoni pie. Oregano adds a warm, unique flavor to just about everything that it touches, but it takes a bit of know-how to choose the right combinations. Here are a few expertly created recipes that will have you rethinking your use of oregano in the kitchen.

Herb Sugar [Martha Stewart]
You’ve heard of herb oils and herb butters, but herb sugar? It sounds a little crazy, but this multipurpose sugar seasoned with fresh oregano is a flavorful addition to fruit salads, lemonade, or even to line the rims of your favorite cocktail glass. All it takes is a bit of sugar, 1/2 cup of oregano, and a trusty food processor!

Basil and Oregano Pesto with Walnuts [Cook Italian]
Jazz up your usual basil pesto with the hearty taste of walnuts and the fresh flavor of oregano. This lovely, dark green sauce is best used in pasta or as a marinade for chicken, and the addition of oregano really transforms the taste. Blend the herbs and nuts together with some lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil and that’s all it takes to create this simple sauce.

Warm Garlic-Oregano Bread [Real Simple]
Oregano gives garlic bread a complete makeover in this fast and family-friendly recipe. Simply brush your favorite crusty bread with a mixture of olive oil, garlic and roughly chopped oregano and bake it all in the oven, letting the fragrant aroma fill your entire kitchen.

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The Gage: An English Pub in the Loop

September 17, 2014 11:04 am

If you’re looking for an authentic English-style pub in the Loop, stop by The Gage to be transported across the pond. This 200-seat restaurant opened in early 2007 by the Lawless family, an Irish coterie of restaurant experts who have developed other properties around the city. As their latest and greatest, The Gage demonstrates everything they’ve learned in decades of serving customers.

If you’re just stopping in for a drink, be sure to order some bar bites to go along with your brew. The Scotch Eggs (hard-boiled, coated in sausage and fried) are a popular choice, as are the Pabst Blue Ribbon-battered fried pickles. For larger plates, you can’t go wrong with the fish and chips, served with malt tartar sauce and lemon. The house venison burger also gets two thumbs up from regulars, as it's topped with a savory combination of smoked gouda, fried jalapeno peppers, and foraged mushrooms.

The Gage
24 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 372-4243

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