October 13, 2013 – October 19, 2013

Coked-Up Monk

Kevin Schulz of Bridge Bar in Chicago tried a sour ale, vermouth, and Coke cocktail in LA that led him to create The Coked-Up Monk, his own "flip" on the concept, with the addition of an egg white fizz and whiskey. More

Homemade Pumpkin Graham Crackers

These are a subtle treat. They're only slightly sweet, and they don't scream "pumpkin" but rather whisper it, with a lovely moistness that makes the crackers a bit softer than a plain homemade version. They have an earthy flavor that might make you think, for an instant, "health food", but the spices, brown sugar and kiss of honey will bring you quickly back to cozy fall snack territory. More

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

When putting together the Chicago Food Glossary, a number of people chimed in that I had forgotten to include the pepper and egg sandwich, which was apparently a staple at hot dog stands during Lent. All the talk finally got me interested in a sandwich I'd always considered humble and, well, kind of boring. Perhaps I was missing something. More

Turkey and Sage Cocktail

The extra kick of a high-proof bourbon is great up against the bold, woodsy sage in this cocktail. We used Wild Turkey 101, which offers caramel and vanilla notes that are an ideal match for pumpkin. More

The White Pumpkin

In this sweet dessert drink the old duo Kahlua and cream get a fall update with pumpkin butter. The wildcard ingredient here is Ramazotti, an amaro with strong notes of orange and cinnamon that goes fantastically well with pumpkin. More

Gateway Green Smoothie

If you're new to—or slightly suspicious of—green smoothies, this recipe is the place to start. It's easy to like and every bit as friendly as befits someone from the tropics. More