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Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience

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Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience

Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience One of my favorite restaurants is the Brazilian steakhouse where waiters serve the Churrascaria food selections on skewers one slice at a time with a huge salad bar in the background. Texas de Brazil is at the top of the list but I have enjoyed them all…

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Thanksgiving, Arab American style

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Thanksgiving, Arab American style

Thanksgiving, Arab American style Remembering back to the 1960s when Arab Americans had hope for freedom and racism in America was focused elsewhere. Thanksgiving was a feast in Arab American homes in the 1960s and 1970s before politics, hatred, racism and Israeli violence created a refugee crisis By Ray Hanania Thanksgiving is a special holiday…

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Best tasting burger ever: Oak Lawn’s Smashburger

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Best tasting burger ever: Oak Lawn’s Smashburger

Best tasting burger ever: Oak Lawn’s Smashburger I grew up on hamburgers and I consider myself a hamburger connoisseur. Until recently, though I enjoyed burgers everywhere. But a few weeks ago, I happened across a place called Smashburgers and I am hooked. They are the best tasting hamburgers in the world By Ray Hanania I…

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Fleeing Cook County and Preckwinkle’s soda pop tax

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Fleeing Cook County and Preckwinkle’s soda pop tax

Fleeing Cook County and Preckwinkle’s soda pop tax Toni Preckwinkle offensive retail sales tax on sweetened drinks and soda pop is so offensive, she has managed to push me out of Cook County. First the shopping goes and pretty soon it is followed by the physical existence. Cook County’s future under Preckwinkle is bleak, especially…

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Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe

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Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe

Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe Stuffed lamb intestines and tripe are popular Mediterranean food recipes. Here is a simple recipe to prepare this Middle Eastern delicacy. By Ray Hanania Stuffed lamb intestines is a very popular Mediterranean recipe in the Arab World, in Greece and in the Mediterranean sea region. It’s a very simple recipe…

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For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page

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For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page

For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page There are a lot of misleading places on Facebook to get information on the Mediterranean Diet and Middle Eastern foods and recipes, but one of the best Facebook pages is called “Mediterranean Foods & Recipes.” You can click here to go to the Facebook Page…

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Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes

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Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes

Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes When you think of the romantic lifestyle of the Arab in the desert, you think of camels, black and white stallions, heavy black tents, flowing robes, and a silver platter of one of the Arab World’s favorite recipes, Mansaf (Mensif, Mensiff). This lamb and rice dish heaped…

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Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining

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Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining

Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining Restaurant review: Enjoying the outdoors in the summer should be a goal, not just when you are out and about but when you are eating. There are a lot of great outdoor cafes and restaurants in Illinois and I’ll showcase many of them. This is Meli Cafe in the…

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Middle East food market changing as lamb costs rise

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Middle East food market changing as lamb costs rise

Middle East food market changing as lamb costs rise The rising cost of lamb meat is forcing many Middle East and Arab restaurants to change their menus, offering cheaper and less appealing “ground beef” as an alternative to the more costly lamb, and it is having a negative impact on the quality of food served…

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Zalatimo Sweets offers free porcelain tasting dish

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Zalatimo Sweets offers free porcelain tasting dish

Zalatimo offers great tasting Arabic sweets with free serving dish In 1860, Mohammed Zalatimo opened a small pastry shop in the Old City of the Holy City of Jerusalem, within the ancient Walls of the city surrounded by the world’s most important religious icons including the Roman built Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Zalatimo began…

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