There is a growing contingent who feels apples should replace pumpkins as the fall favorite. The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest presents a compelling argument.
Presented by Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Apple Fest is in its 34th year. Dozens of vendors lined a several-block stretch on the north side of Chicago, selling everything imaginable involving apples, including delicious and interesting food items.
Gayle V’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese lived up to its billing with the Abreo, featuring white cheddar cheese, bacon, onion jam and Honeycrisp apple slices. The Abreo is a seasonal offering added to the usual menu, already stacked with several grilled cheese sandwich options. I am slowly working my way through all of the delicious grilled cheese sandwiches on the menu.
Cobblestone Restaurant offered loaded apple potato soup, with smoked apple bacon, cheddar cheese and chives. Thick and layered with flavors, it had the right degree of richness. The soup paired perfectly with the grilled cheese sandwich I got from Gayle V’s.
On the sweeter side, Jerry’s had spiced apple cider donuts and apple cheddar scones. They also had smoked chicken apple sausages, which I took home for later. On a side note, Jerry’s restaurant menu has a fantastic fried shiitake buttermilk biscuit with fresh mozzarella, avocado and fried egg, among many awesome sandwiches.
Chicago treasure Alisa Rosenthal, a musician, comedian, teacher and more, handled the emcee duties for the family stage. Musicians took turns entertaining the crowd.
After a day ensconced in apple goodness, I admit the apple lobbyists have a point. As a devout pumpkin enthusiast, I am not ready to see pumpkins replaced, but I’d be happy with both sharing the spotlight.
— John Wroblewski, online writer
Galataport Istanbul, a new cruise and lifestyle destination on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, welcomed its first ship, SeaDream II, on Oct. 1. Approximately 150 passengers and crew from Bulgaria Varna arrived at 10 a.m. for a two-day homeport operation before continuing to Bulgaria Burgaz.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
The countdown to Halloween weekend is on! Are you are still unsure about plans? Do you go to a house party? Stay in to hand out candy? Try something different this year and join Philadelphia’s The Mütter Museum at its 6th annual Mischief at The Mütter.
There’s an aspirational rustic chic/farm-to-table restaurant genre often associated with Northern California’s wine country. When you drive down the main street of Napa, Sonoma or any of the other towns, it appears there are as many of them as there are vineyards. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this genre, as the quality of the food is consistent and ambitious chefs earnestly endeavor to elevate home-style dishes to a higher standard.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
The InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco announced a new amenity for guests in collaboration with Porsche. Porsche electric vehicle charging stations will now be located in the valet area of the hotel’s parking deck, allowing guests and visitors to top off the batteries of electric vehicles while enjoying a cocktail at Top of the Mark, enjoying farm-to-table fare at Nob Hill Club or staying overnight at the property.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
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