In brief: Kids Great Food Fan Van stops at Tony's

Updated 6/27/2017 6:38 PM

Kids Great Food Fan Van stops at Tony's

Tony's in Hanover Park will welcome WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van program from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 6. The WTTW crew will be there to help educate parents, grandparents, caregivers, and children about proper nutrition. Delivery of the message is wrapped in a fun, interactive, two-hour performance including stretching, dancing, singing, healthy food sampling, and one-on-one nutritional guidance and education. Every WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van event takes place within the "WTTW Kids Village," a stage area, sampling canopies, and a learning tent. "There is a crucial need for a change in eating habits in both adults and kids. It is our goal of the WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van program to support and show parents, caregivers and children how fun and easy it is to eat healthy," says WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van co-founder Grace Winston.


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Jason Trenkler Managing Partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse, 1470 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, will be one of nine chefs answering questions from backyard grillers around the country o Sunday, July 2. If you're gearing up for one of the most popular grilling holidays of the year and have a burning question on the basics to techniques, call the Grill Us Hotline number (855) LH-GRILL from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chicago's top chefs cooking at Wrigley

World-renowned, award-winning Chicago chefs will dish up dynamic versions of ballpark fare during a rotating pop-up series in the recently refreshed Sheffield Counter on the main concourse at Wrigley Field.

"We've emphasized cultivating Wrigley Field's food culture this season, and want fans to leave a game feeling like they've truly experienced a taste of Chicago," said David Burns, executive chef for Levy at Wrigley Field. The powerhouse Chef Series lineup features:

• Matthias Merges: Acclaimed chef and owner of some of Chicago's most eclectic neighborhood restaurants, Merges will infuse flavors from his culinary hot spot Yusho and award-winning bar Billy Sunday in late June and early July.

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• Jeff Mauro: Host of Food Network's The Kitchen and Pork & Mindy's executive chef and partner, Mauro will bring his creative BBQ chops and sandwich prowess in late July.

• Rick Bayless: 2017 James Beard Outstanding Restaurant recipient and lauded TV host, Bayless will bring his highly acclaimed Mexican flavors to the ballpark in early August.

• Graham Elliot: Award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author, Elliot's menu will showcase his take on classic American cuisine in mid- and late-August.

For more information and the full Chef Series schedule, visit

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