Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen will be preparing a special Red Velvet Twinkie for guests on their Five-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner Pre-Fixe Menu. For those not in Chicago, South Water Kitchen has kindly shared the recipe below, which is easy enough for at-home chefs to replicate!

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Buffalo chicken cheese balls - Super Bowl Appetizer

Fried Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls- Game Day Appetizer

Buffalo chicken cheese balls - Super Bowl Appetizer

Buffalo chicken cheese balls – Football Party Appetizer

Try this delicious buffalo chicken appetizer for your football party!

Recipe makes 48 balls


  • 2 (12.5 fl oz) cans chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 1 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot®)
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • oil for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs


  1. Mix the chicken, green onions, Cheddar cheese, pepperjack cheese, hot sauce, and ranch dressing mix together in a bowl; form the mixture into 1-inch balls with a scoop. Place the balls on a large, flat dish; chill in refrigerator 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Gently press the balls into the flour to coat and shake off any excess. Dip into the beaten egg and then press into bread crumbs. Place the breaded chicken balls onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.
  4. Fry the breaded balls in the hot oil until slightly browned, about 1 minute.

Firecakes Unveils New Gluten-Free Donut

Firecakes Gluten-Free Donut

Firecakes Gluten-Free Donut

Flourless Valrhona Chocolate Cake Donut Now Available 

68 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Looking for a decadent, gluten-free treat? Look no further than Firecakes in River North. Chef Jonathan Fox now offers a gluten-free version of his popular Triple Valrhona Chocolate donut. The flourless Valrhona chocolate cake donuts, with chocolate icing and chocolate cocoa nibs, are now available for $2.67 each.

Pre-orders are available; please place orders by 3 p.m. for next day pick up or delivery (one dozen donut minimum). Firecakes Donuts is open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

National Tater Tot Day (+Super Bowl Too) 2.214

image.phpWhile America is celebrating the biggest day in football with the NFL Big Game, Sedgwick’s will also be honoring a favorite food holiday, ‘National Tater Tot Day,’ with a tots buffet in addition to game day specials.

Tater Tot Mountain Buffet
Sedgwicks’ famous Tater Tot Mountain is literally overloaded with bacon, queso and sour cream, but on National Tater Tot Day, diners can order an overflowing plate of the golden fried potato nuggets ($8) and create their own mountain of a masterpiece. Tot lovers can head to the endless toppings bar with not just the usual accompaniments but also pulled pork, chili, buffalo chicken, guacamole, salsa, jalapenos and more to create the perfect game-watching concoction.

Big Game Food and Drink Specials
Football fanatics can feast on FREE hotdogs, popcorn and chili including Sedgwick’s Famous Chili Verde and the winning chili from the bar’s 5th Annual Chili Cook Off last December. Wash these complimentary items down with $18 domestic beer buckets and a halftime giveaway with ultimate tailgate gear including a grill, stadium chairs and bags set.

Kickoff for the Big Game and brunch is on Sunday, February 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Tater Tot Mountain Buffet and food specials will be available from 4:00 p.m. through the end of the game. To reserve a table or large group, call 312-337-7900.  Reservations are not required for smaller parties.

Get Your Pie Face on all Week Long At Frasca 1.13-1.19


3358 North Paulina, Chicago
Phone – 773.248.5222

Attention, pizza lovers. Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar is paying homage to its namesake with seven consecutive days dedicated to the almighty pizza pie, Monday, January 13th through Sunday, January 19th. In celebration of the annual pizza lover’s holiday, National Pizza Week, Lakeview’s Neapolitan refuge invites you to forget about your New Year’s resolutions and join in paying tribute to the cheesy delight that always tastes right.

Frasca Pizza Week Events Include:

-Free Pizza Cutters with all pizza orders
-½-off Bottles of Wine

-Frasca will partner with Chicago craft brewer Ale Syndicate and feature all pizzas on the menu made with Ale Syndicate beer-infused pizza dough (pizzas regularly priced)
-Triple Tap Take Over from Ale Syndicate (featuring Ale Syndicate varieties)
-$3 featured draft beer (the same variety of Ale Syndicate beer used for the dough)
-½-off Wines by the Glass

-Buy One Pizza, Get One Free
-Featured Dessert Pizza for $11

-BBQ Pizza Night featuring a $12 BBQ Chicken Pizza made with BBQ Sauce from Smoke Daddy, Wicker Park’s famed BBQ pit.
-$10 Bounce Back promotion for next visit to Smoke Daddy
-Build Your Own wine flight (price varies per wine – tasting maps are provided)

-Free Wine Friday featuring complimentary samples of select wines that pair well with pizza from 6 pm to 8 pm.

-Featured Pizza Benedict for $15 for brunch and dinner service (3 eggs over easy, sausage, bacon, prosciutto, cheese and hollandaise atop housemade crust)

-Friends of Saint Andrew’s School – 10% of all pizza sales for Sunday go back to the school
-Pizza Class for kids 2pm – 4pm

Pizza Pupils are invited to make the perfect pizza at this interactive cooking class for kids led by Frasca’s chef. Each student selects the type of pizza they would like to create, signature Margherita or Pepperoni style, then learns firsthand the secrets of Frasca’s renowned crispy thin crusts. Pizza Pupils ultimately eat their work (pop and juice are included). Price is $15 per child and reservations are required.