Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sepia in Chicago, yum

In an unlikely neighborhood in the west loop, a little restaurant has appeared. It manages to be both exquisite and unpretentious. And it has unpasteurized Manchego cheese! But fine dining is Maggie's area, so I'll take her there when she's back from school and let her write about it here.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Aquapod on the loose!

Stepping out of a "paint your own pottery" party on Armitage this morning, an eight-year-old girl lost her grip on her small, fat-bellied Aquapod of Nestlé Water. It rolled down the sloped sidewalk till her mother made a diving save. Nice to see that a company has made water festive enough to be a party drink!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

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cross-dressing your package

It's Back-to-School time and that means new clothes--for food products trying to elbow their way into lunch boxes. Slim Jim turns up in a small stick pack usually favored by candy and coffee. These come inside a canister like a Pringles pack. Brilliant! I also tip my hat to LiveActive pineapple/cottage cheese that appears in a yogurt cup. And let's pay homage here to bagels and pita and pretzel "flats" that New York Style has tranformed to chips. May the best costume win!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

offering food to kids who aren't hungry

The airport on Thursday reminded me of the Farmer's Market I told you about, in that when I was picking up my water for the flight i heard mothers asking kids if they wanted cookies, chips. The kids weren't thinking about food, they were excited to watch the airplanes--a sight that bored the mothers.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Mott's for Tots

Mott's gets a thumbs-up for its simple and smart product line for young toddlers. Bright colors, rounded shapes, and fruits with facial features (faces are the first things that babies recognize). Babies will light up when they see the boxes, which will make moms happy, which will make this product a big success.