KnutuxIf Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining what's wrong with me.It's a common dish in Lithuania, though not one that really sells the cuisine.The dish consists of wet dough grated from raw potatoes, molded around gristly meat and boiled for however long it t ... More >>
If ever you get a chance to attend a traditional Lithuanian wedding, make up some excuse and send the couple your apologies.Not only can they be all day affairs, it is customary for just about everyone present to make a lengthy toast--and considered very rude for guests to eat or drink while thes ... More >>
Patrick MichelsI say Latke, our artist says LatkaEach week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.OK, much of what I know about Hanukkah and its traditions comes from Adam Sandler. But I'm also a big fan of the potato pancakes served in some Jewish ho ... More >>
People we'd like to shake hands with:The Addison city council, for voting to allow Sigel's to plant the 1950s-era sign, dismantled when the chain's Lemmon location closed, in the northern 'burb. Years ago I visited a spot in Lithuania where some rich guy had resurrected Soviet statues torn down when ... More >>
It does not get any easier than this. You have until 5 p.m. Friday, when the polls close and retire to Lithuania, to tell us who you think ought to be the mayor of our city. You can vote only once, and when you do, the results will be visible immediately. Enjoy. --Robert Wilonsky Web Polls - Tak ... More >>
In lawsuits filed today, 10 children and their parents describe horrific conditions in the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility -- or prison, for short -- in Taylor. We told you it would happen yesterday, and it has come to pass: Today down in Austin, the American Civil Liberties Union filed law ... More >>
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