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Chicago's 'Breakfast Queen' Retiring, Closing Ina's After 33 Years

Posted 08.29.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's own "Breakfast Queen" will apparently be relinquishing her throne when, after 33 years at the helm of her wildly popular restaurant, she wil...

Stirring the Pot of Illinois Politics

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

Some of you may remember back in 2007 I ran as a write-in candidate for mayor of Chicago. This fall, you have another opportunity to vote for me.

Plastic Surgery

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

I propose a new way of thinking about transactions that is based on paying cash as a bridge to connect human beings in relationships of service.

Tap, Tap, Tap Water

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

For the last three decades, prominent restaurants have been used as a vehicle to promote this sadly wasteful product. And just like consumers, many of us have been lead to believe that what's in the bottle is somehow safer than what is in the tap.

10 Over 10: The Best Chicago Restaurants Over A Decade Old

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

The life of a restaurant is not unlike a shooting star, burning brightly and then disappearing. Rare is the restaurant that is like a comet, finding its orbit with a steady glow of periodic attention.

"Comfort Food" is Not Just About the Food

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

What makes "comfort food" is the fact that it's nourishing food served in a nurturing environment.

My First Pancake, Sort Of (WITH RECIPE)

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

My mother was the kind of cook who washed each bowl, utensil, and pot as she used them so at the end of a meal there were only a few plates to wash.

OY! It's an Oyster

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

All I could think was, "I grew up in a Kosher home and I've never seen, touched, or eaten an oyster. What do I do when the dish arrives?"

Hi, My Name Is Ina and I'm an Addict.

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

Ice cream is defined as a noun, a sweet frozen food made from a mixture of cream, milk or a custard base, flavored in various ways, containing at least 10% milkfat. But it is so much more to those of us who think it's God's perfect food and crave it at every meal.

Second City?

Ina Pinkney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

Well, maybe when I moved here from New York City in 1974, leaving a rent stabilized apartment on Central Park South, a job with the George Lang Corporation and the best friends and life imaginable.