Every morning, cooks at Westminster Hot Dog grind and link a fresh batch of handmade sausages with the help of the eatery's signature recipes. In the case of their Polish Sausage, they work from a family recipe that stretches back 100 years. This juicy, all-pork variety comes topped in spicy brown mustard, grilled onions, and a shredded pile of sharp Wisconsin cheddar. Other options branch out into some more adventurous flavor territories. Chunks of real apple mix with ground chicken in the Apple Sage sausage, and a fiery Bacon Jalapeño sausage pairs with house made jalapeño chipotle mayo. Of course, Westminster Hot Dog's name would be a misnomer if their cooks didn’t also cook a fair share of Chicago Red Hots. They can serve these hot dogs Chicago-style or covered in a house made beef chili.
Westminster Hot Dog's culinary creativity comes through in every bite, and unlike the porcelain statues of ancient greek philosophers, their sausage experts are willing to share secrets with others. They host regular sausage-making classes, in which students learn to create two different varieties of encased meats.
Signature service: Home Delivery
Established: Before 1950
Staff Size: 50+ people
The town of Rockford first started getting news in the pages of the Rockford Register Star back in 1855. The business blossomed over time and today the paper publishes daily, landing on the door steps of more than 50,000 homes and businesses. Writers and editors also supply the companion website with a constant stream of content, all of which is available to members along with the daily delivery of the paper. The paper focuses on local happenings, covering a mix of current events, crime, local politics, and momentous domestic announcements, such as weddings and the discovery of a house that can talk.
Put Me In The Story connects parents and kids during bedtime reading rituals with one-of-a-kind storybooks personalized with children's names and photos. After choosing a best-selling children's book as a template, customers submit their child's name and upload a photograph and special message for their boy or girl. Within two weeks, parents and grandparents can snuggle with babies and toddlers, flipping through books filled with the child's own name and picture.
In addition to promoting literacy and family bonding through its selection of kids' books, Put Me In the Story creates heartwarming gifts with customized photo books that celebrate the link between fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, and grandparents.
The Chicago Baby & Toddler Expo is a one-stop shop for all moms and nascent moms-to-be. With more than 125 exhibitors selling everything from furniture, bedding, and toys to clothing, customized journals, and organic baby products, there'll be no shortage of goods for the gandering at this baby bazaar. Makeup consultants will be on hand to pamper hurried mothers, as well as pregnancy planners and health experts ready to dole out helpful advice. Numerous contests provide chances at fun prizes, from the tortoise-paced but adorable Diaper Derby to the Juno Rising Stars Search, which involves finding a talented child singer to appear in a line of Emmy Award–winning music videos. Kids' activities like the Princess Tea Party and Boys Pirate Party keep pre-existing children entertained and engaged, while three mom musicians playing mom-favorites will get the adults riled up and ready to throw rock horns up in the name of motherhood.
The physical-to-digital technicians of Pixcel understand that old media can slowly deteriorate from age, improper handling, or the focused fury of Leonard Maltin’s trained moths. Through their transfer services, the staffers can skillfully turn photographs and slides, VHS and camcorder tapes, and film into everlasting digital files, able to be stored on hard drives or burned onto physical discs. They can also upgrade the quality of images, increasing clarity and producing brighter colors through frame-by-frame scanning, film restoration, and color correction.
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