March 25, 2014

Ramen Shaman

Urbana, IL chef and culinary pop-up proponent Mark Hartstein is fond of pickles, Hello Kitty, and extremely mainstream pop music. He and his wife Leslie also prepare a mean bowl of ramen when the occasion arises, which it did this past January at their "Saru Ramen" pop-up. Not only did they bring together and feed many patient locals on that frigid Tuesday night (with proceeds going to benefit the Eastern Illinois Foodbank), they even let Backyard Industry's Lisa Bralts "help".

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A group of people playing lawn games inside
Lisa Bralts
March 20, 2014

Off Season

What do you do when the worst of winter is over, but it's still too cold and snowy to go outside? Lisa Bralts experiments with bringing a favorite outdoor summer activity indoors on this week's Backyard Industry.