Chicago restaurants

Restaurant creativity amid post-pandemic jitters and inflation

Explosions of chef creativity in the age of pandemic and inflation, Chicago’s misunderstood Italian beef and “The Bear” effect. Here, with this week’s tasting notes, I’m Laurie Ochoa, General Manager of LA Times Food, replacing Bill Addison, who is hard at work on this year’s 101 Best Restaurants list. Creative …

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Far-right ‘newspapers’ spread misinformation about Pritzker

Far-right activist Dan Proft has proven time and time again that he is very effective at drawing attention to himself and getting under Governor JB Pritzker’s skin in the worst possible way. Proft’s newspapers, for example, published several articles with photos of Pritzker’s daughter. Sometimes the stories were wrong, like …

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The Kids Are Fine – Chicago Magazine

Like many of us, Oliver Poilevey, Jonathan Zaragoza and Amer Abdullah learned to cook alongside their parents. But one small difference: Their home kitchens were actually notable Chicago restaurants. Having become chefs themselves, these children of local culinary personalities are already making their mark on the city’s gastronomic scene. “I …

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Logan Square’s Mini Mott is replaced by the second generation, a tribute to the owners’ Asian-American heritage

LOGAN SQUARE — Asian-inspired burger joint Mini Mott, the little sister to popular Wicker Park restaurant Mott Street, closed this summer after a four-year run on Logan Boulevard. But the owners didn’t abandon the Logan Square restaurant — they just shifted gears. The owners revived the restaurant a few weeks …

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Big Guys sausage stand in Berwyn set to close counter service

“It’s not just one thing,” said Brendan O’Connor, the owner of Berwyn’s Big Guys sausage stand, just before checking with a member of staff to see if another employee had snuck in. present. “If it was, we would overcome this.” On Friday — after two years of adversity related to …

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Robot food delivery pilot program gets green light from city council committee

Robotic personal delivery devices described as “beverage coolers on wheels” will soon deliver more restaurant meals and groceries in and around the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. Forging headlong into the future of food delivery, the Chicago City Council’s Licensing and Consumer Protection Committee on Thursday approved an ordinance …

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My 7 Favorite Restaurants to Check Out in Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City sits at the southern end of the Mackinac Bridge, the gateway to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. One of the main attractions in Mackinaw City is Colonial Michilimackinac, an important fort and meeting point during Michigan’s fur trade era. In the late 1700s, fur traders encountered Native Americans, resupplied and …

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McDonald’s invests in 40 local Chicago nonprofits dedicated to supporting young people of opportunity

The Chicago Community Impact Grant Program, developed in partnership with the Chicago Community Trust, reinforces McDonald’s longstanding commitment to the city it calls home CHICAGO, September 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — McDonald’s Corporation today announced that it will invest in 40 Chicago-based nonprofits that address some of the city’s most pressing …

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Man shot dead after attacking security guard with an ax at Greektown marijuana dispensary

CHICAGO (SCS) — A man was fatally shot Monday morning after attacking a security guard with an ax outside a marijuana dispensary in Greektown. Police say around 10:05 a.m. — five minutes after the dispensary opened for the day — a man armed with an ax got into an argument …

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Chicago-born Black Hebrew leader Prince Asiel Ben Israel celebrated at memorial service

The life and legacy of southern-born Black Hebrew leader Prince Asiel Ben Israel was celebrated Friday with tributes from staunch supporters, loved ones and religious and civic leaders. Ben Israel has been described as a beacon of strength in the African Hebrew Israelite community who led thousands to Israel, and …

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Seafood-focused Mexican restaurant debuts at Fulton Market

The seafood-focused Mexican restaurant Fora opened on the first floor of the Emily’s Hotel in Fulton Market on August 11, but restaurant staff said it was already planning to drastically change its menu. “We will double [the number of dishes] in the next two weeks,” said chef Billy Caruso, who …

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The Green, powered by Golfzon simulators, arrives in Bucktown

Golden t-shirt opened the door back in 1989 when the arcade cabinet debuted and the golf video game quickly became a staple of bars and restaurants. Technology has improved over the ensuing three decades, but golf remains a popular draw for diners and drinkers. Mini-golf and driving range bars, like …

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The key to a successful corporate holiday event? Create authentic experiences

It’s about balancing business with personal, Mojica says. “Going out for drinks to be authentic can be too casual, while confident drops, formal icebreakers and name badges can be too structured.” Selecting a vendor or activity that can help strike that balance, he continues, can allow your team to disconnect …

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A gunman targeting his ex fatally shoots a Berwyn man dining at Humboldt Park restaurant instead; 3 others shot dead in pre-dawn bombings: police – Chicago Tribune

Two “unwitting targets” inside a Colombian restaurant were shot Friday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, Chicago police said. Three other men were killed in predawn shootouts. The 50-year-old Berwyn man was inside the Curramba Restaurant, 2701 W. Division St., at around 9:45 p.m. when the shooter walked by looking …

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North Center’s Parkside closes Saturday, as landlords blame rising costs and pandemic disruptions

CENTRAL NORTH – Parkside is closing after just over a year in the central north, a victim of inflation, soaring costs and the continued uncertainty of running a restaurant as the industry grows is recovering from the pandemic, the owner said. Owner Rebecca Goldfarb opened the 60-seat restaurant at 4356 …

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BMO Tower at 320 South Canal unveils restaurant

Every shiny new skyscraper needs at least one restaurant for office workers who will hopefully fill the space. The BMO Tower, which debuted last year with the bank as its anchor tenant, is no exception. The 50-story building, just south of Union Station in West Loop, has already unveiled a …

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What’s up in Chicago

The Chicago skyline is reflected in Lake Michigan. Getty Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and a major tourist destination for travelers from around the world. Nicknamed the Windy City, Chicago boasts 28 miles of lakefront with 24 beaches; over 8,800 acres of green space and …

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The #1 never-to-order order at a seafood restaurant, according to chefs – Eat This Not That

Dining out can often involve eating out in excess of sodium, calories, portions and price tags, especially if you’re eating at a fancy steakhouse or a chain restaurant offering fried chicken or overdone tacos. Seafood, despite the fact that high quality fish and shellfish can command high prices, is generally …

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New restaurant fruit of two passions | Local News

A new addition on the corner of Albany and Gloucester streets in downtown Brunswick is the product of two passions meeting. One is Orion Douglass, senior state court judge and now local developer. The other is Jay Green’s love of cooking fish, which is the basis of Jay’s Seafood & …

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Everyone’s Favorite Airport Restaurant Lives in Chicago O’Hare

Placeholder while loading article actions On February 4, 2011, celebrity chef Rick Bayless was at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago to pose with a pair of giant scissors. The award-winning restaurateur, cookbook author and PBS host attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for his new Mexican restaurant, Tortas Frontera. A mariachi band …

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Outdoor Chicago: Emily Dickinson and the Snakes, Chicago River Night Heron, Stinkhorn, Kentucky Elk

The notes come from outside Chicago and beyond. WILD OF THE WEEK Dean Pearson photographed this black-crowned night heron on a dock last Saturday on the Chicago River. The growth of these birds on the Chicago River has been one of the region’s best nature stories. WOTW, the celebration of …

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17 Chicago spots to check out for Black-Owned Business Month

August is Black Business Month, a time to recognize, encourage and celebrate Black-owned businesses in our community and across the country. Appreciation Month was founded in 2004 by historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan, Sr. The purpose was to bring attention to the needs of black entrepreneurs …

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Sexual predator groping inner city women speeds off on his e-skateboard, escapes his neighbor chasing him through Sunda

RIVER NORTH – Paige Ruhnke was walking her dog on the lakeside flyover near Navy Pier in May when she said a man on a one-wheeled electronic skateboard reached under her shorts, groped her by behind and ran away laughing. Ruhnke said she did not initially report the assault, but …

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Party bus sweeps away 13 vehicles, charges pending against driver

After apparently sweeping more than a dozen vehicles on Saturday afternoon, a 45-year-old party bus driver was arrested by Chicago police in another example of the party bus chaos behind the longtime desire of town to call the last call on the party buses – and curb them for good. …

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Chicago theater is experiencing a leadership crisis

On Monday, Chicago’s theater and journalism communities were expected to come together to celebrate the life of former Tribune critic Richard Christiansen in the Biograph theater space that bears his name. But the event, timed for what would have been the famously supportive and gracious critic’s 91st birthday, has been …

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Sweetgreen Opens Salad Restaurant in Shrewsbury NJ, Shore’s First Location

SHREWSBURY — Popular salad chain Sweetgreen opens today, August 2, at The Grove at Shrewsbury, its first Jersey Shore location. Sweetgreen leases 2,680 square feet at 575 Broad St., part of what was once Victoria’s Secret, and features indoor dining space and a seasonal patio for outdoor dining. The remaining …

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A garden full of wonders in Quebec

BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS With over six million flowers expertly sculpted into animals, birds, fish and people by 100 horticulturists, the garden to visit in 2022 is in Quebec City. “Once Upon a Time—The Earth” created by Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal is located in the glorious Parc du Bois de …

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The Salt Shed, Chicago’s newest music venue, opens next week at Morton Salt’s site along North Branch

GOOSE ISLAND — Concerts begin Tuesday outside the former Morton Salt Warehouse on the North Fork of the Chicago River near Goose Island, the first scheduled lineup at the site before a concert hall opens in room planned for early next year. The Salt Shed, 1357 N. Elston Ave., is …

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Sundays on State returns for the second year

CHICAGO (SCS) — Sundays on State is back for its second year – this time with an expanded footprint, stretching from Lake Street to Monroe along State Street. The organizers have big goals for the summer street festival. State Sundays are, of course, about people going out and having fun, …

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Lesbian cocktail bar Dorothy reopens this weekend under Split-Rail in a Ukrainian village

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — A 70s-themed lesbian cocktail bar is reopening — for the second time — in the basement of a Ukrainian Village restaurant and art gallery this weekend. Dorothy, 2500 W. Chicago Ave., will reopen on Saturday in a renovated space under the Split-Rail restaurant and The Martin art …

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Restaurant patrons’ biggest pet peeve when dining out

‘Have you been here before?’ We have all been to a restaurant like this. There is something unique about the dining experience and they feel compelled to explain the process. For Manilow, this only complicates matters. We know how it’s going to work: we’ll review the menu, we’ll order food, …

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8 Must-Try Restaurants and Bars in Naperville

Located just west of Chicago, Naperville is a cute suburb full of bars, restaurants, and good times. There’s definitely plenty to do and a ton of places to visit. If you don’t know where to start, try one (or all) of these best bars and restaurants in Naperville this summer! …

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Best beach trips from DC, Chicago and New York

Comment this story Comment While cities offer us culture, nightlife, food and architecture, they are hot and crowded in the warmer months. Our summer dreams are made of coasts, not city centers. A hotel or public pool can be a good quick fix, but nothing beats the ocean breeze or …

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The Return of the Italian Food Corridor – NBC Chicago

Chicago has several pockets of Italian culture: the original Little Italy on Taylor Street, as well as the West 24 neighborhoode Street and Oakley Avenue as well as part of North Harlem Avenue. Food Guy Steve Dolinsky of NBC 5 says there was also a busy hallway along Grand Avenue …

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Crowds head to downtown Highland Park to show support for shops and restaurants that had to close after the massacre

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Crowds stroll through downtown Highland Park – showing their support as they shop for groceries and small businesses and eat at local restaurants. Many of these businesses were forced to close for a week, following the July 4 parade massacre. Now they are reopening and …

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Developers are trying new tactics to save suburban business havens

Nestled in suburban foliage, spacious corporate campuses symbolized much of American life: car addiction, the desire to get away from the crowds and urban desolation, the tendency of business leaders to build a monument to their idea of ​​efficiency and putting the competition to shame while they’re at it. Over …

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Scammers target Chicago restaurant with one-star reviews and demand money

Internet scammers target numerous Chicago restaurants, leave one-star reviews on their Google profiles, and then demand money to make them go away. Suspicious one-star reviews have appeared on the profiles of a number of the city’s acclaimed restaurants, new and old, including Adalina, EL Ideas, Elske, Ever, Galit, Next Restaurant, …

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Des Moines ranked among the top 20 barbecue restaurants nationally

Des Moines is among the top 20 cities in the United States for eating barbecue, according to a new online ranking. Iowa’s capital ranked 19th out of 200 cities surveyed for LawnStarter’s “Best BBQ Towns in America” ​​list. Cities were ranked from best to worst based on access, quality, barbecue …

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“If there’s one haunted place in Chicago, it’s the Congress Hotel” – The Columbia Chronicle

Photo by Mikaela Helane. Editor’s note: This article is from the award-winning Echo magazine in the Communications department. Whether bloody, transparent, or floating in a whirlwind of white, ghosts hover over folklore, literature, and film. For real-life ghost hunter and Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour guide Tony Szabelski, ghosts creep through …

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Steve Carell Recalls The Time He Served His Lookalike Alice Cooper At A Chicago Restaurant

By Corey Atad. 5 minutes ago Steve Carell definitely sees the resemblance between him and Alice Cooper. On Tuesday night, the “Space Force” star appeared on “The Tonight Show,” where host Jimmy Fallon opened up about the actor and rock star being lookalikes. ALSO: John Krasinski reunites with ‘The Office’ …

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Lombard couple featured in new Food Network series ‘Me or the Menu’ – Shaw Local

Can a Lombard couple’s relationship survive the stress of starting a new food truck business together? Viewers will find out with Food Network’s new docuseries “Me or the Menu” premiering Thursday, June 30. Lombard’s Kathleen Murray and Nate Albert are one of four restaurant couples whose lives in Houston, Brooklyn …

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A History of Chicago’s Tallest Building

The Willis Tower was built with state-of-the-art technology and an ageless chutzpah, a word that could translate to an intoxicating feeling of omnipotence. When planning for what was originally called Sears Tower – a name many still use – began, the company had 350,000 employees. Half of American households had …

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The new restaurants, bars and activities of Lake Geneva

Restaurants and bars of Lake Geneva Lake City Social 111, rue du Centre, Lake Geneva Lake City Social opened last spring and offers everything from craft beers and specialty cocktails to Wisconsin-style burgers and shrimp. It is located inside the cove of Lake Geneva and is open daily from 11 …

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Naperville restaurant is changing the lives of people with special needs

Naperville restaurant employs people with special needs and changes lives The secret ingredient to a new Naperville restaurant is the staff, as more than half of its employees have special needs. NAPERVILLE, Ill. – The secret ingredient to a new Naperville restaurant is the staff, as more than half of …

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Black Americans Living Abroad Reflect on Juneteenth | Radio WGN 720

BANGKOK (AP) — As the United States marks only the second federally recognized Juneteenth, black Americans living abroad have embraced the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people of their host country on black history. President Joe Biden moved quickly last year to federally recognize …

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Illinois House candidate Thomas Maillard distances himself from gaming director Michael Bond who lost Waukegan casino offer

Most resumes grow over time. State legislative candidate Thomas Maillard has declined over the past two years. Disappeared from his LinkedIn page: his work for former senator Michael Bond’s video game company. In 2020 – when he was a top aide to Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham – Maillard’s page stated …

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Juneteenth 2022 in Chicago: ‘1619: The Journey of a People, the Musical’ and more events

In 2018, Ted Williams III, professor of political science at City Colleges of Chicago, decided to take a sabbatical at the right time. The Ashburn resident spent his free time thinking about how to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African Americans in America. The first instinct, as …

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New law to protect restaurants from misleading delivery services

CHICAGO — A new law sponsored by State Sen. Emil Jones (D-Chicago) that will protect restaurants, bars and other businesses from deceptive delivery services was signed into law Friday. “Restaurants have long been victims of deceptive delivery services that take advantage of and profit from the company’s hard work,” Jones …

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Questionable Tribune hot dog recipes over the years

Although the Chicago-style hot dog is arguably the best hot dog in the country, for most of the 20th century, Tribune reporters and recipe writers mostly acted deeply embarrassed by the dish. “Americans in general and housewives in particular are failing in their duty to the hot dog,” begins a …

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Property insurance does not cover restaurant ‘physical loss’ due to COVID-19

Based on the judge’s score, restaurants that bring COVID-19 business interruption cases against insurance companies have not beaten so far. (Photo: Mehaniq/Shutterstock) Courts continue to rule that businesses cannot recoup their financial losses from shutdowns during the pandemic under their professional liability policies. Judge Britt Grant’s opinion for the United …

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Beautiful Chicago Historic Homes For Sale – Chicago Magazine

Someone once told me on Twitter that “nostalgia is poison for cities”. While it’s important for cities to grow and progress, I’m not sure Rome, Venice, and pretty much the whole world would have survived without the power of tourism. This is also true for Chicago, a city that likes …

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Chef Michael Lachowicz unveils new George Three, Barking

In April, chef Michael Lachowicz took to Facebook to announce a “seismic shift” at his two acclaimed restaurants in Winnetka, Barking and George Three. “A catapult-like thrust forward is needed,” he wrote, with “complete disregard for tire makers, New York aristocratic culinary royalty, or ratings of any kind outside of …

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RTS and Rethink Food announce a partnership to prevent food waste and fight food insecurity

The two mission-driven organizations partner to rescue excess food and provide meals to food-insecure families NEW YORK, May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Rethink food and RecycleTrack Systems, Inc. (RTS) today announced a strategic and operational partnership to help divert viable surplus food stocks into New York City away from landfills …

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Mike Copeland: Castillo 100th restaurants; New QT; room scholarships; Food halls; Overview of building permits | Local business news

Texas now has more Fortune 500 headquarters than any other state, with its 53 surpassing New York’s 51 and California’s 50, according to a press release from the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Abbott credited the state’s “business-friendly climate and skilled labor force”, with no corporate or personal income …

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Daniel Rose’s First LA Restaurant: Why It’s French Basque

In July, a bit of the Basque Country arrives in downtown Los Angeles in the form of a long-simmered chicken with Espelette pepper; green peppers stuffed with shallots, rice and cinnamon; and grilled duck breast with vine scraps and cherries. In a way, the European coastal region is, says Daniel …

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A quality bar from Bangers & Lace Crew will open on Diversey Avenue in Logan Square

LOGAN SQUARE – A neighborhood bar is coming to a hot stretch of Diversey Avenue from Logan Square. Chicago-based Footman Hospitality, the group behind many popular bars and restaurants on the Northwest Side, including Bangers & Lace, Bucktown Pub and Spilled Milk, is opening Quality Time Bar at 2934 W. …

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Pheasant Run Resort fire investigation expected to last for weeks – Chicago Tribune

State officials are working with St. Charles Police and Fire Department to determine the cause of the massive fire at the former Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles over the weekend, with the investigation expected to last several weeks. The resort’s main lobby, its Bourbon Street area and the A, …

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Cooking Oil Saver OiLCchef, Inspires Restaurant Owners with Hope and Saves 50% on Deep Fryer Oil Purchases at the NRA Show in Chicago

Eco-Friendly Options for the Foodservice Industry CEO and Sons at Expo Chicago 2022 OiLCChef provides the food service industry with an innovative and environmentally friendly device to save 50% on cooking oil in fryers, which doubles the life of frying oil Save 50% on cooking oil purchases for your deep …

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What McDonald’s Could Do Next in Russia

“It’s clear that this crisis is far from over,” Kempczinski said on the call. “With an ever-changing situation, we are analyzing our options and expect to provide clear guidance to investors and other stakeholders no later than the end of the second quarter.” Kempczinski declined to tell investors more about …

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Cubs’ Seiya Suzuki: Padres’ Yu Darvish ‘good influence’ and ‘superstar’

SAN DIEGO — Padres pitcher Yu Darvish couldn’t help but take at least one shot when he hosted Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki in San Diego this week: “Hey, do you like the hot weather here?” In free agency this spring, Suzuki chose the Cubs, Darvish’s former team, over the Padres. …

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Atlanta Restaurant Guide: Pizza

Pizza is affordable, hassle-free food for all occasions. He can feed a crowd and moves well. It’s a meal in itself, and it’s satisfying any time of the day, even as cold breakfast leftovers. We’ve long been a pizza-loving nation, but no more so than during the pandemic. In 2020, …

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Chicago’s Sunda New Asian Restaurant Celebrates Native Asian American Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

CHICAGO (WLS) – Sunda New Asian is celebrating Asian American Indian, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May with special menu items that can be enjoyed in the venue to eat, the large patio or by delivery. Sunda New Asian is an award-winning restaurant concept offering elevated Southeast Asian …

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Mother’s Day ‘is everyday’ for Martha Stewart – Chicago Tribune

It was ten years ago, in March 2012, when I walked with Martha Stewart in the ballroom of the Peabody Hotel during the 45th annual Pillsbury Bake-Off held in Orlando, Florida. We discussed many topics, from recipes from our own mothers and the fame of my hometown Indiana peppermint harvest, …

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Things to do in Miami: Estrella Damm Culinary Journey

That incomparable Spanish flair in Miami this month? You can thank iconic Barcelona brewer Estrella Damm for making this possible. Each year, the Spanish brewer partners with many Miami chefs and restaurants, encouraging them to create special menus and tastings that pair beautifully with Estrella Damm’s lager. It’s known as …

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For Black-Owned Businesses, Pandemic Shutdowns Followed by Resurgence

Placeholder while loading article actions The rib and whiskey bar that Terri Evans opened in Chicago’s South Loop with her 401(k) savings attracted mostly tourists and convention-goers — until the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders swept the countries from March 2020. Evans worried about keeping his 12 full-time employees on …

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Former Idaho lawmaker convicted of raping intern – NBC Chicago

A former Idaho lawmaker was found guilty on Friday of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern after a dramatic trial in which the young woman fled the witness box during a testimony by saying “I can’t do that”. The intern told a Statehouse supervisor that Aaron von Ehlinger raped her in …

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US economy shrinks, threats loom, but growth set to last – NBC Chicago

The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year and faces threats of high inflation and rising interest rates, but economists predict a return to growth for the rest of the year. 2022 based on the strength of the labor market and consumer spending. The first quarterly …

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New Restaurant Coming to Downtown Aurora Stems from Farmer’s Market Success – Chicago Tribune

Alicia Butron has been cooking and selling empanadas for nine years. But for the first time, she’ll be doing it from her own restaurant – in downtown Aurora. Alice’s Corner, 37 W. New York St., along an area sometimes referred to as restaurant row, is expected to open in the …

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Comings and Goings: Career Developments in Associations

Career moves are common in the nonprofit industry. There are several leadership changes this month, including Lynne Osmond becoming the first woman to lead Choose Chicago, Lew Sherr moving into the leadership position of the US Tennis Association, and Michelle Korsmo taking the helm. of the National Restaurant Association. In …

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Firenze Italian Street Food expands to Wicker Park, bringing Schiacciata flatbread sandwiches to Division Street

WICKER PARK – An Italian sandwich shop with bread baked on site opens on the border of Wicker Park and the Ukrainian village. Firenze, 2121 W. Division St., offers sandwiches made with schiacciata, a popular flatbread found in Florence, Italy, which gives the restaurant its name. Options range from turkey …

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US Seafood Imports Fuel Russia’s War Machine

A US ban on seafood imports from Russia following its invasion of Ukraine was meant to sap billions of dollars from Vladimir Putin’s war machine. It didn’t work that way. Loopholes in import regulations mean pollock, salmon and crab caught by Russia are likely to enter the United States anyway …

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Datz, the restaurant in Tampa, offers comfort food like the Cheesy Todd

Tampa, Florida – When Suzanne Perry and her husband, Roger, moved to the Tampa Bay area, they found themselves with more free time. This gave them the opportunity to realize their dream of opening a great restaurant. And “Datz” exactly what they did. Datz Restaurant is inspired by historic Midwestern …

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Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov launches New York comeback with Israeli restaurant Buzzy Laser Wolf

Philadelphia celebrity chef and restaurateur Michael Solomonov is making a comeback in New York — and this time he’s embarking on a full-fledged restaurant. Solomonov is expanding his hit Laser Wolf, a fiery Israeli grill that has topped national lists of the best since opening in Philadelphia two years ago. …

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Chicago Joe’s Auction: “Everything is sold”

Chicago history aficionados and lovers of the now-closed Chicago Joe’s still have the opportunity to bring home a piece of the beloved restaurant. Almost every item that adorned the interior – or exterior – will be auctioned off at the end of the month. The building at 2256 W. Irving …

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Here are 23 newly acclaimed spots – NBC Chicago

Twenty-three Chicago restaurants have earned Michelin’s seal of culinary excellence, as the star-studded list was announced this week. The coveted Michelin designation is based on a number of factors, from the restaurant’s cuisine to the chef’s techniques. Among the group that won stars, Alinea topped the list with three – …

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Chicago restaurant Josephine’s Cooking hasn’t paid property taxes in 12 years, the Cook County Land Bank Authority stopped anyone from doing so through a tax sale

Josephine’s Cooking is a South Side institution popular among soul food fans and politicians, but records show it hasn’t paid its property taxes in 12 years. In total, the owners – “Mother” Josephine Wade and her son Victor Love – owe more than $500,000 in taxes and penalties. As a …

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New Ranking Shows Chicago’s Best Pizza, Featuring Lou Malnati’s and Giordano’s Not Making the Cut – NBC Chicago

From deep dish to thin crust, Chicagoans have always debated which place had the best pizza in town, and a new ranking has narrowed it down. In a new list from Tasting Table, Chicago pizzerias were ranked from No. 1 to No. 10, although classic chains like Lou Malnati and …

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Search for burglars who broke into restaurants, stealing booze from Loop to Lincoln Park

CHICAGO (CBS) – Police on Monday asked for the public’s help in locating a group of burglars who broke into restaurants and stole alcohol in the city centre, River North, Gold Coast and Lincoln Park. In each incident, the thieves smashed the glass of a side or back door of …

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Police announce 6 dead and at least 9 injured in Sacramento shooting

California police say six people are dead and at least nine others were injured after a shooting in downtown Sacramento. The Sacramento Police Department said the shooting happened early Sunday morning. Video posted to Twitter showed people running down the street as the sound of rapid gunfire could be heard …

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A hand-cut donut favorite reopens in Chatham and four more openings you need to know about

Chicago’s hospitality industry knows the unpredictable nature of the city’s spring weather well and stays fearless, enjoying the occasional sunny and warm days while preparing for a busy summer season. Here are some of the restaurants that have opened — or reopened — their dining rooms, patios and take-out display …

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Summary “Before I die”: episode 2

Before dying airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m. and is available to stream. WTTW Passport members can now stream the entire show. Recap the previous episode. Sean’s murder has made investigating his disappearance a top priority for the police, but Hannah, Billy and Tina still fear an escape. Tina feels she …

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Joe Flamm’s Rose Mary will celebrate surviving the pandemic with a special birthday dinner

For Joe Flamm, there have been many times since April 2021 where he doubted his Fulton Market restaurant, Rose Mary, would survive the pandemic. Worries are nothing new for restaurants trying to survive the tumultuous first year; few break even under normal conditions. But COVID has added extra layers with …

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Immersive Frida Kahlo Experience Kicks Off Chicago Restaurant Week

City council approves new casino committee despite… 23 minutes ago Pervis Spann is remembered as a pioneer of revolutionary music… 35 minutes ago NATO: 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers dead in Ukraine 37 minutes ago Willie Wilson, officials are planning a $1 million gas giveaway… 50 minutes ago Proviso District …

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Where is the action? It’s always Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Second-generation Vegas bookmaker Kenny White recalls vivid scenes from his side of the counter, a beautiful scoreboard with games and corresponding odds behind him in different colors. “My favorite question was people coming in and asking, ‘Are these games being played today? That was question number one. …

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Chicago restaurants vying for top James Beard awards | Chicago News

(James Beard Foundation/Facebook) The James Beard Award nominations were announced Wednesday and provided a much-needed dose of good news for Chicago chefs and restaurants, who were announced as finalists in several high-profile categories. The awards will be presented on June 13 at a ceremony to be held at the Lyric …

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2 dead after gas explosion at popular Mexican resort: officials – NBC Chicago

A gas tank exploded Monday at a beachfront restaurant on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, killing two restaurant workers and injuring 18 people, authorities said. The restaurant is in a popular tourist area in the resort town of Playa del Carmen, south of Cancun, and three of the injured were apparently customers, …

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New Development Bringing More Retail to Northwest Indiana, Including More Upscale Stores | Northwest Indiana Commercial Securities

Northwest Indiana continued to attract new retail businesses in 2021, even as the sector was reshaped by e-commerce. The region’s retail sector has grown in importance. Long home to Indiana’s second-largest enclosed mall after Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis, northwest Indiana has become a retail hub that draws shoppers from …

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Russian restaurant in Chicago debates name change amid online hate

In the United States, restaurants selling Russian food or products have faced online hate. Russian Tea Time in Chicago received threatening phone calls. The owner told Insider that she is considering changing the property’s name for the safety of her staff. Loading Something is loading. Two to three people call …

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Former employee sues Ace Hotel, alleging defamation and corporate negligence

When Claire Henry started working as Director of Marketing and Programming at Chicago’s Ace Hotel shortly after it opened in Fulton Market in the fall of 2017, she was excited about the possibility of creating a space where all kinds of people could come together to enjoy music, art and …

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Skokie Village Council Approves New Sales Tax for Old Orchard Mall – NBC Chicago

Shoppers will pay even more to shop at a popular suburban mall. Skokie Village Council on Monday approved an additional 1% sales tax for the Old Orchard shopping centre. The tax, according to village officials, is intended to “help modernize and revitalize the center”. Council members called the property “rundown”, …

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A note on how to report armadillos in Illinois, a well-photographed Cooper’s hawk, and thoughts on record-breaking smallmouth bass and northern pike in Illinois are among Chicago’s notes outside and beyond.

The notes come from outside Chicago and beyond. LAST WORD “If you have recently seen an armadillo in Illinois, please REPORT the sighting to IDNR at this link [wildlifeillinois.org/gallery/mammals/other-mammals/armadillo/]. Thank you.” My favorite social media post from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, February 19 on Facebook Cooper’s Hawk of …

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Andros Taverna is Hosting a Fundraiser in Honor of the Historic District’s Greek Restaurant, Terminal

In honor of the historic Terminal restaurant, which operated in Logan Square from 1911 until the 1970s, Andros Taverna will host Terminal Night on March 14 with a special Mezze Monday menu, as well as a cocktail menu with contributions from some of the restaurants and current favorite bars of …

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A new English football pub and chic upstairs cocktail bar are coming soon to Lincoln Park

The veteran publicans and spouses behind one of Chicago’s top football bars are set to launch a new English-style tavern this month, bringing their popular take on the country’s pub culture to the edge of Lincoln Park. Partners Jamie Hale and Julia Shell are aiming for an early March opening …

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“It’s like lifting a weight”

Chicago unmasked on day one: Restaurant owners and customers react to being maskless Matthew Gutowski, one of Replay’s leaders in Andersonville, says it’s a relief not having to check people’s vaccination status. CHICAGO – Matthew Gutowski, one of Replay’s leaders in Andersonville, says it’s a relief not having to check …

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“Ukrainians, the world is with you”: Chicago’s Tea Time Russian restaurant denounces the invasion of Ukraine and the policy of the Russian government

CHICAGO (CBS Chicago/CBS News) — The owners of the downtown Russian Tea Time restaurant issued a statement this week denouncing the invasion of Ukraine and the policies of the Russian government. The letter said: “Dear patrons and friends of the RTT, “We are heartbroken by the recent news; our thoughts …

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