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Aurora Woman Looks To Open ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ Restaurant

Chicago Tribune | Aurora Beacon News | David Sharos | December 5, 2019 Aurora resident Sheli Massie, 43, had a life-changing moment about eight months ago and if things go well, she and other volunteers may open a “pay-what-you-can” restaurant in the city focusing on helping those in need. Massie said she was on vacation

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Eater Awards 2019: Here Are The Chicago Finalists

Eater Chicago | Daniel Gerzina, Ashok Selvam, Naomi Waxman | November 18, 2019 We narrow down the playing field for best restaurant, design, and chef of the year Today, the process of choosing this year’s stars in the Chicago restaurant world — the Eater Awards winners for 2019 — continues apace. After fielding many solid

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Fabio Viviani Is Building A Restaurant Empire From Chicago

Crain’s Chicago Business | H. Lee Murphy | November 15, 2019 The Italian-born fan favorite on the reality TV show ‘Top Chef’ is sitting on 35 restaurants around the country, with plans to open at least a dozen more in the coming year. In the world of brand-name chefs, perhaps Wolfgang Puck is the volume

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‘Virtual Restaurants’ On The Rise – How Safe Are They?

CBS Chicago | Vince Gerasole | November 8, 2019 OAK PARK, Ill. (CBS) — From the outside looking in, Cucina Paradiso is still a well-known Italian restaurant in Oak Park. But for the past two months, it’s cooked up the not-so Mediterranean Nashville fried chicken. Out of the same kitchen, with the same staff, owners

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The 7 Best Restaurants That Opened In Chicago This October

InsideHook | Amanda Topper | October 31, 2019 Including the first themed restaurant that doesn’t suck since … forever? To keep tabs on every Chicago restaurant and bar opening is folly. But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s work, and we’re proud to do it. Thus we present Table Stakes, a monthly rundown

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‘Cards Against Humanity’ Party Game Owners To Open Chicago Restaurant

Eater Chicago | Naomi Waxman | October 23, 2019 Chicago Board Game Cafe will offer games, a bar and restaurant, and two escape rooms in Logan Square/Bucktown The team behind Cards Against Humanity, the popular and gleefully offensive card game, is opening a full-service board game restaurant, bar, shop, and library near the border of Logan

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The Biggest Names In Food Delivery Are Getting Into The Restaurant Business

Food & Wine | Mike Pomranz | October 14, 2019 DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats all made ‘virtual restaurant’ announcements this month. Online restaurant delivery services are flourishing, in large part, because they fill a void: an easy, one-stop way to order food from a variety of your favorite restaurants and have it brought directly

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The 12 Best Pies In Chicago

Time Out Chicago | Amy Cavanaugh | October 3, 2019 The best pies in Chicago range from fruity creations to seriously rich chocolate versions. Here’s where to get a slice. Whether you like it lean and packed with apples and cinnamon or towering with swoops of toasted meringue, the best pies in Chicago are worth

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Celebrate Filipino American History Month with Chicago’s First Filipino Restaurant Week, Plus More Events

Crain’s Tribune | Grace Wong | October 4, 2019 Whether it’s rolling up your sleeves and digging into crispy soft shell crab at Sunda’s Kamayan Feast or dining at one of the many Filipino restaurants in the Chicago area for the very first Filipino Restaurant Week, you can celebrate Filipino American History Month with delicious

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Michelin Awards Stars To 5 New Chicago Restaurants

Crain’s Chicago Business | Dalton Barker | September 26, 2019 25 spots earned stars this year, up from 22 last year. Alinea retains its three-star rating, remaining the only spot in Chicago to earn that top honor. Twenty-five Chicago restaurants earned a prestigious Michelin star in the 10th edition of the local guide. That’s an

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