Dusek’s Chef Brings Southern-style Cafeteria Dining To Fulton Market

Cafeteria-style southern cooking is coming to the Fulton Market area. Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden (Dusek’s, Punch House, Tack Room, Thalia Hall, the Promontory) are opening Saint Lou’s Assembly today. Next door to the group’s new bar, MoneyGun, on Lake and Union streets, Saint Lou’s Assembly is led by seven-time Michelin-starred chef Jared Wentworth (Dusek’s,

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My Neighbor, My Bartender: Tales From Living Above Chicago’s Nightspots

( – Slurred, drunk conversations late at night. The strong scent of spice. Empty wine bottles tossed, clanging, into the alley below a bedroom window. Those are all nightmarish scenarios imagined around living above a bar or a restaurant. But many of Chicago’s residential neighborhoods are lined with main arteries where popular eateries are topped

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Crackdown On Valet Parking Has Restaurants Fuming

( – The city issued more citations to valet parking companies in one month of 2016 than it did in 2014 and 2015 combined, a crackdown that’s causing headaches for restaurants, hotels and other businesses that rely on valet parking as a courtesy to customers. Valet companies received 76 citations for the “storage of goods on

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14 Chicago Restaurants, Chefs Revealed As Finalists For 2016 James Beard Awards

( – The finalists for the 2016 James Beard Awards were just announced in San Francisco, and once again, Chicago area chefs and restaurants made a strong showing. Fourteen local restaurants and chefs made the cut, up from 10 last year. That includes an outstanding restaurant nod for Alinea on its first year of eligibility,

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