Category Archives: Chicago


What Happens To Lettuce Entertain You Without Rich Melman?

By Peter Frost | Crain’s | May 6, 2017 Rich Melman founded what would become the country’s biggest independent restaurant group, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, in 1971. When it’s time, he plans to hand it over to his children, R.J., Jerrod and Molly. That time is coming. Rich Melman wants to start taking Mondays off.

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Chicago Hipster

Attention Hipsters: Don’t Miss These Chicago Bars

Claire Volkman | April 24, 2017 | PASTE It may not hold a flame to Brooklyn or Portland in terms of sheer volume, but Chicago certainly has its share of flannel wearing, beard-donning, ironic mustache grooming hipsters. However, unlike a few years ago, that term no longer comes with a heavy hand of spite or

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Chicago Alderman Seek Control Over All City Licenses In Their Wards

Austin Berg | ChicagoNow | April 4, 2017 Chicago’s 50 aldermen hold near-despotic control over commercial activity within their wards. This has lead to an unrivaled culture of graft, greed and corruption within Windy City municipal government. But instead of taking steps to roll back extraordinary powers, some aldermen are dead set on expanding them.

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Chicago’s Best Bars To Drink Like A Local

March 31, 2017 | Chicago, Food and Drink, North America When visiting a new city, you can tackle it in one of two ways: as tourist or traveler. As a tourist, you can hit all the popular attractions and stick to larger, well-known chain restaurants. But where’s the fun in that? If you want to dig

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Golden Nugget

Drunk At 3AM? Here Are 5 Chicago Restaurants That NEVER Close

1. Mr. Greek Gyros – 234 S Halsted St Many a Chicagoan have ended up here on a late night and wondered how they made it in and out of Greektown—but remember this—that gyro was probably delicious. Perhaps give it a go during daylight hours too. 2. Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp – 2120 S Canal St Fried fish

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Chicago Wine Importers

10 Haunted Chicago Restaurants To Visit Before The Afterlife

By: Valya Borisova| Oct 14, 2016 | If Chicago didn’t already give you the chills, these 10 haunted restaurants are sure to send a shiver down your spine. As a lover of both food and Halloween, I set out on a quest to find the most haunted restaurants in Chicago to keep my stomach full

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Best Chicago Dive Bars

POLL: Chicago’s #1 Dive Bar?

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SVN Restaurant Resource Group On Track To Exceed Record-Breaking 2015

(Chicago, IL) – SVN’s Restaurant Resource Group is on pace for another record breaking year of restaurant transactions. During the first half of 2016, the group consummated a resounding 19 lease and sale assignments. That trend is expected to continue throughout the year. According to SVN Restaurant Resource Group’s Marcus Sullivan, “We absolutely anticipated this.

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BYOB Chicago

BYOB Restaurants Can Now Charge Corkage Fees, But Will They?

After years of being told by the city not to do it, Bring Your Own Bottle restaurants in Chicago can, in fact, charge customers a corkage fee, potentially opening up a new cost for diners. WBEZ 91.5-FM reported Monday that for years the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection had been enforcing a rule

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Chicago Brewery

Zoning Trouble Brewing? Beer-makers, Distillers Fear Review May Push Them Out

The president of Koval Distillery likes to think that each bottle of whiskey she makes is a Chicago flag of sorts, proudly made in the city and planted in thirsty locales all over the world. “Distilled in Chicago” is printed on each label and is important to the brand. But Sonat Birnecker Hart fears the

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