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Inside The Hatchery: Chicago’s food incubator is laying a foundation for industry growth

Food Dive | Megan Poinski | April 17, 2019 The new 67,000-square-foot facility is open for business with ingenuity from entrepreneurs and several partnerships with big food companies including PepsiCo, Conagra Brands and Kellogg. CHICAGO — From outside of Chicago, it feels like The Hatchery is a long-established institution. Since it was started as part

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The 15 Best New Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago Magazine | Carly Boers, John Kessler, Jeff Ruby, Carrie Schedler, and Claire Voon | April 13, 2019 It’s the Year of the Indie: These 15 spots, all but one of which are independently owned, show off Chicago’s culinary scene at its charming, idiosyncratic best. Kyoten | 2507 W. Armitage Ave. | Logan Square |

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Chicago’s Newest Food Hall Will Debut Five Restaurants This Summer

Food & Wine | Nina Friend | April 2, 2019 Galley Group’s first Windy City venture – Fulton Galley – will open in June, showcasing local chefs. Galley Group, a restaurant group that develops and manages food halls, claims that their projects aren’t just food halls; they’re small business incubators. The food hall backdrop provides

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Chicago’s Baseball Stadiums Offer a Wide Food Selection to Fuel the Fans

MLB | March 30, 2019 While everyone looks forward to the traditional hot dog, popcorn, peanuts, and beer to snack on while watching their favorite baseball team knock it out of the park, there is so much more for your taste buds to enjoy at stadiums these days. Whether you cheer on the North Side Cubs

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19 Great Restaurants to Work For

Food & Wine | Tracie McMillan | March 18, 2019 Meet the chefs and restaurateurs who are making restaurant jobs better. When it comes to working in the average restaurant in America today, there is good news, and there is bad news. The bad news probably won’t surprise you. As an industry, food preparation and

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The Hottest Restaurant Openings of Spring and Summer

Crain’s Chicago Business | Ari Bendersky | March 15, 2019 Big-name chefs, independent restaurateurs and outside players are debuting spots in town over the next few months. This is shaping up to be a stellar year for Chicago restaurants. Big-name chefs, independent restaurateurs, Japanese restaurants and more are coming for the food-obsessed to look forward to.

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Six Chicago-Area Restaurant Closures to Know

Eater Chicago | Daniel Gerzina & Ashok Selvam | March 4, 2019 An ongoing log of Chicago restaurant and bar shutters March 4 HYDE PARK— Miriam’s Cafe, the food option at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, announced it will shutter at the end of the current quarter on March 15. The museum

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‘Ghost’ Restaurants That Rely on Mobile-App Deliveries, Pickups Are Changing Real Estate

CoStar | Lou Hirsh | February 27, 2019 Eateries Turn to More Space for Cars, Less for Diners The restaurant chain dining room is dying so fast it’s already becoming a ghost. Quick-service restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Grill are adding more drive-up lanes and online ordering options, transforming restaurant real estate to tap technology

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Here are the Semifinalists for America’s Oscars of the Food World

Robb Report | Jeremy Repanich | February 27, 2019 The first James Beard Award nominees since the foundation overhauled its voting body. There are a lot of food awards begging for your attention and desiring to be the “Oscars of food”–like last week’s first ever World Restaurant Awards–but in America, that distinction largely falls on

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A $1,550-A-Year Private Members’ Club For Restaurant Regulars Just Raised $2 Million To Expand Around The Globe

Tom Murray | Business Insider | February 4, 2019 INHOUSE is not a concierge service, says the company’s founder Benjy Leibowitz: “That’s a word we’ve banned from our vocabulary.” While bookings are admittedly a big part of what they do, INHOUSE is a members’ club that attempts to bridge the invisible gap between industry insiders and diners who are

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