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  • Friday food linkage: Takashi, Club Foot, DIY Popeyes chicken

    Friday food linkage: Takashi, Club Foot, DIY Popeyes chicken
    News, notes and infinite bacon (!) from around the interwebs Friday: > Did you hear? Chef Takashi Yagahashi bested David Burke on "Top Chef Duels" this week, winning with a series of dishes involving sea squirt, armadillo and black sapote (a type of...
  • The governor's campaign

    The governor's campaign
    Gov. Pat Quinn packed in seven campaign stops around the state of Illinois yesterday as part of his week living on the minimum wage. I tried to keep up as he visited restaurants and greeted voters in Chicago, Kankakee, Champaign, Decatur, Peoria,...
  • Umami Burger opens in Chicago Sept. 18

    Umami Burger opens in Chicago Sept. 18
    Umami Burger, the California fast food chain, has announced an opening date for its first Chicago location: Two weeks from today, Sept. 18 at noon. The restaurant at 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park will be Umami Burger's first Midwest location and...
  • Groupon now offers reservation-based deals

     Groupon now offers reservation-based deals
    Carlos Alferez, managing partner of Frontera Grill, acknowledges that he was apprehensive when Groupon approached him about testing a new deal the online discounter wanted to offer. The James Beard Award-winning Mexican restaurant, founded by Chicago...
  • Will mayor, group ignite effort to end smoking in Chicago parks?

    Will mayor, group ignite effort to end smoking in Chicago parks?
    Smokers may no longer be allowed to light up cigarettes as they watch bands play at Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Riot Fest or North Coast music festivals in Chicago. That’s if a push to ban smoking in the city’s nearly 600 city parks –...
  • Fast-food workers to launch intensified protests across U.S.

    (Reuters) - McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job on Thursday in an ongoing battle with their employers to gain a $15 hourly wage, organizers said on Monday. The...
  • Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot

    Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot
    Just a few months before announcing plans to become Chicago's next Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel strolled down the gravel path to a Montana resort restaurant with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, both men smiling as they carried bottles of wine. In...
  • Julia Pham dishes on Relish Underground Dining

    Julia Pham dishes on Relish Underground Dining
    A little more than two years ago, Julia Pham had a dream that she was serving dinner to complete strangers in her apartment. She woke up the next morning and Googled a term for it. To her surprise, her dream had a name—pop-up dinners or...
  • Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

    Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll
    Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
  • Big Hurt takes swing at restaurant business in Berwyn

    Big Hurt takes swing at restaurant business in Berwyn
    Hulking baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas stepped to the plate for his first at-bat in the restaurant game Thursday, unveiling plans for the Big Hurt Brewhouse in Berwyn. Situated in the old American State Bank building in the 6800 block of Cermak...
  • Quinn, Vallas, Rauner and the class war card

    Quinn, Vallas, Rauner and the class war card
    Is Republican Bruce Rauner too rich to be governor of Illinois? "Yes," said Democrat Paul Vallas, campaigning for lieutenant governor with incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn. And there it was, public affirmation of what has become the center of Quinn's...