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Chicago Restaurants and Bars Could Fully Reopen Next Week

Chicago restaurants and bars won’t have to wait until July to fully reopen. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has bumped up the city’s reopening...

A Michelin-Starred Oriole 2.0 and Four Upcoming Chicago Restaurants to Know

June 3 Lincoln Park:, Popular Chinese chain Tsaocaa has plans to open a second Chicago location this summer, according to a Facebook post....

Illinois Makes To-Go Cocktails Legal Until 2024

Illinois’ bars and restaurants can continue to sell to-go cocktails until 2024 after Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday afternoon signed into a...

A Jewish-American Deli Fan Embarks on a 16,000-Mile Motorbike Journey

Chicago’s famed Manny’s Deli was the starting point for a local motorcycle enthusiast’s 16,000-mile journey as he draws attention to the hunger...

Time Out Market Chicago Announces Reopening Date, Adds Three Black-Owned Restaurants

Time Out Market Chicago has announced a reopening date — Thursday, June 17 — marking the first time the two-story food hall...

Illinois Bars Expect Gov. J.B. Pritzker to Keep To-Go Cocktails Legal

The Illinois Senate on Sunday approved several measures to benefit the bar and restaurant industry. The moves come just as COVID-19 positivity...

Birria Momos and Butter Chicken Taquitos Part of Intriguing Mexican-Indian Pop-Up

Rishi Manoj Kumar (Bar Sotano) and Zubair Mohajir (Wazwan) believe both Indian and Mexican cuisines share the love of cumin, cilantro, and...

A Chic Mini-Golf Bar From Topgolf and AceBounce’s Owners Will Soon Land in Chicago

Puttshack, a U.K.-based mini-golf gaming restaurant aims to open a new outpost this fall in the Chicago area as part of a...

Wicker Park Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant Scoffs at Mundane Plant-Based Options

It’s a pandemic pivot fairy tale in Wicker Park for Rodolfo Cuadros, the owner and chef of Amaru, a popular Latin restaurant...

Chronicling the Michelin Guide’s 2021 Return in Chicago

In April, Michelin released Chicago’s first updated ratings after a year-long pandemic hiatus. The...

Steakhouse’s Oddly Specific Dress Code and $100 Per Person Minimum Riles Critics

One sign that restaurants are approaching some sort of normalcy is the return of a good, old-fashioned controversy surrounding a dining room’s...

Illinois May Allow Bars to Serve Free Booze With Proof of Vaccination

The Illinois House of Representatives pushed through a bill Thursday that would allow bars and restaurants to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations by offering...

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Nini’s Deli Plots Reopening After Owner’s Bigoted Remarks Led to Closure Last Summer

Almost a year since Nini’s Deli closed in West Town after a series of anti-Black, Islamaphobic, and homophobic comments made by the...

Chicago Restaurants and Bars Fully Reopen After 15 Grueling Months

It’s been 450 days since Chicago’s restaurants and bars have been able to operate without customers wearing masks and tables spaced six...

Five Homes You Can Walk to a Cubs or Sox Game From

The Cubs and the Sox recently released their City Connect uniforms, which pay tribute to the city and their particular part in it. The...

Chicago to Pedestrianize Three Major Downtown Streets for Summer Outdoor Dining

On Friday, the city of Chicago will completely lift COVID-19 restrictions at restaurants, but developers and restaurants owners worry that it will...