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‘DEHUMANIZATION' OF CHICAGO'S RESTAURANT WORKERS LEAVES THEM WITH A TOUGH CHOICE: COVID-19 RISK OR UNEMPLOYMENT?

Amid a crushing pandemic, forgotten Chicago restaurant workers struggle with stress of COVID-19, facing disorderly customers and health...

BURR RIDGE'S SELF-SERVICE DESSERT ATM - THE BAKERY BOX - FITS RIGHT INTO PANDEMIC TIMES, LOOKS TO EXPAND TO MORE LOCATIONS

The Bakery Box, LLC, which is weaving together community partnerships, a pandemic-friendly concept and glorious mini cakes available...

 
 
 

BATTER UP, FISH FRY FANS: 10 BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN CHICAGO WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR FRIDAY LENTEN FIX - INCLUDING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT OPTIONS

Of course COVID-19 has altered this year's fish fry schedules a bit, but many establishments are going ahead with some version of the...

EAT. WATCH. DO: ‘BEHIND HER EYES' AND FISH FRY FINDS, PLUS MCDONALD'S NEW SANDWICH, ‘WINDY CITY REHAB' UPDATES AND BRUNCH

Eat. Watch. Do. newsletter

 
 
 

WHAT WE'RE DRINKING THIS WEEKEND: RAISING A GLASS FOR BLAZING 45-DEGREE HIGHS AND THE PESKY GOLDEN GLOBES

The Chicago Tribune's dining editor and reporters share their favorite beers and to-go cocktails ahead of Golden Globes weekend and...

COLUMN: AFTER GIVING AWAY 25,000 MEALS, EVANSTON'S GYROS PLANET AND TAQUERIA IS SET TO CLOSE SATURDAY. ‘THIS RESTAURANT WAS OUR DREAM.'

Erika Castro and Pablo Sanchez used their restaurant to combat hunger caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but their bills have outpaced...

 
 
 

MS. BISCUIT, A LEGENDARY SOUTH SIDE BREAKFAST SPOT, IS REOPENING AT LAST. ‘OUR FAMILY IS MUSTERING UP EVERYTHING WE HAVE TO KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE.'

Ms. Biscuit, a beloved breakfast spot in Washington Park on Chicago's South Side, is reopening this weekend after closing two years...

POPEYES THREW DOWN THE GAUNTLET WITH ITS FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH. HERE'S HOW IT RANKS AGAINST 18 OTHER FAST FOOD CHICKEN SANDWICHES

Fast-food fried-chicken sandwiches are not all the same. There are a few chains doing the job right. Find out where Popeyes, McDonald's...

 
 
 

‘BEHIND HER EYES' REQUIRES BOLD BRITISH FARE FROM PLEASANT HOUSE PUB

Get our dinner-and-a-show pairing for your next date night; this week: 'Behind Her Eyes' + Pleasant House Pub.

MCDONALD'S NEW FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICHES ARE A HUGE IMPROVEMENT. BUT DO THEY STACK UP TO POPEYES AND KFC?

You'll notice three new chicken sandwiches on the menu, which may allow it to compete against the popular offerings from Popeyes, Chick-fil-A...

 
 
 

CHICAGO'S EGG ROLL BOOM IS FUELED BY BLACK RESTAURATEURS, WHO FILL THE CHINESE AMERICAN SNACK WITH EVERYTHING FROM JERK CHICKEN TO ITALIAN BEEF

Jerk chicken egg rolls are a popular dish on Chicago's South and West sides, as Black restaurateurs get creative with the fillings.

3 DAYS, 10,000 DOUGHNUTS. COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND PALATINE BAKERY THAT ASKED FOR HELP ONLINE: ‘WE KNEW PEOPLE LIKED US, BUT I HAD NO IDEA.'

Mardi Gras came, went and left a Palatine Bakery with a problem: too many ingredients for paczki, the traditional Polish doughnuts...

 
 
 

EAT. WATCH. DO: MUST-TRY TIKTOK RECIPES, MUST-SEE BLACK FILMS, AND MUST-READ COMMENTARY ON ‘THE BACHELOR' CONTROVERSY

The latest Eat. Watch Do. newsletter

ILLINOIS BREWERIES PUSH LEGISLATION TO KEEP DELIVERING, SHIPPING BEER POST-PANDEMIC: ‘THE SKY HAS NOT FALLEN'

The legislation would offer flexibility for both small business owners and consumers, says Brewers Guild.

 
 
 

WATCH THIS. EAT THAT: DETOX WITH LA MICHOACANA AS YOU SNACK ON ‘THE INFLUENCERS' BITE-SIZED EPISODES

Get our dinner-and-a-show pairing for your next date night; this week: 'The Influencers' and La Michoacana.

EAT. WATCH. DO. - UNCLE REMUS CONCLUDES BHM SERIES | FLOUR TORTILLAS IN A CORN-TORTILLA CITY

This week, the newsletter is all in the family, with a profile of the legendary Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken and its founding family,...

 
 
 

LAN'S OLD TOWN RESTAURANT SHUT DOWN AFTER WEEKEND PARTY VIOLATES COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Lan's Old Town shut down for violating COVID-19 restrictions Saturday night, the second citation for the longtime Chicago restaurant.

IS HOMEMADE PASTA THE NEXT SOURDOUGH BREAD? WE CAN ONLY HOPE. HERE'S HOW TO MAKE IT

There's something uniquely lovely about fresh noodles. With fat and flavor from oil and eggs, its taste and texture is night and day...

 
 
 

AN ODE TO THE GLORIES OF CABBAGE, WITH RECIPES FOR A POLISH STEW AND A SPICY STIR-FRY

Versatile cabbage combines with big, bold flavors to perk up spirits this winter.

CHICAGO SNOWSTORM FORCES SOME RESTAURANTS TO CLOSE AND SOME TO OPEN EARLY, WHILE 1 GIVES AWAY FREE ICE CREAM

Bridgeport Bakery had planned to open at midnight for the annual Fat Tuesday paczki pickups. It announced late Monday that it would...

 
 
 



Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta

A simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, chicken stock and lemon juice envelop chicken cutlets in the traditional Chicken Piccata recipe made in episode 101 of... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

This is a tasting from the end of my Italian Beer Bread episode where I have two of my grandchildren tasting the bread with me. This is my favorite tasting! I've never... Read more ...

The 23 Best Home Products You Can Buy on Major Sale This March

The 23 Best Home Products You Can Buy on Major Sale This March

Nothing gets us in the mood to shop like a good sale. If you're the same and feeling like your house could use a little fixing up, then you're in the right place. Right now... Read more ...

Here's Exactly What You Need to Do If Your Dog Is Attacked By Another Dog

Here's Exactly What You Need to Do If Your Dog Is Attacked By Another Dog

Dogs - they make us smile, help us fill up our days in meaningful ways , and are a joy to have around. Because of this, it is no surprise that when our furry friend gets... Read more ...

Southern Makers: Tootsie Tomanetz

In Lexington, Texas, Tootsie Tomanetz, the 84-year-old pitmaster at Snow's, was the catalyst that set the barbecue craze in motion. Read more ...

Meet a Local: Sylvia Ganier

Farmer and food policy advocate Sylvia Ganier came into farming after a full career as a chef and restaurateur. Read more ...

Chocolate Brownie Energy Balls

Chocolate Brownie Energy Balls

I never know whether to call them energy balls to protein balls or energy bites...but whatever the name, these chocolate brownie energy balls are the cat's pajamas. Chocolate... Read more ...

‘Dehumanization' of Chicago's restaurant workers leaves them with a tough...

Amid a crushing pandemic, forgotten Chicago restaurant workers struggle with stress of COVID-19, facing disorderly customers and health risks. Read more ...

Miley Cyrus Has Been a Pet Mom For Years - Here's What We Know About Her Pups

Miley Cyrus Has Been a Pet Mom For Years - Here's What We Know About Her Pups

Miley Cyrus has long been well-known as an animal-lover and advocate, adopting numerous pets over the years, including dogs, cats, fish, horses, and pigs. She's had so many... Read more ...

This Woman Captures All the Activities Her Cats Do With Their Dad, and Talk...

This Woman Captures All the Activities Her Cats Do With Their Dad, and Talk About FOMO

It deeply irritates me that my five cats prefer my husband over me. As the person who jumped through hoops to rescue each and every one off the streets, I expect a little more... Read more ...

6 Baby Essentials to Buy Second Hand

6 Baby Essentials to Buy Second Hand

Buying thrift when you have a baby on the way is one of the smartest decisions you can make for your wallet. You shouldn't buy everything used, but here are 6 things that are... Read more ...

Listeria concern prompts nationwide recall of taco dip trays, platters

J&J Distributing of St. Paul, MN, is recalling multiple products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products include taco trays, platters and dips... Read more ...