Chef Margaret Pak, right, and her husband Vinod Kalathil, left, own a Thattu in the Politan Food Hall in the West Loop. Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

This Food Hall Kiosk Was Named A James Beard Semi-Finalist For Best New Restaurant

Thattu, an Indian-focused restaurant in Politan Row, is one of two Chicago restaurants named a Best New Restaurant semi-finalist. The news "stunned" its chef.

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Pritzker Ends Daily Coronavirus Briefings

The governor's last daily briefing was Friday.

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West Town’s Do Division Street Fest Goes Virtual With Live Streams From Empty Bottle, Subterranean

Empty Bottle and Subterranean are members of the Chicago Independent Venue League, a coalition of independently-owned music venues fighting for survival.