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Uptown Restaurant Week Seeks To Help Businesses During Outbreak

Over 20 restaurants are participating in the event, meant to drive up business during the outbreak.

Sam & Gertie's at 1309 W. Wilson Ave. in Uptown.
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UPTOWN — In an effort to help businesses stay afloat during Chicago’s stay at home order, Uptown will host a “restaurant week” including special takeout offers and discounts.

Uptown Restaurant Week runs through Sunday with at least 24 local restaurants participating. And like other small businesses around the city, Uptown’s restaurants are finding creative ways to appeal to customers and sell their food and liquor.

Brass Heart, for example, is known for its upscale tasting menus. With its dining room closed, the restaurant is now offering family meal options for 2-4 people, along with sandwiches and other takeout friendly foods.

Jake’s Pub in the Ruf is offering a free four-piece chicken meal with any order as a special for the restaurant week. To check out the participating restaurants and featured specials, click here.

Uptown residents are also encouraged to use the restaurant week specials to buy meals for Weiss Hospital workers battling the coronavirus.

The coronavirus outbreak has caused serious damage to the restaurant industry, causing the laying off of thousands of restaurant workers in the city. On top of local efforts to drive up business, a group of restaurant owners and public officials are seeking state help for the battered industry.

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