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Pink Taco Laid Off Staff After Pledging Jobs At Parent Company’s New River North Restaurant, Employees Say

Three former workers said they were told they'd be paid while the restaurant was being renovated. Instead, they all lost their jobs.

Near North Side, River North

2 Restaurants In The Maple & Ash Empire Close Amid Legal Battle Between Owners

Café Sophie in Chicago and a restaurant in California have both closed as co-owners David Pisor and James Lasky continue to battle for control of What If Syndicate.

Downtown

Taste Of Chicago, Summer Fests Slashing Fees, Offering Incentives To Lure Restaurants Struggling With Staff Shortages

Without enough staff, restaurants are opting out of fests. The city's summer fests are offering stipends, ending tickets and finding workers to help more vendors participate.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Maple & Ash Investors Sue Co-Owners After Co-Owners Sue Each Other For Control Of Restaurant Empire

The "nasty, salacious" dispute between Maple & Ash's owners has some investors worried the Chicago and Scottsdale restaurants could close, according to a lawsuit.

Downtown

Emmit’s Irish Pub Closing After 26 Years In River West

Emmit's last day is June 25, ending a long history of hosting epic St. Patrick's Day parties, welcoming movie crews and giving celebrities a down-to-earth place to enjoy a beer.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

RealGood Stuff Co. Brings Its Healthy Eats And Juices To Fulton Market

The storefront on Green Street has indoor and outdoor seating and will feature a salad and sandwich bar.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Beatrix Restaurant Opens In The Loop With Weekday Happy Hours

It's Lettuce Entertain You's fifth Beatrix location in the Chicagoland area.

Downtown

Bunker Bringing Cocktails, Arcade Games And A Numero Group-Curated Juke Box To West Loop This Spring

Bunker is four steps below ground inside The Duncan, a luxury apartment building. It's set to open in early May.

Downtown

Maple & Ash Owners Are In Legal Tug-Of-War For Control Of One Of Chicago’s Most Successful Restaurant Empires

Business partners David Pisor and James Lasky are the powerhouse behind glitzy Maple & Ash and Etta's meteoric rise. With allegations flying, they're battling in court for control of the company they spent years building.

Downtown

Lan’s Old Town Shut Down — Again — After Hosting Second Maskless Party In 2 Months

Lan's Old Town hosted 27 people who weren't wearing masks for a party Valentine's Day weekend, city inspectors found.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Chatham’s Soul Vegetarian To Reopen As Soul Veg City In March With Remodeled Building, Expanded Menu

Now called Soul Veg City, the popular vegan eatery is "going to be the best-looking, best-feeling place south of 12th Street,” one of the owners said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Long-Awaited Wrigleyville Culver’s Plan Is Dead, Alderman Says

Cubs fans have been teased with a Culver's on Clark Street since 2014, but those plans have "fallen through."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Steingold’s Relocating To Southport Corridor, Giving Classic Jewish Deli A Bigger Kitchen And Menu

The modern Jewish Deli is moving from North Center to 3737 N. Southport Ave., just two doors north of the Music Box Theatre, in February.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Bucktown Chick-Fil-A Opening This Week Across From Shuttered Vienna Beef Factory

The new Chick-fil-A will neighbor Drive Shack, a riverfront driving range replacing the recently closed Vienna Beef Factory.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wrigleyville’s The Dark Horse Closes Permanently: ‘COVID Is The Big Winner Here’

The Dark Horse Tap and Grille struggled to stay open throughout the coronavirus pandemic and ultimately closed its doors for good Sunday.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Devil Dawgs Closing Original Storefront In Lincoln Park After 10 Years

The hot dog chain is celebrating 10 years in the neighborhood by giving away $1 hot dogs on Thursday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

This South Side Restaurant Is Letting People Pay What They Can To Feed Those In Need, Keep Workers On Staff

Bridgeport's Kimski will distribute as many as 2,000 meals weekly through the winter. "We're trying to do this because there are no real relief programs [for restaurants] out there."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Albany Park Restaurant Crawl Goes Online Due To Coronavirus, With Prizes Available Through November

Ordering takeout or delivery from dozens of local restaurants can enter you in weekly drawings for prizes given out by the Albany Park Chamber Of Commerce.

Albany Park

Edgewater Neighbors Raise $18,000 For Broadway Cellars To Help Fine Dining Bistro Survive Coronavirus

The Foleys have kept Broadway Cellars afloat with their own cash. Now, neighbors are helping the owners make sure they survive the winter.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Longman & Eagle In Logan Square Closed Indefinitely Not Long After Reopening Sausage Shop

Employees at the popular farm-to-table restaurant made the call to close down, the owner said on social media: "When they say they're ready to call it, we trust them."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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