Food & Dining
 

Big Guys Sausage Stand in Berwyn set to close counter service

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 9/17 12:37P Zack Miller
Big Guys Sausage Stand owner Brendan O’Connor, right, and line cook Jose Franco, in grey, prepare orders while customers wait for their orders at Big Guys Sausage Stand in Berwyn, Ill., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. The shop, which opened in 2012, is...

Starbucks to revamp stores to speed service, boost morale

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 9/16 4:35P Dee-Ann Durbin | AP Business Wri
Interim CEO Howard Schultz (left) speaks after introducing incoming CEO Laxman Narasimhan during Starbucks Investor Day 2022 earlier this month in Seattle. AP Starbucks — ringing up record sales but struggling with low employee morale — plans to...

Robot food delivery pilot program gets green light from City Council committee

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 9/15 2:16P Fran Spielman
Delivery robots lined up on the UIC campus on Thursday. The company that operates the robots, Starship, has a fleet of 20 of the vehicles, and will add 10 if the Chicago City Council allows a two-year test of the robots in a larger area on the...

Taking a Spin Around France (and the Bar!) at Francois Frankie

Chicago Food Magazine 9/2 8:43A Emily Larsen
What do you get when you put a carousel, craft cocktails and casual dining together? Francois Frankie, of course! Whether you are looking to get out of the office for a satisfying lunch or wanting to...

How to craft a healthier cocktail?

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/26 12:11P Environmental Nutrition
Happy hour doesn’t have to interfere with a healthy lifestyle if you sip smartly. Dreamstime/TNS Behind every skinny margarita, virgin mai tai, or mocktail of choice, is the desire for a healthier libation. Whether that means fewer calories, less...

Tavern on Rush closing after nearly 25 years

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/26 12:01P David Roeder
Outdoor diners take in the scene Friday at Tavern on Rush, which is scheduled to close Jan. 1. Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Tavern on Rush, a Gold Coast steakhouse and neighborhood staple, will be closing its doors after nearly 25 years. The restaurant...

Tavern on Rush closing after nearly 25 years

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/25 4:28P Emmanuel Camarillo
People dining on the patio at Tavern on Rush, located at 1031 N. Rush St. Brian Rich/Sun-Times Tavern on Rush, a Gold Coast steakhouse and neighborhood staple, will be closing its doors after nearly 25 years. The restaurant, located at 1031 N....

Indigenous foods tougher to find in Chicago, elsewhere with food prices soaring

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/23 2:08P Claire Savage | AP
Jessica Pamonicutt, executive chef of a Native American catering company in Chicago, displays a contemporary indigenous meal she cooked at the American Indian Center of Chicago. Claire Savage / AP Blueberry bison tamales, harvest salad with mixed...

Indigenous foods access declines as inflation soars

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/22 11:10A Associated Press
Janie Pochel, an advisor to the Chi-Nations Youth Council, is pictured at the First Nations Garden in Chicago in August. The garden was established in the spring of 2019 and is host to many traditional Indigenous crops including prairie sage,...

Starbucks store in Edgewater unionizes

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/19 10:43A David Roeder
Workers United, part of the Service Employees International Union, has been organizing at Starbucks locations around the country. AP A Starbucks store in Edgewater on Friday became the chain’s seventh location in the area to unionize. Workers at...

Pumpkin Spice Oreos, Oktoberfest brews arriving in August — ready or not

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/8 1:12P Stefano Esposito
Concern about supply-chain issues mean some manufacturers may avoid some seasonal items. But others will plan to get fall-themed products, including Halloween decorations and food with pumpkin spice, in stores early, just in case. Sun-Times file...

Pumpkin Spice Oreos arriving in August — ready or not

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/8 7:59A Stefano Esposito
Fall is still weeks away, but OREO is planning to start selling its pumpkin spice variety later this month. | Provided photo. If it’s August, it must be time to flood the market with pumpkin-spice-flavored goodies. Too early, you say, with fall...
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