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Chicago Restaurant Owners Fear Loss Of Business Over NATO Summit

Chicago restaurateurs are concerned about losing business during the NATO summit.

05/01/2012

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Places To Trick A Meat-Eater Into Veggie Dining

So you’ve got a friend, or a loved one, or a dining companion of any kind that has a thing for eatin’ animals. And you, you enlightened political activist or health-conscious lovely creature, you probably want to avoid watching said companion consume parts of an animal while you converse or cavort. But man… it’s a bummer trying to inflict vegetarian dining on someone. So why not just do it covertly? We’ve picked out five places that shouldn’t set off major meatless alarms…

04/26/2012

Harpo Studios

Report: Restaurants Floundering Near Harpo Studios

Restaurateurs in the trendy Near West Side neighborhood that is home to Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo studios say they are struggling.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

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Best Restaurants With A View

There is nothing like an amazing view to completely overwhelm you. The Chicago skyline with Lake Michigan is one of the more iconic skylines and we’re lucky enough to be living right here to enjoy it. It’s even better when you can enjoy an amazing meal to go along with it. Unfortunately, great meal + amazing view = usually high prices. Because of the pricey meal, it’s best to save these places for a special occasion.

03/01/2012

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: A man arrested during protests at the G8/G20 summits is released from the detention center June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Police have been making many arrests during the protests including many journalists during this final day of the G20 summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Restaurant Owners Not Worried NATO/G8 Security Will Hurt Business

The city’s restaurant community is gearing up for the NATO and G8 summits planned for Chicago in May, and officials insisted Monday they are not worried about security measures restricting access to their businesses.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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City Extends Deadline For Taste Of Chicago, As Fewer Restaurants Apply

The city has extended the deadline for restaurants to apply for spots at the new, scaled-down Taste of Chicago – in hopes of drawing more interest.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

The Park At Rosemont

Job Fair In Progress For New Venue In Rosemont

This is the second day of a three-day job fair in Rosemont, with dozens of jobs available.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

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New Restaurant Roundup: February

With new restaurants opening seemingly every day, how are you supposed to keep track of them all? We’ve rounded up some of the most notable Chicago openings of the past few months so you can better focus your dining energy.

02/08/2012

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High Fees For Restaurants Despite Shorter Taste Of Chicago

Restaurants at this year’s Taste of Chicago will have half the time to sell food, but must pay even more to the City of Chicago for the privilege.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

CBS 2 found that some of the city's fanciest restaurants have violated health codes. (CBS)

City Council Approves ‘Risk-Based’ Restaurant Health Inspection Plan

The City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance that will give restaurants with good public health records a break on inspections.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

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Top Takeout On The Northwest Side: I’m Right (You’re Wrong)

With the coming storm threatening to keep us from going outside, our only hope is one of the truest heroes in the food industry: the delivery boy. Here are five of the best restaurants that deliver on the Northwest side!

01/11/2012

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Guide To Elmhurst In Fair Or Foul Weather

Elmhurst, Chi-town’s suburban cousin to the West, is a fun place for day tripping year round. Here’s a list of all the things you can do in Elmhurst year-round, no matter what type of weather Mother Nature offers up!

12/17/2011

CBS 2 found that some of the city's fanciest restaurants have violated health codes. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Some Pricey Restaurants Racking Up Health-Code Violations

Sometimes the fine-dining at high-end restaurants isn’t as fine as customers might think. CBS 2′s Pam Zekman examined health-inspection reports for some of Chicago’s fanciest places.

12/15/2011

Environmentally friendly toilet paper is used in the toilets before the Live Earth concert at the Coca-Cola Dome on July 7, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Nadine Hutton /Getty Images)

Many Restaurants Ignore Rules For Public Restrooms

There are thousands of restaurants in Chicago and many of them are operating outside the law by not offering proper public restroom facilities.

CBS 2–11/09/2011

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Guide To The Chicago Marathon

There’s nothing like the excitement of a race. 45,000 runners will hit the streets of Chicago to fulfill their dream of completing a 26.2 mile marathon this weekend. Many years ago, I was one of these happy runners, and now I am an even happier spectator. It’s true that running the race is like nothing else, but you can also get an adrenaline rush from watching the race.

10/01/2011

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Best High-End Lunch Deals In Chicago

While you like to try every new restaurant that opens in Chicago, it can be hard to knock the pricey eateries off your list. The solution? Take advantage of some of the excellent lunch deals available around town…

09/28/2011

Girl & the Goat

Soundtrack To A Meal: Chicago Restaurants And Their Music

Restaurant owners have more to think about than simply the food when it comes to putting together a good experience for their customers. One part, which often gets overlooked by critics: music. I spoke with some of the people at popular Chicago restaurants who choose what people listen to while they eat.

09/07/2011

Owners at Salutos Italian Restaurant in Gurnee had to throw out $20,000 to $30,000 of spoiled food after going more than two days without power in the wake of a thunderstorm on Monday, July 11, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Long Power Outages Cost Restaurants Thousands

This week’s major storm has been a nightmare for residents, with thousands of homeowners going more than 48 hours without power. But imagine owning a restaurant and having no power for more than two days. Imagine the mess and the smell of all the spoiling food.

CBS 2–07/13/2011

Chicago Cooks

Best Chicago Cookbooks

Chicago is one of the best foodie towns in the world. It’s no secret Chicagoans love their food. These featured cookbooks will help you create your favorite Chicago recipes right in your own home.

01/05/2011

Best Finger Food In Chicago

Best Finger Food In Chicago

From classy to corn dog, here are the best places in Chicago to eat with your hands. No forks required here!

12/28/2010

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