Man Outraged Over $100 Minimum At River North Restaurant, But Many Restaurants Are Holding Onto Such RulesA Chicago man was outraged when he was faced with a minimum payment to eat at a restaurant, and he thinks the rule should go away now that the city is opening back up.
$15 Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect In Chicago Thursday And Could Mean Price Hikes; Study On Tipped Wages Also Getting Under WayChicago’s new minimum wage hike to $15 per hour officially goes into effect this coming Thursday, and it could mean higher prices at your favorite restaurants.
CDC Says Masks No Longer Necessary For COVID-Vaccinated Americans, But Some Chicago Restaurants Say They'll Still Be Requiring ThemAs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask measures for vaccinated Americans, several private businesses in Chicago aren’t willing to do the same just yet.
Bars, Restaurants Hopeful That Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund Will Be Game-Changer As They Submit ApplicationsOn Monday, many restaurateurs were hoping a multibillion-dollar lifeline from the federal government will help those still barely hanging on.
Areas Teeming With Restaurants, Bars Are In Balancing Act Between High COVID-19 Vaccination Rates And Rising Case NumbersWith more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, restaurants, bars, and ballparks are busier than they have been in more than a year.
Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez Calls For Reimbursement For Bars, Restaurants That Had To Pay For Liquor Licenses They Couldn't Use When Shut Down For PandemicSo many Chicago restaurants and bars had to shut down during the beginning of the pandemic, but they still had to pay the city for a liquor license.
As Bucktown's Remedy Bar Reopens After 5 Months, Call Mounts For Increase To 50% Capacity For Chicago Bars And RestaurantsChicago’s bars and restaurants want to be at 50 percent capacity by this Thursday – that is the message the restaurant coalition sent to Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday.
Heated Eats: COVID-19 Cold-Weather Outdoor Dining In ChicagoWith the coronavirus pandemic still raging in Illinois, and indoor dining and drinking banned, many Chicago restaurants have made heated patios, tents, or other alternatives a priority.
Chicago Restaurants Get Creative For Valentine's Day Amid COVID-19 Capacity RestrictionsValentine’s Day usually brings a rush of lovestruck couples to restaurants. That’s the case this year too – along with a reprieve from the frigid temps in Chicago, but also with restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chicago Restaurant Coalition Criticizes Expansion Of COVID Capacity Limits; Smaller Restaurants Say It's Of No Use To ThemWith Valentine's Day on Sunday, restaurants were hoping for some looser restrictions, and the city announced expanded capacity rules on Wednesday. But it's not so simple when you read the fine print.
As Black Restaurant Week Begins, 2 Restaurateurs Say Business Is Booming Despite PandemicChicago’s Black Restaurant Week kicks off this week. It was founded to increase visibility of Black-owned businesses during Black History Month.
Esquire Magazine Lists 4 Chicago Spots Among Restaurants That Must Survive COVID-19 PandemicEsquire Magazine has named 100 restaurants that America can’t afford to lose during this pandemic, and four local restaurants are on the list.
Hyde Park Restaurateur Offers Christmas Meal Kits To Stay AfloatRestaurants struggling during the pandemic are offering Christmas meals to go and pickup for the first time ever – and it’s not to make extra dough on the side.
995 Chicago Restaurants And Bars Get City Grants, But Some Miss Out And Are Struggling Even More To Hang OnMayor Lori Lightfoot last month said help was on the way for independent bars and restaurants through the Chicago Hospitality Grant Program. But what about the bars and restaurants that lost out?
More Local Restaurants Hope Thanksgiving Takeout Meals Will Provide Them With Boost During COVID-19 SlumpWith restaurant dining rooms shut down and families choosing safety over group gatherings, local restaurants are pivoting to takeout Thanksgiving Day meals.