Tag Archives: Chicago

Lyft Made a Beer That Comes With a Discounted Ride Home

Source: Grub Street NY

No one understands alcohol impairment like today’s ride-hailing start-ups. Imagine being the Uber driver hailed to take this stooge to a bar that was 82 feet away. Stupid rides like these are why Lyft has run its “Give a Damn. Don’t Drive Drunk.” campaign the past two years …

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Impossible Foods’ ‘Bleeding’ Veggie-Burger Meat Now Available in Taco Form

Source: Grub Street NY

The lowly taco is getting a dose of high-tech hype. Impossible Foods, maker of the veggie burger that these days “bleeds” onto plates at Momofuku Nishi and Bareburger, has converted its popular faux beef that goes between two buns into a taco meat for a Chicago taqueria, …

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One of Chicago’s Best Restaurants, Grace, Suddenly Closed Last Night

Source: Grub Street NY

However you might feel about the Michelin Guide, it’s still hugely influential, and chefs don’t just walk away from restaurants worthy of three stars. There are only 14 restaurants in the entire country that fall into that category, the guide’s highest designation, and one of them is the Chicago tasting-menu …

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A Prominent Chicago Chef Was Fired for Not Responding to an ‘Inappropriate’ Photo

Source: Grub Street NY

One of Chicago’s most successful restaurant groups has fired an executive chef for failing to take action after a personal photo of a female employee was circulated among staff without her knowledge. Cosmo Goss was the executive of One Off Hospitality Group‘s five acclaimed Publican restaurants, and Eater …

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McDonald’s Might Try to Sell Amazon Its Old Headquarters Outside of Chicago

Source: Grub Street NY

The sleepy Chicago suburb of Oak Brook says it’s got just the thing to beat the approximately 90,000 other cities vying for Amazon’s second headquarters. Since 1971, the small Illinois village of 7,883 has been the work home of thousands of McDonald’s corporate employees, but the burger chain …

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Unauthorized Stranger Things Pop-up Gets Cheeky Letter From Netflix Warning, ‘Don’t Make Us Call Your Mom’

Source: Grub Street NY

Earlier this summer, two Chicago nightlife impresarios who are super into Stranger Things decided to turn one of their bars into the Upside Down, only instead of being a scary alternate reality where you might encounter a Demogorgon, it was just an incredibly elaborate pop-up serving Eggo waffle–garnished cocktails. …

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The Office Is a Curious, But Pleasant, New York Debut for Grant Achatz

Source: Grub Street NY

Not too long ago, ambitious out-of-town chefs announced their arrivals in New York with equally ambitious, circus-sized restaurants. But in this fractured era, as the cost of doing business in Manhattan rises, and the city’s influence as global culinary tastemaker slowly wanes, the fancy chefs tend to come tentatively, in …

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