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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...

Pumpkin Spice Oreo cookies returning for ‘early’ fall release

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/3 12:31P Miriam Di Nunzio
Pumpkin Spice Oreos will be back on store shelves starting Aug. 15, while supplies last. Oreo Let the pumpkin spice wars begin. Oreo on Wednesday announced the return of its Pumpkin Spice Oreos — an early entry in the fall products flavor battle....

Dwayne Johnson’s French toast available online

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/2 1:57P USA TODAY
Dwayne Johnson’s personal chef devised the French toast that’s now being sold online. Goldbelly Maintaining a physique like Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson requires a specific diet. After eating around six meals a day mainly consisting of chicken,...

Rainbow Cone, a colorful Chicago original, looks to open in other states

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/2 2:58A David Roeder
The iconic Rainbow Cone location at 9233 S. Western Ave. Brian Rich/Sun-Times Rainbow Cone, the five-flavored Beverly favorite that has expanded in the Chicago area, now aspires to locations in other states. In a partnership with the family that...

Goose Island 2022 Bourbon County Stout lineup announced

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 8/1 10:18A Miriam Di Nunzio
The 2022 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout lineup will be available starting the day after Thanksgiving. Goose Island Beer Co. Something old, something new best describes the 2022 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout lineup announced Monday by the...

Halloween candy will run short, Hershey warns

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 7/31 5:53P USA TODAY
Hershey bars in regular packaging will remain plentiful, the company said. Scott Olson/Getty Images Trick-or-treaters may find an American classic absent from their pumpkin pails this year. Hershey reported that it would not be able to meet...

‘The Bear’ dips into the kitchen culture of Chicago’s Italian beef joints

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 7/25 7:02P Miriam Di Nunzio
Jeremy Allen White stars as Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, a five-star chef running a Chicago dive sandwich shop that he inherited from his older brother, in “The Bear.” FX Chicago’s iconic Italian beef sandwiches continue to put the city on culinary map...

Reza’s Restaurant shut down due to ‘dangerous and hazardous violations’

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 7/25 3:47P Cindy Hernandez
A city of Chicago Department of Buildings violation notice was placed on the front door of Reza’s in Edgewater. Provided Reza’s Restaurant in Edgewater was shut down twice in the same week after inspectors found several code violations, city...

Museum of Ice Cream Chicago offers interactive experience and plenty of ice cream

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 7/15 6:33A Jordan Perkins
A carnival-themed room in which guests can play and eat ice cream is part of the fun in store at the Museum of Ice Cream in Chicago. Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Filled with a variety of interactive games and attractions and icy treats, the Museum of Ice...

Subway closes shops, adds new menu items as part of business plan revamp

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 7/11 9:56A Dee-Ann Durbin | AP Business Wri
In early July, the 57-year-old Subway sandwich chain introduced the Subway Series, a menu of 12 chef-developed sandwiches that can be ordered by name or number. stock.adobe.com Subway has a new recipe for success: fewer stores and a bigger menu....

‘Iron Chef’: 5 big changes in new season

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 7/7 1:22P Bryan Alexander | USA TODAY
Alton Brown and Kristen Kish co-host “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.” Adam Rose/Netflix © 2022 After “Iron Chef America” ruled the Food Network for more than a dozen seasons, the famed cooking competition is back on Netflix. “Iron Chef:...

Sideshow Gelato coming to Lincoln Square backed by magician Penn Jillette

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 7/5 9:22A Mitch Dudek
Jay Bliznick, owner of Sideshow Gelato, calls himself the “impresario and thaumaturge of Gelid Confectioneries.” Pat Nabong / Sun-Times Penn Jillette, the world-famous magician, would have done just about anything to work at the sort of gelato...

Beloved Bridgeport Restaurant to close after decades of feeding South Side

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 6/29 10:04A Mariah Rush
The Rodriguez family has owned and operated Bridgeport Restaurant at 3500 S Halsted Street for the last 12 years. Now, to the chagrin of their loyal customers, they’re closing up shop. Mariah Rush/Sun-Times Irais and Josie Rodriguez have taken...
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