Food & Dining

River North restaurants cut hours more than any area in U.S. during COVID: survey

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 11/27 11:53A David Struett
Moe’s Cantina, 155 W. Kinzie St., owned by Third Coast Hospitality, hasn’t held lunch service since COVID hit. Rich Hein/Sun-Times file Restaurants in River North cut their operating hours more during the COVID-19 pandemic than restaurants in any...

Christmas kringle, Nick Cave cheesecake bites available for holiday desserts

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 11/21 1:39P Miriam Di Nunzio
Eli’s Cheesecake is offering a 10-piece “cuties” bite-sized cheesecake set designed by Chicago artist Nick Cave. © Neil John Burger Photography Thinking outside the box for holiday desserts? Consider these two options, from two of the oldest...

Big-box supermarkets, small local farmers around Chicago struggled to work together

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 11/18 7:17A Sandra Guy | WBEZ Chicago
Natasha Nicholes, who owns two farms in West Pullman with her husband, Shomari. Provided Nine years ago, the woman- and Black-owned Urban Growers Collective secured a great deal selling produce from a Bridgeport farm to Walgreens. At the time,...

Taco Bell 7-Layer Nacho Fries join the Enchirito on menu

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 11/17 4:42A Mike Snider | USA Today
Taco Bell’s 7-Layer Nacho Fries are made with the restaurant’s nacho fries, beef, black beans, diced tomatoes, warm nacho cheese sauce, sour cream, chipotle sauce and guacamole. A vegan version is also available. Taco Bell Taco Bell isn’t done...

Chicago-area chefs share their go-to holiday recipes

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 11/16 6:11A Matt Moore
(from left) Rodolfo Cuadros, Yasmin Gutierrez, Bill Kim, D’Andre Carter, Raul Gutierrez, Federico Comacchio, Kaze Chan, David DiGregorio, Joe Flamm and John Boudouva.s Anthony Vazquez, Pat Nabong, Ashlee Rezin, Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times...

Burger Bite: Diner inside Shell station is all the rage

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 11/15 11:12A Selena Fragassi - For the Sun-Ti
Just inside this Rogers Park Shell gas station entrance is Burger Bite, fast becoming one of the coolest places in town for a fantastic burger and more. Brian Rich/Sun-Times There’s a new contender to add to the ongoing “best burger” conversation...

Thanksgiving turkeys are more expensive and harder to find

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 11/14 11:06A Nicky Andrews
An outbreak of avian flu means there would be 3% fewer turkeys available this year compared with last year. Nicky Andrews/Sun-Times Shoppers are finding smaller turkeys and higher prices in stores ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Turkeys are...
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