Food & Dining
 

‘Father of Peeps’ marshmallow candies Bob Born dies at 98

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 1/30 3:11P Dee-Ann Durbin | AP Business Wri
As a young man, Bob Born applied for medical school, but while waiting to enroll fell in love with the candy business owned by his father. Just Born makes about 2 billion Peeps a year. AP Photos Ira “Bob” Born, a candy company executive known as...

Is tipping getting out of control?

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 1/28 9:44A Associated Press
Some fed-up consumers are posting rants on social media complaining about tip requests at drive-thrus, while others say they’re tired of being asked to leave a gratuity for a muffin or a simple cup of coffee at their neighborhood bakery. AP NEW...

Oreo-stuffed Oreos promise more of, well, Oreos

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 1/26 1:05P Mike Snider | USA Today
The Most OREO OREO Cookie features more creme filling and ground Oreo cookies mixed in. Mondelez International We’ve enjoyed rainbow-filled Oreos, latte-flavored Oreos, white-chocolate-fudge-covered Oreos, mint-flavored Oreos and confetti-infused...

Chipotle looks to hire 15,000 amid continuing labor shortage

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 1/26 12:04P Dee-Ann Durbin | AP Business Wri
Chipotle’s hiring campaign will feature employees talking about their career progression in the company in an effort to hire and retain new workers. AP Photos Restaurants are beginning the new year with a recurring problem: labor shortages....

Construction to begin on new permanent home for Common Pantry

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 1/25 11:26A Ilana Arougheti
Volunteers box a load of groceries at the Common Pantry. The pantry has shared space with Epiphany Church of Christ for 35 years. Its new home will be 1,000 feet away. Joe Cyganowski/Pioneer Press. File photo. After 56 years of operation,...

James Beard Awards 2023: Chicago semifinalists

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 1/25 6:28A Miriam Di Nunzio
Damarr Brown, the chef de cuisine at Virtue, is a 2023 James Beard Award semifinalist in the category of Emerging Chef. Pat Nabong/Sun-Times The James Beard Foundation on Wednesday announced the list of semifinalists for its 2023 restaurant and...

Healthy cheese? Some low-sodium, low-calorie, low-fat options

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 1/25 2:19A USA TODAY
When creating a charcuterie board, there are healthy options when it comes to the cheese. stock.adobe.com While the internet remains agog over the new viral butter board trend , snack board purists will remember the blueprint: the charcuterie...

Lunar New Year — Chicago’s Asian communities celebrate, reflect and feast

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 1/20 6:51A Bob Chiarito | Special to the Su
Red lanterns symbolizing good fortune hang near the Chinatown Gate. Lunar New Year is Jan. 22 this year. The annual Chinatown parade will be held Jan. 29. Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Red lanterns symbolizing good fortune are strewn above and along...
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