Food and Restaurants

Chicago boasts a vibrant and internationally-renowned restaurant scene. Read the latest news and updates from the dining world.

Your ultimate guide to eating out in Chicago. Highlights of the area eateries’ openings, new menus and special events and more.
Chipotle announced it was permanently closing its Augusta, Maine, location last year after workers filed a National Labor Relations Board petition for a union election.
Highlights of the area eateries’ openings, new menus and special events.
We visited seven Chicago smoothie and juice bars to sample some fruit-filled goodness.
Here’s some of what’s happening in Chicago’s culinary world.
Adam DeWitt, who has been with Grubhub 11 years, including two as chief executive, will leave May 1, to be replaced by an executive with Canada’s SkipTheDishes.
Aimen Halim accuses the Atlanta-based chain of false advertising, says its boneless chicken wings are made of breast meat.
From radio personalities to former employees, funeral services for Joe ‘Mr. Beef’ Zucchero reflected a legacy of food, friendship and family.
Originally promised for this St. Patrick’s Day, the company says its Chicago brewery will open this summer in Fulton Market.
Here’s some of what’s happening in the Chicago area’s vibrant dining scene.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted for creating “planning disaster” by proposing 4th of July weekend food fest be moved to accommodate takeover of Grant Park by city’s new NASCAR race.
Mondelez International, which owns the Swiss-born brand, says it’s in the process of adapting the packaging of Toblerone products to conform with strict rules in Switzerland about how products qualify for the coveted “Swissness” moniker.
The coffee-olive oil concoction — echoing a keto-inspired trend of adding butter to coffee, with a sugary twist — has provoked amusement and curiosity among Italians. No, you can’t get it in Chicago —yet.
Romeoville-based Great Kitchens Food buys Uno’s frozen and refrigerated business in a deal that does not include the restaurants.
Here’s some of what’s happening in the Chicago area’s vibrant dining scene.
The great-great granddaughter of a man who bought 15 family members out of slavery donated more than 1,700 cookbooks to Kennedy-King College.
Restaurant chains like Panera and P.F. Chang’s are betting that diners will pay monthly or yearly fees to get a break on the price of meals or even unlimited drinks.
FoodLab Chicago, a entrepreneurship program from the Greater Chatham Initiative, counts iconic spots such Haire’s Gulf Shrimp among its alums. The program is opening up again.
Starting with traditional eats from Afghanistan, Albania and Algeria, the TikTok content creator hopes to try food from new countries around the world in alphabetical order at least twice a week.
The rise to the top for spirit-makers was fueled in part by the resurgent cocktail culture — including the growing popularity of ready-to-drink concoctions.
Consumer Reports tested 28 brands of dark chocolate bars. All contained both lead and cadmium; 18 were high in either. No amount of lead or cadmium is safe to ingest.
This year, dozens of restaurants are taking part in the two-week event running Feb. 12-26, with cuisines spanning from traditional soul to vegan to Cajun to Jamaican to much more.