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Cider school, free museum admission and more things to do in Chicago on Monday, Jan. 16.

  • Bow Truss closes Chicago locations as coffee chain fails to pay many employees

    Bow Truss closes Chicago locations as coffee chain fails to pay many employees

    All local locations of Bow Truss, the Chicago-based upscale coffee roaster and cafe chain, were closed Thursday as the business scrambled to pay employees and rent. Founder Phil Tadros confirmed nine Chicago locations closed this week, and said he’s working to find funding and potential partners...

  • Meet the Chicago ceramicist who's elevating your dining experience one plate at a time

    Meet the Chicago ceramicist who's elevating your dining experience one plate at a time

    Jessica Egan's story is built on stubbornness. The good kind of stubbornness, the stuff some might call perseverance. The 26-year-old first laid eyes on a potter's wheel back in high school. At the time, no one in the school's art department knew how to use the wheels, let alone teach students...

  • Taco Bell is going national with fried chicken taco shell

    Taco Bell is going national with fried chicken taco shell

    Taco Bell plans to go nationwide this month with its latest concoction: a taco with a shell made entirely out of fried chicken. Taco Bell says the shell of the Naked Chicken Chalupa is made up of all-white seasoned chicken. The rest of the taco is packed with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and...

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  • Goose Island brewpub throws itself a closing party

    Goose Island brewpub throws itself a closing party

    Goose Island’s brewpub is throwing itself a goodbye-for-now party. On Sunday night, the last night of service before the 28-year-old pub closes for a months-long renovation, a handful of beers will be poured to mark the occasion — and empty the cellar. Among them will be Cran Bruin, a tart Belgian...

  • What to Eat. Drink. Do. in January and February

    What to Eat. Drink. Do. in January and February

    Dancing, tunes, foodie and boozy fun and more things to do in Chicago in the next month.

  • East Room is Logan Square's latest 4 a.m. bar

    East Room is Logan Square's latest 4 a.m. bar

    Logan Square bar hoppers now have another place to keep the party going after 2 a.m. The folks behind second-floor nightclub East Room (2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.) announced in a release this morning that the bar is extending its hours until 4 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday. Owner Russ...

  • Chicago's Honey Butter Fried Chicken signs on to 'sanctuary restaurant' movement

    Chicago's Honey Butter Fried Chicken signs on to 'sanctuary restaurant' movement

    Chicago's Honey Butter Fried Chicken is among a couple of dozen restaurants across the country to sign onto a new "sanctuary restaurant" movement meant to offer safe workplaces for immigrants, Muslims and other communities they feel are under threat in the current political climate. The movement...

  • Diner Grill to reopen by March after Christmas Eve fire

    Diner Grill to reopen by March after Christmas Eve fire

    Diner Grill, closed by a Christmas Eve fire that destroyed one of the twin trolley cars on Irving Park Road, will reopen by March, said owner Arnold DeMar. “The Fire Department and the insurance adjuster said there was no arson,” said DeMar. “They said it was dirty linen and just combustible.”...

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