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Controversies

Chicago Brewery Swept Up in Northwest Side Alderman’s Text Message Scandal

Chicago’s Lost Lake Reopens Sans Its Famed Tiki Drinks — and, It Hopes, the Genre’s Colonialist Baggage

Grant Park Vegan Food Festival’s COVID-19 Policy Causes an Uproar

30 Chicago Businesses Receive Citations for Indoor Mask Mandate Violations

Chicago Bartenders Quit Summer Smash Festival After Fans Storm Bar Tent

Some Restaurant Workers Are a Step Closer to Mandatory Vaccines

Dave Matthews Dines on the Chicago River 17 Years After His Tour Bus Famously Befouled It

Fat Rice Reopens Under New Name a Year After Controversial Closure

Boka’s Lauded Pastry Chef Meg Galus Has Departed After Six Years

Owner of Popular Pilsen Mexican Restaurant Accused of Attacking an Employee for the Third Time in Three Years

Fat Rice Makes Its Inevitable Return Under a New Name, One Year After Worker Revolt 

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Now Seeks a Midnight Cutoff For Alcohol Sales at Stores

Nini’s Deli Plots Reopening After Owner’s Bigoted Remarks Led to Closure Last Summer

Steakhouse’s Oddly Specific Dress Code and $100 Per Person Minimum Riles Critics

Mental Health Organization Hope For The Day Removes Founder As Allegations Mount

Tank Noodle’s Wage Theft Investigation Highlights Concerns of Invisibility in Chicago’s Asian-American Community

Tank Noodle Must Return $150K Pandemic Grant to Illinois After Federal Wage Theft Investigation

Chicago Restaurants See an Opportunity to Phase Out Tipping

Hospital Admin Who Bragged About Vaccinating Eric Trump Among Trump Tower Hospitality Workers Says He Was Kidding

Chicago Restaurant Week Expands to Help Hotels

Tank Noodle Could Lose $150K State COVID-19 Grant for Violating Labor Laws

Tank Noodle Pays Out Nearly $700,000 to Employees After Federal Wage Theft Investigation

Alderman Tom Tunney Fined $2K for Allowing Indoor Dining at Ann Sather Back in December

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Creator Dan Levy Says ‘Ew’ to Unauthorized Chicago Pop-Up

Chicago Twitter Unites After ABC 7 Says Harold’s Chicken Specializes in Hot Sauce

Tank Noodle’s Owners Call for Healing in the Aftermath of U.S. Capitol Insurrection

Tank Noodle Staff Receive Death Threats After Owners Attend Pro-Trump Rally in D.C.

Headquarters Caught in Legal Battle Over Proposed Pilsen Arcade Bar

Stephanie Izard Apologizes For a Poorly Received Representation of a Korean Dish

Infamous River West Dive Bar Openly Defies Pandemic Rules With Indoor Service

As Bars Remain Closed, Private Parties Continue to Rage in Wicker Park

Alderman Tom Tunney’s Chicago Restaurant Faces $10,500 in Fines as Owners Rage About His Hypocrisy