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Week in Reviews

Another Chicago Tortilla Maker Is Accused of Ignoring Poor Working Conditions

Illinois to Roll Back Mask Mandate in Late February as COVID-19 Case Rates Decline

Black Beer Makers Get a Boost With New Scholarship From Local Brewery School

Chicago Restaurant Vaccine Mandate Could Be Lifted By Spring — Whatever That Means

Cream Cheese Shortage Hits Eli’s Cheesecake But Can’t Stop Production

Courts Deal Blow to Restaurants Seeking Pandemic Insurance Relief

As Omicron Arrives, Chicago Ponders Requiring Vaccination Proof at Restaurants and Public Places

Oprah Names a Chicago Meal Kit and Food Tech Company to her 2021 Favorite Things List

Christkindlmarket Christmas Bazaar Reveals 25th Anniversary Mug

Rick Bayless’s Immersive Play Casts Audiences as Influencers in Kitchen Nightmare Theater

Chicago Could Ban Valet Parking at Bars

Portillo’s, a Chicago Street Food Icon, Plots Major Expansion

30 Chicago Businesses Receive Citations for Indoor Mask Mandate Violations

Toast, the Restaurant Ordering Platform With Chicago Ties, Files Initial Public Offering

Colectivo Coffee Inches Closer to Seeing Union Election Results to the Chagrin of Management

Illinois Could See New Festivals Thanks to a New $10 Million Grant Program

Trib: ‘Top Chef’ Alum’s Fulton Market Restaurant Does More With Croatia Than Italy

After 11 Years, Chicago Magazine’s Chief Dining Critic Departs

ABC 7 Chicago’s ‘Hungry Hound’ Steve Dolinsky Says Farewell After 17 Years

Tribune Dining Critic Phil Vettel Says Goodbye, Closing Out 41 Years at the Paper

Chicago Loses Its Last Full-Time Dining Critic

Chicago Tribune Posts Its First Restaurant Review Since the Pandemic Began

A Critic Tackles Two Omakase Sushi Restaurants

River North’s Greek Fine Dining Destination Pleases Vettel

Bucktown’s Chinese-American Hotspot Disappoints a Critic

Meaty Serbian Specialties Lure Critic to Lincoln Square

A Critic Raves That Rebooted Purple Pig Remains Elite

It’s Not Naha 2.0, but a Critic Feels Reverberations at the Chef’s New Restaurant

A Critic Feels Moody Tongue Could Become America’s Second Michelin-Starred Brewpub

A Critic Thinks the Food at Chicago’s First Okonomiyaki Restaurant Is ‘Almost Perfect’

A Critic Gives Chicago’s First Okonomiyaki Restaurant High Marks

Time Out’s Massive Fulton Market Food Hall Impresses a Critic