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10 of the Best and Worst Chicago Restaurant Week Deals

Cut out the guesswork on value and diversity of cuisine

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Jelly Belly Sparkling Water coming to the Midwest 

Like most flavored seltzer beverages, the Jelly Belly seltzer is carbonated water with natural flavors; there are no sugar, calories or sweeteners.

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‘Falling iguana meat’ sheds new light on popularity of the food source

Eating high-protein, low-fat iguana meat is nothing new. In fact, it’s a common delicacy in Mexico, Central and South America — and in trendy U.S. restaurants and markets.

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“Braising the Wild”: Taking on “the much-maligned Canada goose”

Jack Hennessy takes on ``the much-maligned Canada goose" this week in "Braising the Wild."

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It’s Restaurant Week — grab your wallets!

During winter break, I lured my boys home from law school by promising they could each pick a swank eatery and dad would pay. It worked.

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Mr. Peanut dies at 104 in heroic Super Bowl LIV ad: WATCH

In the ad, the iconic monocle-sporting peanut makes the ultimate sacrifice for Wesley Snipes and Matt Walsh.

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Anyone can try the Roti menu experiments at test kitchen in West Loop

At Exploration Kitchen, the Chicago-based Mediterranean restaurant chain can tinker with recipes before rolling them out companywide.

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Menu planner: Tangy tomato and lemon risotto is worth the extra time

Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.

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2020 Jean Banchet Awards celebrate Chicago’s culinary scene

Top honors went to the husband-and-wife team of Anna and David Posey of Elske, who received the award for chef of the year.

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Starbucks is expanding ‘community stores’ presence in underserved neighborhoods

The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said it is expanding its effort to put more coffee shops — and create more jobs — in poor neighborhoods.

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Braising the Wild: Pecan and Pear Grilled Pheasant Salad Sandwich

Jack Hennessy brings Pecan and Pear Grilled Pheasant Salad Sandwich to "Braising the Wild."

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Ben & Jerry’s creates ‘Netflix & Chilll’d’ ice cream flavor

The flavor features peanut butter ice cream with sweet and salty pretzel swirls and fudge brownie.

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Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce from Salinas Valley again?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an updated food safety report that it is "no longer advising that people avoid romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley growing region in California."

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First P.F. Chang’s To Go to open in Chicago

The extension of the Chinese-American restaurant chain will focus solely on carryout, catering and delivery.

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America drank less wine in 2019. Here’s what you sipped instead

While wine drinking is on the decline, Americans are still spending more overall on alcohol.

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Menu planner: Walnut rice with cream cheese, mushrooms and spinach makes a tasty side dish

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Chroniclers of Chicago’s craft beer scene explosion hang up their mugs

In a decision with hints of bitter but more sweet, after eight years of getting beer backstories, Jack Muldowney and Tom White have called it quits.

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Burger King condemned by conservative group for using ‘the d-word’ in ad campaign

One Million Moms blasted the restaurant chain for the use of "profanity" in a commercial from August.

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Brit star Alex Jennings hits Gibsons and (of course) puts mustard on his steak

Jennings plays King Edward VIII, the only English king to abdicate the throne on "The Crown" — sound familiar?

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Pheasant Manicotti: Jack Hennessy brings wild flavor in “Braising the Wild”

Jack Hennessy brings a wild touch to a favored dish with Pheasant Manicotti this week in "Braising the Wild."

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Longtime Downtown Restaurateur Glenn Keefer Resurfaces to Partner in New Steakhouse

The former Keefer’s owner and Ballyhoo Hospitality’s Ryan O’Donnell plan to open Sophia in suburban Wilmette

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Burger King to test plant-based Impossible Croissan’wich

The Impossible Croissan’wich includes a seasoned, plant-based sausage patty from Silicon Valley’s Impossible Foods, eggs and melted American cheese on a croissant.

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Starbucks Almondmilk Honey Flat White and Coconutmilk Latte added to permanent menu

The coffee giant also announced the introduction of the Oatmilk Honey Latte at approximately 1,300 participating stores in the Midwest — including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

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City Council committee agrees to double the parking-in-one-place limit for food trucks

Food trucks have become a vital part of Chicago’s culinary scene. Now, instead of forcing the trucks to pack up and move out after two hours, the city will allow operators to remain in one legal space for four hours at a time.

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Impossible Foods unveils pork, sausage

The company decided pork should be its next product because customers were frequently requesting it.

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Walnut pineapple cake makes an irresistible dessert

Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.

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White gold: The halloumi cheese of Cyprus entangled in politics

It’s goat and sheep milk content makes it a hit with health-conscious cheese lovers in Europe and beyond. Cypriot producers say demand from overseas is projected to hit new highs in the next few years, thanks to heat-tolerant halloumi’s growing popularity as a meat alternative.

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The 14 Most Anticipated Restaurants of 2020 in Chicago

2020 promises the return of a team who earned three Michelin stars, a long-dead French icon’s resurrection, and much more

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New Lincoln Park Taqueria Opens Next Week With 10 Types of Tacos

Check out the menu for Takito Street, replacing Fiesta Mexicana on January 9

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Stalk of the town: Celery’s not just for Bloody Marys anymore

The crunchy vegetable is proven to have healing and nutritive powers.

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Menu planner: Welcome the new year with filet mignon

Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.

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Former Cubs skipper Joe Maddon’s Wrigleyville restaurant closes 7 months after opening for business

The restaurant’s fate was tied to Maddon, who took a job managing the Los Angeles Angels after the Cubs opted not to renew his contract in September.