Category: Food Halls

Graze, The French Market, North Pond and Bits

Graze Until I tasted the oat milk cappuccino with vanilla at Graze (1632 W Division), I’d summarily dismissed all of the alternative milks, juices and waters. But as I reminded myself, there’s a growing market out there that embraces these same options, and if I’m going to write about the current food scene, I have... Read more »

Fry the Coop turns up the heat on the chicken sandwich wars

Fry the Coop turns up the heat on the chicken sandwich wars
It’s hard to say whether Joe Fontana, the mastermind behind Fry the Coop and its unique line-up of chicken sandwiches, knew what was ahead when he opened his first “Coop” in Oak Lawn in 2017. But he was definitely ahead of the curve. With chicken wars raging amongst the big chains like Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and... Read more »

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago promises way more than a cup of Joe

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago promises way more than a cup of Joe
Milan, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, Tokyo and now Chicago, Starbucks Reserve Roasteries just keep coming. And they keep getting bigger. Chicago coffeephiles are champing at the bit waiting for the opening of their very own Reserve scheduled for Friday, November 15, at 9 a.m. The Chicago Reserve promises to be the largest yet–besting the second biggest, the 32,000 sq.... Read more »
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Time Out Market: a sneak peek at this impressive food hall coming to the Fulton Market District

Time Out Market: a sneak peek at this impressive food hall coming to the Fulton Market District
Time Out Market, from the fine folks that publish the magazine of the same name, is a food and cultural market coming to Chicago late this fall. The 50,000 square foot space in the hot Fulton Market District ( 916 W. Fulton Market ) promises to bring the best of the city under one very large roof.... Read more »