It Takes a Village

Sir, This Isn’t a Drive-Through Chloe Tran, owner of Banh Mi Sandwich Shop, isn’t one to let her neighbors face adversity solo. Only weeks after a destructive overnight burglary, and in the middle of a crippling pandemic, an errant vehicle struck Hartland Barbeque around 4am Sunday morning. The restaurant at 5402 Northwest Radial Hwy sustained […]

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Signature Style (With a Twist)

A New Lux Dundee’s Acadian Grille has turned over a new leaf, transitioning to Lux Lounge earlier this month. Owner Dan O’Brian has redesigned his Creole concept, which features a new social distancing design and elevated standards for sanitation. Not only is O’Brian’s new spot Covid-compliant, but it also features live entertainment six nights a […]

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Leo’s Last So-Long

Leo’s To Go In a Facebook post made on July 24th, Leo’s Diner at 6055 Maple announced their permanent closure. Initial plans to use the quarantine downtime to renovate the beloved diner and reopen on August 1st shifted, and the owners have made the decision to sell. “Hello Everyone. We just wanted to give you […]

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Creative Culinary Problem Solving

Plan of Action Chefs, hospitality staff, and restaurant owners are still regrouping and forming battle plans, often on an hour-by-hour basis. Having no precedent or blueprint to finding a sustainable business model that keeps staff and clients healthy during a pandemic, while finding profitability, isn’t stopping these intrepid establishments from looking for the best answers. […]

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Fun on the Menu at the Commons

Dandelion Returns Chef Drew Statz from Monarch Prime is kicking off Dandelion season this Friday, July 17th at 11am. All sanitation precautions have been taken, social distancing protocols will be observed, and boozy concoctions will be available in approved to-go containers. For a sneak peak at menu items, and to stay informed of upcoming guest […]

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