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May 31, 2013 | By Elite Truong, @elitetruong and RedEye
Just in time for summer, the Schnitzel King's kingdom is expanding. Schnitzel King food truck owner Greg Burke has expanded his family business to a Bridgeport storefront, slated to open June 3 at 308 W. 33rd St. Burke, who grew up eating the German delicacy and gained local recognition for his tailgate version of the dish, describes schnitzel as “pork pounded thin, breaded and then fried.” Burke's Chicago-style version is served in...
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May 16, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
A total of 16 food trucks submitted applications to be part of this year's Taste of Chicago, the city said Thursday. This year's food fest, scheduled for July 10-14 in Grant Park, will include licensed food trucks for the first time. The trucks will be parked at Butler Field right by the lawn seating for the Petrillo Music Shell where they will be able to set up starting two hours before each night concert and operate for the duration of the concert. Applications to sell food at the Taste were due Wednesday.
NEWS
November 14, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Three operators of the Schnitzel King and Cupcakes for Courage food trucks filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court against the city, challenging two food truck ordinance provisions. At issue are requirements that food trucks stay 200 feet away from brick-and-mortar street-level restaurants and install GPS devices. “All of these provisions have one and only one reason: to protect a few politically-connected restaurateurs from competition,” Robert Frommer, staff attorney for the Institute for Justice, a national public interest law firm representing the plaintiffs, said at a downtown news conference Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2012 | By Renee Mailhiot and For RedEye
The latest food truck to join Chicago's growing street food scene doles out healthy salads courtesy of two recent Yale graduates who have already set up successful storefronts in New Haven, Conn. The Little Salad Truck hit the streets of Chicago at the beginning of August, and all of the daily operations are run by Jerry Choinski, 23, and Etkin Tekin, 22. The pair opened The Little Salad Shop near campus during their junior year after realizing the need for more healthy food options, and the positive response caused them to branch out to another major city upon graduating in May 2012.
NEWS
October 22, 2013 | By Courtney Griffin and RedEye
A real “Taste of Home” is coming to Chicago. And it will be really cheesy. Stouffer's Mac 'N' Cheese food truck will be giving away free samples of their signature mac 'n' cheese in the Loop on Wednesday and Thursday. The samples will be passed out during lunchtime hours in three varieties, including savory bacon and chives, tangy buffalo chicken and classic macaroni and cheese. The truck will be stationed at the corner of Fairbanks and Ohio from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Couch and Franklin during the same time following day. The truck will make its final stop at St. Rita High School in Chicago's Ashburn Neighborhood on Friday.
NEWS
May 21, 2013 | By JoVona Taylor and RedEye
Fans of The Salsa Truck will soon be able to follow it to The Garage, its very own venue opening in the West Loop on May 29. The Mexican-inspired food truck hit the streets in late January as the first food truck to obtain a Mobile Food Preparer license, which allows food to be cooked onboard. Chef and owner of The Salsa Truck and The Garage, Dan Salls, said his passion for cooking and love for Mexican street food is what inspired him to ditch his former job as a financial adviser and go into the food truck business.
NEWS
December 19, 2011 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
Change was a hot topic of the CTA this year - and not just because a new debit-credit fare system could reduce coin transactions in the next few years. Other changes announced this year: Longtime politico Forrest Claypool was named CTA president in April, and workers have been sprucing up train stations for the last few months. Meanwhile, some CTA shelters now have Bus Tracker displays, while security cameras have been installed in each CTA station. Elsewhere, Red Line tracks on the South Side are being rehabbed, more Redbox kiosks are being installed at some CTA stops, and the Oakton Street Yellow Line stop is being built.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | RedEye
Social justice, live music, food trucks… and everything in between. The first-ever Festival of Joyous Rebellion will take place on Saturday, September 7, from 12 to 6 P.M. at 810 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The festival, which is organized by the National People's Action Campaign (NPAC), offers a little bit of everything. “We tried to find things that would fit in with the spirit of NPAC,” said Jeff Pinzino, a Beverly resident and organizer of the festival, which will include live performances by musicians, comedy troupes and spoken word artists.
NEWS
January 25, 2012 | RedEye
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NEWS
October 18, 2012 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
Look out hipsters--Wicker Park might be hitting the mainstream. (Or maybe it already has.) To the dismay of fixie-riders and flannel-wearers everywhere, Forbes recently published a list of the 20 hippest neighborhoods in America, totally selling out all of the coolest places to live, and Wicker Park landed at No. 4. Attempting the completely antithetical process of quantifying what it means to be "hipster-friendly," Forbes considered several different...
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