Day: June 26, 2020

Chicago Restaurants Grapple With Safety Concerns as Indoor Dining Resumes

Friday marks the first day Chicago restaurants can welcome on-premise customers since mid-March, and the mood is divided. There’s excitement from business owners and workers desperate for revenue. Diners suffering from cabin fever during the state’s stay-at-home orders happily booked tables on reservation apps. But others remain concerned while the …

The Queer Legacy of Elka Gilmore

Elka Gilmore’s career began with a lie. The chef was just 11 when she hustled her way to a dishwashing gig at a French restaurant in Austin, Texas. Pretending to be far older, she fooled her bosses, even though she had to stand on a milk crate to reach the …