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Cooper's Hawk closes Esquire, its downtown Chicago wine destination

CEO Tim McEnery said the pandemic and rising costs contributed to the decision to close the lavish three-story restaurant.


10 Chicago restaurants to try during the National Restaurant Association Show

After walking the Show floor at McCormick Place, it’s time to kick back those tired feet and take a seat at one of Chicago’s top restaurants.

The 154-unit steakhouse chain will more than double the company's fine-dining footprint. But it won't compete with Darden's other upscale concepts, executives said.

As corporate chef-partner overseeing 27 restaurants, Taylor designs menus for everyone’s taste, from a $9 burger to a $162 Japanese Wagyu porterhouse steak.

Sweet & Sour: The pandemic has fostered doubts about the viability of mid-priced dining. But isn’t the pandemic fading fast?

Both high-end restaurants and more casual concepts are finding some relief in more limited menus with set prices.

Signs abound that the business is awakening to the need for dramatic action.

In New York, one restaurant promotes ‘bargain’ pricing with a $99 porterhouse for two. Will we see more value positioning in high-end restaurants?

Hinson is a longtime marketing consulting for the upscale Hawaiian concept and other brands.

Duck farmers are asking a state court to halt the ban before it starts, arguing that the city shouldn't dictate what's farmed hundreds of miles away.

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