Businesses Woo Customers With Free Phone-Charging Stations

By: Elizabeth Fielder, NPR It's around dinner time at Honeygrow, a casual restaurant in central Philadelphia. Erin Campbell was on her way here to meet a friend when she realized, with panic, that her cellphone battery was dying. "I noticed I only had 14 percent [battery] left, and I actually [...]

November 30th, 2013|

Technology reveals what kind of shopper you are

By: Anne Flaherty, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Advances in technology have never made finding deals this holiday season so easy — or so creepy. Marketers and mobile app developers have developed creative new ways to help shoppers find what they want for less. But these inventive techniques also allow for more [...]

November 28th, 2013|

Grant Funding for Growing Power’s Farmers for Chicago Program

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334 Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a $300,000 grant to Growing Power’s Farmers For Chicago Program. One of the first programs of its kind in the nation, the Farmers For Chicago Program will provide local non-profits the funding and resources [...]

November 22nd, 2013|

Chicago’s 2013 Jean Banchet Award nominees announced

By: Miriam Di Nunzio, Voices @ Suntimes.com The nominations for the 2013 Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence were announced early this morning. The Chicago-based awards recognizes “culinary originality and talent in the Chicagoland area,” according to a prepared statement. In all, 44 chefs, restaurants, sommeliers and mixologists are among [...]

November 19th, 2013|

The Eater Awards 2013 Winners From Coast to Coast

By: Amanda Kludt, Eater It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs.—to announce the winners of the 2013 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 27 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year [...]

November 18th, 2013|

Michelin Star Ratings Go to 25 Chicago Restaurants

  By: Tanveer Ali, DNAinfo Chicago CHICAGO — Twenty-five restaurants around the city were awarded stars Tuesday by the Michelin Guide, the most ever in the influential travel company's four-year history of evaluating Chicago's cuisine.Among the recipients of a single star were five first-timers on the list: Pilsen's EL Ideas, [...]

November 12th, 2013|

Michelin Reveals Chicago’s 2014 Bib Gourmands

More area restaurants than ever make Michelin's esteemed list of quality dining at a good value CHICAGO, Nov.7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior to the highly anticipated launch of the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2014 next week, Michelin released its coveted list of Chicago's Bib Gourmand restaurants. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040818/MICHELIN) Michelin's Bib Gourmands [...]

November 7th, 2013|