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Chicago Tribune: How "Restaurant City of the Year" Designation Bolsters City's Restaurant Scene

Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Quinn
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IRA President & CEO Sam Toia recently talked with Chicago Tribune about the impact of Chicago being named 2017 Restaurant City of the Year by Bon Appétit Magazine. 

Sam explained how chef-driven, neighborhood restaurants with a prominent culinary leader behind the scenes will continue to lead the way. “We’re a culinary epicenter,” said Toia. “We have a little bit of everything from Rick Bayless to Tony Mantuano. And we keep bringing young talent here. You can still come to Chicago and be your own restaurateur. It is still affordable.”

Click here to read more from Chicago Tribune. 


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