-Grubbing in Chicago
Food from the Chicago Covid Summer
As 2020 comes to a close (get lost) so does the city's indoor drinking and eating, yet again. The government response to basically let our restaurants die while they vacation on the tax dollars each place has to pay as one of the most regulated industries in the country is gross. It's pretty ass backwards if you ask me. It's bleak looking and the fact that both local and federal officials haven't been able to save one of the things that actually does make America great, our restaurants, is an indictment against every elected public official in office. Many of whom dont play by the rules but there's no industry with more rules than selling food and alcohol both in this state and the country. Much of it is racism and the rest of it is pay to play type politics. The end result is tons of places and people having to figure out how to survive during this time when the entire industry has been flipped on it's back and kicked while down. Some restaurants have switched up menus and some restaurant workers have taken stuff into their own hands after losing jobs and having little options elsewhere. Here's some of the dishes I've had from people and places effected by covid this past summer.