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As new products come on the market, traditional beef patties are being challenged by plant-based alternatives. (Engin_Akyurt / Pixabay)

There might be a new kind of meat cooking on the grill this weekend: alternative meat. But what is it? And why the craze?

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A famous Chicago pizza joint is filled with antiques, and they’re all going to be part of an unusual estate sale. We go for a look.

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A viewer’s photo of her mother at a glamorous restaurant in 1940s Chicago left her wondering where the photo was taken. And we finally address an elephant in the room at Marshall Field’s.

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A red fox in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska (Katherine Belcher / U.S. National Park Service)

Lincoln Park Zoo and DryHop Brewers are teaming up again in support of conservation. The new fruited sour beer will be made with a blueberry purée complimented by a lemon and citrus tartness, according to DryHop.

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Brandis Friedman talks with James Beard Award winners Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark of Parachute on Monday, May 6, 2019 before the awards ceremony.

Greg Wade of Publican Quality Bread won Outstanding Baker, while Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark of Parachute won Best Chef Great Lakes at the 2019 James Beard Awards. 

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Chicago’s connections to the meat processing industry are well known, but the beef industry didn’t just spur the city’s development. In a new book, historian Joshua Specht says the beef industry helped shape modern America itself.

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The iconic Heartland Cafe, which for more than 40 years sat at the corner of Glenwood and Lunt avenues in Rogers Park, is being torn down. We look back at its history as a community hub.

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There’s a new business incubator in Chicago that's cooking up some innovative food products on the West Side. And it’s the home for a culinary wizard’s passion project.

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A Garrett Popcorn Shop in front of Liat Towers in Singapore (Erwin Soo / Wikimedia Commons)

The famed Chicago popcorn company says that before she was terminated, a former employee stole thousands of files including information about its secret recipes. 

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The idea of the calorie was developed nearly 200 years ago and has proven to be a poor measuring tool for the speed-driven American diet. 

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This Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo shows Aloha Poke Shop, a store in Honolulu. (AP Photo / Audrey McAvoy)

Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries.

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Pre-cut watermelon produced by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods, LLC has been linked to a salmonella outbreak in nine states, including Illinois. (Spudaitis / Pixabay)

More than 90 cases of salmonella carrau have been reported in nine states, including five in Illinois, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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(Mars Wrigley Confectionery)

The Chicago-based candymaker is seeking an intern to sample sweets and lead “smile-spreading” activities throughout the city. The 8-12 week paid internship also includes a sweet signing bonus: one year’s worth of candy.

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Food allergies are on the rise, affecting 32 million Americans. Yet local clinicians are optimistic about future treatments, including one that could soon receive FDA approval.

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How a new meal delivery pilot program is trying to reduce hospital and doctor visits in Chicago neighborhoods where healthy eating is out of reach.

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(Matt Madd / Flickr)

The diets of white Americans contribute to climate change more than the eating habits of African and Latino Americans, according to a new report by a group of Chicago researchers.

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