These 17 Chicago restaurants just reopened for takeout and delivery
Elske, Big Star and more are back in business.
We’ve officially reached the phase of lockdown where cooking is no longer fun. Thankfully, a bunch of Chicago restaurants just reopened for takeout and delivery, allowing us to take the night off and support local businesses.
Why the sudden surge of restaurants reopening for carryout business? With the Illinois “stay-at-home” order extended through the end of May and Gov. Pritzker’s phased reopening plan further delaying dine-in service, many Chicago restaurants don’t have another option. There’s also the fact that restaurants and bars that have received PPP (paycheck protection program) loans must use them, with 75 percent of cash going to keeping staff on.
That’s all to say that showing local support—whether that’s ordering delivery or buying merch—is more essential than ever before. Put down the spatula and take a look at the latest restaurants to join Chicago’s takeout scene.
Lettuce Entertain You’s newest restaurant opened just before lockdown, so there’s a good chance you haven’t yet dined at the riverfront property. RPM Seafood is offering carryout three- and four-course menus for two that include goodies like cheesy focaccia bread, Amalfi lemon rigatoni, spicy miso black cod and peanut butter pie.