Our new Website is here!

Thanks to the fabulous gentlemen at House of Pretty, the new logansquarekitchen.com debuted this past week. This long overdue overhaul gives food professionals more resources at their fingertips– and phones!  Our old site was not mobile-friendly, but this one is.  Here are some of the other new benefits: Resources : quick links to food industry regulations, as […]

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Why can’t a gun be like a car?

ALERT: this is way off topic for my little blog about my little food business in Chicago.  But I have to get this out of my head.

Politically, I’m a solutionist.  I know lots of our problems are very complicated, but guns don’t seem like a complicated problem to me.  And I keep thinking, I can’t be smarter than anyone else…

What if a gun were like a car?

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Food Biz: new Food Handler Law starts July 1st

 This law went into effect for restaurants two years ago; now it rolls out for all other food businesses.  So this applies to any commissary, production facility, grocery, gourmet food shop–or any other non-restaurant.  

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Chicago Restaurants: New IL Food Safety Law July 1

Two big changes go into effect for restaurants in Illinois on July 1, 2014:

1) Food Safety Managers’ certification goes from a 2-day class to one; renewing students must take one day class and test every five years.

2) ALL Restaurant Food Handlers in a restaurant MUST complete Safe Food Handler training. This means anyone that handles food or food contact surfaces: dishwashers, waitresses, busboys, line cooks, prep cooks– anyone that is not a manager that handles food or food contact surfaces.  

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Help Protect Your Nutrition Choices NOW

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Licensing Hearing for Food Truck Law Today

UPDATE: November 14, 2012, Food Trucks filed suit against City of Chicago challenging the passed ordinance’s constitutionality. Details on HuffPost

Original post, 7/19/12:

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An Orchard Grows in Logan Square

The Chicago Rarities Orchard Project is working to establish a community orchard of rare heirloom fruit trees on public land just south of the Logan Square Monument:

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Nothing but Potential

Today, we took possession of 2333 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square. One phrase everyone utters when they see the building is, “boy, it’s sure loaded with potential!” Which is a kind way of saying, “you’ve got a ton of work to do!”

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