Restaurants in Chicago Seemingly Recession-Proof
By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 5, 2010 4:25PM
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Meanwhile, over at Sky Full of Bacon, Mikes Gebert and Nagrant discuss the year in review, as well, noting that this was the year that restaurant teams like Blackbird, Frontera and Bill Kim's Urban Belly crew further embraced the casual with Big Star, XOCO and Belly Shack, respectively. Nagrant also points out that the high-end, expense account places like Alinea and L2O weathered the storm through pluck and, in the case of the latter, very good publicity.