(Chicago Eater) While this weekend will give Chicagoans a dose of pleasant fall weather and brisk patio business, the season’s usual frost and overcast skies pose loom as restaurants continue to tread water during the pandemic. The city in releasing the three winners of its Winter Dining Challenge, hope to ease the burden. The competition sought ideas for safe (and warm) outdoor dining.
The winning ideas are modular cabins with radiant heat, modular blocks with seats and heat, and modified kotasus that serve as heated tables. A panel, which included Rick Bayless, helped select the winners. Each will receive a $5,000 cash prize.
Are you eating in one of these things???