10 Facts About Chicago's Dining History You Probably Didn't Know

Did you know that the late, great Charlie Trotter used to make his waitstaff do double-duty by wearing double-sided tape at the bottom of their shoes to pick up lint off the carpet while serving? Or that Chicago’s first restaurant developed in 1837, predating the birth of the city?

Every great dish, chef and restaurant has a story behind it. In honor of this, alongside Wednesday’s kickoff of Taste of Chicago, the Chicago Tribune compiled an interesting list of the “10 Things You Might Not Know About Chicago Restaurants.” Read More