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Big Shoulders, big appetite

The City of Big Shoulders has a big appetite that goes deeper than deep-dish pizza. There’s a reason why the James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the restaurant world, are held here. But in addition to its decorated chefs and Michelin-starred restaurants, Chicago has a wealth of indie restaurants to be discovered in its diverse neighborhoods—the very ones we at FOODWORKS and our guests love

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90 Miles

90 Miles

The Gonzalez family came from Cuba on June 13, 1980 on a shrimp boat from the Mariel Harbor Cuba. After 15 hours in a stormy black sea they finally reached Key West, only 90 Miles from their beloved Cuba. They immediately started working towards their American dream. Their dedication has given them the opportunity to be able to share their essence of Cuban culture and authentic Cuban cuisine right from their kitchen table to you. Visit Their Website
Aloha Poke

Aloha Poke

Aloha Pokē Co. is Chicago’s pokē pioneer. Our first location was a tiny food stall in a train station and now we are the classic story that ‘BIG things come in little packages’. The intention is simple: pack fresh, fast and tasty bowls of quality raw ingredients. We have a mission to rethink fast food and we are here to provide a healthy meal that fuels the day. Born & raised in Chicago, we are spreading our wings from coasts to capital!

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Garufina Flava

Garufina Flava

Named for the Garifuna people of Central America, family owned and operated Garifuna Flava provides Caribbean, Latin, and indigenous Garifuna cuisine in dishes that are full of culture and tradition. The restaurant provides a full bar and a banquet hall.
Manny's

Manny's

It is our home away from home. As you walk through our doors, know that we welcome you to our home. Our food and recipes have been handed down from generation to generation. We hope you enjoy them. Whether you are visiting our restaurant on Jefferson Street or ordering online, we strive to make your experience perfect. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to ask for one of the Raskins. Thank you for choosing Manny’s. Enjoy.

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Pork & Mindy's

Pork & Mindy's

Led by our Executive Chef Jeff Mauro, all of our food is meticulously crafted to create complex, one-of-a-kind flavor profiles using natural and simple ingredients. We're not just your average BBQ joint, all of our meats are slow-smoked to create the perfect texture and layered with sauces and toppings to make sangwiches you simply can't find anywhere else.

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Taco Joint

Taco Joint

Shaped by traditional flavors & regional street eats - this is the place for authentic Mexican comfort food. 

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See how Foodworks is changing the food scene in the below cities.

Boston

Behind its historic Federal-style facade lies a food scene that surprises and delights around every corner.

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Columbus

Come explore this Midwestern magnet for big-city chefs looking to spread their creative wings.

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Denver

Go the distance in the Mile High City for excellent craft beer and much, much more.
 

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Detroit

Motor City takes pride in its neighborhood restaurants and so do we.
 

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Minneapolis

From sophisticated gastropubs to burger dives to craft donut shops, there’s nothing mini about Minneapolis dining.

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Philadelphia

There’s a lot to love in the City of Brotherly Love. Its historic food halls are a good place to start.

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Phoenix

It’s hot here—and getting hotter—thanks to our eclectic mix of partners.
 

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