Taste attendance up, and other food news bites



  • Alex Wroblewski, Sun-Times
• Attendance was up at the Taste of Chicago this year, but nobody knows if it made any money, reports the Sun-Times.

• Fox & Obel was shut down for health code violations, DNAinfo reported, then reopened, according to the Trib.

Newcity travels to central Illinois, where former Tori Shin izakaya owner Tony Koneko has opened a restaurant that caters to Japanese employees of the Nippon Sharyo rail car plant.

• LTHForum is relaunching with a new site on Monday.

• Gapers Block has a report from the annual Institute of Food Technologists Expo.

• You can now call for your own ice cream truck on Uber.

• SheSimmers has been making Thai food in Lyon, France, including stir-fried vegetables with lardons, duck breast in red curry sauce, and rabbit massaman curry.

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