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Openings Tue Sep 14 2010

Chick-fil-A Opening Draws Hundreds to Aurora

large_Chik.jpgThough it's not set to open until Thursday, hundreds of chicken enthusiasts (possibly some homeless) have amassed outside Chicagoland's first Chick-fil-A location in the hopes of receiving free chicken for a year. The Atlanta-based fast food chain, which the Sun-Times hilariously describes as "a chicken sandwich eatery," has a longstanding tradition of encouraging people to come out a full 24 hours before the grand opening of a new location. Once there, tents are erected and line-standers are treated to games, a DJ, and of course, the promise of free chicken. At 6 the following morning, if you're one of the first hundred people in line, you'll receive 52 vouchers, each worth one chicken sandwich. In November of 2009, comedian Dave Hill attended one such event and brilliantly chronicled the nightlong extravaganza for This American Life. If you're wondering what type of person trades a day of his life for roughly $150 worth of mediocre chicken sandwiches, listen to this. [The Chicago Sun-Times]

Bryan / October 25, 2010 2:26 PM

Dave Hill's commentary was brilliant? If being a non-contributing loser is brilliant then i guess you're right.

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Beer Tue Mar 25 2014

When Brewers and Chefs Meet: A Love Story

By Brandy Gonsoulin

Jesse Valenciana knew what he wanted his mole-inspired stout to taste like, but he was a cook and home brewer, not a professional brewmaster. The co-founder of ManBQue, the local men's grilling and social club, and recent author needed a...
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