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Time Out: 22 Reasons To Love Time Out Market Chicago

September 25, 2019—We've always prided ourselves on guiding Chicagoans to the top food and drink experiences in town, from greasy spoons and fancy-pants hot spots to PBR-slinging dive bars. Now, we're uniting the best of the city under one roof at Time Out Market Chicago (916 W Fulton Market), opening later this year in the heart of the West Loop. The 50,000-square-foot, three-floor destination is home to 18 of the best restaurants in Chicago, plus three bars, a demo kitchen, a hip event calendar and a rooftop terrace with sweeping vistas.

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Time Out: The 50 Coolest Neighbourhoods In The World

September 17, 2019— It’s easier than ever to travel like a local these days: we stay in homes instead of hotel rooms, we never get lost, we can hail a cab anywhere and translate any language in seconds. But in the best cities in the world, there’s still one big difference between visitors and residents: location.

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Yahoo Finance: US Foods Delivers a World of Authentic, Global Flavors with Fall Scoop 2019

September 16, 2019—US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) announced today the launch of Fall Scoop 2019 (Fall Scoop), which focuses on “Global Discovery Made Easy” and showcases products with Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern influences. With 54 percent of consumers saying they have gone out of their way to try a novel global food, today’s diners are hungry to explore new flavors from all over the world.

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And Now U Know: US Foods Introduces Fall Flavors From Around the World

September 16, 2019— US Foods announced this morning that it has collaborated with nationally recognized chefs Diana Dávila, Thai Dang, and Sameh Wadi to create products with Latin American, Asian, and Middle Eastern influences. The new line is dubbed Fall Scoop 2019, which highlights a “Global Discovery Made Easy” concept, as 54 percent of consumers claim to make a point of trying novel global foods.

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Thrillist: The Best Tasting Menus in Chicago for Under $100

September 13, 2019— Not everyone is cut out for an hours-long, 10-course meal that costs just as much as your rent. You might be looking for a bit of a bargain without having to sacrifice high-quality food or a high-quality experience, and we support that.

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Time Out Chicago: Time Out Market Announces Star-Studded Vendors

September 12, 2019— In terms of sheer size, Time Out Market is going to be the biggest thing to hit Chicago’s food scene in 2019. With more than 50,000 square feet of space, 600 seats, 18 restaurants, three bars, a demo kitchen, an art gallery, and a rooftop bar (and that’s just what’s been announced so far) the scale of this project is absolutely massive. But there’s one big secret: What restaurants and chefs will actually be participating in this massive project?

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Conde Nast Traveler: 35 Best Restaurants in Chicago

September 11, 2019— The Emerald City of America’s heartland benefits from seasonality like few others in the country. Sourcing farm fresh ingredients from all over Illinois—not to mention neighboring Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin—Chicago's best restaurants are recognized as some of the most exciting in the country, thanks in no small part to the talent in their kitchens.

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Time Out Chicago: Time Out Market Chicago Announces More Amazing Chefs and Eateries

September 11, 2019— For months now, we've been quietly rounding up the best chefs in the city to join us at Time Out Market Chicago, a culinary and cultural destination opening later this year in the heart of Fulton Market. The 50,000-square-foot space houses 18 kitchens, three bars and one drop-dead gorgeous rooftop terrace—all spread across three floors. Our mission is simple: Bring the pages of Time Out Chicago to life with the help of our favorite chefs, the ones who wow us again and again.

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Time Out Chicago: The 17 Best Restaurants in Pilsen

September 9, 2019— Some of the best restaurants in Pilsen specialize in authentic Mexican fare, including carnitas, tamales and the best tacos in Chicago. But there are plenty of other cuisines to explore in this West Side neighborhood, including expertly executed Vietnamese cooking, old-school Italian restaurants and Puerto Rican joints serving some of the finest cheap eats Chicago has to offer.

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Thrillist: The 28 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in America

August 8, 2019— Forty-four years after the fall of Saigon resulted in thousands of refugees resettling in America, the popularity and demand for Vietnamese food is at an all time high. Pho has joined chicken noodle as a quintessential comfort food.

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Pilot Light Announces An Unmatched Culinary Experience For Seventh Annual Feed Your Mind Gala

July 17, 2019 — Pilot Light, a not-for-profit started by award-winning Chicago chefs Jason Hammel, Paul Kahan, Justin Large and Matthias Merges, will host its seventh annual Feed Your Mind Gala on Friday, November 1 at Rockwell on the River (3057 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60618) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Plate Magazine: HaiSous’ Octopus Salad

JUN 13, 2019 — Using a whipped cream whipper with one charge (if you want aeration) or a spoon, spread a thin, even layer of coconut cream on bottom of a plate.

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FORBES: Seven Essential Chicago Restaurants Every Foodie Must Try

JUNE 5, 2019 — So, you think you know Vietnamese food? The unassuming HaiSous, tucked away in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, thwarts expectations with an incredible array of culinary concoctions that showcase an innovative take on family style Vietnamese food.

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AmericanWay: CHICAGO CITY GUIDE: Discover the best of the Windy City

May Issue — A more casual sibling to Thai and Danielle Dan’s Pilsen standout HaiSous, Cà Phê Dá’s lineup of specialty coffee drinks derives from the former’s family roasting operation in Vietnam—try the indulgent combination of coffee and vanilla egg custard. The coconut buns and lychee Danishes are equally impressive.

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BETTER: The Best New Restaurants in Chicago Right Now

May 1, 2019 — Time Out Market: Imagine almost 50,000 square feet of epicurean delights, including 16 food stalls, three bars, demo kitchen, and a retail component over three floors, seating nearly 600 guests. This will be the neighborhood’s first food hall. Participating chefs include Thai Dang (HaiSous), Dana Salls Cree (Pretty Cool Ice Cream), Bill Kim (Urban Belly), and Jimmy Bannos, Jr. (Purple Pig, Piggy Smalls).

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Craving: Appetizers, small plates and snacks — our quest for Chicago's best starters

MAY 1, 2019 — Banh la dua at HaiSous: Reinvigorate your brunch routine at HaiSous, where you’ll find relief from the typical slog of mascarpone-stuffed French toast with the thoughtful and nuanced Vietnamese fare you’d expect from this Pilsen favorite.

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Chicago Tribune: Phil’s Top 50: No. 29: HaiSous, a terrific restaurant in an unlikely location

April 30, 2019 — Pilsen might not be the first neighborhood you'd scour in search of Vietnamese cuisine, but Thai and Danielle Dang could put their restaurant on the dark side of the moon, and I'd find a way to get there. Thai, the chef, turns out one memorable dish after another, helped in no small measure by Danielle's superb beverage program.

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Eater Chicago: The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago

April 25, 2019 — After some time off, Thai Dang made a triumphant return to restaurant life with HaiSous. The former Embeya chef, along with his wife Danielle, showcase homey Vietnamese flavors through a host of techniques, such as clay pot cooking. The brunch menu features specialties like rice porridge with chopped clams; prawn rice crepes; noodle soups; and a Vietnamese omelet.

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Eater Chicago: Tamale Vendors in Pilsen/Little Village Continually Overcome Obstacles

April 16, 2019 — Graciela Silva, also known as Doña Chela, has been rising in the predawn hours nearly every day for more than two decades to prepare her tamales, dozens each of five different kinds, for her food cart — she’s one of relatively few small-business owners in Chicago with a permit. Silva, who moved to the Pilsen neighborhood from Mexico City with her young family in 1990, turned to her love of feeding people to make a living. She learned how to cook from her mother, who came from the state of Oaxaca.

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Fooditor: Chicago in a Box: The Time Out Market Food Hall

APR 5, 2019 — THE PHRASE “FOOD HALL” MOSTLY COMES FROM Harrod’s, London’s department store for the posh, and so does Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market—he was in fact director of the famous Harrod’s food hall, where for generations toffs have ordered up a picnic basket of foie gras and cold grouse with a couple of bottles of Lynch-Bages to take along while roughing it.

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South China Morning Post: From Vietnamese refugee to co-owner of acclaimed Chicago restaurant HaiSous

MAR 29, 2019 — Chef Thai Dang’s journey to the top has encompassed everything from heartbreak to homely Vietnamese cuisine

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Chicago Tribune: Time Out Market announces first wave of food vendors, and it's an all-star, all-Chicago lineup

MAR 25, 2019 — Time Out Market Chicago, from the group behind the Time Out magazines and guides, has released the names of about half the chefs who’ll be part of its 50,000-square-foot, three-level market and cultural venue opening in the heart of Fulton Market later this year.

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Time Out Chicago: Time Out Market Chicago reveals first lineup of chefs

MAR 25, 2019 — Brian Fisher, Thai Dang, the Purple Pig and more heading to Time Out Market Chicago

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NANTUCKET WINE & FOOD

MAR 18, 2019 — For over twenty years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has brought distinguished winemakers and chefs together for a world-class epicurean celebration. 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, this unique setting creates the backdrop for what has become one of the most celebrated events of its kind in the world.

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CBS Chicago: ‘It’s Another Cost, It’s Another Permit’; HaiSous Owners Share Costs Of Opening A Business In Chicago; ‘It Was A Whirlwind’

MAR 15, 2019 — It’s the American dream to open your own business, but it can be an expensive bureaucratic headache. CBS 2 Morning Insider Vince Gerasole walks us through the costly steps in Chicago. Their specialty is Vietnamese food, but long before HaiSous in Pilsen could warm up for the dinner crowd, owners had a lot on their plate.

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WGN: Lunchbreak: Saigonese style crispy rice crepe with shrimp and bacon, lettuce and Vietnamese herbs

MAR 5, 2019 — Click for WGN’s Lunchbreak segment with Chef Thai demonstrating how to make a classic Vietnamese crispy crepe.

MS Awareness Month in Illinois

FEB 28, 2019 — Dine to End MS is a program that offers restaurant patrons the opportunity to donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society throughout the month of March, which is MS Awareness Month. 

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James Beard Foundation: The 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists

FEB 27, 2019 — We're thrilled to announce our 2019 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists! Read on for the semifinalists in all categories, from Best New Restaurant to Outstanding Chef. We'll announce the final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees, as well as the nominees for our Media and Restaurant Design Awards, in Houston on Wednesday, March 27.

BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES: THAI DANG

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RESY: 15 QUESTIONS WITH HAISOUS’ THAI DANG

FEB 13, 2019 — A year out from its James Beard Awards nomination for Best New Restaurant, HaiSous is settling into its standing as a newly-minted icon of Chicago’s dining scene. Just days before Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel praised partners Thai and Danielle Dang for excellence and innovation, we caught up with chef Thai Dang on his entrepreneurial and triumphant return, philosophy on immigration, and keeping business in the family.

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Time Out Chicago: Chicago Restaurant Week is extended through February 12

FEB 6, 2019 — If last week's arctic temperatures forced you to cancel your Chicago Restaurant Week reservation, it's your lucky day: The annual culinary event, which was supposed to end on Thursday, will now extend through Tuesday, February 12. That means you've got five extra days to cash in on dining deals for brunch, lunch and dinner.

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Eater Chicago: Where to Eat Chicken Wings in Chicago

FEB 1, 2019 — Chicagoans love their chicken wings no matter what season. Korean, Buffalo, Caribbean, and more — there's a great variety to pluck from all across the city. There are chicken wing shacks, barbecues, and fine dining restaurants which all respect the power of the wing.

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Time Out Chicago: The 35 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try

JAN 22, 2019 — Chicago's best restaurants come in many shapes and sizes, from fine dining heavyweights and chef-fueled newcomers to mom-and-pop sandwich shops and fan-favorite pizza joints. At times, it can feel like there too many great options. This belt-busting food scene shows no signs of slowing down, so we cut to the chase and ranked our essentials—the spots that belong on every Chicagoan’s short list. We call it the Time Out EAT List.

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Thrillist: The Best Food City in Every State

JAN 17, 2019 — There are 50 states. All of them nifty. And each with its own unique flavor. As a site dedicated to unabashed love of food cities, we know more than most that not all cities are cut from the same culinary cloth.

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ABC News: Chicago Restaurant Week 2019: Best international cooking, reservation recommendations

JAN 25, 2019 — With nearly 400 restaurants participating in Chicago Restaurant Week this year, including over 100 first-timers and 45 choices in the suburbs, there are plenty of ways for you to take advantage. One of them is experiencing some of the best international cooking in the city. 

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CHOOSE CHICAGO: A Food Lover’s Weekend

JAN 22, 2019 — Most Chicagoans know that the best tacos are in Pilsen, but that's not all this Latinx community has to offer. If you aren't stopping at just mom-and-pop tamales and taquerias, see if you can get in at HaiSous, a modern Vietnamese kitchen. Settle in for a cup of coffee at the Jumping Bean Cafe, hang out for Dusek's Board and Beer for brunch, or go all-in on a DIY Pilsen brewery tour

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FSR Magazine: Casual Dining is Gaining Ground

JAN 2019 — After years of hemorrhaging customers to counter-service competitors, casual-dining eateries are finding ways to adapt to changing diner expectations—investing in menu upgrades, digital ordering, and delivery, and homing in on meaningful traffic rather than deal-chasers.

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CBS Chicago: Where Employees Affected By The Government Shutdown Can Find Assistance And Special Offers

JAN 17, 2019 — According to the Washington Post, almost 30,000 federal workers, live in the Chicago region. Below is a list of business and organizations offering free and discounted items and services to those impacted by the current government shutdown. 

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Matador Network: The best coffee shops in Chicago right now

JAN 16, 2019 WHEN YOU THINK of a great city for coffee in the US, it’s likely that Seattle or San Francisco is the first to come to mind. Chicago is probably not on that list for you, but it should be. The City of Big Shoulders has actually been a major player on the coffee scene for a long time, with some excellent coffee shops and boutique roasters producing some superb gourmet coffees.

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Eater Chicago: 16 Stellar All-Day Cafes in Chicago

JAN 16, 2019 — Some days, there’s nothing better than finding a spot to hunker down for the whole day — a spot to drink coffee, get work done, do a little reading, and even hang out for dinner with a glass of wine or beer. The following Chicago cafes are perfect for exactly that, open for breakfast and lunch with exceptional coffee programs and a welcoming atmosphere to comfortably hang out for drinks and dinner when the sun sets.

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Book Club Chicago: Free Groceries, Meals Available For Furloughed Government Employees During Shutdown

JAN 14, 2019 — Furloughed government workers affected by the record-breaking government shutdown can get free and discounted food this week.

HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen in Pilsen and its sister restaurant, Cà Phê Đá, are offering specials to furloughed federal workers as the government enters its 24th day of the shutdown, according to a news release.

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Eater Chicago: The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2019

JAN 8, 2019 ― It’s time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs.

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Time Out Chicago: Chicago Restaurant Week

JAN 8, 2019 ― Open wide! Chicago Restaurant Week is back with 395 eateries offering dining deals from January 25 through February 7. For 14 belt-busting days, Chicagoans can cash in on special prix-fixe menus for brunch and lunch ($24) and dinner ($36–$48). 

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DINING OUT CHICAGO: In the Kitchen with Thai Dang from HaiSous

JAN 2019 ― The Chicago food scene is booming with a plethora of Italian, Mexican, and American bistros popping up. When was the last time you took a culinary trip to Vietnam though? The cuisine is rich in color, flavor, and, in the case of chef Thai Dang’s food, also rich in history! 

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MODERN LUXURY: Chicago City Guide 2019

PILSEN ― An entry point for German, Irish and Bohemian immigrants since the mid-19th century, the Pilsen neighborhood has cultivated a vital ethnic flavor savored through its outstanding cuisine, refined architecture and vibrant cultural history.

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CS Magazine: Winner’s Circle

JAN/FEB 2019 ― Ahead of this year’s Jean Banchet Awards, past winners dish on what winning meant to them and what followed.

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