Chicago vegan restaurant Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat in Hyde Park has lines down the block for fast food favorites

CHICAGO — Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat, a fast-food restaurant in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, had lines out its door from the minute it first opened. Then Tabitha Brown showed up.

“She literally had the restaurant shut down – 200 tickets coming in at one time for egg rolls,” said chef and owner Laricia Chandler Baker.

Brown, a vegan social media influencer with millions of followers on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook, was finding out what many local music artists, actors, and plant-based connoisseurs already knew: Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat was changing the game in Chicago with meatless versions of

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‘Rock the Block’: Tarek El Moussa, Heather Rae Young on Kitchen Designs

HGTV’s “Rock the Block” is back for Season 2—with new houses and a star-studded roster of designers all competing to impress guest judges Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young.

This time, instead of four individual competitors, the show features four teams of two, including Season 1 alums Alison Victoria from “Windy City Rehab” and Mike Holmes from “Holmes on Homes.” They’re up against Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (“Nate and Jeremiah: Save My House”), Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt (“100 Day Dream Home”), and David Bromstad (“My Lottery Dream Home”), who’s paired with fellow “Design Star” winner Tiffany Brooks

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