After Vice President Kamala Harris visit, business jumps at Brown Sugar Bakery on Chicago’s South Side

Since Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Brown Sugar Bakery on the South Side last Tuesday to throw a spotlight on small Black female-owned businesses, in-store retail sales jumped 21% overall and online sales increased 88%, according to owner Stephanie Hart.

Harris made a brief stop outside the bakery at 328 E. 75th en route back to Midway Airport after she toured a vaccination center at 2260 S. Grove St., organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor.

She picked up a slice of German chocolate cake – her favorite – and the bakery staff presented her with two trays

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Chicago’s Best Bar and Restaurant Pop-Ups

Now that indoor dining has returned to Chicago and hibernating establishments have begun to reopen their doors, bar and restaurant pop-ups have also begun to reemerge across the city. Follow along for a sampling of the best the city has to offer in Eater Chicago’s pop-up round up.

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March 18

Around Town: Limón y Sal, a pop-up that specializes in pozole de Jalisco from wife-and-husband team Mary Eder-McClure (Topolobampo, Galit) and Javier Garcia, on Wednesday launched a new March menu via Instagram. It features several pozole options, including

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