Plus, new rules for dining out in Chicago
Time Out No. #12 | Tue 6 October, 2020 
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The new rules of dining
out in Chicago
Diners must wear a mask at all times unless actively eating or drinking.
Plan to keep your face covering on until your order arrives—and even then, it should be handy for interacting with staff and after your food has been cleared away.

Expect to give up your digits and email address at the door.
Why? It will help with possible contact tracing in case a member of the staff or another diner tests positive for COVID-19.

Last call is at 1am.
Restaurants and bars can now serve alcohol until 1am and remain open until 1:30am. The same rule doesn't apply to liquor and grocery stores, which must still cut off booze sales at 9pm.

Keep your guest list to six people max.
No, the manager can't push together two tables to accommodate your birthday party. Don't even ask.

Heading to the bar? Take a seat.
At bars, your stay is limited to two hours, you must remain seated when eating and drinking and you can’t approach the bar to order.

The weekend ahead
Emma Krupp
Assistant editor
If you're feeling bougie, treat yourself to a luxe omakase tasting menu from the newly-opened sushi den at Nobu Hotel.
Visit beloved Lincoln Square craft beer and whiskey bar Fountainhead for a unique pour before it closes permanently on November 14.
Wander among fancifully-styled scarecrows (and peep extra-lovely fall foliage) at the Morton Arboretum's scarecrow trail.
How are you celebrating
​​​​​​​Poetry Day?
The Poetry Foundation is hosting a free live event featuring some of today’s rising poets.
How is Time Out Market handling the new dining restrictions?
When it comes to safety, we've thought of everything so that you don't have to. The entrance is outfitted with a nifty hand-sanitizer station, and the tables are spaced out to help maintain social distance. Plus, our improved circulation system replaces the air every six minutes. There are a few other upgrades you'll see throughout the space, including a dedicated cleaning crew, plexiglass guards on tables and kiosks, and a 100 percent contactless ordering system. Your only concern should be figuring out what you're going to order for dinner.

A new grant program aims to keep Chicago musicians working
Independent venues across the nation are still fighting for survival and lobbying for desperately needed financial assistance from the federal government, but the economic hardship isn’t limited to the owners and staff of concert halls—it’s also affecting musicians. Recognizing that music venues can’t exist without talented artists, Sustain Chicago Music was created to provide grants to local musicians that allow them to create new work and make a living during a time when there are few opportunities for live performances.
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