Your NPR news source

GT Fish & Oyster preview and Big Star to go

SHARE GT Fish & Oyster preview and Big Star to go
GT Fish & Oyster preview and Big Star to go

Amid all the hype surrounding the early 2011 opening of GT Fish & Oyster, owner Giuseppe Tentori has decided to give anxious foodies an early holiday treat. Tomorrow, Tentori will team with Gaztro Wagon owner Matt Maroni to offer a mobile preview of GT’s menu. Tentori will serve a lobster roll and clam chowder combo for $12 out of the truck, which will be parked in front of the GT space at the corner of Wells and Grand from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Speaking of hype, the always-crowded Big Star launched its “Big Star at Home” program yesterday, in which customers can pick up all of the ingredients to assemble their tacos, tostadas, chips, guacamole and salads at home. The catch? The minimum order is 30 tacos, and customers must allow one hour between placing the order at the taco hotline, (773-680-7740), and pick-up, and the program’s hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., which means orders must be placed by 7 p.m. But despite the program’s limitations, avoiding the Big Star mayhem and bringing home 30 (or even 50) tacos to enjoy certainly isn’t a bad deal.

The Latest
It’s election day, and hundreds of teens are serving as election judges. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case that could impact more than one million student people in Illinois with college debt. Local groups are stepping up to provide shelter for asylum seekers arriving in Chicago.