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Time In Couchbound No. #04
Mask up, Chicago.
As of Friday, May 1, the state of Illinois is requiring residents to wear face coverings in public spaces. And while that order seems simple enough, we’ve still heard plenty of questions. If you’re wondering how the state will enforce the requirement or if you need to wear a mask on your daily stroll, we’ve got answers. Take a look at the 11 things you might not know about the face-covering requirement in Illinois.
What to stream this week
Tonight Improv House Party
The Second City hosts Improv House Party on Tuesday at 7pm, when funny women make you giggle into your computer screen.
Thursday Transport yourself to sunnier days when you tune into Lollapalooza’s YouTube live stream at 7pm, featuring top sets from years past.

Saturday Explore the city’s most striking architecture on a virtual boat tour along the Chicago River, hosted by Chicago Detours at 1pm via Zoom.

Sunday Pop a bottle of bubbly and join Chicago sommelier Belinda Chang for her weekly feel-good Virtual Boozy Brunch at 2pm.
Some of the best tacos in Chicago are available for delivery and takeout
Happy Cinco de Mayo, Chicago! We need a taco and a margarita STAT. Lucky for us, some of the city’s top Mexican restaurants offer delivery and takeout, which means you can always get your hands on fresh, masa-scented tortillas stuffed with everything from tender barbacoa and spicy chorizo to crispy fish and flavorful veggies. Want more? Check out the full list for more taco inspo.
Antique Taco
Served on handmade tortillas, the tacos here vary from beautifully simple grilled steak to funky sweet and spicy chicken.
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Birrieria Zaragoza
Fall-apart tender goat meat is the star of the menu, and it’s served alongside thick tortillas, raw white onions and fresh cilantro.
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Carnitas Uruapan
Chicago’s carnitas king is still slinging slow-roasted pork by the half-pound. Don’t forget an order of guac and nopales.
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While a number of the fillings here are worth your attention, the crowds are (virtually) beating down the door for the carne asada.
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Lockdown news you can use
Fat Rice closes its restaurant to transform into a marketplace.
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See the latest map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Chicago broken down by zip code.
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After closing its doors for a month, Kuma’s Corner reopens with takeout burgers.
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Here’s how to buy face masks from local Chicago businesses.
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Hero of the week
Can we get a round of applause for Erick Williams? The chef and owner of Hyde Park hotspot Virtue has ditched the delivery model to focus solely on providing meals to Chicago’s first responders and healthcare employees. Like the sound of that? Anyone can donate to the worthy cause now, with funds going toward production and delivery of meals to the city’s frontlines.
We don’t know who needs to hear this but…
Call your mom on Sunday.
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