A mix of food and politics: President and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association Sam Toia previews the 2016 Chicago Gourmet Festival

A ham from Real Urban BBQ.  (Kristin Decker/ WGN Radio)

A ham from Real Urban BBQ. (Kristin Decker/ WGN Radio)

Sam Toia, the president and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association. Sam will give us the latest on the upcoming Chicago Gourmet festival and we’ll also discuss the intersection of food and politics–the issues confronting Chicago restaurant owners amid rising taxes and wages.

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