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People spend time as they take advantage of warm summer weather along Lake Michigan, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Montrose Beach in Chicago. The beaches in Chicago have reopened since closing over a year ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

In the first hour, Dane speaks with Seven Krass, grill department manager at Wannemakers in Downers Grove, about how to create the perfect summer barbecue at home. Then, executive partner of Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, Jerrod Melman, celebrates 50 years of one of Chicago’s largest restaurant families and tells Dane what’s next. Christian Eckman, chef and partner at Bub city joins the show to talk about the Windy City Smokeout.

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Dane Neal

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