This week we learn about the state’s first Green Dining Hub. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about the first Green Dining Hub in Illinois with Takeout 25 founder Ravi Parakkat, previews the Inspired By You Fest with the owner of Muse Coffee Studio, George Davis, Jr., and uncovers the Secret History of local pianist Marshall Vente. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

Go on a scavenger hunt in Chicago! (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen talks to local author Jessica Mlinaric about her new book, Chicago Scavenger: The Ultimate Search for Chicago’s Hidden Treasure, learns about Takeout 25’s new boxed water initiative from founder Ravi Parakkat, and discovers the Secret History of 1980s Chicago punk-rockers Poison Squirrel. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

The Damen Silos in the McKinley park neighborhood. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns how pollution is impacting McKinley Park from Anthony Moser, board president of Neighbors for Environmental Justice, discusses the creation of the first Green Dining District in Illinois with Ravi Parakkat, Oak Park trustee and founder of Takeout 25, and discovers the Secret History of 1960s soul singer Jo Ann Garrett. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

It’s all about local food on this week’s show. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about Takeout 25’s evolution into a non-profit from founder and board president Ravi Parakkat, gets the lowdown on The Iconic Chicago Restaurants Map from Chicago Reader columnist and Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield, and learns about the wonderful resources of area ethnic grocery stores from Fooditor editor Mike Gebert. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.