Serious Eats: Talk
Ex-Cons in the Kitchen--Will it Play in Chicago?
There's always been an ex-con or two in the three kitchens I've worked in since the 60s, so I think the only thing new about this concept is the fact that they're advertising it. It sounds like a worthwhile program. I'd eat there if I lived in Chicago.
An article I read said it was causing a "red-hot controversy."