Joseph A. Moore

Chicago restaurants defy ban on foie gras

CHICAGO --Yesterday, this city's lawbreakers were serving foie gras.

The illicit substance could be spotted in places it was rarely seen when it was legal: buried in Chicago's famed deep-dish pizza, in soul food on the South Side, beside beef downtown.

In one of the more unlikely (and opulent) demonstrations of civil disobedience, a handful of restaurants here that never carry foie gras, the fattened livers of ducks and geese, featured it on the very day that Chicago became the first city in the nation to outlaw its sale.

"This ban is embarrassing Chicago," said Grant DePorter of Harry Caray's Restaurant, which dreamed up a pan-seared foie gras and scallops...

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