Chefs Get to Test Out Their Menus at The Duplex in Chicago

Liz Grossman

When Le’Qoinne Rice contracted COVID last year, he made the most out of his quarantine and conceived of The Duplex, a collaborative restaurant space where chefs can try out a food concept for six months, while keeping their day jobs. After the bar he was working in closed for a second time, the 20-year industry veteran started brainstorming alternative forms of revenue. “I’m sitting in a hotel room, thinking, what’s gotten...