We built the Togo directory with publicly available information compiled and entered into a custom WordPress theme. We got a great head start with data from Dining At A Distance, and many other public sources listed below.
If you can, donate to the #SaveOurStages or any of the hundreds of GoFundMe pages for Chicago staff who have been out of work thanks to the pandemic. At the very least, order directly from the restaurants you love, or you’ll have to feel shitty about contributing to delivery corporate overlords.
Obligatory: fuck you coronavirus.
Togo is made possible with the help of open source code, plugins from WordPress, and a range of imagery and iconography from a variety of talented creatives that you can find at the links below.
The COVERT NINE team put “Togo” together over the course of a roughly 15 day period during the pandemic. We’ve continued to keep it up to date from public information we’ve found about restaurant closings, or the restaurants themselves via social media and their very own websites. (If they have one.)
If you need a team of creative developers, designers, or marketers to help with a web project, shoot us an email.
We’d also like to thank our very reliable hosting partner Linode. More specifically Ron, who does not work for Linode, but IS an amazing systems admin who we’ve known for 17 years.
You should tell Ron how awesome he is on Twitter, but first, you’ll have to find him.
Mathew Watts also gets a shout out for sending Tim the article that gave him the idea for “foodrunner” that Mallory and Tim later changed to “Togo” along with a cute little green doggy mascot based on Tim’s 16 year old black (not green) lab Dakota.