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Chicago tea shops becoming a popular spot for drinks and comfort

Jackson Danbeck

July 6, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

In Adagio Tea, across the street from Starbucks, almost everyone is smelling the exotic teas. One couple spent perhaps 15 minutes smelling. The woman lead the way, giving each tea a whiff and her judgement. The man, following behind, smiled and agreed. Read More »...

Going vegetarian in Chicago

Hannah Ward

June 22, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

Farmers markets line Chicago’s streets and parks, new diets for swimsuit season fill Pinterest boards and refreshing drinks and salads replace chili and hot chocolate on restaurant menus. It’s the season of the vegetarian in Chicago. Read More »...

Nando’s opens first Chicago location

Nando’s opens first Chicago location

Erin Yarnall and Carolyn Duff

May 31, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

As any student who has studied abroad in the United Kingdom or South Africa can tell you, Nando’s is incredible. The South African-based restaurant is an interesting take on casual dining, with a Mozambican/Portuguese themed dishes of peri-peri chicken. Read More »...

Designer craft beer glasses now on tap

Designer craft beer glasses now on tap

Kathryn Eardley

May 31, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

Late afternoon light streamed through huge storefront windows of the otherwise dimly lit Hopleaf Bar, bouncing from dozens of multicolored tap heads lined up like international trophies along the bar.  At the back of the Belgian-inspired establishment, the glow reflects softly from the bartender’s clear, round glasses as he pulls a glass from the ...

New Chicago chocolate shops hit the sweet spot

New Chicago chocolate shops hit the sweet spot

Mary McIlvan

May 24, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

If you ever pass through River North or the West Loop on a windy day, you may catch an overwhelming chocolate scented breeze. That scent is coming from one of Chicago’s oldest chocolate factories, Bloomer Chocolate Company. You may be able to catch other sweet smells around the city as more desser...

Tacos: A Chicago food staple

Tacos: A Chicago food staple

Sarah Perkins

May 3, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

Known for its over-the-top hot dogs and deep-dish pizzas, Chicago adds another food staple to its repertoire: the taco. Don’t be fooled: the small, simple dish packs a punch with authentic and interesting takes. And they’re certainly not those hard shell excuses found at a certain bell-branded...

Organic, GMO-free fare at DePaul hits the healthy spot

Maria Garcia

May 3, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

New campus eateries and groceries speak to many Millennials’ preference for organic foods. Read More »...

Bacon lovers, creative chefs unite at Baconfest Chicago

Bacon lovers, creative chefs unite at Baconfest Chicago

Kathryn Eardley

April 21, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

It was a bacon lover’s dream. Donuts and popcorn with bacon sprinkles set side-by-side with bacon-wrapped onion rings. Bacon-infused bourbon and fried pickles were followed by pork-stuffed Bao, bacon custard pie and churros topped with bacon crumbles. Read More »...

Bee & Tea brings boba, treats to Lincoln Park

Michael Schmidt

April 19, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

In the place of what was once a Forever Yogurt stands Bee & Tea, a new boba tea and bao shop located at 818 W. Fullerton Ave. Cleverly abbreviated in its branding as B&T, the shop aims to “transform the traditional, discovering a modernized boba tea concept for a new, urban audience,...

Ramen house Strings cooks up delicious take on college classic

Ramen house Strings cooks up delicious take on college classic

Mariah Woelfel

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

You’ll go because it’s the only place open for a 2 a.m. bite to eat. You’ll go back because you’ll crave the food at any given time of the day. Read More »...

Cheap eats: Rice makes for ideal college meal

Cheap eats: Rice makes for ideal college meal

Kevin Gross

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

For many college students, food can seem like one of those costs that get in the way of more important things, like textbooks or whiskey. Cooking, specifically, can seem both expensive and time consuming, and for many it can seem easier to live on a diet of Subway and frozen pizza. Read More »...

Asado Coffee offers taste of Chicago history

Asado Coffee offers taste of Chicago history

Andrew Nunez

February 22, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Food & Drink

The Loop has changed greatly during the past decades, going from an area full of small businesses and department stores to corporate headquarters and universities. Many of these buildings look like they were pulled straight from the 1800s, their exteriors a blend of several foreign styles. Asado Coffee is one that a...

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