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The Cloud Cookie is the signature item at Cloud Cookie in Lakeview.

REVIEW: Lakeview’s Cloud Cookie is a dream come true

Alayne Trinko, Contributing Writer May 2, 2021

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Wrigley Field at the corner of Clark Street and West Grace Street sits Cloud Cookie, a vibrant, cloud-themed grab ‘n’ go for luxury cookies and other sweet...

Takeout Tastes: Pokeworks

Takeout Tastes: Pokeworks

Quinn White, Multimedia Editor April 18, 2021

Overtime, poke has grown in popularity in the United States. Chicago is no stranger to this phenomenon. As a huge fan of poke, I was really excited to order an ahi tuna poke bowl from Pokeworks and give...

The Tropical Hydration Smoothie and Purple Haze Latte among the aesthetically pleasing décor of Matchacita’s self-service bar.

Matchacita in Lincoln Park is delicious for the senses and the lenses

Maddey Martin, Contributing Writer April 11, 2021

Matchacita, located at 705 W. Belden Ave., opened inside of Squeez Juice bar just three weeks ago and is already bustling with college students. Matchacita is its own entity, but is “partnered up”...

With the ongoing pandemic allowing for more time at home, cooking has been a source of comfort for many.

Cooking, baking offer comfort as Covid-19 keeps people indoors

Maria Barragan, Contributing Writer March 1, 2021

Everyone around us has become a baker or a chef during the pandemic. Instagram and Twitter feeds are now full of delicious recipes made by our peers, many trying to imitate some of the delicious dishes...

Bon Bon Sandwiches, located in Wicker Park.

Takeout Tastes: Bon Bon Sandwiches

Quinn White, Multimedia Editor February 28, 2021

With numerous Chicago snowstorms in full effect this month — fully encapsulating cars and blanketing walkways — I've been limited to local eateries and decided to try out a Vietnamese sandwich spot...

Menu items from Fry The Coop.

Takeout Tastes: Fry The Coop

Quinn White, Multimedia Editor February 14, 2021

Restaurants across Chicago continue to battle for the title of the best chicken sandwich. With the Popeyes marketing around their chicken sandwich skyrocketing sales when it was first released, I’m determined...

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is often thought to be the best deep-dish in Chicago.

Takeout Tastes: Lou Malnati’s

Quinn White, Multimedia Editor February 8, 2021

The long-winded discussions about pizza in Chicago continue to steer people away from the true pizza of the city: Lou Malnati’s. Opened in 1971, Lou Malnati’s joined other pizza joints in the city...

Menu items from Portillo's Hot Dogs.

Takeout Tastes: Portillo’s

Quinn White, Multimedia Editor January 31, 2021

Portillo’s is an Illinois restaurant staple that’s been serving up food since 1963. With 38 locations in Illinois — and 22 locations in other states including California, Arizona, Florida, Indiana...

Menu items from Three Wheels Noodles, located in Palmer Square.

Takeout Tastes: Three Wheels Noodle

Quinn White, Multimedia Editor January 25, 2021

Thai food is a complete staple when it comes to Chicago takeout. As a foodie, I’m always searching for the next best Thai restaurant for those afternoon cravings. In search of the next best place, I...

Wake n' Bakery, located in Lakeview, offers CBD and THC-infused coffee, baked goods and other classic treats.

Wake n’ Bakery offers delicious baked goods—and might get you baked, too

Jocelyn Soto, Contributing Writer November 15, 2020

We all have dreams, some of which we are able to accomplish and others that sometimes, unfortunately, need to be put on hold. During the Covid -19 pandemic, many people lost their jobs and hobbies that...

Some streets that have closed to expand space for outdoor restaurant seating.

Future uncertain for Chicago restaurants as winter approaches

Charlie Carey , Contributing Writer October 18, 2020

As the days get colder and winter draws closer, many Chicago restaurants are faced with a looming question: what’s going to happen when it gets too cold to serve people outside? Currently, indoor dining...

A large cheese pizza uniquely made in a pan from Pequod's Pizza located at 2207 N Clybourn Ave.

Chicago pizza — more than just deep dish

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor September 13, 2020

Chicago’s food history is as deep and rich as any other city in the United States. Call it the City of Big Appetites if you will, although it sounds kinda corny. Nonetheless, it may just be the truth....

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