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Opened in 2012, Batter and Berries has spent over a decade on Lincoln Ave., treating neighborhood locals and Chicago residents with a bounty of breakfast dishes.

Cooking up culture one neighborhood at a time

Sam Mroz, Asst. Arts & Life Editor November 5, 2023

Chicago native Yari Vargas is no stranger to the city's dense network of dining options. Born and raised in a household with Puerto Rican and Honduran roots, she did not have to look far for authentic...

Christopher LeMark (right) and emcee The Last Poet speak at a fundraising concert Oct. 11, 2023, in Chicago. The proceeds from the fundraiser go to Coffee Hip Hop & Mental Health and their free therapy program.

“Coffee, Hip-Hop, & Mental Health” finds new ways to normalize therapy

Eli Smith, Contributing Writer October 22, 2023

Christopher LeMark stood on stage in front of a full crowd at The Promontory the night of Oct. 11 and led the room through a simple call and response: “The city … of Chicago … will heal.”  LeMark...

A pumpkin spice latte sits on a table at Cafe Deko in Chicago on Oct. 18, 2023.

Embracing autumn: The Pumpkin Spice Latte phenomenon

Avery MacNab, Contributing Writer October 22, 2023

As the leaves begin to paint the town in shades of amber and burgundy, a familiar feeling fills the streets of Chicago. The feeling of cool crisp air, Halloween cult classics, chunky knitwear and the always-anticipated...

Lincoln Station Bar & Grill features pool tables, darts, craft beer, cocktails and a full menu. The bar is also the Chicago home of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.

Lincoln Park restaurants surviving pandemic, inflation and other challenges

Ari Vargas, Contributing Writer October 15, 2023

In January 2020, Mario Ponce opened his third restaurant, Takito Street, but within two months the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of Covid-19. Besides challenges attracting customers,...

Various pastries sit in a display case in the South Loop Beatrix location.

Making our way downtown: Where to get breakfast near DePaul’s Loop Campus

Nadine DeCero, Contributing Writer September 24, 2023

DePaul’s Loop Campus is known for the city-feel one imagines when they think about going to school in Chicago. It is also known for the dreaded commute at 9 a.m. for a 10:10 a.m. class.   Instead...

Batter and Berries serves up gratitude and good food

Batter and Berries serves up gratitude and good food

Samuel Mroz, Staff Writer June 4, 2023

Housed in the neighborhood of Lincoln Park, it would be hard to miss the awning of yellow and purple atop the Black-owned breakfast locale, Batter and Berries (B&B). For many, this is a sight to look...

The Bourgeois Pig Cafe in Lincoln Park offers food and beverages to DePaul students.

The Bourgeois Pig: A ‘hog in the wall’ café makes nostalgia cool

Rose O’Keeffe , Staff Writer May 14, 2023

The Bourgeois Pig Café on 738 W. Fullerton Ave, just a few blocks from DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus, is a ‘hog in the wall’ delight that makes nostalgia cool.  Upon entering this...

Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine is a family run restaurant located on Wilson Ave.

Tesfa: Keeping the new-old vision of Chicago alive

Princess Siafa, Contributing Writer May 14, 2023

Tesfa means hope. The word Tesfa originates from the Amharic language widely spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea. In Uptown Chicago, it graces the wall in front of a family owned restaurant, Tesfa Ethiopian...

Cynthia Peralta, the owner of Cin-Tin Boba, stands behind her counter withan array of drinks.

Cin-Tea brings Latine Asian fusion to Humboldt Park

Ashley Pérez , Contributing Writer May 7, 2023

With over 300 Latine-owned small businesses booming in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, one young entrepreneur created the first-ever boba tea booth that blends traditional Asian and Latine sweets.  “It...

Accompanying their two food trucks is El Azteca Restaurante located in Belmont Cragin.

Fullerton food truck fuels community

Claire Tweedie, Staff Writer April 30, 2023

On the corner of Fullerton and Kenmore avenue, the El Azteca food truck opens its window to five hungry customers, ready to serve delicious street tacos, tortas and burritos. The truck cemented itself...

Spirits of DePaul: Hospitality classes focus on beer, wine education

Spirits of DePaul: Hospitality classes focus on beer, wine education

Joey Stephens and Max Rayman, Contributing Writers March 5, 2023

Alcohol becomes the focus of two classes at DePaul. The professors behind the HSP 398 and HSP 333, sought after an educational space to elevate student’s understanding of wine and beer. For upperclassmen...

Food is inevitable for living and Healthy food for a healthy lifestyle and heres why

Food is inevitable for living and Healthy food for a healthy lifestyle and here’s why

Fatima Hasan, Contributing Writer March 5, 2023

American Business woman Bethenny Frankel once said, “your diet is a bank account, good food choices are good investments.” Whether it is just another day of school or the stressful exams day, eating...

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