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Buckets of candy sit on self serve stations at ITSUGAR, the newest addition to Magnificent Mile. The store covers more than 11,400 square feet and houses over 400 different types of candy.

It’sugar adds a sweet new addition to Magnificent Mile

Lilly Keller, Assistant Arts and Life Editor April 17, 2022

The scent of vanilla and butterscotch wafts through the air as "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow plays over the speakers and wide-eyed customers appraise It'sugar, the newest addition to Chicago’s Magnificent...

Employee greeting customers at Ingrained, a vegan women-owned boutique snackery located at 108 W. Chicago Ave.

From pastries to chimichangas: Vegan options in Chicago are just as unique as the city itself

Audrey Fowler, Contributing Writer March 7, 2022

One of the perks of living in our nation’s third-largest city is the expansive variety of eats. In my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, Olympic swimmer Peter Wetzlar says that finding a restaurant with...

Located at 3155 N Halsted Street, Chicago IL, 2D has its grand opening on Tuesday, February 22nd at 2:22pm. The first 222 people got a free rainbow mochi donut.

2D restaurant has grand opening on 2’s day

Amber Stoutenborough, Arts and Life Editor February 28, 2022

A long line forms down the street counting down the seconds to hit 2:22 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The new restaurant, rightly named 2D after its interior design style, is aligned to look right out of a...

The Little Meatball pizzeria on 2364 N. Lincoln Ave.

College cuisine — Tasty food on a tight budget

Vanessa Lopez, Contributing Writer February 20, 2022

Nothing compares to living in Chicago on a college student's tight budget. Many students have found themselves unable to cook due to a lack of time or energy, and the dining hall becomes repetitive throughout...

Bartender Oscar Correa pours out a shots’ worth of Malört at Trader Todd’s, just off the Red Line station at Belmont.

Malört: The spirit of Chicago endures

Brandon Sun Yechout, Assistant Arts and Life Editor February 6, 2022

Every Chicagoan speaks at least one word of Swedish. For many decades, Jeppson’s Malört has been an indispensable Chicago staple. The farthest thing from a smooth spirit, a shot of Malört is a declaration...

Let me plan your date part 4

Let me plan your date part 4

Amber Stoutenborough, Arts and Life Editor November 18, 2021

Green Mill cocktail lounge If you are tired of sports bars and want to impress your date with a classic Chicago jazz club, plan your next outing at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. Combine live New Orleans-style...

Chicago runs on small businesses

Chicago runs on small businesses

Amber Stoutenborough, Arts and Life Editor October 29, 2021

As the fall season turns chilly, small businesses compete with giant corporations for customers as the classic seasonal drinks cater to Chicagoans’ tastes. With 164 Starbucks and 226 Dunkin’ in Chicago,...

Spagett: A cheap, regional crowd-pleasing cocktail

‘Spagett’: A cheap, regional crowd-pleasing cocktail

Nikki Ramos, Contributing Writer October 14, 2021

To let loose in America means just about one thing: to grab a cocktail or a cold one and get “crunk” (as the middle-aged folk say). Following a week of conference calls, classes or cleaning tables...

Boba tea from the restaurant.

Boba culture comes closer to Lincoln Park

Jessica Nalupta, Contributing Writer October 3, 2021

Bubble tea, pearl milk tea or boba — whatever you wish to call it, just be delighted that the concoction of flavors had made its way to campus. TSAoCAA, pronounced “tao-tah” joins the handful...

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”...

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