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Future uncertain for Chicago restaurants as winter approaches

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

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 is permitted at up to 40% capacity, but some people are still skeptical. “I’m still pretty cautious to go to restaurants,” said DePaul student Cat Garcia-Goetting. “I defi...

Chicago pizza — more than just deep dish

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

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. There is a deep history of people trying new things in Chicago, people pushing their perceptions of wh...

Taste of Chicago to-go

The van for Ms Tittle's Cupcakes, which will be featured at this year's modified Taste of Chicago festival.

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

July 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many iconic Chicago events, including Lollapalooza, the Air and Water show and the Chicago Marathon. But last weekend, the city was able to host its popular Taste of Chicago event – but repackaged as “Taste of Chicago To-Go.” On July 1, Mayor L...

Recipes you can make with minimal ingredients

Recipes you can make with minimal ingredients

Regina Bressanelli, Contributing Writer

May 10, 2020

Finding certain ingredients or even going to the store might be a challenge right now. These recipes give you a comforting breakfast, lunch and dinner for a crowd. Minimal ingredients and cook times make these a breeze, regardless of skill level.  Biscuits and Gravy Ingredients  1 pound pork sausage  ...

Delivery apps see increase in sales during coronavirus pandemic

Wearing a mask against the spread of the new coronavirus, Eduardo Loyola boxes a pizza for delivery at the Zaza Pizzeria in Mexico City, Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Kinise Jordan, Contributing Writer

May 8, 2020

Gregory Hatchett felt the need to continue supporting his favorite independent restaurant, El Mercadito, located in Logan Square. As he waited for the restaurant to bring his food out, he noticed an UberEATS sign on the door. Before the state mandate stay-at-home order went into effect, the restauran...

Asian dishes you can make at home

Fried rice.

Carly Travis, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2020

“Chinese Virus.”  Early in March, those are the words President Donald Trump used in reference to the current coronavirus outbreak. After hearing the term, many government officials, Chinese and otherwise, were heartbroken, and for good reason.  Experts say that labeling the virus as such ...

The art of charcuterie

Wayne and Donavan’s friends convinced the two to craft a charcuterie board their board included brie toast and crackers, brie and cheddar cheese, grapes, strawberries, kale, almonds and craisins. The friends spent time together while making the board and had a long conversation while devouring the board. Donavan photo.

Jessica Rish, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2020

It is easy to imagine walking into an art gallery show and seeing a catered cheese plate with generic cheeses and meats and plain crackers, but imagine walking into a college study party or wine night and seeing an extravagant charcuterie board carefully crafted to perfection.  At DePaul University, this isn’t hard to i...

Play while you dine: Game board cafe now open

An inside view of the new Logan Square game cafe.

Emily Reilly, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

Chicago Board Game Cafe officially opened its doors on Valentine’s Day, with a multitude of visitors booking the entire weekend in anticipation of the unique gaming entertainment and high-end cuisine.  This restaurant, located in Logan Square near Bucktown, offers a vault of over 500 different bo...

Mexican American chef aims to challenge so-called ‘authentic Mexican food’

Mexican American chef aims to challenge so-called ‘authentic Mexican food’

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor

February 24, 2020

One Mexican American chef aims to change the way you think about authentic Mexican cuisine.  Diana Davila, known to be a ‘Mexican-Marvel,’ is the owner of the Logan Square restaurant Mi Tocaya.  The mission: to elevate Chicago’s Mexican dining experience by offering flavors like “Peanut butter y lengua” and...

Parson’s Chicken & Fish offers delectable food at reasonable price

Fish sandwich with slaw, American cheese, hot sauce, aioli and north star pickles served with house-made potato chips.

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

February 24, 2020

The Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago offers a diverse list of restaurants, bars and cafes right off the Fullerton CTA station. The bustling people, DePaul campus and more fill the area with constant energy. Such an area was the perfect location for a new Parson’s Chicken & Fish restaurant. ...

Chicago fusion restaurants give traditional meals a twist with unexpected flavor profiles

Big & Little’s offers menu items from burgers with a Greek twist to Hawaiian and Japanese-inspired tacos.

Elena King, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2020

The Chicago restaurant scene offers unique options that encompass flavors from countries around the world.  For foodies, restaurateurs and home-cookers alike, restaurants such as Kimski and Big & Littles offer new and interesting options that excite your taste buds at a modest price. Perfect for a casua...

Multicultural grains of flavor

Multicultural grains of flavor

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 20, 2020

A pot is sitting on the most used burner on the stove, waiting for a culturally filled staple food to grace its stainless steel walls. The water is at a roaring boil and is now ready to begin the cooking process. Opening up the cabinet and you see it - a bag of rice.   Rice is one of the most transformable foods ...

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