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

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

Future uncertain for Chicago restaurants as winter approaches

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

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.
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....

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.
Redesigned festival serves up unconventional sense of normalcy
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...

Recipes you can make with minimal ingredients

Recipes you can make with minimal ingredients
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...

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.
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...

Asian dishes you can make at home

Fried rice.
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...

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.
March 30, 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...

Play while you dine: Game board cafe now open

An inside view of the new Logan Square game cafe.
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...

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

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

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.
February 23, 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...

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.
February 9, 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 &...

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