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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...

Volunteers deliver meals to hospitals during coronavirus crisis

A woman walks on the sidewalk in front of NorthShore Skokie Hospital sign in Skokie, Ill., Friday, March 27, 2020. Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order for the entire state, which went into effect on March 21, 2020 and lasts through at least April 7.

Associated Press

April 18, 2020

A group of chefs, restaurant owners, consultants, doctors, law students and others has come up with a way to put restaurant workers who were thrown out of work by the coronavirus crisis back in the kitchen and give health care workers treating people sickened by the virus something to eat besides hospital...

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 ...

Latino-owned restaurant provides food to first-responders: ‘We’re all in this together’

DSTRKT Bar & Grill worker prepares pizzas to give-out to first-responders.

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2020

As the virus continues to spread, with 5,994 reported cases of COVID-19, one Latino-owned Chicago restaurant came together to deliver individual food packages to first- responders. Frank Maza and Joy Chavez, owners of DSTRKT Bar & Grill, said they planned this with their team last Wednesday, di...

Restaurante de dueños latinos provee alimentos a trabajadores de primeros auxilios: ‘Estamos todos juntos en esto’

Una trabajadora del restaurante DSTRKT Bar & Grill prepara pizzas para distribuir al personal de primeros auxilios.

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

A medida que el virus continúa propagándose, con 5,994 casos reportados de COVD-19, un restaurante de Chicago de dueños latinos se unió para entregar paquetes de alimentos individualmente al personal de primeros auxilios. Frank Maza y Joy Chavez, dueños de DSTRKT Bar & Grill, dijeron que plan...

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...

Chef Mexicana-Americana tiene el objetivo de desafiar la ‘auténtica comida mexicana’

Chef Mexicana-Americana tiene el objetivo de desafiar la ‘auténtica comida mexicana’

Hannah Mitchell and Maria Guerrero

February 24, 2020

Una chef mexicana-americana tiene como objetivo cambiar la forma de cómo ves los ‘auténticos platillos mexicanos.’  Diana Dávila, conocida por ser una "Maravilla Mexicana", es la dueña del restaurante de Logan Square Mi Tocaya. La meta: elevar la experiencia culinaria mexicana de Chicago...

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...

Restaurante la Chilangueada recibe subsidio para apoyar negocios locales

Un automóvil conduce por La Chilangueada en el vecindario de Belmont-Cragin.

Erika Pérez, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

La Chilangueada, ubicada en Belmont Cragin, fue el único local latino en el oeste de Chicago que recibió el ‘West Side United’ subsidio el día de Martin Luther King Jr. El subsidio ofrece un apoyo a los locales pequeños para que mejoren su vitalidad económica. La Chilangueada fue inaugura...

Restaurante del Loop provee acceso a la cultura Venezolana

Restaurante del Loop provee acceso a la cultura Venezolana

Hillary Flores and Richie Requena

December 12, 2019

Para muchos, el restaurante BienMeSabe ofrece una prueba de la comida venezolana. Pero para los venezolanos nativos, este restaurante provee un acceso a su cultura, su gente y su hogar.  La cadena de restaurantes BienMeSabe tiene dos ubicaciones: una en el vecindario del norte de Ravenswood y otra ...

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