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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

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

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

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 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

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

Elena King, Contributing Writer

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 & 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

Restaurante la Chilangueada recibe subsidio para apoyar negocios locales

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 ...

Loop restaurant gives insight to Venezuelan culture

Loop restaurant gives insight to Venezuelan culture

Hillary Flores and Richie Requena

December 12, 2019

For many, the restaurant BienMeSabe gives a taste of Venezuelan food. But for Venezuelan natives, this restaurant is a gateway to their culture, their people and their home.  The BienMeSabe restaurant chain has two locations – one in the northern Ravenswood neighborhood and one in the Loop near t...

Ice cream makes perfect summer treat in Chicago

Ice cream makes perfect summer treat in Chicago

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

June 11, 2019

Summertime is quickly approaching, and the options for seasonal desserts in Chicago remain plentiful and diverse. From classic “mom and pop” shops to more niche flavors of cold treats, different restaurants around the city have a unique flair to their approaches to ice cream. “I like ice cre...

Branko’s owner serves up home-cooked meals with a mother’s touch

Branko’s owner serves up home-cooked meals with a mother’s touch

Ryan Mackinnon, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2019

While most are hitting the snooze button and clocking out early, Mama is working. Branko’s owner Andja Branko, known affectionately to her patrons as Mama, clocks in 100 hours a week cooking and emotionally supporting DePaul students and Lincoln Park residents. On top of this, she takes full-time care o...

Kaathis brings flavors of Kolkata to campus

Kaathis brings flavors of Kolkata to campus

Stacey Sheridan & Varsha Kadamandla, Contributing Writers

April 15, 2019

Kaathis, a new fast casual restaurant on the corner of Lincoln and Belden Avenues, offers a highly thought-out menu of fast, fresh and healthy bowls and rolls. It takes its name from the restaurant’s specialty: kaathi rolls. Consisting of skewered meats and vegetables wrapped in a flatbread called ...

Upscale breakfast spot Yolk to open Lincoln Park location in Chicago

Upscale breakfast spot Yolk to open Lincoln Park location in Chicago

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

Looking for a new restaurant to check out this quarter? Look no further: Yolk, a celebrated upscale breakfast chain and Chicago staple, is opening its ninth location at N. Fremont St. in Lincoln Park on April 22.  Since its debut in 2006, Yolk has become beloved by Chicagoans for its colorful, revampe...

Food hall frenzy: Designer, fast and casual restaurants in one place

Food hall frenzy: Designer, fast and casual restaurants in one place

William Sullivan, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2018

Going to the mall as a child was always a treat.  Walking into the stores, window shopping, maybe even being able to buy something were always things to look forward to. Then, when you got hungry, there was the mall food court, filled with Auntie Anne’s, Sbarro, Dairy Queen, enjoyed at simple t...

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