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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...

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...

Another guide to Trader Joe’s cheap wine

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Evelyn Baker

October 23, 2017

  As the temperature dropped this week, I began to think about the different types of wines to drink with the chillier fall weather. I don’t adhere to the idea that whites should be reserved for warmer weather and reds for the colder seasons, but there’s something comforting in pouring a fat glass of a full-bodied red wine and burrito-ing yourself in a blan...

An untapped market, three beer-loving women give an inside look at breweries run by Trappist monks

A Trappist monastery employee examines the bottling line at the Rochefort Brewery in Rochefort, Belgium. 
(Photo Courtesy of Shiffer Publishing, LTD)

Matt Koske

September 11, 2017

In Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, a well-known staple for globetrotters and local craft beer lovers is The Map Room. The flagbearing fence outside features those of Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tabago, Kiribati and Saint Kitts and Nevis whereas the inside comprises of pretzel sticks at the...

Your Chicago summer hot spots

Your Chicago summer hot spots

Nicole Ross

May 1, 2017

Let’s Talk about Tacos If we’re being honest, tacos are good year round. However, according to senior Aquita James, summer is the “secret ingredient” that completes the experience. “Federales is my favorite,” James said. “The atmosphere and drinks are on point.” Read More »...

Chicago food truck scene grows with warm weather

Chicago food truck scene grows with warm weather

Charlene Haparimwi

April 23, 2017

The Chicago food truck scene is a mixture of culture, food, communication and community. They can provide a quick snack or sweet treat on any given day, as well as cater events and bring awareness to their brick-and-mortar stores.  Read More »...

Turn up for lunch: Portillo’s South Loop location opened

Turn up for lunch: Portillo’s South Loop location opened

Kiersten Sinko

May 29, 2016

  For the students and faculty still eating Chipotle and Just Salad in the Loop, don’t worry — there’s still hope. Read More »...

Umai’s big menu has little payoff

Umai's big menu has little payoff

Ben Savage

April 8, 2016

“Yeah, cool. Sounds good. See u there!” Read More »...

Packed dumplings reimagined not worth trip to Hyde Park

Packed dumplings reimagined not worth trip to Hyde Park

Kiersten Sinko

February 28, 2016

I’m wondering if the leprechaun truly thought through the long rainbow ahead and if the pot of gold would be worth the journey. Because for me, I’m not sure if my long journey down to Hyde Park for some dumplings at Packed was as satisfactory as I had hoped it would be. Read More »...

BrewPass offers coffee-lovers different options

Rachel Hinton

February 28, 2016

Some people need coffee like others need Coke or Mountain Dew,  but the main thing all are after is caffeine. The buzz, the wakefulness and mental acuity it provides has catapulted chains like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, as well as smaller coffee shops.  Read More »...

Vendetta against vegans

Vendetta against vegans

Lauren Hernandez

February 7, 2016

As a kindergartner, your diet was strictly chicken nuggets. Your childhood memories were made at the city zoo. You won’t leave home without your down-feather jacket for one-third of the year. From the beginning of mankind to now, we have been the hunters. Resourceful, but hunters nonetheless. So when a person denies his or herself of that primal instinct, the rest of the tribe responds wit...

The many sandwiches of Chicago

The many sandwiches of Chicago

Colin Sallee

October 25, 2015

Chicago has a rich history of providing its citizens with an abundance of meat, cheese and bread. Read More »...

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