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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...

Brain Food: Maintaining focus, retaining information more difficult without proper fuel

Brain Food: Maintaining focus, retaining information more difficult without proper fuel
September 16, 2019

The school year has started and everyone is preparing for the long 10 weeks ahead. School requires a lot of concentration and students will need to focus — and nutritional breakfast or early lunch can...

Late-night eats in Lincoln Park

Nighthawk AM is located near the cross-section of Lincoln, Belden and Orchard St and is open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
May 14, 2018

If you’re sick of Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks sandwiches before your morning classes, look no further than Nighthawk AM for all of your gourmet breakfast needs. The child of California-born Nighthawk:...

Cooking her way through the glass ceiling

At Casa Yari, head chef Yari Vargas chops plantains, onions and cilantro to prepare traditional Latinx dishes from scratch. The 'jibarito,' in particular, is a Chicago-Rican classic.
(Amber Colón | The DePaulia)
May 7, 2018

If you’re looking for the city’s best flan but want to stay true to supporting Latinx-owned businesses, look no further than Casa Yari. Yari Vargas is the owner and chef of the Latin fusion restaurant...

Sushi you donut want to miss

Traditional sushi rolls are reinvented to create newly popular sushi donuts.

Lauren Taylor | The DePaulia
April 23, 2018

Sushi donuts are not pastries – rather, they are sushi rolls formed into the shape of a donut. The only current location where someone would be able to find sushi donuts in Chicago is at Simply Thalia...

Rager on the Red Carpet

Rager on the Red Carpet
February 26, 2018

The Academy Awards are afoot and as such, The DePaulia has compiled some tools to kick off your viewing party and invigorate your Oscars experience.  Whether you're looking for some snack ideas or ways...

Restaurant Week 2018

Roasted tomato bruschetta, an appetizer included in the Restaurant Week deal. (Courtesy
January 22, 2018

If you are looking for a new date location or if your parents are in town and are willing to take you out to dinner, Chicago Restaurant Week is starting on Jan. 26 and going through Feb. 8. Over 370 restaurants...

Portable pockets are popping up all around the city

A sign outside of Café Tola’s restaurant on Southport Avenue in Lakeview. Café Tola is one of the many empanada sellers around Chicago. (Rachel Fernandez, The DePaulia)
September 18, 2017

Customers rotate in and out of a modern fast-casual restaurant called 5411 Empanadas. Some of the people coming through order with haste and begin to eat their carefully crafted empanadas as they walk...

Dipping into football season

(Ally Zacek, The DePaulia)
September 18, 2017

Football season is underway. Unfortunately, here at DePaul that doesn’t significantly affect our day-to-day shenanigans, other than maybe tuning in at one of the Lincoln Park bars, finding a stream of...

Chicago ranked best city in the world by Time Out

The skyline of Chicago is seen from the North Pond restaurant in Lincoln Park. The restaurant, as well as others in the city, contributed to Time Out scoring Chicago as the best city in the world. (Curt Brown | MCT)
December 2, 2016

Those who think Chicago is the best place to live might now have evidence to back it up. An extensive survey of nearly 20,000 people in 18 different countries found that, when it comes to the things...

New food hall offers quick bites near DePaul’s Loop campus

New food hall offers quick bites near DePaul's Loop campus
September 12, 2016

The Loop’s largest lunch destination stands only a six-minute walk from the heart of DePaul’s Loop campus. Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark St.) boasts 15 distinctive fast-casual booths of both Chicago’s...

How to reconcile your snack stash with nutritional food

How to reconcile your snack stash with nutritional food
September 11, 2016

Forget your Dorito inspired microwavable nachos and Kylie Jenner’s take on ramen stir-fry (though you should know, the necessary ingredients to recreate her recipe may be found in the Student Center’s...

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