The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

DePaul sophomore Greta Atilano helps a young Pretty Cool Ice Cream customer pick out an ice cream flavor on Friday, April 19, 2024. Its the perfect job for a college student,” Atilano said. “I started working here my freshman year. I always try to work for small businesses [and] putting back into the community. Of course, interacting with kids is a lot of fun too.

Here’s the Scoop: Lincoln Park ice cream shop back open for business

Ian Fondacabe, Contributing Writer April 21, 2024

Alex Perez stopped into the reopening Pretty Cool Ice Cream Shop, to get a vanilla bean ice cream bar coated in chocolate to try and beat the recent spring heat in Lincoln Park. In the shop, Perez was...

Red lanterns hang across Wentworth Avenue, the main street of Chinatown, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. Celebrated on Feb. 18, Lunar New Year takes over the Chinatown district during the commemoration.

How to Chinatown: Food, festivities, and Chicago history

Lydia Schultz, Contributing Writer February 11, 2024

Less than 3 miles south of downtown Chicago is a world filled with bright red architecture, dragon emblems and the aroma of steamed dumplings. Chicago’s Chinatown was established in 1912, and is home...

Cultivate meat for a cleaner future

‘Cultivate meat’ for a cleaner future

Xadarri Nevels, Contributing Writer February 11, 2024

In a move reshaping the food industry, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved the production of “cultivated meat.”  The process includes acquiring and reserving stem cells from animals...

DePaul student’s guide to Chicago Restaurant Week

DePaul student’s guide to Chicago Restaurant Week

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor January 28, 2024

Whether you are a self-proclaimed foodie or just looking to beat the dining hall blues, Chicago Restaurant Week is an opportunity to try menus from over 400 restaurants in the city at a slightly more college-student-friendly...

Opened in 2012, Batter and Berries has spent over a decade on Lincoln Ave., treating neighborhood locals and Chicago residents with a bounty of breakfast dishes.

Cooking up culture one neighborhood at a time

Sam Mroz, Arts & Life Editor November 5, 2023

Chicago native Yari Vargas is no stranger to the city's dense network of dining options. Born and raised in a household with Puerto Rican and Honduran roots, she did not have to look far for authentic...

The van for Ms Tittles Cupcakes, which will be featured at this years modified Taste of Chicago festival.

Taste of Chicago to-go

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor 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

Keira Wingate, Arts & Life Editor 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...

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.

Late-night eats in Lincoln Park

Amber Colón and Lacey Latch 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:...

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)

Cooking her way through the glass ceiling

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

Lauren Taylor | The DePaulia

Sushi you donut want to miss

Lauren Taylor, Contributing Writer 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

Lacey Latch, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

Restaurant Week 2018

Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor 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...

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