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Review: The one-of-a-kind vegan, Jewish deli you knead

Review: The one-of-a-kind vegan, Jewish deli you knead

January 23, 2020

Inside Sam & Gertie's, snug seating arrangements prompt most customers to opt for take-out rather than dine-in, as the slightly too loud '60s and '70s music rings throughout the cozy deli. Rows of...

The Chronicle’s 2020 restaurant guide to Chicago

The Chronicle’s 2020 restaurant guide to Chicago

January 22, 2020

Before you walk into fine-dining establishments and spend $40 to $50 on a single plate as a part of Chicago Restaurant Week, consider walking into these casual eateries instead. In most of these hot spots...

REVIEW: Delicious food thaws winter blues at BAITA

REVIEW: Delicious food thaws winter blues at BAITA

January 28, 2019

As temperatures plummet and snow covers the city, warm comfort foods are in demand. Look no further than BAITA at Eataly.BAITA is serving up Italian-style food inspired by the cuisine found in Alpine ...

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 11, 2018

Black restaurant owners are gearing up for the third annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week, a celebration of black-owned restaurants.The celebration runs Feb. 11–18—the second week of Black History Month...

Love lives of penguins at Lincoln Park Zoo captivate readers

Love lives of penguins at Lincoln Park Zoo captivate readers

September 11, 2017

Pilchard was devastated when Robben broke up with him and he would haunt their former home only to be shooed away by Robben’s new partner Preston. After wallowing in his loneliness, Pilchard found a f...

Authentic Italian polenta meets American fast dining

Authentic Italian polenta meets American fast dining

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

May 1, 2017

The smell of fresh pesto wafts from the kitchen as Emile Chalouhi and Camillo Villa huddle over the stainless steel kitchen island, weighing ingredients on a small scale and exchanging banter in Italian...

The ethnic side of veganism: Chicago offers so many meatless choices, you’ll never get bored

The ethnic side of veganism: Chicago offers so many meatless choices, you’ll never get bored

March 3, 2017

It’s midday and stomachs are grumbling for lunch. For those who follow a vegan diet, finding food at restaurants can be difficult, but less so in Chicago. The city boasts more than 40 vegan restaurants ...

What lies ahead

What lies ahead

By Amelia Garza

December 12, 2016

The years have dwindled down to months, then weeks, and now I’m approaching my last days as a Columbia student. I transferred here two and a half years ago, packing up everything I owned, spending all my...

New restaurant aims to be ‘grandma’s kitchen’

New restaurant aims to be ‘grandma’s kitchen’

October 24, 2016

Lincoln Square is about to get a whole lot “sweeter” with the November opening of a new restaurant serving smoked meats, desserts and other made-from-scratch dishes.Chef Angie Wines and her partner, Ann...

Latinicity spices up Chicago culinary scene

Latinicity spices up Chicago culinary scene

November 16, 2015

The many varieties of Latin American cuisine have found a brand new home in Chicago—all under one roof.Latinicity, a Latin American restaurant, food court, market and bar in the city’s Block 37 mall,...

Quidditch soars at Columbia

Quidditch soars at Columbia

February 16, 2015

The broomsticks are up and flying as the Renegades Quidditch team has taken off.  Co-captain Connor McCluskey, a junior audio arts & acoustics major, started the team last fall and is ready to lead it to...

Kokopelli brings flavor to Chicago

Kokopelli brings flavor to Chicago

December 8, 2014

The fact that Kokopelli, 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave, is named after the Hopi god of fertility and mischief makes sense in light of its spicy offerings, a refreshing warmth in the looming Chicago winter.Kokope...

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