Jack's Grill, which offers Mediterranean fare, just opened on North Neil in downtown Champaign. Don't fall for the restaurant's façade — it gets better once inside.
We spent our holidays sprucing up the place. Continue reading to discover the new Smile Politely.
You tell us: What topics matter to you in 2009?
Smile Politely introduces a new column dedicated to discovering the best Bloody Marys, biscuits and gravy, and flapjacks in town.
Is it time to begin thinking about the 2009 Derby? Yep. The field for the Derby will begin to be thinned at the Cashcall.
M83? Too fashionable. Lil Wayne? Too "gangsta." Vampire Weekend? What's the point?
Alex Legion is (finally) coming to an Illini game near you. But Rob isn't quite ready to annoint him "The Chosen One" just yet.
This film, based on a F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, finally sees the dark of a movie theater. Chuck finds it worth the wait.
The Wine Punk runs down his list of the best glasses of wine from the land of Lincoln. Notable inclusion — the Chambourcin Slushy.
Introducing, Don Gerard.
From Fleet Foxes to Black Mountain, it's the best of the best, so sayeth Smile Politely's music critics.