An inside look at the renowned downtown Champaign establishment through the eyes of its "dinosaur bartender." Get the scoop on the forthcoming Blind Pig brewpub on Neil.
Anna Barnes stumbled upon a local secret: Pekara baker Dusan Katic is baking bread that is unlike anyone else's in town. Who says you have to travel to San Francisco to get good sourdough?
Lil' Porgy's sauce can't be beat, and Hickory River smokes brisket like a Texan with attitude. But Black Dog Smoke & Ale House brings a few time-honored BBQ traditions of its own to C-U's dining scene when it opens on Wednesday.
For those who love Vietnamese food, Xinh Xinh Cafe is more than a welcome addition to Champaign-Urbana — it is a gift.
When the brothers Davis and their in-laws found that the old Fat City was sitting vacant last year, they decided to offer a new spin on a C-U tradition.
A recession is here, and in case a depression is coming, Anna Barnes lets us in on a little secret to beat down that big grocery bill. Behold, The Lentil.
Lisa Bralts-Kelly gets into "Backyard Mode" a bit early this year and encourages gardeners to swap seeds and stories at the First Annual Groundhog Day Eve Seed Swap.
In 1997, the city of Champaign changed its laws to ban the raising of hens in backyards. Locally raised eggs have more than a few benefits. Anna Barnes explains the importance of changing the code back.
Taco Loco has grown up from being a little known taco shop in Mahomet to a big-time taqueria in the North Prospect Ave. shopping district. And for a local business, that's saying a lot.
Introducing the new, "old" Schlitz.
Less water = more taste.
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.
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