Amano's Pizza has quietly been making good pies at affordable prices in east Urbana. For those in a pinch, it just might be the ticket to a fine night of take-out.
Smell it? Hear it? It's about to be spring. But don't wait for the calendar to let you in on it; there are things you could (and should) be doing right now to prepare for the months ahead.
The Brunch Hunt returns, after a false start, to dive in to the best places in C-U to get a sizzled egg and lots more on Sunday mornings. First up, the downtown classic: Radio Maria.
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.
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.
Zack Grant leads a new effort to grow food for U of I students on U of I land. Will feeding students local produce make them more involved in sustainable agriculture?
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.
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