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Check out these fresh almonds at Fresh International Market

Fresh International Market has fresh almonds in stock. Look at these minty green little nuggets, and look at how affordable they are! Find them in the produce section, right inside the door. Check out this article for tips for eating. 

Fresh International Market is located at 505 South Neil Street, Champaign, and open Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Photos by Jessica Hammie


This building seen on Bob's Burgers looks a lot like the Illini Union

On the episode of Bob's Burgers "Bob Day Afternoon" it would appear that the Illini Union was a featured building on the television show. I noticed the U of I's Tweet this morning:


Salad Meister’s catering options are expansive, healthy and environmentally sustainable

If you're looking for a healthy catering option (that still is delicious), I'd recommend considering Salad Meister as a healthier alternative for your next catered function.

Not only are the salads massive and customizable (pictured on the right), but they're also offered in a recyclable foil pan, easily making it one of the most sustainable catering options in Champaign-Urbana.

The pan pictured is a "party pan," and feeds up to 16 people at $6.5-$8 per person.

For the more adventurous among us, Salad Meister also offers a salad creation station for $12/person which will essentially bring an entire salad bar to wherever you need to cater, allowing for exponentially more combinations. Either way, it's a nice crisp catering alternative that will help as we venture into the dog days of August.


Look at these neat weather photos from yesterday’s storm over Champaign County

Weather is neat. Andrew Pritchard has written for us in the past about all-things weather related in Champaign County — but he snapped some cool ones yesterday during the storm. Check out his full timeline for more, but here's a quick look:


Don’t you think you need some doughnuts?

It's been a while since I've publicly expressed my love for Carmella's doughnuts. They're delicious. I encourage you to treat yourself and someone you love to doughnuts this weekend, especially because it's disgusting outside, and you should be inside in the A/C watching movies and eating snacks. Remember to bring cash (or a check), as Carmella's does not take plastic. Personal favorites are the cinnamon bun, the cinnamon twist, the old fashioned, and the blueberry. 

Carmella’s is located at 1611 West Springfield Avenue, Champaign, and open Monday through Saturday, 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cinnamon buns the size of your face!


Take a look at the updated plans for the upcoming Memorial Stadium renovation

Illinois Renaissance has unveiled updated plans for the future of Memorial Stadium. Construction on a new football performance center is set to begin in 2018, with a completion date of Summer 2019. Phase 2 involves renovation of the stadium itself, including the demolishing of "the Horseshoe" to make room for a new grandstand. You can see detailed plans at the Illinois Renaissance website. New coach, renovated stadiums...surely a winning team is next on the list, right? Right??


Let’s recap Greek Reunion Weekend 2017

Perhaps you noticed the drunken hoards stumbling across campus this weekend? Surely there are plenty of pictures on Instagram and Facebook.

But I think this one sums it up best.

Or rather, the close-up version sums it up best.

You see, that perfectly good bedroom wastepaper bin had to go after it caught most (hopefully) of someone's partially used dinner & drinks.

And ... a condom wrapper.



Columbia Street Roasting Company hosts cuppings every month

Sure, we know that Columbia Street Roastery gets their coffee from this awesome place in Colombia, and we know that they're the most delicious local brew to wake up to, but did you know that you can try out their coffee on Saturday mornings at a "cupping," or as I prefer to call it, a coffee tasting.

Cuppings happen on the third Saturday of each month (this month, that means this coming Saturday, July 15th), and features a plethora of tastes and aromas for you to enjoy.

For more information, check out this Facebook post from CSR below:


Be Midwestern—kickstart this punny Euchre spinoff

Seriously, what's more Midwestern than self-publishing a Euchre variant with a pun in the title? 

I know you Illini aren't as well-versed in the quintessential confusing card game to play while it's cold out and everyone is drinking, but 4 out of 5 of the states carved out of the Northwest Territories have embraced its perfection. 

So get on board, this time with ghosts. 

Local gamer and designer David Sheppard has pulled himself up by his bootstraps and gotten his creation kickstarted already. Still, you can pre-order a copy, get the swag, and help him reach stretch goals. Maybe you would like to help Spookre out