Don't miss the Hatch Art Fair, Saturday, March 15th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Savoy Recreation Center! With 30 artist-vendors from three states, this is the grand finale event of The I.D.E.A. Store's Hatch creative-reuse art festival, and your opportunity to purchase fun and funky art that's both practical and whimsical. Admission: $2.
Here's the menu for Big Grove Tavern's Italian-themed dinner this Sunday, March 16.
And now, for the best deal you can imagine on something as delicious as the absolutely perfect combination of: BAGEL + SCHMEAR + NOVA LOX.
Now until March 16th, print out this coupon here: http://www.einsteinbros.com/offer
And get not one, but two of these bad boys at any of the Einstein Bros. in C-U:
Now that's good eating.
As of Tuesday March 4, 2014, the Urbana Butcher Shop is offically selling whole, locally raised pheasants.
What's a pheasant? It's a game bird, closely related to a quail, but bigger, and meatier, and quite frankly, more delicious.
$13/lb — for the best bird you've eaten since your Bourbon Red on Turkey Day.
Breakfast at The Courier Cafe is consistently good. In fact, it's more than good and this morning was no different. You'll get plenty of food for $10, so bring your appetite. The hubby and I both ordered the Cake & Eggers, which came with coffee, tea, or juice, and a side of fruit or biscuits and gravy.
small bowl of fruit
bacon, two scrambled eggs, two buttermilk pancakes
bacon, two eggs over medium, two buckwheat pancakes, coffee
Sad news from West Lafayette today, as Purdue University announced that Champaign Central product Jay Simpson will have to retire from playing basketball due to a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
Purdue coach Matt Painter said, "Obviously, this is very tough and upsetting news to take. You never want to see a young athlete's career end in a fashion like this. Jay had a very bright future in our program and we are disappointed that he will not be able to continue his basketball career."
Jay Simpson starred at Champaign Central under former longtime coach Scott Davis, before transferring to prep school La Lumiere in LaPorte, Ind. for his senior season.
Coming out of high school, Simpson was ranked the 112th best player in the class of 2012, and was awarded a three-star profile. At one point, he was as high as 57th and a four star profile.
Well wishes to him and his family as he starts a new path on what will hopefully be a long and healthy life.
Photo credit: Journal-Courier Online
This is what The News-Gazette ran in yesterday's print edition:
Guess what isn't funny? Not cool, News-Gazette, not cool.
You can see other newspapers' stupid attempts at humor in the original post on theroot.com.
UPDATE: March 5th, 2014, 5:20 p.m.
Now the headline was featured in an article posted today on Jezebel.
Tonight my husband and I had dinner at Milo's. We each ordered off the Restaurant Week menu, which included a starter, entrée, and dessert for $20. He ordered the macaroni and cheese, upside-down pizza, and flourless chocolate cake. I ordered the chopped salad, panko crusted chicken with penne in a creamy pesto sauce, and the crème brûlée.
We each received plenty of food for $20 each, although starters were small portions, and the mac and cheese and chicken entrée were incredibly bland. The desserts were pretty good; the made-in-house flourless chocolate cake was the better option. Check out the photos below, and be sure to share yours with us on Facebook and Twitter; tag us @SmilePolitely and #eaturbana. I’ll share more photos and quick reviews here this week, and you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram for more (@epicureanjess).
macaroni and cheese
chopped salad with romaine lettuce, bacon, pecans, tomatoes, dried cranberries, and blue cheese
upside-down pizza with sausage and green peppers
panko crusted chicken with penne in a creamy pesto sauce
flourless chocolate cake
Big Grove Tavern's Mexican pop-up is this Sunday, March 9th. Here's the menu:
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