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Food & Drink

Deck the balls

'Tis the season to deck the balls. From arancini to hushpuppies, here are six spherical foods to eat in Champaign-Urbana.

Ladro Enoteca is poised to steal your heart

Meaning ‘wine shop thief’ in Italian, Ladro Enoteca is the perfect place to steal away to this fall. Get cozy with incredible wines, drinks, and seasonal snacks from local farms at this Downtown Champaign wine bar and bottle shop.

Meet Molly Oberg, farmer and co-owner of Meyer Produce

“I find a lot of joy in connecting with customers at the market. Just…seeing families connect to where their food comes from. Having a relationship with someone that feeds you, it’s a really cool thing. I love that,” says Molly Oberg, farmer and co-owner of Meyer Produce.

C-U coffee sips and sweets

From Blind Pig's coffee stout to tiramisu from Rick's Bakery, here are five coffee sips and sweets to enjoy as we celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th.