Tony liked the first installment of locally-grown food prepared at the Red Herring so much, he felt the need to point out that he wasn't getting paid for this article.
Oh sure, you can get what people call "fish and chips" some places in C-U (especially on Fridays), but according to Seth — it won't wash. These towns need the real deal, just like in Dublin.
New beer columnist Joshi Fullop takes us on a journey through a beer awakening, from keg stands to Belgian beers and barley wines.
Bevier Café serves scrumptious lunch for your stomach, and Justine serves food porn photography and video for your eyes.
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.
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.
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