Category: Food and Dining

The Best Enclaves In The City

The Best Enclaves In The City
As Chicago college students, we all know what it is like to lead a busy city life. You know the moments: when your constant commute from school to work to errands makes the ‘el’ feels more like your home than your apartment, when you get stuck walking behind a gaggle of tourists on Michigan Avenue... Read more »

Food Inspiration From Summer

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It may be descending into the cold of winter here in Chicago, but don’t let the frost get in the way of your tastebuds. ChiU writer/videographer Adilla Menayang made a video of his summer food explorations around the Windy City, and we decided to post it now to give all you Chicago students a little... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week: The Best Deals Around College Campuses

Chicago Restaurant Week: The Best Deals Around College Campuses
Photo: Flicker/Aaron Gustafson Chicago is a tricky city when it comes to dining on a college budget. On one hand, most campuses are in areas crowded with cozy brunch bistros, tasty thai joints and delicious dinner establishments. On the other hand, most students are forced to walk right past these tasty eateries and into their... Read more »
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From "Drop Your Pants" To Mini-Donuts: A Review of Beavers Donuts Food Truck

From "Drop Your Pants" To Mini-Donuts: A Review of Beavers Donuts Food Truck
About a week ago, I woke up to screams of “DROP YOUR PANTS”! Though my first response, living in Chicago and next to a well-traveled alley, was DIAL 911, but when I peeked outside my window all I saw was a bunch of people running up the stairs to the rooftop of the Morgan parking... Read more »

Weekly News Crunch, Wk. 9

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The Weekly News Crunch is a video published weekly by ChiU Contributor, Michelle Kingston, who brings forth one international story, one national, one Chicago story, one college story, and one story she found personally interesting within the week. Like what you see? Then follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Chicago Coffee Shop Guide for College Students, Pt. 1

Chicago Coffee Shop Guide for College Students, Pt. 1
If you look carefully, Chicago is abundant with many hidden, one-of-a-kind coffee shops. One day I found a "Not for Tourists’ Guide to Chicago 2009" for 1 USD at a resale shop in Andersonville called the Brown Elephant (which is amazing!) Keen on grabbing a nice cup of ice coffee in a comfortable place, my summer roommates and I consulted the book to see what options there are. To our dismay, the index and coffee shop guide was basically a list of Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. But when we looked more thoroughly, we found some great places that are worth a visit! We spent the summer trying out several cafes. Here’s the first part of a four part list we compiled, it might come in handy once it gets cold and you want to find a new ambiance to study in: ...
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Birthday Presents On A College Budget

Birthday Presents On A College Budget
In college, money takes on a whole new meaning. Every quarter means another load of laundry, every dollar means staying caffeinated for the rest of the day and things you always took for granted seem to cost the price of a Lamborghini. Case in point: Birthdays.  Birthdays circa 2nd grade meant awesome themes, gift bags... Read more »

Freshman Guide to the University of Chicago

Freshman Guide to the University of Chicago
Being a freshman is a pretty intimidating experience. Not only are you forced to move to a new environment with few friends and no family, you usually live with a stranger and move to a place you have never lived before. But don’t worry- you’ll survive. Plus, ChiU is here to make that process a... Read more »

Freshman Guide To Loyola University

Freshman Guide To Loyola University
Being a freshman is a pretty intimidating experience.  Not only are you forced to move to a new environment with few friends and no family, you usually live with a stranger and move to a place you have never lived before.  But don’t worry- you’ll survive.  Plus, ChiU is here to make that process a... Read more »
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Eats Around The Town

As the weather gets warmer, I feel compelled to take more time to relax. There is something about the sunshine and warm weather that allows me to not stress about school and everything else that I have to do and allows me to just sit. Lately, what I have found myself doing is waking up... Read more »