Category: Food and Dining

Chicago Latino Film Festival

    Sick of just doing and seeing everyday things? Well, starting this Friday, you will have the opportunity to experience something completely different. Chicago prides itself on its diversity, but how much of that diversity do we actually experience? Do we actually ever take the many opportunities presented to us to experience a new... Read more »

So, Family's in Town

Two weekends ago was a holiday weekend. At Loyola we had Monday and Tuesday off. Cheers Columbus, your merits are still paying off. Many went home and others hosted family and friends. Chicago is a cool city. There is no better way to see it than to walk around. The weather as always an anomaly,... Read more »

Campus Question: Being a Student In Chicago

Campus Question: Being a Student In Chicago
Hello again ChiU readers! Sorry for the hiatus last week, midterms and the hectic college life can be a little overwhelming at times.  However, the college life is exactly what we wanted to talk about this week with the Campus Question. ChiU is all about being a college student in Chicago, but how does this... Read more »
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Cupcakes for the Cure

Cupcakes for the Cure
October is breast cancer awareness month. The buildings in Chicago are glowing pink and cupcake boutiques are making sugar ribbons. I was surprised by all the businesses donating revenue. There is quite the long list honoring this month. As if I’d need an excuse to buy a cupcake. I went to Sprinkles on E. Walton.... Read more »

Culinary Redemption from a South Side Soul Kitchen

After a drama-filled first week back at school left me hung out to dry in a storm of nihilism, my good friend and mentor decided an intervention was in order. His remedy: a trip to the soul food restaurant of Chicago legend, Army and Lou’s on 75th St. and Martin Luther King Drive. Hidden in... Read more »

Last Week of Oktoberfest

Last Week of Oktoberfest
From Munich to Chicago Oktoberfest celebrations are going on. This week is the last chance to experience the beer, music, and bratwurst. Of course the eye turns to the lengthy list of beer options. There are food vendors lining the street, many of them interesting German-style. Here are a couple I think us college goers... Read more »
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Farmers Markets in Chicago

Farmers Markets in Chicago
Fall is the season of farmers markets. This past weekend showed an impressive spread throughout the city. I have grown up associating the beginning of fall with pumpkins, gourds, and buckets of apples. The funny thing about farmers markets is running into them by chance. I realized this on my way to Green City Market in Lincoln... Read more »

Eat Outside in Old Town

As September shows its unpredictable weather we are left wondering, where we can eat outside? The answer is walking through Old Town on N. Wells Street. Wells would be naked without its grid of outdoor friendly restaurants.  Old Town has a great variety of food within a small area. Located in the Near North Side, Old... Read more »