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BEST Food & Drink 2022
Best cocktail, best buffet, best new food truck, and more: Cheers to Champaign-Urbana's BEST Food + Drink of 2022.
Panaderia San Miguel Bakery serves a variety of Mexican pastries
Urbana has a new bakery called Panaderia San Miguel Mexican Bakery, and it opens tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14th. The bakery will have over 100 different kinds of Mexican pastries for opening day, all handmade by …
Urbana’s newest restaurant Mama’s African Kitchen is open for dine in
Co-owned by Congolese immigrants Memoire Budimbu Mabiza and Lisette Mbaki, the brand new restaurant Mama’s African Kitchen by Best of Africa Food Store is open for dine in. The restaurant shares an entrance with the African …
Closed for good: Everyday Kitchen Restaurant, Cafe, and holiday Miracle Bar
Everyday Kitchen Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, and even the pop-up Miracle Bar have closed permanently, as of yesterday. The restaurant was a handsome place for dinner, and Julie just visited the seasonal Miracle Bar for festive …
Deck the balls
'Tis the season to deck the balls. From arancini to hushpuppies, here are six spherical foods to eat in Champaign-Urbana.
Just Yolkin’ is joining the breakfast scene in Champaign
A new breakfast restaurant named Just Yolkin’ will move into the space formerly occupied by Legacy Pizzeria right beside Jupiter’s at The Crossing. Just Yolkin’ does not yet have a website. Check out this teaser photo that …
Have you been to El Paraiso in Downtown Urbana?
This October, El Paraiso opened their new location in Downtown Urbana and expanded their menu of delicious Latin American dishes. Formerly, El Paraiso was located inside Broadway Food Hall. Photo by Alyssa Buckley. Now El Paraiso …
Chikondi is a new craft chocolate company in C-U
A new local business called Chikondi Craft Chocolate offers bean-to-bar high end chocolates. The company hand-sorts each batch of cacao beans, roasts them, and only uses two ingredients (cacao nibs and pure raw cane sguar) …
Five things to eat or drink in C-U this month: December 2022
This December, Alyssa wants you to warm up with La Mixteca's birrikeka, pho from Xinh Xinh Cafe, and more.