Arts + Culture, Food

10 Food Festivals That Are A True Taste of Chicago

Growing up, my family would rave about the Taste of Chicago. They would leave my hometown of Dayton, Oh early in the day to drive the 4 hours into the city for a day-long adventure of eating what they deemed, “the best food in Chicago.” I had heard these stories so often that I had […]

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Food

Dining-Uncle Mikes-Place-West-Town

Uncle Mike’s Place Uncle Mike’s Place is a no-frills, friendly, and fast diner located in the West Town neighborhood. The restaurant is well known for its “Famous Filipino Breakfast” menu that features items such as Tocino(annatto and anise cures pork shoulder), Longaniza( sweet anise-wine chorizo sausage) plates next to garlic infused rice and eggs of […]

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Food

Soulful Charm at Currency Exchange Café in Washington Park

Tucked away west of Washington Park and the Garfield green line lies a hidden gem known as Currency Exchange Café. The Southside café is the brainchild of the contemporary and influential artist Theaster Gates. It not only features various teas and coffee but eclectic food options inspired by a little bit of Southern, Mexican, and […]

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Food

Dose of Demara in Uptown

One of the best ways to experience a different culture is thorugh food.Being in a big city like Chicago, experiencing another culture is easy. The city has many diverse ethic groups and such a strong food culture that the topic of food seems to be the only thing people can happily, and agreeably  talk about. […]

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