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Katana plunges its glittery blade into River North

October 20, 2017 0

This sultry ‘fall’ weather means one thing and one thing only: you’re clinically proven to be better looking after a meal at Katana.” That was Michael Simon’s Facebook status at the blistering peak of last

The foodways of Chicago’s new immigrants

October 14, 2017 0

Chicago is a sanctuary city. This does not mean it’s a haven for criminals from other countries. This does not mean people from other countries can commit crimes with impunity. It simply means that immigrants

Starbucks doesn’t compare to Ukrainian coffee

October 14, 2017 0

Anna Tsymbaliuk, 31, works as a babysitter and takes ESL classes at Truman College. We met at her apartment in Edgewater, where she prepared syrniki, fried cheese pancakes, according to her mother’s recipe. Most people

Balkan Grill Company is the king of road food

October 12, 2017 0

All day long at the Petro truck stop in Gary, Indiana, drivers pull in, dismount from their cabs, and saunter lazily across the long blacktop toward a grassy patch next to the parking lot entrance.

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