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Maize to open second location downtown

The new Maize location will be at the Station, Downtown Champaign (100 N. Chestnut, formally 116 N. Chestnut).
April 3, 2016

With a 4.6 star review on Google and a 4.5 star review on Yelp,ag Maize is a favorite restaurant of students on campus, but its cramped space turns some customers away. “Maize is the best Mexican restaurant...

Azzip Pizza to provide new dining experience on campus

Business partners Blake Kolker (left) and Brad Niemeier (right) will open a new Azzip Pizza location in Campustown in August.
May 25, 2015

Azzip Pizza will open its doors in Campustown this August and will provide customers with fast, casual pizza. The new location will be at 505 E. Green St., the former location of Jersey Mike’s Subs.Brad...

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

Welcome Art at Red Herring.
April 14, 2015

On a warm April evening, Durl and Jan Kruse relaxed with their friends after they finished a Japanese-fusion meal at the Red Herring, Urbana’s first all-vegan restaurant. Jan showed off two loyalty...

Courier Café serves up old-fashioned food, memories

Allen Strong, the owner of The Courier Cafe, is holding the old newspapers in the cafe at March 20.
March 31, 2015

In a small, corner cafe, Pullman railroad berth lights illuminate the booths, a large pendulum clock keeps time on a far wall, a gold Palace Opera House chandelier shines above the dining room and a red...

Pho Café & Thai Kitchen opens on Green Street

Pho Café & Thai Kitchen, located at 611-B E. Green St., is one of Champaign’s newest Thai restaurants after opening in late December.  
February 3, 2015

Green Street welcomed Pho Café & Thai Kitchen, a Thai restaurant serving a wide variety of unique dishes, during a quiet opening over winter break. The new café, located at 611-B E. Green St., officially...

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