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Yen Ching makes downsizing plans

By Lark Lewis | September 12, 2013

The owners of Yen Ching plan to move forward with downsizing plans.The restaurant, 810 W. Lincoln Highway, has been serving the DeKalb area since 1986. Marilyn Yin and her husband John have worked together for more than 26 years in the restaurant industry....

Start your day off with a mug of pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. Enjoy chili with a glass of Samuel Adams Oktoberfest for dinner, and for desert, a slice of pumpkin pie and an alcoholic apple cider.

Harvest these autumn dishes, drinks

By Kathryn Minniti | September 9, 2013

Fall is a great season because of its delicious food and drink options. Here are my favorite autumn dishes and beverages.ChiliThe first fall food would have to be chili. It can be made for dinner or as a game day meal.“I love everything about chili,”...

City festival’s food pleased palates

By Kathryn Minniti | September 3, 2013

The food of Corn Fest has come a long way from farmers giving away ears of corn 36 years ago.Ice cream, funnel cakes, burgers, beef and sausages were all provided at the festival.There were many tents and booths serving good food and merchandise, and...

Josh Kreiner, manager of Carmines, Subs, Wraps, and Salads makes a hot Philly cheese steak sandwich on Monday at their Sycamore location at 2672 DeKalb Ave.

New sandwich shop opens in Sycamore

By Ryan Chodora | April 29, 2013

Carrie and Steve Sobieski, owners of Carmine’s Subs, 2672 DeKalb Ave., picked Sycamore as the location for their first Carmine’s because of its sense of community. “The people of Sycamore have been awesome,” Steve Sobieski said. “It’s just...

NIU business professor Ozlem Ozkanli samples Thai food Saturday at the Southeast Asian Festival in rm. 100 of Anderson Hall.

Southeast Asia Club holds annual cultural festival

By Mariah Stubbs-Johnson | April 21, 2013

Food, fashion, crafts and performances were among the festivities at this year’s Southeast Asia Club festival on Saturday. The Southeast Asia club decided to do things differently this year by hosting an annual festival instead of its typical performances,...

Ellington’s hosts healthy Italian dinner

By Kevin Bartelt | April 17, 2013

A lack of great food has recently become a common complaint of students. Fortunately, Ellington’s, located in the Holmes Student Center, hosted “Sano Italiano,” which translates to “Healthy Italian.” This delicious three-course meal only cost...

Feed ’em Soup to host spaghetti fundraiser

By Lupe Lopez | April 3, 2013

Feed ’em Soup will host its second all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser Friday at its headquarters, 122 S. First St. on Friday. Feed ’em Soup is a privately funded community project. Its mission is to empower the community by providing meals to DeKalb...

Authentic Mexican cuisine beats Taco Bell

By Aymie Telinski | March 21, 2013

Taco bell has a new taco with a cool-ranch-flavored shell, and I wanted to see how it compared to local restaurants like El Burrito Loco and Eduardo’s, which serve authentic Mexican cuisine. If the new taco at Taco Bell isn’t tickling your taste buds,...

Dining hall food committee looks to impove meal quality

By Ryan Chodora | March 21, 2013

Complaining about food? Huskies are on it. In 2011, a group of students from the Resident Hall Association (RHA) and Richard Fritz, director of residential dining, created a food committee. The committee meets every Monday in a different dining hall on...

Healthy alternatives to restaurant favorites

By Deanna Frances | February 27, 2013

Dieting is never easy. Take it from someone who has struggled with diets for what seems like a long time. When I started dieting to try and maintain my weight and eat foods that were healthier for me, I had a difficult time trying to find foods that were...

Dining hotspots for global geeks

By Jen Weddle | February 26, 2013

In a galaxy far, far away, humans sit and quietly eat in a public place while embracing their inner geeks. That galaxy isn’t really all that far away; in fact, it’s right here on Earth that such dwellings exist. Recently, there has been a surge in...

Recipes to make your Valentines Day sweet

Recipes to make your Valentine’s Day sweet

By Beth Schumacher | February 13, 2013

Whether you’re single or in a committed relationship, Valentine’s Day is always good for one thing: sweets. It’s hard to resist the candy and baking aisles at the grocery store around this time of year. Why not impress your friends and/or significant...