EL Oasis

This past Father’s Day weekend was a scorcher! We headed to the park to get some early play time in for the boys. After an hour of enthusiastic play,ย my guys started to get really hungry. Despite a few tense moments of trying convince my oldest that it time to leave, we all excitedly hopped in…

Slim Chickens Coming to Champaign

Slim Chickensย is a southern food restaurant specializing in…you guessed it, chicken. The first location was opened in Fayetteville, AR. by founders Greg and Tom. After opening their first place they had so much success, that they now have locations all over the nation. One of their newest places will be right here in Champaign. They’ll…

The Empanadas House

Empanadas are stuffed bread or pastry that is baked or fried. They are traditionally stuffed with meats, cheeses, veggies or fruits. In Colombia, South America, where I was born, they are a very common street food. Although most of them are consumed in the month of December, Colombians enjoy empanadas through out the year. They…

An Afternoon in C-U

The more time I spend here in Champaign-Urbana, the more I grow to love it. We are so fortunate to have most everything the big city has right at our fingertips. We have University of Illinois sports, the Krannert Art Museum, The Virginia Theatre, and luckily for me, a thriving food scene that shows no…