Worapot Tangmunarunkit, co-owner of Siam Terrace, shares about operating during the pandemic: "During this uncertainties time, we just hope our business to survive the pandemic. However, we are very fortunate to be in such a great community...with the enormous amount of support from friends and people in Urbana-Champaign community."
"If COVID-19 was a cocktail, I think It would be something very strong that you'd have to sip on. It probably would not taste very good. This year has been a little bitter and slow."
We catch up with Huber's West End Store bartender Cassidy Price who shares about the changes they've made for COVID and what remains the same.
Mauricio Contreras, the owner of both La Mixteca and El Oasis, shares about the food at La Mixteca, including Birrikeka which they sell about 80 to 100 dishes of each day, and El Oasis' ice cream with "fruit, water, and brown sugar...[as] the main ingredients."
Teamoji's co-founders Alex Zhang and general manager Jeffrey Chang recommend different bubble tea on the menu and talk about what sets Teamoji apart: "We launch a new line of products every semester to bring something new to the students."
Rebecca interviewed Caribbean Grill owner and executive chef Mike Harden to hear more about their restaurant and how he was inspired by food.
Elaine chats with Cafe Kopi's GM.
Alyssa talks with The Land Connection about this year's Artisan Cup & Fork.
Elaine falls down the doughnut hole in an interview with James Kyung, owner of Pandamonium Doughnuts.
Rachael interviews Nathan Escue, general manager of Hamilton Walker’s.
Alyssa talks with Fiesta Cafe's Amy Myers about margaritas, tacos, and the history of the restaurant.
Rithika hears stories from founder, Daniel Krause, about the early stages of building the Cracked brand from the ground up.
Alyssa talks with members of the board for Feeding Our Kids about the work they're doing in C-U for students with food insecurity.
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