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On the Beat – Community & Culture

February 15th, 2018 by

AFRICAN-AMERICAN VEGANS IN CHICAGO REDEFINING SOULFUL FOOD

Jan. 31, 2018

Louisa Chu, Chicago Tribune

Veganism is a growing trend in the United States. It also has a home in Chicago at restaurants like family-run Original Soul Chicago. “We’re seeing a reawakening in the African-American community of what’s been in our soul all along,” said Executive Chef Tsadakeeyah Emmanuel.

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BLOOMINGTON RESIDENTS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR A MORE DIVERSE DINING EXPERIENCE

Oct. 12, 2017

Kathryn Anderson, Bloomington Beat

Bloomington residents have many local restaurants to choose from, with influences from a variety of different cultures. But they are still looking for more diversity in their food. Some say Bloomington needs more ramen and Italian options.



FARM-TO-TABLE TRENDS GAIN POPULARITY, INFLUENCING RESTAURANTS

Oct. 3, 2017

Kathryn Anderson, Bloomington Beat

Trends show increases in produce farmers. “People are wanting to know where their food comes from,” said New Hampshire farmer Chuck Cox. The trends have led to an increase in successful farm-to-table restaurants. More Bloomington restaurants are serving local ingredients.



MAMI’S GELATO: A LOCAL VEGAN DESSERT NOW SOLD NATIONALLY

June 27, 2017

Sharon Scott McCann, Bloom Magazine

Mami’s Gelato is a local business with vegan options. Naomi Posner-Horie, owner of Mami’s Gelato, used to just offer her gelato locally. Business is expanding, and she is now selling her gelato that is a “perfect balance of both soft and cold” nationally.

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DARN GOOD SOUP, A WELL-NAMED LITTLE EATERY

Dec. 15, 2016

Christine Barbour, Bloom Magazine

Bloomington restaurant Darn Good Soup offers a variety of soups perfect for the winter months. And even with a rotating menu of more than 70 soups, both vegetarian and vegan options are offered in the selection of soups served daily.

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