CHAMPAIGN — The space recently vacated by Jim Gould Restaurant could become the home of another restaurant, Big Grove Tavern, this spring, a spokeswoman for One Main Development said.
"I would describe it as extremely accessible, with a more palatable price point for more people," said Cynthia Faullin, One Main's vice president of development.
Updated 1:40 p.m. Monday
URBANA — Kennedy's Restaurant at Stone Creek Golf Course served its last meal on Sunday, owner Luke Kennedy said Monday.
CHAMPAIGN — City council members Tuesday night could enact changes to Champaign's outdoor cafe licensing program if they approve proposals brought to them by city officials.
The council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday (Jan. 17) at 7 p.m. in the Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil St.
CHAMPAIGN — A little to the east of the big food festival, there's free barbecue, music and card games Saturday.
The Rose and Taylor Barber and Beauty Shop Father's Day/Community Appreciation Celebration offers free barbecue, music, raffles spades, bid whist and dominoes at 124 N. First St., C.
CHAMPAIGN — If you've had a hankering for a gyro from Zorba's, this is your weekend.
Zorba's owner Matt Mortenson and his crew are back cooking the Greek specialty sandwiches along with pita and hummus and baklava at the Taste of Champaign-Urbana in West Side Park through Sunday.
URBANA -- Construction is expected to begin in October on the expansion of Common Ground Food Co-Op at Lincoln Square Village.
The cooperative's board of directors voted this week to go forward with a $1.6 million expansion that will nearly triple the store's retail space.
URBANA – "We need more bars and more music first. Then the restaurants will come."
"We do not need more restaurants in downtown Urbana."
The Cooks' Workshop
38 N. Vermilion St.
Celebrity Chef Night
Seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday
Chef Drew Starkey
Cooking experience: Crane Alley, Caf Luna and Bacaro in Champaign; and Green Zebra, Chaise Lounge and Terzo Piano in the Art Institute in Chicago.