A second location of the Chinese restaurant Rainbow Garden has opened in Champaign-Urbana.
The original Rainbow Garden restaurant in Champaign, at 1402 S. Neil St., opened in 1999, and current owner Zhiyuan Song bought the business in 2005. The new restaurant is in the Gateway Shoppes shopping center at 202 E. University Ave., U.
Why walk, bike or drive to the grocery store when you can visit the van down the street?
In a few weeks, University of Illinois students will be able to pay a visit to the Illini Mini Market Express, a new business that is part-food truck, part-corner convenience store.
The latest burger-centric restaurant to come to Champaign-Urbana is Meatheads Burgers & Fries, a Chicago-based company that opened its first location in Bloomington about four years ago.
The newly refashioned Carmon's Bistro officially debuted last week.
The restaurant, owned by Bacaro proprietor Thad Morrow, with Josh Boyd as executive chef and Jenna Frye as general manager, features French country cuisine.
Think grilled trout, lamb cassoulet and roasted chicken.
"Rustic, hearty dishes," Frye said.
The Irish pub Dublin O'Neil's officially opened in downtown Champaign last week and neighboring restaurant 301 Mongolia is expected to open this week.
"We're definitely a comforting, homey place with pub atmosphere: exposed brick walls, a cobblestone entry way," said Joshua Huddleston, executive chef of Dublin O'Neil's.
The beans are lightly roasted, chocolate syrups single-sourced, sweets locally made and the truck's equipment powered by solar panels.
And the coffee's hot.
Late last week the gourmet coffee truck Candide Roasteries debuted in Champaign-Urbana.
The life of a dog in East Central Illinois just got a whole lot sweeter.
Canine Design Grooming Salon in rural Danville has expanded to include a full-fledged resort with overnight kennels, a therapy pool and playroom.
Dogs, meet your new home away from home: Canine Design Dog Resort.
A bookstore is returning to the Village Mall in Danville, occupying the same spot where the Waldenbooks store once operated.
A Novel Idea, owned by Jackie Hickman of Danville, is expected to open Oct. 1 and feature a collection of more than 20,000 new and used books as well as pottery, paintings, jewelry and gift items.
The Champaign School of Music is expanding and moving to larger space on the west side of Champaign.
The school will reopen Monday at its new location, 1712 S. Duncan Road, Suite A, right behind the County Market store at Duncan and Kirby Avenue.
Tang Dynasty at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana has reopened under new ownership.
The restaurant opened Thursday.