By University of Illinois Extension
What do plants have to do with grilling, other than eating vegetables?
CHAMPAIGN — The Peace Meal program that provides hot meals to seniors four days a week in 14 East Central Illinois counties will end Sept. 30, and it will be replaced by a new program using frozen meals.
CHAMPAIGN — As of next Thursday, there's a need to fear: Wonderdogs won't be here.
Jay Feiz is retiring as proprietor of the independent hot dog shop in Campustown after 27 years. Wonderdogs' last day of business will be Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN — The popular Taste of Champaign-Urbana at West Side Park is coming up quick. Its hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
As usual, C-U restaurants will set up shop on the festival grounds, offering tastes of their food. New this year, the 43rd annual Taste of C-U will have beer sales as well.
URBANA — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank says it will be able to expand its school food pantry program in the upcoming school year with the help of a new donation.
The $29,882 donation from Project Goodstart was one of two the food bank announced Tuesday, along with a $5,000 gift from Ameren Illinois.
CATLIN — The Catlin school district will provide its own meal program in the upcoming school year, and is currently taking orders for items that students and their parents would like to see on lunch trays.
How does fried eggs and bacon between a split glazed doughnut sound?
Dunkin' Donuts' latest addition to the breakfast menu might seem a bit crazy, but this concoction is anything but random. The Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich joins the ranks of Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers and bacon sundaes as yet another novelty food item designed to appeal to the American palate.
A series of farm-to-table events in Champaign-Urbana will launch this week.
Local Flavors is a program of the Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois Chapter of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, an organization that connects farmers with local restaurants.
Beginning this week, JonEB's Bar & Grill at Champaign's Country Fair Shopping Center will be known as Goldy's Bar & Grill.
Mark Logue, a co-owner of JonEB's, bought out former partner Jon Bristow and is tweaking the formula, making changes to the menu, the hours and the entertainment options.
DANVILLE — Can what we eat off of the grill pose potential health problems?
People can have their questions answered at an event called "Healthy Grilling" at the Village Mall County Market, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville.
The event will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Fast & Easy Health Food Kiosk located in the front of the store.