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Urbana council gives pedal pubs the green light

Hear from Mayor Diane Marlin Wednesday at 7:40 on WDWS.

URBANA — Local pedal pubs already operating in certain parts of Champaign are now free to roll across Wright Street.

Today's Special: Newlywed caterers offering Sicilian menu

URBANA — Urbana newlyweds have launched their own catering business, one that features Sicilian foods.

Jordan and Paris Baldarotta started up Baldarotta's Porketta & Sicilian Sausage at 304 W. Florida Ave., U.

"The whole idea is bringing the Sicilian deli to you," said Jordan Baldarotta, a chef who grew up in Urbana.

Just Askin': Sales of Deluxe fish sandwiches

Q: How many Deluxe fish sandwiches were sold on Ash Wednesday, the first day they made their comeback at Dublin's in downtown Champaign?

A: "An awful lot," said Scott McIntosh, Dublin's general manager. "We sold in the vicinity of 350 fish sandwiches."

McDonald's takes cheeseburgers, chocolate milk off Happy Meal menu

NEW YORK — McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.

McDonald's slimming down Happy Meal

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.

Fast-food restaurants looking to lure in valentines

NEW YORK (AP) — Is that love in the air or French fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine's Day.

Champaign seeking public input on food-truck regulations

Restaurant questions? Ask 'em here

CHAMPAIGN — The way Dave Saam sees it, mobile food trucks such as his do more than provide additional dining options.

They boost economic development in areas where they set up shop.

Today's Special: Vinny's moving its New York-style pizza to Campustown

CHAMPAIGN — After more than eight years serving big, round, cheesy New York-style pizzas at 401 W. Kirby Ave. in Champaign, Vinny's East Coast Pizzeria will soon be moving.

Owner Mohamed Dardir said that the restaurant he founded in 2009, Vinny's, will serve its final pizza on Kirby Avenue on Feb. 28 before reopening March 15 at 50 E. Green St.

Just Askin': Pink Pig opening day

When is Ogden's Pink Pig opening?

The former Pink House is set to reopen Presidents Day as the Pink Pig.

"We're opening Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.," co-owner Traci Lipps said.

Taco Bell, KFC expand delivery with Grubhub

NEW YORK (AP) — As the big fast food restaurants increasingly see vast potential in pushing convenience beyond the drive-thru, Taco Bell and KFC are expanding delivery nationwide in partnership with Grubhub.