Category Archives: Chicago Living

Stand-out Black-Owned Businesses in Chicago

by Matthew Green Between the widespread racial tension and the ongoing global pandemic, the last few years have been more tumultuous to the Black-owned businesses than ever. Even before the pandemic, Black businesses faced disproportionately large problems, especially in the underrepresented areas on the west and south sides of Chicago. With the energy behind the…

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Soul Veg City: 40 Years of Plant-Based Food on Chicago’s South Side

For Black History Month our weekly blogs are highlighting Black-owned businesses in the neighborhoods we serve. This week's blog is extra special because it's owned and operated by the family of a long-standing Pangea employee! By Desiree Campbell In 1981, a new concept in dining opened on Chicago's South Side. Soul Vegetarian introduced thousands of…

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The 8 Best South Chicago Restaurants

Chicago is one of the most recognizable US food capitals. Its diversity and quality are virtually unmatched and there is something here for everyone. Though other neighborhoods like the West Loop typically get all the press, some of the best food in the city exists in South Chicago.  While you won’t be donning any suits…

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Chicago Summer Events

The summer is here and Chicago is finally back in full swing. After a hard go at it last year, this blog discusses the many exciting festival opportunities you have on your doorstep in Chicago. Whether you’re in the mood for live music, art displays, or getting a taste of the city’s food offerings, there’s…

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