For Navea and Andrade, Sweet Pepper is more than just a restaurant, it’s a piece of home, a tangible link to the family and friends they left behind when they packed up their now 8-year-old daughter Shantal and left Venezuela three years ago.Patty Wetli / Block Club Chicago

Arepas, A Love Story: Why Lincoln Square Is Flocking To New Venezuelan Spot, Sweet Pepper

Meet the Venezuelan couple with a big dream: Turning "arepa" into a new word in English.

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‘Peaceful’ Protest Planned In Front Of Avondale Church After Priest Burned Gay Flag, Made Homophobic Comments

Mell, who is openly lesbian, said the priest's move "needs to be counteracted with a peaceful, loving and compassionate response."

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Bonchon, Korean Fried Chicken Haven, Aims To Open Wicker Outpost In October

"All I know is that fried chicken and beer go together," said Bonchon franchisee Tom Li.