Billy Alvarez, co-owner of Mima's Taste of Cuba, next to the mural of Celia Cruz at the restaurant.Alex V. Hernandez/Block Club Chicago

Mima’s Taste Of Cuba Brings Fresh Cuban Food To Irving Park — And Wins Over Some Cubbies

"We buy the box of plantains. We peel them, we cut them. That's why it may take a little longer for your order to come out but at the end of the day you're getting quality."

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Hundreds Watch Stations Of The Cross In Pilsen As Via Crucis Good Friday Tradition ‘Brings People Together’

To celebrate Good Friday, hundreds of Catholics walked along 18th Street for the annual reenactment of the living stations of the cross in Pilsen.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Happy Village Officially Sells For $1.5 Million — But Dive Bar’s Renovation On Hold ‘For One Last Summer’

"We're going to run it as-is for the next six months," said Andrew Miller, one of the bar's new owners. "We're cognizant of the connection people have with this place."