Author Archive for Samantha Jones

Karamela Cafe

After six months of unexpected delays, Karmela Café has finally opened her doors to the residents of the South Loop. While the backup, due to an owner who abandoned the eatery, may have had some people questioning the quality of this dainty little creperie and pastry shop, the throngs of people who braved a Chicago storm for a free sample of banana chocolate chip loaf prove otherwise.

Pearl’s Place

Back in the rural parts of my home state, it is common to walk into a restaurant and be greeted with not only a friendly smile, but also a swarm of questions. A gentle pat on the shoulder accompanies inquiries…

Dat Donut

Rainbow sprinkled, toasted coconut, Boston cream pie, strawberry glazed, chocolate cake: these are only a portion of the twenty-five flavor spectrum of donuts offered at Dat Donut. With a red sign rivaling the size of its donut selection, the outpost…

5 Loaves Eatery

A brown banner behind a window is the only sign Five Loaves needs. Inside, calming yellow and green walls are the perfect backdrop to a collection of splashy African art that hangs about the room.