Welcome to the strange world of post-Covid flying

The face-mask hokey-cokey? Read on to find out more - getty
The face-mask hokey-cokey? Read on to find out more – getty

And so the bad news continues to rain down. Rain down like one of those black-sky catastrophes you see in American disaster movies, where the toothless old man rocks back and forth in the chair on his rickety porch, looks towards the clouds gathering on the horizon, and mutters “storm’s a-comin”, to no-one but himself. But he knows. He knows. 

Like a rain that, contrary to any sort of logic, contains literal cats and dogs. And not nice fluffy cats and amiable waggy-tailed dogs. No, the sort of stray felines you see on Greek islands and the outskirts of Turkish holiday resorts, which hiss if you come within 10ft of them; the sort of scar-faced tomcats that, at some point, have lost an eye fighting, but are happy to fight you too, come on then, what you lookin’ at,

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4 top options for low-priced Chinese food in Chicago

In search of a new favorite Chinese spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Chinese restaurants around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Chi Cafe

Topping the list is Chi Cafe. Located at 2160 S. Archer Ave., Suite A (between Cermak Road and 21st Street.), the Chinese spot is the most popular cheap Chinese restaurant in Chicago, boasting four stars out of 1,137 reviews on Yelp. The menu features items like egg rolls and noodle soup.

The site has lots more information on Chi Cafe.

“Chi Cafe was established in 2008 located in the heart of Chinatown Square,” according to the history section of the business’s Yelp profile. “We’re a modern eatery with late-night hours serving an extensive menu of classic Chinese dishes.”

2. Chiu Quon Bakery

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Sacramento’s 4 favorite spots to find cheap Chinese food

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Chinese fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Chinese restaurants around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Fortune Chinese Food

Topping the list is Fortune Chinese Food. Located at 2805 12th Ave., Suite 4 in Curtis Park, the Chinese spot is the highest-rated budget-friendly Chinese restaurant in Sacramento, boasting 4.5 stars out of 271 reviews on Yelp. 

On the menu, you’ll find sesame chicken, chow mein, sweet and sour pork, fried rice, salt and pepper spare ribs, egg rolls, wonton soup and more. 

2. Happy Corner Restaurant

Next up is South Land Park’s Happy Corner Restaurant, situated at 4940 Freeport Blvd. With four stars out of 127 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese and traditional American spot, offering seafood and more, has proven

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When coronavirus threatened to close this food court restaurant, neighbors rallied to save it

DES MOINES, Iowa – From her padded stool perch in the corner of her restaurant, Vietnam Cafe, owner Brenda Tran reigns over the food court – part mama bear, part perpetual party host.

On a typical day, Tran watches new customers settle into tables and chow down, sometimes running into the dining room to hold impromptu lessons on the finer points of Vietnamese cuisine. Swirl your pho noodles like spaghetti! Lean down and slurp the broth!

She chats with her “mall walkers” as they nosh on her special Vietnamese egg sandwiches. After losing her father a decade ago, she considers them her “American parents,” an honor they take to heart.

She beckons over “the kids,” teens either suspended or cutting class from the local high school. She tells them her story, how she survived the Vietnam War and came to Iowa as a refugee, not knowing a lick of English

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