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Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu
Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu is a Thrillist contributor and communications specialist based in Chicago
Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu’s Recent Articles
How Repurposed Agave Is the Key to New Building Projects in Mexico
This nonprofit is creating rain-harvest systems, building libraries, and providing for local families.
This Black-Owned Company Is Changing the Narrative on Luxury Wine
La Fête Rosé founder Donae Burston works to advocate for and appeal to drinkers of color.
Sep 10, 2021
22 Must-Try Latino-Owned Businesses in Chicago
Spread love, it’s the Chicago way.
Apr 28, 2021
What To Know About Cooking Cicadas Before Brood X Emerges in Your Backyard
Chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs shares his advice on the best way to enjoy the delicacy.
Mar 25, 2021
Simmer Down: How To Make Creole Chicken Gumbo
Niquenya Collins, owner of Cocoa Chili Restaurant & Catering in Chicago, shares her foolproof family recipe.
Mar 22, 2021
How to Support the AAPI Community in Chicago
Stand in solidarity.
Feb 23, 2021
Houston's ChòpnBlọk Redefines Fast-Casual Fare With West African Flavors
Jollof jambalaya, stewed plantains, and more.
Feb 11, 2021
This Vegan Ice Cream Brand Brings Nigerian and Kenyan Flavors to Austin
As tasty as it is healthy.
Sep 9, 2020
Will Chicago’s Theater Scene Survive the Pandemic?
And how you can help support its various performers and venues.
Sep 2, 2020
Maya-Camille Broussard's Charitable Pies Inspire Social Justice in Chicago
The Justice of the Pies baker isn’t letting a pandemic stop her.
Jul 29, 2020
How AriZona Iced Tea Became a Cult Classic Among Skateboarders
Looking beyond the affordable price point, why exactly, is this stuff so popular?
Jul 15, 2020
Meet Chicago's Most Futuristic Ice Cream Shop
Who's up for an everything bagel ice cream pop?
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