RE: Monical's - worth trying?
Living in Champaign, I just felt I had to weigh in on this. Monical's is sort of a local tradition. It's okay, but I think it used to be better. The chain mentality affected the food. iF you HAVE to try monical's, go south 10 miles on Neil Street (Rt 45), and go to the one in Tolono. It's the original, and I think the quality of the food is better,and a lot of locals think so, too. They also are the only Monical's that has Pepsi instead of Coke. Or, Ralph Monical started another restaurant called Zelma's. He is very hands-on with this place, and I think he regrets selling out twenty-some years ago. He could only go to so many Cub games. Watching the Cubs play, that would be depressing.