Rosie Quasarano

Following her dream to be a business owner, Rosie Quasarano left corporate America behind and opened her cafe, Cup & Spoon, 2415 W. North Ave., in the summer of 2014.

Bringing her educational and professional skills together, she decided to join the Our Urban Times family. Her column, Rosie's Caffeinated Corner debuted in November 2014.

You can read more about her and her business here.

Stories from Rosie Quasarano

Meet Moji Akinde: Powerful, Positive Poet


This June marks my fifth year in Chicago. It’s the longest place I’ve called home since childhood, and in opening Cup & Spoon, I was well aware that this venture would entail setting down roots.

Meet Matthew Keane: Multifaceted Musician (and Great Dad)


One summer morning Matt and Elliott Keane rolled into the shop. Well, what I should say is that Elliott rolled in on the stroller his dad Matt was pushing.

Meet Brock Riebe: Invincible Filmmaker


I’ve always loved these words from Albert Camus: “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

In the depths of last winter I was feeling anything but invincible. Winding my way through a maze of permits, inspections and licenses (oh my), I often wondered if this dream of mine was ever going to see the light of day. Yet every time I felt like giving up, I’d get a little reminder from the Universe that I was on the right path. Brock Riebe’s note was one such reminder.