How to Travel the World with Food: Fall Edition

How to Travel the World with Food: Fall Edition Yesterday was World Food Day! A day that celebrates the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This holiday, like many, allows you to indulge and experience foods from all over the world if you’d like. From savoury soups and pastas to sweet cakes or cookies, you ...

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Colorful Tacos in Under 20 Minutes! By Contributing Writers Nicolette and Katie TufanINGREDIENTS:(SERVES 2-4)2 CHICKEN THIGHS AND 2 DRUMSTICKS CHOPPED IN BITE SIZED PIECESSeasoning: Lemon Salt Cumin Garlic Powder Pepper Honey Teriyaki SauceSPINACH OR GREEN SPRING MIXCHERRY TOMATOESCUCUMBERSMUSH...

3 Proteins in Under 20 Minutes!

3 Proteins in Under 20 Minutes! By Contributing Writers Nicolette and Katie TufanINGREDIENTS:(SERVES 1-2)2 THICK CUT PORK CHOPSSeasoning: Lemon Salt Pepper Cumin Garlic Powder Honey or Syrup1 AVOCADO 1 PLANTAIN 1 TOMATO CILANTRO LIME OLIVE OILDIRECTIONS:Most college students face the dilemma of finding...

Oats and Cinnamon Fruit Bowl

Oats and Cinnamon Fruit Bowl  It’s fall! Unlike your grandma’s pumpkin pie, this week’s recipe is not going to be a burden or a task to make. This yummy snack is fairly quick and easy but also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. A bowl of oatmeal with fruit is a great way to regain lost nutrients during the hectic...

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Battle of the Burgers: Carytown Burgers vs. Burger Bach Words and Photos by Cory JohnsonClose to the intersection of Ellwood and Thompson in Carytown are two restaurants that specialize in the same thing: burgers and fries. While burger places are only separated by a few blocks in this city, the unique stances on burger making that these two restaur...

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By The Slice: One Man’s Quest To Conquer The Pizza Of Richmond Words and Photos by Tommy Dale McPhailFile Under: Desperate Times Call for Desperate ToppingsLadies and gentlemen, one of the worst kept secrets in the collegiate world is the toll that eating out can take on both your wallet and your stomach. In attempt to minimize collateral dama...

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Column::The Vegetarian Monoblogs: Eat Cheap, Eat Veg! Words and Photo by Paige BaxterCollege is not exactly the most flourishing monetary time for students. Most students do not have money overflowing their bank accounts or wallets. It’s understandable; school is a full time job. Not to mention, at times, it can be even harder for vegetarians ...

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By The Slice: One Man’s Quest To Conquer The Pizza of Richmond Whimsy Worth The WaitWords and photos by Tommy McPhailHoly crap, pizza pirates. Since my last transmission, my frequent outings of crust-conquering have been somehow replaced with Adventure Time marathons, napping, and…well…not pizza!* I can barely remember the last t...

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So you think you like Mexican food? Here’s Zoca for you. VCU’s answer to the Mexican food audience. They make everything right in front of you, exactly how you order it, whether that’s a burrito or hard shell tacos. They have you covered.OPTIONSYou can have tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. Your typical fastfood Mexican type thing....

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The dining facility aptly named Croutons, Salads, and Wraps This is one of VCU’s healthiest options. The school has been pleasantly surprised at its popularity. They make everything right in front of you so you know it’s fresh, and the servings fill you right up until the next mealtime. The location opened in October of 2011 along with I...

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International House of Pancakes EXPRESS It stands for the International House of Pancakes. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. The VCU location opened in October of 2011 along with Raising Cane’s and Croutons Salads & Wraps, and it has really done wonders for VCU’s food variety and convenience for freshman. It’s one of the...

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Have you heard of Raising Cane’s? Along with Chick-fil-A , Raising Cane’s competes for the best chicken and best signature sauce on campus. It really gives them a run for their money, too, especially in terms of quality, convenience and availability. The VCU location opened in October of 2011 along with IHOP and Croutons Salads & Wra...

Alex’s Thai Cuisine: A symbol of Thai family

Alex’s Thai Cuisine: A symbol of Thai family By: Aleena Inthaly and Azam Malik Walking into any restaurant with wooden babies and metallic Buddhas in theentrance way can be intimidating but not at Alex’s Thai Cuisine. The soft scent of Jasmine flowers and sizzle of saute pans in the kitchen wasn’t a representation of just Thailand,...

Kuba Kuba: Colorful Cuisine with the Garnish of Cuba

Kuba Kuba: Colorful Cuisine with the Garnish of Cuba By Aleena InthalyI was roaming the streets of Havana where the sun highlighted fresh produce in vendor stands. Traditional Cuban music echoed the streets as if the pastel colored buildings were singing. But I was not in Havana. This authentic Cuban vibe was coming from Kuba Kuba, a restaurant serv...

Extreme Pizza: Lets not pretend you’re extreme

Extreme Pizza: Lets not pretend you’re extreme By Paul StehlikThe key to a great restaurant lays in delicious cuisine, friendly staff, and a creative atmosphere. Extreme Pizza is extreme in name alone. It has all the charm of a sleazy chain restaurant, the taste of a Chuck-E-Cheese’s mass produced pizza.The pizza at Extreme Pizza is a fl...

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The Shape of College By Alexandra Hines The dreaded freshman fifteen is something that everyone hears about before heading off to college and becoming immersed in new dinning options on and off campus. But there may be a way to avoid it. Students at Virginia Commonwealth University are lucky to have readily available facilities that not only provide...

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The Cultured Swine Fails to Impress by Rebecca FrankelWhen I stepped into The Cultured Swine on 317 N. 2nd St., I was greeted with vibrant red walls and an even more vibrant “Hello! How are you?” from the owner. There were cute little pig knick-knacks on the shelf that held the different sauces, hog art hung on the crimson walls, and the...

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Top Five: Best Places to Take Your Date on Valentine’s Day Word by Aleena InthalyIt is that time of year where romance is in full bloom in the lovely River City as Valentine’s Day is before us. Richmond is a candle-lit, sweethearted getaway in its own way with numerous places to impress that special someone. There is a variety of amorous...

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Shafer Bird WELCOME! If you are reading this, you already know the most trusted name in VCU dining news. We hope to continue bringing you the latest menu updates, as well as reviewing on-campus dining facilities, off-campus restaurants and investigating what’s really in the Shafer Chilli.We have reviews coming soon from our staff writer’...