Strange Matter: A Love Born of Necessity

Strange Matter: A Love Born of Necessity Strange Matter: A Love Born of NecessityWords by Ryan MurphyPhotos by Gabrielle PerrettaI’m a sucker for a good challenge, and took it upon myself, some months ago, to try living a vegan lifestyle for a week. Being certifiably addicted to chocolate, milk, cheese and meat, this was not some...

821 Cafe: Less Than Meets The Eye

821 Cafe: Less Than Meets The Eye 821 Cafe: Less Than Meets The EyeBy Samuel Roots821 CafГ© is a model VCU diner. Loft feel. Brick walls with paintings. Vegan friendly. Everything one would expect from a restaurant locatedВ a few blocks away from the university. However, what the restaurant has in style it lacks in originality....

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Bleeker changes their menu, students react http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN2mFczqekkFilmed by Margaret CarmelShafer Bird hit the streets to find out what VCU students think of Bleecker’s new “Make Your Own” style menu.Bleecker St. is located in Snead Hall and open Monday- Thursday 7:00am-10:00pm, Friday 7:00am-3:00pm, Closed Satur...

Bleeker Street, Snead’s own sandwich shop

Bleeker Street, Snead’s own sandwich shop A business student favorite, considering it’s in Snead hall. Sandwiches are very popular, as are their salads. They offer something easy for students to eat while they work or during class, which is perfect for VCU’s own business building. It’s good food.OPTIONSSandwiches on various t...

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Nao & Zen Pan-Asian cuisine in the most convenient location VCU has to offer. The good location makes it a popular choice for VCU students, especially as a change of pace from things like Shafer and IHOP.OPTIONSAsian-inspired food at Nao & Zen, chicken or tofu over rice with stir fried vegetables of your selection. It’s a pretty s...

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Cary St. Market and Deli, a good change of pace A bit out of the way for most students, this eatery is home to food that feels home cooked. You can pick exactly what you want for everything you order, and what you can order ranges from chicken, to macaroni and cheese, to sandwiches to wraps.OPTIONSMeat choices: rotisserie chicken is always available...

9 Vegan Restaurants to Go to Around VCU

9 Vegan Restaurants to Go to Around VCU via Lorin SimpsonIt’s a fact that there aren’t many options for those who have a vegan diet on campus, especially if you are a freshman and forced to have a dining plan. I’ve found that one of the biggest questions for those in that position is this: Are there any places that are vegan friend...

Not Gross Carrot Hotdogs!

Not Gross Carrot Hotdogs! via Lia Ferro of The Vegan Club at VCUSo, before we get started, we all know there are some super gross veggie hot dogs out there. Maybe it’s just me but I’ve never had a good one. BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER, HEAR ME OUT! I know a Carrot Hotdogs sounds like the most silly, vegan nonsense you’ve ever ...

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Asado Wing & Taco Company: Let’s Taco Bout It Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetContributing Writer: Caetlin McFadden Asado is a bold new twist on the classic Tex-Mex that we all know and love. Located on the corner of Broad and Laurel, the cozy restaurant screams urban rustic Richmond. With its tin pressed ceilings and classic ...

New Urban Farmhouse Location Strikes Out

New Urban Farmhouse Location Strikes Out Contributing WriterKaty StanleyA downtown favorite has opened its new location on Broad st. this past month. Unlike their home store,which excels at bringing in customers with it’s inviting southern charm interior, fresh food, and precision. However, what makes it a prime spot for breakfast and lunch is...

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The Ultimate V-Day Dining Experience Contributing WriterNicole CareyConsidering the extensive list of restaurants to choose from in Richmond it can be tough to decide where to bring that special someone on Valentine’s Day. That’s why we have put together list of meals for those hungry couples who are looking to enjoy good food while spen...

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Nao and Zen, Now and Then Contributing WriterBayan Atari Perhaps in an attempt to keep up with the Asian-fusion competition that is Panda Express, or maybe for some more elusive reason, Nao and Zen has totally overhauled its menu. Located in the Student Commons, Nao and Zen is a convenient option for students with dining plans. In my freshman year, ...

Raising Cane’s, IHOP and Croutons: One Tough Call

Raising Cane’s, IHOP and Croutons: One Tough Call Words and Photos by Michael PascoOn October 24th, 2011, VCU introduced a new dining facility labeled the Laurel and Grace Place (which is something I doubt any student would actually say) right by most of the freshman dorms.Weeks before they were ready, I knew I wanted to try all of the establi...

Laurel and Grace Place: New Dining Options

Laurel and Grace Place: New Dining Options Words by Amanda Campbell Photos by Michael Pasco  VCU Dining Services added three new eatery options for students on campus last Monday and was well received by a crowd of hungry student ready for something different.As a part of the new Laurel and Grace Place, the IHOP Express, Raising Cane’s Ch...

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The Hill Café: Small Portions for A Hungry Tummy Words and Photos by PaigeThe lights are dimmed at The Hill Café in the heart of Church Hill as I entered with excitement. It is not often I venture to Church Hill since I live so close to campus and there are a lot of food options close by. However, it is always nice to expand my food ho...

Amelia’s Odyssey: Nick’s International Foods

Amelia’s Odyssey: Nick’s International Foods Words and Photograph by Amelia HeymannWest Broad Street is home to Nick’s International Foods.  It’s a small, locally owned grocery store and deli filled with specialty European and Mediterranean ingredients and products not easily found in most grocery stores.Of course the ma...

The Coffee Chronicles: Lift

The Coffee Chronicles: Lift By Liz ButterfieldIf you are looking for a cool, urban atmosphere with a futuristic vibe, Lift Coffee Shop on Broad Street is the place for you.I have been rather surprised by my visit to Lift Coffee Shop. For one, it was not what I anticipated. As usual, I expect the atypical coffee shop to boast neutral colors, chill mu...

Q & A: Restaurant Week 101

Q & A: Restaurant Week 101 Story and Artwork by Lauren N. ColieShafer Bird asked Events Manager Christy Dalton of FeedMore about Richmond’s Restaurant Week. This week (April 22 – 28) more than 30 local restaurants will offer three-course dinner specials for .13, a portion of which will go to support FeedMore’s community prog...

Not Gross Carrot Hotdogs!

Not Gross Carrot Hotdogs! via Lia Ferro of The Vegan Club at VCUSo, before we get started, we all know there are some super gross veggie hot dogs out there. Maybe it’s just me but I’ve never had a good one. BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER, HEAR ME OUT! I know a Carrot Hotdogs sounds like the most silly, vegan nonsense you’ve ever ...