Socially Awkward Cooking With Shannon: Smashed Chickpea Sandwich!

Socially Awkward Cooking With Shannon: Smashed Chickpea Sandwich! Filmed by Margaret Carmel, Edited by Shannon Minor, Music “It’s a Hornpipe” by Johnny HargroveThis sandwich is quick, easy and vegetarian, while providing a good source of protein! A great tip would be to spread hummus on your bread and add lettuce for extra crunch.I...

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Socially Awkward Cooking with Shannon: Pumpkin Butter Words by Shannon MinorThe autumn winds blow in crisp air and changing leaves, but also scents of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spice. This Pumpkin Butter recipe is inexpensive and simple to make. Spread this pumpkin-deliciousness on toast or simply indulge with a spoon. This also makes for a ...

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Panera Bread: Choices, Choices, Choices By Destiny SheltonPanera Bread, which opened last year on the Monroe campus, is a relaxing, serene environment for students to socialize or get some last minute work done. Its warm colors, modern look, and soft music create a peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere for all customers. The food is high-quality and mod...

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Column: Salty Sam’s Tips for a Better Valentine’s Day. Valentines Day, one of the most loved and hated days of the year. For some, it is a chance to go out and spend way too much money on food and flowers. Others hide in their rooms with a box of tissues, ice cream and sappy Netflix titles.For those participat...

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Battle of the Burgers: Round 2, Galaxy Diner vs. Strange Matter Words and Photos by Cory JohnsonIn the spirit of Halloween, this Battle of the Burgers pits two restaurants better known for their aesthetic than their food against each other. At one end of town, Galaxy Diner is a 1950s space-aged eatery in the heart of Carytown that is better known fo...

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Salty Sam: “The Lost Art of Restaurant Service” Words by Sam IsaacsEating out is awesome. Getting served something (hopefully) delicious while enjoying the company of friends or family can be a refreshing and fulfilling experience.With that being said, one of my biggest gripes with the restaurant scene in Rich...

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By The Slice: Piccola Pizza “Just Right, Just Because.” Words and Photos by Tommy Dale McPhailWe meet again, pizza pirates! Since our last, we’ve weathered quite a storm of blasphemies. Bath salts nearly brought the zombie apocalypse to our doorsteps. News of the upcoming bacon shortage lef...

Let There Be Bagels Once More!

Let There Be Bagels Once More! Let There Be Bagels Once More!Einstein Bros. Bagels is now open on the first floor of Shafer Court DiningCenter.The bagel shop operates between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.However, students expecting to use there meal plan will have to wait until after 5 p.m.Einstein Bros...

Smokers: Second Class Citizens

Smokers: Second Class Citizens Smokers: Second Class CitizensOpinion by Connor Campbell (Proud Smoker)There once was a time where one could sit at the bar, have a beer and enjoy a cigarette.One wasn’t forced to walk out in the rain and cold to have a smoke. One was able to enjoy the same comforts of an establishment as the rest o...

Bo Dillaz: From Late-Night Hunger to Creative Satisfaction

Bo Dillaz: From Late-Night Hunger to Creative Satisfaction Bo Dillaz: From Late-Night Hunger to Creative SatisfactionBy Samuel RootsBo Dillaz is not the typical eat-in/take-out restaurant. It lacks the family environment of your everyday diner, but still maintains quality food. In short, Bo Dillaz is not pinnacle fine dining, however it is still a c...

Fresca: A Fresh New Taste Without Meat

Fresca: A Fresh New Taste Without Meat Fresca: A Fresh New Taste Without MeatBy Paige BaxterCampus food can get a little monotonous from time to time. So if you want to try something new, Fresca is the place to start.В The building immediately grabbed my attention by the restaurant’s slogan on the wall: вЂ&...

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Sidewalk Selections Vol.2: Nate’s Taco Truck Sidewalk Selections Vol.2: Nate’s Taco TruckShafer Bird Correspondent DeeVa Payne takes a look at Nate’s Taco Truck!Filmed by Ryan Murphy and Tommy Lopez.Produced by Charles Couch.Did you like this? Share it:Did you enjoy this post?Why not leave ...

Classic Rock Coffee, A One-Hit Wonder

Classic Rock Coffee, A One-Hit Wonder Contributing WriterGrant SmithIn a city brimming with coffee shops newcomers need to stand out to have success in the Richmond market. At first glance, Classic Rock Coffee seems to have what it takes. Located just off campus on the north side of Broad street near Kroger, Classic Rock Coffee brings the nostalgia ...

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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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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, ...