Comment Cards: Strange Matter Delivers

This is the first column of Comment Cards. In each card you will get our opinion on various dishes and foods at VCU Dining locations plus restaurants in Richmond. Each comment comes directly from your beloved Shafer Bird staff. 

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Top Five RVA Happy Hours by Rebecca FrankelAll day long you’ve been sitting in class, doing homework, or trying to absorb the world’s most confusing textbook in time for a nasty exam. Now it’s four o’clock and you are ready to kick back and grab a drink and a bite at a local bar. But how do you decide where to go for happy ho...

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...

Mixed Grain Joins List of Best Health Food Spots on Campus By Nicolas DesouzaCraving a bowl of savory goodness? Instead of opting for the usual Chipotle, travel two blocks down the street and you can now find Korean style marinated pulled pork and 5-spice butternut squash bowls for the price of a burrito bowl. Mixed Grain serves up healthy...

Alchemy Coffee Opens Up “The Lab” Words and Photographs by Rebecca FrankelYou may have passed by Alchemy Coffee, a coffee and pastry cart, on your way to classes near the Singleton Center and Pollak Building.Alchemy Coffee has perfectly brewed vegan coffee down to an exact science. They have been so prosperous that on August 25th, 2014 t...