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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Mango Salsa Cous Cous and Wings  By Contributing Writers Nicolette and Katie TufanIf you’re starting to notice a trend here with our meals, you’re right. There’s a protein, an occasional carb, and plenty of veggies or fruits, or a mix of both. That’s because we’ve always been advocates of healthy eating, and a bala...

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...

Shyndigz: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover Words and Photographs by Shannon MinorExecutive EditorFor weeks, I was deterred by Shyndigz terrible font choice and added “z” to the end of their name. It was hard to take the restaurant seriously, as the lime green lettering on the exterior signage exuded the decorating taste one would fi...

Closed: Jorge’s Cantina Words by Taylor ThornbergJorge’s Cantina, a Fan district favorite for some, is officially closed after less than two years in business.The restaurant closed temporarily in July because of lack of business and necessary repairs, but is now closed permanently and the space is up for lease.According to Richmond....

Ramen Adventure at Spiral Noodle Contributing Writer Grant SmithSprawling across the walls, a mural depicts a battle scene reminiscent of 90’s animated cartoons and japanese manga. An enormous octopean monster coils in the clouds in conflict against robotic giants detailed in torch reds and cerulean blues. The mural, along with a fluid rainbow...