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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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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...

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 ...

Mango Salsa Cous Cous and Wings

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 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...

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From Schnitzel to Strudel, a Tour of German Cuisine Words and Photograph by Sean CW KorsgaardThe weekend of September 19th through 20th marked Richmond Oktoberfest, which unlike the far more beer focused celebration in Shockoe Bottom next month, is largely focused on celebrating Richmond’s German-American community, culture and cuisine.Most re...

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Richmond’s Fall Flavors Words by Rebecca Frankel and Amelia HeymannDrawing by Daniel ParkerLeaves are starting to change their color and the crisp smell of fall has filled the air, which here at Shafer Bird means pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon flavored goodies.  Here is a compiled list of the fall treats local Richmond restaurants have ...

Top 7 Dinner Date Spots at VCU (Wallet-kind)

Top 7 Dinner Date Spots at VCU (Wallet-kind) via Kahlil ShepardSo you got the number of that cute person in your class, at that club meeting, or admittedly (let’s face it) from Tinder. But now they want to meet, and you probably said “let’s get food!” But you can’t take them to Shafer or Panda Express, because you&rsquo...