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$5 lunch special at Éstom Jámani Hall Wednesday

$5 lunch special at Éstom Jámani Hall Wednesday

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // September 12, 2023

This Wednesday, Associated Students is hosting a special lunch at Éstom Jámani Hall between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. While usually $10, this buffet-style luncheon will be $5 at the door. All major credit cards,...

bright green mi taquito grill food truck

A guide to campus food truck Mi Taquito Grill

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // September 11, 2023

A new semester brings a new food truck to campus: Mi Taquito Grill. The eye-catching, green food truck serves a variety of tacos, burritos, fries and a salad. It can be found near the physical sciences...

On Aug. 23, a couple of people are picking peaches off the rows of trees at the Chico State University Farm. Photo captured by Alejandro Mejia Mejia.

University Farm ‘U-Pick Peaches’ sells out on first day

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Editor-in-Chief // August 28, 2023

Chico State’s annual “U-Pick Peaches” event brought many to the University Farm where they sold out of peaches in the first four hours of the event. The farm has traditionally hosted this event...

An employee prepares drinks during Taste Me Teas soft opening.

Taste Me Tea: Chico’s new tea and coffee central

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // August 25, 2023

Taste Me Tea, a tea and coffee shop on Notre Dame Boulevard, celebrated their soft opening on Wednesday. Multi-color congrats balloons floated near the door as small groups of people flowed in and out. The...

Finished tortillas. Taken by Alejandro Zepeda

Flipping tradition: The tortilla adventure

Alejandro Zepeda, Reporter // May 7, 2023

Tortillas are more than just a tasty addition to your favorite Mexican dish — they represent a rich cultural heritage dating back thousands of years. From the ancient Aztecs and Mayans, to modern-day...

White plate filled with plantains, sushi and chicken

Kwando Buffet Chinese restaurant: Snack or Yak

Meara Hain, Reporter // April 24, 2023

Kwandos, or “Heaven on EARTH” as it says on their website, is an Asian buffet-style restaurant that has been viewed as far from heavenly by many. I went to see if Kwandos is a snack, or is going to...

The green and black food truck, The Black Kettle, rests by the science bridge enticing students on their way in the direction of Meriam Library. Taken by Ariana Powell, March 29.

The Black Kettle: More drinks than food

Ariana Powell, City Editor // April 19, 2023

Low-hanging black drapes teasingly hide The Black Kettle food truck from downpours, bright rays and passersby on Chico State campus. Peering inside the food truck while ordering gives a hectic but...

A dark wood coffee cart sits at an intersection. A circular, cyan emblem sits attached to the middle of the front of the cart. Two whiteboards sit on either side of the emblem.

Cafe Muse: fresh, fresh, fresh coffee and tea

Ariana Powell, City Editor // April 12, 2023

Danielle Harris’ coffee cart Cafe Muse can be seen on Chico State campus when the sun decides to peek out from dreary clouds. The cart often sticks around the intersection of Ivy and West First Streets,...

The bright red Halal Platter food truck sits in the Student Services Center Plaza.

Halal Platter: food with a smile, large portions

Ariana Powell, City Editor // April 5, 2023

A bright-red truck marks the spot on Chico State’s campus for anyone looking for large portions and friendly service. The Halal Platter food truck, located at the Student Services Center Plaza, stands...

Harvester stands between Tehama and Butte Halls with customers waiting for their food. Taken by Ariana Powell, March 28.

Harvester: smoky flavor, cold bread

Ariana Powell, City Editor // March 29, 2023

A heavy, smoky scent that rolls out of the black, yellow and green Harvester food truck is the first thing that hits you when walking out of Tehama Hall. It serves five dishes: clam chowder, a veggie...

Plates of barbeque served with mac and cheese

Dive into flavor: The Black Wal Street Cafe

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // March 21, 2023

Dive into flavor: The Black Wal Street Cafe  Soul-food, fusion plates and quick-bites can be expected from the Black Wal Street Cafe. This underground business is run by Wal Riek, an entrepreneur...

Pantry To Plate students begin prepping their first meal. Photograph by Nicholas Stamper.

Pantry-to-Plate: Chico State students attend free culinary workshop

Nicholas Stamper, Contributor // February 23, 2023

The Tehama Kitchen was bustling Feb. 7 with 16 eager students awaiting the first of a five-part culinary education series presented and provided by Chico Basic Needs and Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry.  The...

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