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Collage of restaurants in downtown Chico. Created by Jessica Miller, Feb. 24.

OK, where can we eat in 30 minutes?

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // February 24, 2024

It may seem like 30 minutes is a fair amount of time to grab a bite to eat between classes, but lunchtime in Downtown Chico can slow students down. While not all restaurants can handle the lunch rush,...

An unlabeled food truck sits awaiting customers. Image by Andreas Volz from Pixabay.

On-campus food trucks have revolutionized Wildcat eating

Shane Aweeka, Reporter // February 23, 2024

For the first time since Chico State began hosting food trucks, multiple vendors have operated five days a week on campus. Halal Platter, Mi Taquito Grill and Harvester have become reliable favorites,...

Students wait in line for the Harvester food truck. Taken by Jolie Asuncion Sept. 22, 2022.

15% of Sales: Associated Students Dining Services agreement

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // February 20, 2024

For businesses and food trucks to sell on Chico State’s campus, they must agree to give 15% of monthly sales to Associated Students Dining Services. All food trucks on the Chico State campus must...

 Rawbar outdoor patio and seating amidst construction. Taken by Jessica Miller Jan. 26

The Rawbar renovations: See you there in March!

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // February 13, 2024

The sushi restaurant, Rawbar, has been closed for renovations since Jan. 1, but is planning to reopen, with cocktails, this March.  The renovations will update the interior of the restaurant and expand...

Students and faculty passing along campus. Taken by Jolie Asuncion Mar. 2022

Hurry! Where to eat if you only have 15 minutes

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // February 10, 2024

Many students have classes back-to-back, which can make it difficult to get food. Thankfully, Chico State students have more than a few options to choose from in 15 minutes.  Cafe Muse Cafe Muse...

Lovebird coffee trailer is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Courtesy: Lovebird Coffee

Lattes and alumni at Lovebird Coffee

Amy Blair, Reporter // February 5, 2024

The aroma of espresso rises outside of the little yellow cart in front of Holt Hall, and students gravitate to the promise of lattes. Love is in the air and birds are chirping since Lovebird Coffee opened...

Rileys most popular specialty shots.

Riley’s specialty shots, ranked 

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // December 11, 2023

An elegant, informative review of a restaurant or bar can make all the difference in the world. A good review has the power to transport the reader to that place and give useful insight into that dining...

Speedy Burrito Mexican Grill cart sells food at the intersection of Ivy and West Second Streets. Taken by Ariana Powell on Oct. 6.

‘Burrito guy’ review: burritos for all

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // December 5, 2023

Many community members have walked by the Speedy Burrito Mexican Grill cart near the intersection of Ivy and West Second Streets. The cart may be more synonymous with the title “Burrito Guy,” because...

The outside of Tin Roof Bakery Cafe

Tin Roof Bakery and Cafe returns under new ownership

Grace Stark, Reporter // October 22, 2023

For a college town like Chico, good coffee shops are essential for study spots, meeting up with new friends or having quality alone time. Tin Roof Bakery and Cafe at West 7th and Broadway Streets satisfy...

Roselle Bar and Lounge: A fresh take on the bar scene in Chico

Roselle Bar and Lounge: A fresh take on the bar scene in Chico

Juliet Perry, Reporter // September 27, 2023

There’s no hiding the difference between a handcrafted cocktail — and one made for the sole purpose of getting drunk. Roselle Bar & Lounge in Meriam Park is a bar-forward experience that is meant...

$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...

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