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Madison Bear necessities: Beer, bars and burgers

Madison Bear necessities: Beer, bars and burgers

Madeline Merlic

September 16, 2015


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It's a tale as old as time: college students love to relax with adult beverages and Chico State students are no strangers to having a good time.What better place to do so than at Madison Bear Garden, which won the award for Best Bar in the Best of Chico contest.Walking into the Bear is a sensory overloa...

The Sierra Nevada experience

The Sierra Nevada experience

Jovanna Garcia

September 15, 2015


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Whenever someone asks me what my favorite restaurant in Chico is, my automatic response is always Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada will be celebrating its 35th anniversary this November. It’s known for being one of the most important regional breweries and was named No. 2 in the Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Co...

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Jovanna Garcia

September 12, 2015


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  The buzz of conversations filter across the room along with the familiar aroma of coffee brewing. The sounds of machines grinding beans and mugs clinking float around giving the small cafe a comfortable and cozy vibe. Recently named the best coffee shop in town by the Best of Chico poll, The Naked Lounge Tea a...

Love at first bite: A pizza affair

Love at first bite: A pizza affair

Madeline Merlic

September 10, 2015


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Need food. Now. These were my thoughts as I ended another long day on campus. Having just passed Laxson Auditorium, Celestino's bright lights from across the street were attracting me like a moth to a flame. Not only do I love pizza, but Celestino's had just been awarded best pizza from the Bes...

One Mile named Chico’s best outdoor recreational spot

One Mile named Chico’s best outdoor recreational spot

Jovanna Garcia

September 9, 2015


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I googled One Mile the other day and found that it’s ranked No.1 of 27 things to do in Chico on Trip Advisor. While the reviews are great (I found out it’s better to go on a Friday right after Sycamore pool is cleaned), if I was visiting Chico for the first time, I don’t know how much I wo...

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