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Sutter Dining Hall: Accessible but tasteless

Sutter Dining Hall: Accessible but tasteless

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

February 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sutter Dining Hall has a range of food options from burgers and fries, fish tacos at Hot Spot to lemon chicken with sorghum risotto at Main Stage. Then there are various pastas, pizzas, soups and salads at other stations.Sutter Dining Hall has been a conventional food source for a majority of Chico ...

No-bake peppermint bark makes a cheap and tasty treat

No-bake peppermint bark makes a cheap and tasty treat

Brandi Gualco

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Peppermint BarkThis recipe will take you less than 30 minutes and cost less than $10. Here you go! Directions: 1. Find a square medium size glass or metal pan and cover with wax paper. Set aside. 2. Melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl for one minute at medium power. Stir at 30 seconds, and th...

Mexican cuisine: Cheap and real

Steven Black

February 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It rarely happens in Northern California, when traditional dishes at a Mexican food restaurant taste authentic.Recently, I was pleasantly surprised by a simple dish at the El Rey Mexican Grill: the refried beans. For most of my life I have lived in Southern California, I am among the first people to...

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Anisha Brady

October 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Gastronomy is not something that usually comes to mind when one thinks of art. Cuisine has always been an indication of culture, however, within recent years, the culinary scene has revolutionized and become an artistic form of self-expression. Netflix features some of the most intriguing cooking sh...

Chico State serves rotten dining options

Chico State serves rotten dining options

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won

October 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In recent years, colleges have spent millions of dollars to improve campus life. These expenditures include new recreation centers, state of the art learning facilities and high-quality dining experiences.Chico State has followed suit with most of these trends but is seriously lacking when it comes to di...

Foodies gather for Chico tradition

Foodies gather for Chico tradition

Matthew Manfredi

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Sept. 25, some of the area’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries, food trucks and beverage vendors will gather for the Taste of Chico, an event transforming a quiet Sunday afternoon into a foodie-crazed occasion occupied with over 8,000 visitors and locals. From the Madison Bear Garden to ...

Food for thought

Food for thought

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

February 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever taken a bite of your meal and stopped to realize you have no idea where any of the food on your plate came from? For some people, I’m sure you truly have never cared, but the majority of the population has a general concern with the food they decide to eat.That’s why it’...

Guide to pairing cheese with wine, beer and cider

Guide to pairing cheese with wine, beer and cider

Grace Kerfoot

October 1, 2015


Filed under Features

While drinking in college is somewhat of a right of passage, alcohol doesn’t have to be all about the body shots, cheap beer and hot mess hangovers. One way to ease yourself into a more sophisticated drinking lifestyle is by hosting a cheese and wine, or cheese and beer, party. While there are techni...

The Sierra Nevada experience

The Sierra Nevada experience

Jovanna Garcia

September 15, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

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...

Chia seeds, for pets and people

Chia seeds, for pets and people

Grace Kerfoot

August 28, 2015


Filed under Features

Long gone are the days when "chia" was only associated with vegetative afros of the iconic and "oh so 90's" Chia Pet. Now, instead of sprinkling chia seeds on ceramic statues, people are sprinkling them in their diet in tastefully clever ways. Despite being small and humble in appearance, chia seeds ...

Taking dorm food from boring to brilliant

Grace Kerfoot

August 27, 2015


Filed under Features

Hallmarked for its comfort food vibes and outrageous simplicity, dorm food has a way of ceasing our hunger and nourishing our soul. True, the classics are good standbys for when real food is scarce, but bumping the humble bowl of ramen up a notch can be just the thing when you're looking to treat you...

Thursday Night Market back in action

Thursday Night Market back in action

Blaine Ball

April 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Blaine Ball can be reached at [email protected] or @BlaineHBall on Twitter.

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