The Orion

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

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Unhealthy food is the best food

Unhealthy food is the best food

Megan Mann

April 14, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Breaking news: Kraft Singles are no longer considered a children's health food. Well no duh, Sherlock Holmes, I could have told you that. But you know what, they sure do taste amazing.Just last week I had this discussion with my mom. Well, it was more like she lectured me on how bad for me American cheese ...

Fearful of new food adventures

Fearful of new food adventures

Megan Mann

March 3, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I have come a long way from being the picky child I was when I was little. No joke, I used to only eat the beans out of chili and the meat out of stew. Despite still having a completely insane tendency to dislike food if it's been "tainted" or "contaminated" by other food on my plate, I'm rea...

Don’t diet for image

Don’t diet for image

Allison Galbreath

February 15, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

  It seems everyone either wants to be or is on some kind of diet, whether it be Atkins, South Beach or some self-created set of restrictions. All these have one thing in common: they promise results and happiness to those unsatisfied with their appearance and body. Having those stark, un...

Readers, Digest: Grilled corn salad

Readers, Digest: Grilled corn salad

Christina Saschin

April 12, 2014


Filed under Features

The evenings are getting warmer, which makes it possible to cook and eat outside. Most of these ingredients can be found at the farmers market and incorporated into this recipe. You can eat this salad as a main dish or as side dish with grilled chicken or meat patties. Black-eyed peas are high in fiber,...

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