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  • A Cup Of Fair Trade

    Coffee shops are one of pop culture’s favorite props. Cups of coffee are repetitively advertised with a bright, smiling face behind it. For Chris and Angie Pyle, owners of Donkey Coffee and Espresso, opening their coffee shop was more about building a community and less about the business itself....
  • Sip of the Week: South Side’s Pumpkin Chai

    Pumpkin patches, haunted houses and hayrides are just a few elements of fall. Bobcats around campus look forward to these festivities, but nothing seems to scream the fall season quite like South Side’s Pumpkin Chai Latte. This latte takes a twist on the traditional fall favorite, the Pumpkin Spice...
  • Lui Lui Restaurant Provides Global Eats, Casual Environment

    At Lui Lui Restaurant, customers are greeted by a quaint environment where they can enjoy an intimate meal. Advertised as serving global cuisine, Lui Lui’s menu reflects that diversity. Located at 8 Station St., this Athens restaurant was established in 1994 and is on its third generation of owners,...
  • Lean And Green

    Kale for breakfast does not appeal to most, but before crossing greens off the menu, consider trying a fresh smoothie to get the day started. The combination of the raw taste of leafy greens and the smooth, natural sweetness of fruit makes for a delicious meal. Plus, fitting in...
  • Smiles By The Dozen

    “It’s a homey atmosphere; it’s old- fashioned. We’ve been in Athens since the ’70s, so over 30 years now. The store is … small, it’s quaint.” That’s how William Waldeck, co-owner of McHappy’s Bake Shoppe, describes the hole-in-the-wall shop on Richland Avenue. From the moment you step through the doors...
  • Dish Of The Week: Union Street Diner’s Breakfast Sandwich

    When Union Street Diner, Ohio University’s old-school eatery, accommodates a menu packed with classic all-day breakfast food, it’s truly hard to refuse a sandwich that contains all of one’s favorite morning elements. The breakfast sandwich is as straightforward as it sounds. It contains one over-hard egg on any choice...
  • Six Meals Under $6

    The unique food and avors packed into the many restaurants on Court Street can empty a wallet — fast. But fear not; delicious snacks don’t always have to empty your bank account. Here’s a list of extremely satisfying, cheap eats just off campus. 1. CASA NUEVA, CHIPS AND SALSA AND GUAC...
  • New Fast Fired Pizza Restaurant Adds Variety To Athens Food Scene

    The pizza business has seen a non-traditional business model make strides over the past several years. “Fast fired” pizza restaurants have spread across the United States at an incredibly rapid pace, with Mod Pizza pioneering the concept out of Seattle in 2008. Just in time for fall semester, Lotsa...
  • Dish Of The Week: Sol’s Cuban Sandwich

    When you first bite into Sol’s Cuban sandwich, the crispiness of the outer layer of the pressed Cuban bread leads to an array of tastes. While the mustard and pickle present the prominent flavor of the sandwich, the mesquite pulled pork, ham and swiss cheese add a savory and...
  • Sip Of The Week: Whit’s Sweet Ol’ Uncle Grey

    With the fabled 21st night of September over, it is now officially fall. It’s time for sweaters and pumpkin patches, whether or not temperatures ever come down from the high 80s. And now begins the search for that perfect autumn drink. You might not expect to find a contender...
  • A Berry Delicious Snack

    Within the past year, a new food trend has flooded Instagram feeds across the United States. From fitness trainers to actresses, photos of beautifully crafted acai (ah-sah-EE) bowls have graced countless Instagram accounts. Starting this year, Ohio University joined the trend as well. The recently renovated West 82 food...
  • Sip Of The Week: Fluff’s Maple Cinnamon Latte

    As soon as the leaves begin to show the slightest change of color, coffee shops clamor to add pumpkin spice lattes, a seasonal staple, to their menus. However, Fluff Bakery has another specialty fall drink to offer: the Maple Cinnamon Latte. Brewed with Silverbridge espresso, a choice of skim,...
  • Dish Of The Week: Bagel Street Deli’s Chris Farley Bagel

    If you walk up to the counter at Bagel Street Deli and order a “Chris Farley,” you will not receive a comedian warmed and wrapped in tinfoil, but rather a delicious bagel sandwich filled with peanut butter, bananas, and honey inside the silvery wrapping. When ordering the Chris Farley...
  • Vegan Cooking Workshop Stirs Up Local Flavor

    The smell of cooking curry wafts up the basement stairs of United Campus Ministry (UCM) Tuesday evening. As volunteers chop vegetables, fill water cups and add chunks of tofu to a simmering stew, it is clear that the Athens Vegan Cooking Workshop is in full swing. Located at 18...
  • Athens Welcomes New Popcorn Truck

    Welcome Weekend in Athens is generally never anything less than exhilarating and chaotic. This year, amidst the hundreds of first-year students experiencing life on campus for the first time, Mike Miletta, owner of Kernel Crunch’s Rockin Gourmet Popcorn, also made his way onto campus. As Miletta set up his...
  • Sip of the Week: Donkey Coffee’s Lavender Latte

    Everyone’s favorite essential oil is having a moment. Lavender is popping up in food everywhere, from lemonade to cupcakes and of course, lattes. Every coffee shop in town has their own version of the lavender latte, and Donkey Coffee’s offering does not disappoint. Delicately sweet and aromatic, lavender syrup...
  • Sip of the Week: Court Street Coffee’s Raspberry Lemonade

    Court Street Coffee’s Raspberry Lemonade is served in a clear, plastic cup that shows off its bright magenta color. Tart, fresh lemonade is complemented by bursting hints of raspberry syrup. Light on the syrup and heavy on the ice, the drink is both refreshing and awakening for the taste...
  • Tapping into the Craft Beer Market

    Standing behind the recently installed bar, Sean Kiser lifts a glass marked with the Eclipse Company Store logo to one of the beer taps as “Listen to the Music” by The Doobie Brothers plays in the background. He raises his left arm — appropriately tattooed with the word “home”...

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