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I went vegan for a week (well, kind of). Here’s how I did it

Junior Sarah Moore shows off her veggie rice paper roll.
November 10, 2020
Going vegan for a week opened my eyes to a range of dishes, snacks and funky flavors that I never would have experienced otherwise. It also led me to the realization that there really are so many foods that are vegan that we don’t even know about. 

Bon Appétit: The best Macon takeout

Bon Appétit: The best Macon takeout
October 6, 2020
When thinking of the best takeout Macon has to offer, there are a few standout places that attract the most attention. Whether you’re in the mood for good Southern comfort food, ethnic cuisine or a fusion of flavors, this list can help inspire you to rock your pj’s and drive to the nearest restaurant. Buckle up, buttercup. It’s time to find the perfect takeout restaurant for you. 

Engineering POD and Which Wich meal swipes: Mercer Dining changes explained

Engineering POD and Which Wich meal swipes: Mercer Dining changes explained
September 26, 2019

This semester, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors returned to find that the engineering building’s Provisions on Demand (POD) was gone. On the other side of campus, Which Wich’s...

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer
February 12, 2019

I have had some very bad luck with the food on campus lately. Within the last six months, I have had mixed up orders, extremely long waits, not great tasting and undercooked food and in one case, I found...

Easy residence hall recipes for the busy college student

This Mediterranean-Creole chicken will make your friends think you know what you're doing. Check out the recipe below!
August 30, 2016
If you’re sick of the caf every day like the rest of us, take matters into your own hands right from your dorm. Some of these easy recipes need a kitchen, others just a microwave — and maybe some dorm room improvising. Just try not to set off the fire alarm (again).

Bear Bites: Grow

Grow offers generous portion sizes and tasty food. Photo by Katie Atkinson.
August 28, 2016

  Nestled on Riverside Drive is a culinary jewel that doesn’t disappoint. Locally sourced and served, the cuisine at Grow is a cut above. The restaurant has one simple tagline: “fresh local...

20 great food stops in Macon

Two tacos make for a full meal at El Camino. Photo by Justin Baxley.
August 20, 2016

The best way to learn about a city is to sample its food. Cooking is like any other artform; the end product is just one you consume with your mouth rather than with your hands, your eyes or your ears....

Bear Bites: Pho Saigon

The Pho Tai is vietnamese noodle soup with eye round steak. With a little sriracha and hoisin sauce, it has just the right amount of sweet and heat.
March 30, 2016

Any pun I can make here isn’t fit for print, so I’ll keep it simple: Pho is delicious. I’ve had few encounters with the wonderful Vietnamese noodle soup, but I’ve loved every one. The mint...

Bear Bites: Bearfoot Tavern

The J.L. Dagg Burger at Barefoot Tavern is one of the items from the restaurant's new menu.
February 24, 2016

Bearfoot Tavern is back from an extensive facelift. I’m probably not the first person to say this, but it's about time. In the past, when a friend suggested a meal at Bearfoot, I felt my taste buds...

Bear Bites: Metropolis

Metropolis' $7.99 lunch buffet allows new comers to try out both types of food offered: Greek and Indian. From gyros to chicken curry, you can find something to satisfy your craving for international cuisine.
January 27, 2016

Let me be frank: Indian cuisine is not in my gustatory wheelhouse. I come from a poor, white Southern family that fries anything that can be floured and cooks nearly every vegetable with pork. But, as...

Bear Bites: Cox Cafe

Cox Cafe has been serving cafeteria-style since 1996.
A down-home experience found off the beaten path
October 28, 2015

I had an existential crisis at 694 Lower Poplar St. The small white brick building along that potholed road seemed like it had been pumping out collard greens and mac and cheese well before my time....

Simple tricks to make Halloween treats

No kitchen? No problem. All you need to create these Halloween treats is a microwave!
October 28, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes many tricks and treats specific to the holiday season. Focus on the “treats” part of Halloween with these easy-to-make Halloween-inspired sweets,...

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