Posts Tagged ‘food and drink’
In an exciting—and perhaps surprising—new development, Columbia was ranked 18th in the Daily Meal’s 60 Best Colleges for Food in America. The study included almost all of the approximately 2000 four-year colleges across the country. Some of the criteria we were evaluated on were accessibility of campus eateries, sustainability of food and use of local produce, and food-centered events in campus dining locations. And get this: The “X Factor,” or “something unique and creative,” was possibly the clincher that set us apart from the pack. More »
In this week’s installment of “Plate to Plate,” Beatrice Masters pits Pad Thai dishes from two of Morningside Heights’ most eclectic Asian eateries.
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Verdict after the jump! More »
When squashed into miniscule rooms and subsisting on meager budgets, the thought of sacrificing space and money on multiple kitchen gadgets seems frivolous and excessive. Here’s how to elevate your seemingly task-specific tools to new heights by repurposing them for everyday use, freeing up shelves and saving cash along the way.
1. Set salmon to “normal”
Salmon in the dishwasher sounds a little strange, but it’s essentially doing the same thing as poaching the filet in a pot… except, like, in a huge pot. Tightly wrap salmon filets in aluminum foil and place on the top rack of the dishwasher. Set dishwasher to the “normal” cycle and allow to cook. This can also be done with dirty dishes in the washer (but maybe not when serving company).
More tips after the jump! More »
Ready to eat, drink, and ogle anything pumpkin-flavored? Or perhaps indulge in some (free!) candy corn? Halloween is upon us, which means several spots have whipped out the standard October-themed fare. Check out our round-up of Halloween specials after the jump. More »
Whether you’re on Team Wondee or Team Thai Market, prefer the 114th Street Starbucks to the one on 110th, or would rather go to Amsterdam for halal instead of going to the cart in front of Shapiro, there is one thing most Columbians can agree on: the king of late night food is Westside Market.
It’s really no question why. Open 24 hours a day, Westside is THE place to satisfy a major case of the noms at three in the morning. Everybody’s got their own signature Westside specialty. Here’s a list of ours. What are yours? More »
Combine the inexpensive, delicious tacos from Taqueria y Fonda with the upscale tapas bar ambiance of Buceo 95 and you’ve got the newly opened Cascabel Taqueria on the corner of 108th and Broadway (previously Lime Leaf).
Instead of the hodgepodge of tables that cluster outside of restaurants lining Broadway, Cascabel’s storefront is almost like a backyard patio. Brightly cushioned benches and seasonal plants surround a single table for waiting customers, keeping the space open and airy. Walk in, and the entire restaurant gives a similar feeling. Cascabel forgoes traditional walls on its street sides in favor of glass panels that fold away, making customers feel like they’re both part of the restaurant and the bustling street outside—a brilliant illusion that made us think that we were dining in a much, much larger restaurant. More »
Listen up! It’s that time of the year again. New York Restaurant Week is back, this time with over 320 participating restaurants. The deals are still the same: restaurants are offering 3-course prix fixe meals—$24.07 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Go ahead and indulge at a fancy restaurant for a fraction of the price.
¡Ay, caramba! Following the lead of Oren’s and Maoz, our dear Chipotle is also hopping on board the inflation train. For the first time in three years, the Mexican chain is raising prices up 50 cents across the board. A chicken or veggie burrito is now $7.81 and a steak, carnitas, or barbacoa burrito will run you $8.27. What’s the reason for these price hikes? According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Chipotle is pressured by rising commodity costs, as well as the increasing price of avocados (we’re guessing that they need a lot). Feel free to express your grief in the comments.
So the end of the year is almost here, you’re running out of meal swipes (finally!), and you need more legitimate protein than those weird John Jay beef fajitas to fuel all that studying anyways. Solution? Harlem Restaurant and Retail month, sponsored by the Harlem Park to Park Initiative, a merchants association in Central Harlem.
It started two weeks ago and goes through May 15. Cheaper than regular old NY Restaurant Week at $20.11 for a three-course prix-fixe meal, Harlem’s program also weaves in retail therapy with select stores offering items for $20.11. Get it, $20.11, 2011? We’re all so clever this time of year. More »