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Candy corn is garbage, and other Halloween candy facts

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Halloween. It’s got everything—costumes, parties, drinking and candy. So much candy. According to Statista, Americans spent 491 million dollars on candy in 2016.  One of the most difficult parts of the Halloween season is deciding which of the widely available candy options are worth taking ...

Best places to eat on campus on a special meal swipe

Best places to eat on campus on a special meal swipe

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

September 13, 2019

Although the food on campus is massively overpriced, here are some of the best places you can eat at on a special meal swipe: Dunkin' Dunkin’ (originally known as Dunkin' Donuts) is located between Constantino’s Market and the CWRU Bookstore. Dunkin’ offers cheap coffee along your way to class...

Asian market review

Asian market review

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

August 30, 2019

For those of us who grew up on our family’s homemade Asian foods or are adventurous eaters, it’s hard coming to a place where finding good Asian food is rarer than a Browns win. Luckily, we found some great Asian markets where you can find your favorite Asian ingredients, snacks and home goods Asia F...

Summer restaurant round-up arrivals and departures

Summer restaurant round-up arrivals and departures

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

August 23, 2019

Since the spring semester ended, University Circle has experienced a large amount of change. With rents rapidly rising—increasing by over 44 percent in the last year alone—and several new modern apartment buildings, the restaurant scene has seen changes as well with three new restaurants opening a...

Little Italy celebrates the Feast of the Assumption for the 121st time

Ryan Yoo & Sarah Parr, Director of Design & Director of Business Operations, respectively

August 23, 2019

As the clock struck 11:15 a.m. on a breezy Thursday afternoon, church bells began ringing. All around, people looked with anticipation—the annual summer festival that graces Little Italies all over the country was about to begin. Everywhere, people greeted each other like old friends, asking ab...

University Circle coffee houses reviewed

University Circle coffee houses reviewed

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

Dear incoming first-years, Whether it be for recreational, romantic or educational adventures, there’s no discounting the importance of a coffee shop.  With a number of java joints available nearby, picking the right place can be hard. So, we present you with our definitive guide to the Case West...

Blue Habanero Review – An Awesome Slice of Mexican Food in Gordon Square

Blue Habanero Review – An Awesome Slice of Mexican Food in Gordon Square

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

Out in the reaches of Gordon Square, easily accessible using Cleveland’s somewhat unreliable but effective RTA services, a new trendy and hip Mexican restaurant is slowly making waves among the other fanciful and hip restaurants, bars and stores along the strip in Gordon Square, near the great Capitol ...

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

Running a bakery is a long and exhausting process. For the Fluffy Duck Cafe, located across from the Cleveland Clinic, baking starts everyday at 2:30 a.m. The Fluffy Duck employs three people, including the owner, so it is an all hands on deck operation most of the time. This includes arriving a...

Chef duo from Edwins Restaurant visits campus

Chef duo from Edwins Restaurant visits campus

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

Chris Terry is the chef de cuisine at Edwins Leadership and Restaurant, a restaurant that pairs fine dining with opportunities for the formerly incarcerated to make an experience designed to improve the lives of both customers and staff. On Nov. 27 Terry and one of his trainees visited the kitchen in...

Parisian chef visits CWRU, teaches art of French cooking

Parisian chef visits CWRU, teaches art of French cooking

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

Nearly 10 years ago while on sabbatical, Cheryl Toman, who is a professor of French and chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures department at Case Western Reserve University and holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary French Studies, discovered a restaurant in Paris called Le Preum’s. Toman be...

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