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Slyman’s Restaurant and Deli has a pile of meat you’ve got to eat

Slyman’s Restaurant and Deli has a pile of meat you’ve got to eat

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

Slyman’s Restaurant and Deli is a no-nonsense establishment. It takes up two rooms on the ground floor of a building on the corner of St. Clair Ave. and E. 31st St. The interior is red, white and black with menus covering several of the walls, the kitchen visible behind a counter, all flat top grills ...

UCCtoberfest pays tribute to German culture

UCCtoberfest pays tribute to German culture

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 15, 2019

Oktoberfest, an annual beer festival held in Munich, Germany, is the largest festival celebrating beer in the world. The 16- to 18-day festival brings more than six million people to Munich for parades, food, music and of course, beer. In Cleveland, a city that Cleveland SCENE called “a town built...

Review: uISA’s Diwali Dinner is a monument to one-dimensional ethnic campus events

Review: uISA’s Diwali Dinner is a monument to one-dimensional ethnic campus events

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Before arriving at the Thwing ballroom for the undergraduate Indian Student Association (uISA)’s “Diwali Dinner,” I had high expectations. With uISA being one of the largest cultural clubs, and clubs period, on campus, they had a reputation for fun events filled with flavor and culture. In ...

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 ...

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