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How to make a mojito

Cocktails with Chris
Chris Markham, Director of Print April 16, 2021

The mojito is the delicious national drink of Cuba. Rum, mint, sugar, lime and soda. It really doesn’t get any better than this drink. If you like mint, you’re all but guaranteed to like the mojito. The...

How to make a cosmopolitan: The grown-up vodka cran

Cocktails with Chris
Chris Markham, Director of Print April 9, 2021

The cosmopolitan, often known as just “the cosmo,” is truly a modern masterpiece of mixology. With its fruity flavors and pink hue, it’s both easy to drink and easy to recognize. If you like tasty...

They said it couldn't be done. Brewnuts and Hot Chicken Takeover proved otherwise.

Chicken n’ … donuts? Brewnuts and Hot Chicken Takeover collaborate

Lydia Mandell, Staff Reporter September 25, 2020

Food can be an emotional experience for many, but trepidation and gross intrigue aren’t the usual emotions associated with dining experiences. However, when two Cleveland restaurants––Brewnuts and...

Observer staff recipes for the #QuarantineCooking recipe exchange

Sarah Parr, Director of Business Operations April 14, 2020

Remember when chain emails talked about curses and boasted 12 fonts and 14 colors? I guess that changes when email is one of the few connections you have left with people.  By now, you or someone you...

Although ABC the Tavern is not the only bar in University Circle, it is a safe go-to, in the heart of Uptown.

A typical night at ABC the Tavern

Tobili Hatcher, Contributing Reporter February 13, 2020

There’s a certain aesthetic that comes with going into 11434 Uptown Ave., also known as ABC the Tavern, a popular late-night bar where all the cool kids go. Rather, where all the kids who think they’re...

A selection of food on display at Taste of India.

uISA throws Taste of India to showcase the gastronomy of the sub-continent

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

The Undergraduate Indian Students Association (uISA), one of the largest clubs on campus, held Taste of India on Feb. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Thwing Center Ballroom. The event touted food, activities...

A barista behind the counter of Blue Sky Brews, which opened its doors on Feb. 7.

Blue Sky Brews brings life back to Rising Star’s former location

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

The corner of Murray Hill and Cornell Roads feels built for a coffee shop—the location, design, everything about it, really, is perfect for sipping a latte. So when Rising Star Coffee Roasters closed...

Director of Business Operations Sarah Parr's choice of tacos. Not pictured: the dreaded Crab Rangoon Queso.

Enjoy tacos at Barrio on a budget

Sarah Parr , Director of Business Operations February 6, 2020

Prime dinner time on Sunday in a college town promises a comfortably spacious dining experience at one of the just-off-campus hot spots for food and drink. Bright lights and grayscale skeletons with personalities...

The donut-ice cream assembly line at Brewnuts on Saturday, Feb 1

Brewnuts and Mitchell’s celebrate National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter February 6, 2020

“On Facebook they said this line would be fun,” said a defeated donut-seeker, heading for the door after deciding the double wrapped line inside of Brewnuts, a West Side donut and beer establishment,...

Algebra Teahouse has been a mainstay on Murray Hill Road, serving tremendous food with a stellar selection of teas.

Algebra Teahouse feels like home

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor January 30, 2020

Algebra Tea House feels like home. Behind the carved wooden door in Little Italy is a welcoming restaurant with the atmosphere of a friend's home art studio. Paintings line the wall, while homemade cabinets...

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