Food and Drinks

Turkey Alternatives: Thanksgiving across the country

Every year it’s the same routine. For most of us, we crowd around a table decked out with a Butterball turkey, pillowy mountains of mashed potatoes, canned cranberry sauce and maybe some lightly sautéed (or microwaved) green beans. While these traditional spreads may hit the spot and satisfy your hunger, they can become dull year…


Falling for Good Food: Charleston’s Newest Restaurants

If after last semester’s finals week you packed up your things and headed back to the comfort of your dog and hometown, or even if you did have the pleasure of living on the peninsula last summer, you probably missed the opening of one of Charleston’s newest culinary hot spots. Whether your stomach leads you…


The 4th Wave: Coffee Culture in Charleston

It’s a movement. Call it hipster, generational, a newfound awareness. Whatever label you choose to apply to the recent surge in independent coffee culture popularity will probably fit. The creative, alternative lifestyles of an inventive and inspired generation have influenced the demand for places that reflect these very attributes. We want modern. We want fresh….


Lowcountry Street Grocery: Mobilizing food in a revolutionary way

Kate DeWitt and Lindsey Barrow, two College of Charleston graduates, are taking massive strides in the Charleston community to aid the staggering number of people who lack access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. DeWitt and Barrow asked themselves: “How can we take what is working in our local food system, and use that to address this…


Dedication to diversity at the World Cultures Fair

“Cultural diversity is as important as biodiversity,” Spanish professor Daniel Delgado said in his welcome speech at the World Cultures Fair last Thursday, March 26. “The world is a garden, and with culture in it, humans bloom.” Students, professors and members of the Charleston community blossomed on stage at the annual LCWA-sponsored event, sharing not…


Food Truck Festival brings a new culture to CHS

Hey CofC students, you better get out your “fat pants”, because if you attended the Charleston Food Truck Festival last Saturday, February 21st, you’ve probably gained a few pounds. Held at 1600 Meeting St, this event featured ten local Charleston food truck vendors including Roti Rolls, Caribbean Creole, Auto-Bahn, Diggity Donuts, Zombie Bob’s Pizza and…


Dining Services brings Mardi Gras to CofC

On Tuesday, Feb. 17th, Dining Services hosted a New Orleans-themed affair in honor of Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras, essentially the last week of indulgence before the beginning of the Catholic tradition of Lent, was held in the dining hall, seemingly transporting the entire student body to Louisiana for an extravagant celebration. Tuesday marked the last day of…


True love at second language: Professor Ravalico teaches taste

It’s the last day of finals and social media reeks of tired students ready to ditch town and kiss every class they’ve had this semester goodbye. Final reminders of completing course evaluations (due today, coincidentally) flood our emails and we hastily go to fill them out. But somewhere in between the bubbles of “Agree” and…

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