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YYC Food and Drink Experience promises adventurous dining

By Troy Hasselman, March 1, 2019 The YYC Food and Drink Experience is a multi-day food program that includes 55 restaurants across the city participating in multiple events and offering prix fixe menus. Replacing the Big Taste event, the festival is set for its inaugural run and offers numerous dining and drinking options available that…

Your food horoscope is comin’ in fast

By Riley Martens, February 16 2019 — Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Hankering for a midterm study sesh snack, you’ll head to the nearest fast-food chain. Walking into that McDonald’s will be a regrettable choice. Plastic cheese will be stuck to the windows. Ketchup will be smeared across every available surface. Burgers will scuttle…

Canada’s Food Guide has entered the 21st century. Will students be left behind?

By Emily Boucher, February 14 2019 — Health Canada released a new Food Guide last month, the first major update to the document since 1992. While critics have praised the new Food Guide, concerns were also expressed that the recommendations are out of reach for low-income Canadians — a group that includes many university students….

Money-saving tips and tricks for MacHall eating

By Frankie Hart, September 5 2018 — The student debt is too real, folks. Just because you need to cut down on some bills doesn’t mean you should sacrifice nutrition! These thrifty tips will keep you fed and frugal. Campus tea: Combine free hot water from the Tim Hortons Express with leaves found on plants…

A+ Sushi Bar gets high grades

By Evan Pike, December 11 2017 — Calgary’s all-you-can-eat (AYCE) sushi scene doesn’t hold a candle to Toronto or Vancouver, where local and chain restaurants are easy to find in most areas. In comparison, Calgary has fewer than 10 AYCE sushi restaurants, ranging from the ones that have been around for over a decade to…

Frosh 2017: Frosh Food

La Taqueria Though a bit on the pricier side, the Students’ Union-run La Taqueria offers quality meals. Their tacos — particularly the cod ones — are fresh and flavourful, and their loaded fries are a tasty treat that appear in my mid-class daydreams with an alarming frequency. Just steer clear of the Oreo Churro, a…

Pep up your sandwich game with Kensington’s Peppino

By Miranda Krogstad, May 31, 2017 — It’s easy to walk right by Peppino if you aren’t looking for it. The Diagon Alley of sandwich shops, Peppino is a hidden gem cut into a brick building on Kensington Road.   True to its inconspicuous nature, Peppino isn’t a flashy bistro with polished granite counters, overpriced…

Incorporate kale into your diet with these four recipes

By Tommy Osborne, February 14 2017 — Kale is an incredibly healthy food. It’s full of powerful antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, fibre and — best of all — no fat. But for many, the unappetizing taste of kale isn’t worth all the health benefits. But this doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to incorporate…

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