Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The best bars in Amherst

By Ashley Berger

April 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Whether you’re searching for a down and dirty dive or a dashing and pleasantly upscale drinkery, look no further than downtown Amherst’s North Pleasant Street, where the strip’s line of bars doesn’t skimp on atmos...

Dining around the world (without leaving Amherst)

By Tommy Verdone

April 25, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

You don’t have to search very hard in Amherst for quality dining. You also don’t have to travel very far for a wide spectrum of global flavors. Amherst is host to countless restaurants representing all different sorts of ...

Where to caffeinate and elate on campus

By Tommy Verdone

April 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Go into almost any building on the University of Massachusetts campus and you can find a cup of coffee. From the Fogbuster coffee to the Marketplace blends, or Santa Domingo, you’d be daft to say that caffeine isn’t easily...

The truth behind “healthy” foods

By Beth Cormack

April 17, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Fat-free and “no sugar added” labels are an easy way to convince the average consumer that a product is healthy. But unfortunately, these products are often less healthy than they appear. Sure, some of these snacks are...

Stay cool with five healthy smoothie recipes this spring

By Elise Martorano

April 17, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Nutritious, filling and most importantly, delicious smoothies are a great option for a quick snack. These smoothie recipes are perfect for breakfast, a post-work out snack, a quick refresher or an indulgent dessert. Strawberry B...

The accessibility of the hot pot

By Elise Martorano

April 3, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

College students are notorious for their laziness.  Likewise, they are also notorious for their insatiable desire (nay, necessity) for food—quick, delicious food.  Often, college students don’t have access to the resources that let them cook real macaroni and cheese, or hot chocolate...

The Prowess of Franklin Dining Common

By Tommy Verdone

March 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

From the outside, Franklin Dining Commons, commonly referred to as “Frank,” looks something like a double decker Pizza Hut encased with windows. But the oddly shaped and weirdly laid out building is the friendliest dining comm...

How to Eat Healthy in the Dining Halls

By Elise Martorano

March 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

With spring approaching, students all around are desperately searching for ways to reverse the freshman fifteen. Because it’s so easy to load up on a ton of sugar, processed foods and carbohydrates at the dining halls, outli...

Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale is humbling

By Emily Brightman

March 13, 2013

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Food & Drink

It has been a long time since a beer has caught me completely off-guard with taste, but I have recently been humbled by the Boulevard Brewing Company's Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale. Serious beer drinkers are always looking for ...

A 90-minute getaway to Cambridge

By Sabrina Amiri

March 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Travel

During the winter months, when the Pioneer Valley is bombarded by a barrage of tumultuous weather and activities are limited, people tend to hunker down and cabin fever can set in. Thankfully there is a cure for winter boredom, and it’s only a 90-minute drive east to one of Massachuset...

Review: Russian River Brewing Company Blind Pig IPA

By Emily Brightman

March 6, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

While the title "Blind Pig" sounds like the basis for a nursery rhyme, the flagship Indian Pale Ale (IPA) of the Russian River Brewing Company is in fact a crisp and flavorful beer and not the bespectacled farm animal its name...