Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Get your drink on this Thanksgiving

By Kate Evans

November 24, 2010

What’s more enjoyable than feasting on tasty appetizers, oven-roasted turkey and an assortment of pies this Thanksgiving? Festive alcoholic drinks to pair with your holiday meal will surely make the great American holiday more...

Outsourced suds

By Andrew Sheridan

November 18, 2010

It used to be that in the United States, domestic beer was a commodity. A tiny number of massive brewers pushed out largely identical lager-style beers, and whether you were a Bud man or a Coors drinker, it made little difference. In...

Beer Here: The Moan and Dove

By Leslie Rosenfield

November 16, 2010

For all you drinkers out there who love beer, the Moan and Dove is a great bar to stimulate your palette with the taste of barley and hops. Every now and again it’s nice to step out of the packed bars of downtown Amherst and s...

Charity food fight in Northampton

By Andrew Sheridan

November 7, 2010

Food has always been a major part of any culture. In American culture, however, the emphasis on new and interesting food has been on the rise. Recent years have seen a surge of interest in food culture, leading to the rise of ...

Iron Chef takes on Northampton

By Andrew Sheridan

November 4, 2010

This Friday, Iron Chef Michael Symon will be coming to Northampton for a unique event. Several of the Pioneer Valley’s greatest culinary minds will assemble at the Calvin Theatre to face off against the Mediterranean maste...

New alcoholic drink driving UMass students “Loko”

By Kaya Swainson

November 4, 2010

It took just one can. Only 23.5 ounces caused Joshua Hussey to blackout after his first experience with Four Loko. “I don’t know what happened for four hours.  I wasn’t with anyone. I was on the streets alone – blackout drunk,” said Hussey about his first experience...

Pat’s and Geno’s cheeseteaks duke it out

By Nick O'Malley

November 2, 2010

Since the dawn of time, man has pondered one simple question: “Is the cheesesteak the most delicious-looking or most disgusting-looking sandwich on the planet?” The combination of densely-packed steak off the griddle with chees...


By Andrew Sheridan

October 25, 2010

Beer has a lot in common with vegetables. It comes in many forms, is often considered an acquired taste and represents an essential part of any complete diet. Also like a good produce, beer is best enjoyed in season. Choosing...

Did you bring the chips?

By Ian Winship

October 25, 2010

Halloween weekend is coming up. This is one of the weekends that arguably has the biggest, wildest parties of the year. Whether it is a small get together, or a huge kegger, there is one thing that is the most essential part to...

A Vegan/Vegetarian’s Guide to Halloween

By Anthony Santiago

October 25, 2010

Halloween, as well as the season of fall, is the time of the year when just about everyone’s sweet tooth is in high gear. Cookies, cakes, pastries – and even comfort food like macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes – are...

Mixing things up this Hallow’s Eve

By Ashley Berger

October 25, 2010

When we were younger, we trick-or-treated for all kinds of candies; orange and black M&Ms, chocolate-shaped spiders, and we especially loved when the neighbor down the street gave out king-sized Kit-Kats. In a more mature,...

Ghoulish recipes for spooky eatings

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

October 25, 2010

Halloween is creeping up on us. All over the Pioneer Valley people are scrambling to put together costumes and organize last-minute parties. One of the keys to a good party, regardless of the holiday, is good food. It’s easy...