Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Ten delicious, easy shots even a college student can afford

By Kate Evans

September 16, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself, Food & Drink

Every Friday – or Tuesday, for some – we put away our books, laptops and morals, and then ask ourselves a simple question: What should I drink tonight? Fortunately, the burden has been lifted. As college students, our funds are low due to escalating textbook prices...

Walking on the Fresh Side: A look at quirky Thai in Amherst

By Jess Watsky

September 9, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

It was an eve of mixed emotions the night my companion and I went to Fresh Side, invigorated and ready to face the academic year with an open mind as the summer’s end drew upon us. We had just come face to face with the Dirty Truth ...

Southern Tier Brewery’s IPA top among local beer

By Andrew Sheridan

September 6, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Since the end of Prohibition in 1933, the brewing industry in the United States has been ruled by a few select companies. In an effort to flood the nation once again with beer, the brewers quickly consolidated into corporate gia...

Let them eat soup: French fare for the masses in Amherst

By Jess Watsky

May 3, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Perched atop North Pleasant Street in the center of Amherst is a veritable jewel of a restaurant. It is inconspicuous in its architecture, sandwiched between stores, allowing its prestige and clientele to speak for it. That restaurant...

Local Food Movement Going Strong In Amherst, Hadley, NoHo

By Brendan Murphy

May 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

It’s no secret that Amherst ­– and many areas of western Massachusetts – is a farming community. Much of the local economy is driven by agriculture, and the products grown right down the street are often sold to restaurants...

Celebrate the right way with sparkling wine

By Matthew Harrison

April 30, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

With graduation almost here for a lot of students, I thought I’d talk about a few inexpensive sparkling wines which are sure to add a nice fizz to your graduation celebrations. While any carbonated wine is sparkling wine, it’s...

Chill out with seasonal summer beers

By Andrew Sheridan

April 30, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

The weather outside is still cool and the trees are still in full bloom, but while the world outside your window may tell you that springtime is in full swing, the world inside your liquor store’s fridge tells a different story....

The great chicken parmesan showdown

By Brendan Murphy

April 28, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

In a college town the size of Amherst, there are a lot of competitive restaurants on the scene that serve up a mean chicken parmesan. The unsuspecting underclassman can get lost in a sea of mediocre meatballs, everyday calzones...

Wicked cheesy: Ring in U.S. Grilled Cheese month in good taste

By Andrew Sheridan

April 25, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Spring semester is coming to an end, and for many, that means two things: One, finals week is coming at you like a freight train, and two, you have already spent your entire food budget for the semester on beer. How can one find...

Eat your way to a greener you

By Alex Tillotson

April 21, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The local food movement is on the rise in the food industry, but chefs aren’t the only ones able to take advantage of fresh, organic food anymore. These days, farmers’ markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, a...

‘Ganja sizzles despite rain

By Andrew Sheridan

April 20, 2010

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

Amherst Common once again played host to the annual cannabis celebration known as Extravaganja on Saturday. For the 19th consecutive year, the common was flooded with people, unwashed masses milling, moving and dancing under a...

La Piazza Pizza serves up great food, great values

By Brendan Murphy

April 9, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

La Piazza Pizza has reinvented the $5 footlong. Gone are the days of generic breads and cheeses. Paper-thin meats packed into everyday sandwiches are in the past. This pizza place serves up heaping hot chicken, eggplant, or meatball...