Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Warm winter drinks that kick a cool buzz

By Andrew Sheridan

February 10, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Winter is a pain in the butt. Shoveling walkways in the mornings, waiting in the cold for buses and shuffling on foot from class to class, the bitter New England winter is enough to make you want to hibernate. But there are upsides. In addition to the seasonal hallmarks ...

Dirt to dish dining

By Alex Tillotson

February 5, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Celeriac is not the prettiest of vegetables. It’s brown, covered in hair-like fibers, and even looks a little bit deformed. But its mild celery flavor and creamy texture are two reasons why professional chefs are increasingly...

Authentic Latin cuisine with a creative twist

By Brendan Murphy

January 26, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Ever wonder where to get a good Cuban sandwich around Amherst? Well Latino’s restaurant is the place to go. Yes, the sandwich that has taken Miami by storm is now right here in Amherst. Tucked away behind the Moan and Dov...

NoHo brewery brings cozy atmosphere, tasty beer

By Alex Tillotson

January 26, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Right in the heart of downtown Northampton sits the Northampton Brewery Bar and Grille. Located at 11 Brewster Court, it is one of the best places to go when you’re looking for classic American cuisine with a twist. This establishment...

Fine Dining Notebook: Sierra Grille

By Alex Tillotson

January 21, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

If you’re looking for a great atmosphere, décor that includes dark wood furniture, a fantastic ambiance with small votives on every table and even better food made from a variety of local ingredients, look no further than Noho....

‘Tis the Season: A winter seasonal beer roundup

By Andrew Sheridan

January 19, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The holidays are a time for relaxation, for family, for food and for fun. They are also a time for beer, and every December, brewers around the world uncap a special variety of brew that, while released for the Christmas season,...

Brew your own cider for $50 or less

By Brendan Murphy

January 19, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Ever find yourself in a package store or a bar, wishing you knew how to make your own brew? Well, it’s not as difficult as you think. Brewing homemade hard cider from apple cider is fun, legal and surprisingly easy. It’s...

Haymarket Cafe offers a variety of choices

By Lauren Rockoff

December 11, 2009

Filed under Food & Drink

It’s a chilly winter morning and you’re on Main St. in Northampton. You pass Faces on the right, so you know it must be close. You almost walk right by, but then realize your mistake. Haymarket Café’s little entryway ne...

Newman Student Association Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Lisa Linsley

November 25, 2009

Filed under Food & Drink

This week, more than 120 families in Amherst would have gone without a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. From Sunday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 22, the Newman Student Association (NSA), in conjunction with the Amherst Survival...

Thanksgiving Leftover Specialties

By Andrew Sheridan

November 25, 2009

Filed under Food & Drink

Tomorrow is a day for friends and family. It is a day when those of us who can stand to see our relatives will wake up bright-eyed and ready to join together for the annual feast of merriment and gluttony. But what about the next...

Mediterranean Meals Made in Amherst

By Andrew Sheridan

November 17, 2009

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

There are certain foods that every American is familiar with. Whether or not you have ever eaten Peking duck, tasted genuine antipasti or learned the difference between empanadas and fajitas, the regional cooking styles behind...

Gas Station Cuisine: Great Bargains and Hidden Gems

By Brendan Murphy

November 17, 2009

Filed under Food & Drink

Just imagine: You’re driving down the road, and that little yellow light comes on signaling you’re out of gas. Finding the cheapest place to fill up may be your number one priority, but knowing the best gas station to get...