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Five Boroughs, Five Minutes: Smorgasburg

Five Boroughs, Five Minutes: Smorgasburg

Destinee Scott, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Culture

You may remember scrolling through your Instagram or Twitter feeds and seeing pictures of half-carved out pineapples with food inside or burgers with buns made of ramen. Smorgasburg, or as The New York Times describes it, “The Woodstock of Eating,” is the place where all those aesthetically pleas...

Ice-cream Joints to Visit Before the Summer Ends

Ice-cream Joints to Visit Before the Summer Ends

Carolina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features

With the final days of summer quickly approaching, time is running out on trying out some of the best ice cream spots New York City has to offer without getting frostbitten by the harsh winter winds. So, before the weather gets colder than the ice cream you may or may no be holding in your hands rig...

Where to get affordable bites in Harlem

Where to get affordable bites in Harlem

Jennifer Bogus, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Features

If there is one thing that unifies college students, it’s food. There is nothing like eating a good meal after becoming so accustomed to Monty’s and takeout. One of the most difficult parts of living in NYC is that a good meal can come at a great price. The trick is to find a good restaurant that...

Being a Foodie on the Go

Angela Kellett, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I am a foodie. I love eating my meals and I snack religiously throughout the day. As a commuter, I initially planned to pack my food, but planning out food to eat as a college student, especially as a commuter, is rather daunting. Certain professors will dictate whether you can eat in class and o...

Students talk lack of vegan food options

Students talk lack of vegan food options

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, News

While St. John’s has vegan food options for students, the question remains, how substantial are they? Vegans do not eat or use animal products and it is well known that people who choose the vegan lifestyle may have a difficult time finding foods they can eat. Some St. John’s students have re...

Spoon University: Another year unrecognized

Spoon University: Another year unrecognized

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under News

Spoon University, an online food publication that was created by college students, for college students, was among the organizations that didn’t make the cut to be recognized by Student Government Inc. (SGI) this school year. Lauren Majid, who created the chapter last year as a freshman, said that alth...

New meal plan sparks dissatisfied opinions

New meal plan sparks dissatisfied opinions

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, News

A recent change in meal plan policies for on campus students is causing a stir at St. John’s. In an email last week, the University announced that at the start of 2017-2018 school year, every on campus resident will be required to take a meal plan, including those who live in the townhouses. F...

Torch Eats: Best bites to grab at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Torch Eats: Best bites to grab at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

We live in a huge city where grabbing a bite to eat may seem a little bit hectic. Lucky for you, Bryant Park’s Winter Village has some of New York’s finest food condensed into one single location. Not only do they have your favorite sweets, complemented with a side of cider, they also have foo...

Sophomore Lauren Majid brings Spoon University to SJU

Sophomore Lauren Majid brings Spoon University to SJU

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Features

“We are like your best friend who eats all your food but knows exactly where to get the next big thing, right before it breaks,” Lauren Majid, the creator of the St. John’s University chapter of Spoon University, gushed about the new food-crazed organization that promises to be a hit among John...

Yummy Fall Treats Recipes

Samantha Zabroni

October 5, 2016


Filed under Features

I think it is safe to say autumn is finally here! With the breezy, cooler weather comes delicious treats! Incorportating pumpkin spice or caramel into hot chocolate or cupcakes is a great way to embrace the colder weather. My favorite easy fall treats are below along with some recipes. Get baking! •...

Get to know your borough

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2016


Filed under Features

Manhattan may seem like the pinnacle of New York life, but what about your own corner of the city that never sleeps? From restaurants to parks, there’s plenty to do right here in Queens. All you have to do is read on: The Lemon Ice King of Corona – Famous for being pictured in the TV show “King of Quee...

Queens International Night Market

Vidushi Dyall, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Features

The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring independent vendors selling merchandise, art and food. There are small-scale cultural performances and entertainment, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of New York City...

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