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Casado is a traditional Costa Rican dish usually featuring some form of meat, Gallo pinto (rice with beans, vegetables, and citrus), sweet fried plantains, and greens.

Change Up Usual, Cook Casado

Enjoy a lime infused, spicy, traditional dish
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

Ingredients for the chicken: 1 whole chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken which made the recipe not take as long) Cooking oil (I used avocado oil) Chipotle Sauce 1/2 Medium onion 1/2 Red bell pepper Salt...

Molly Seidel ‘24 ordered the Chorizo Sausage Arepa served with a side of yuca fries, chimichurri sauce (vegan) and aioli verde (tangy house mayo) sauce.

Say Warm Hello to Hola Arepa

Restaurant feels safe, inviting, offers new options
Molly Seidel, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

I ordered lunch from Hola Arepa and had a great experience. According to their Instagram, Hola Arepa is a "Latin Street Food" restaurant located on Nicollet Avenue. My experience ordering from Hola Arepa...

Cuisine Displays Rich History

Cuisine Displays Rich History

Staple ingredients make innumerable dishes
Clara Lee Molina, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

For thousands of years, indigenous communities across Latin America perfected their agricultural practices to yield corn, beans, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, and a number of other tubers and grains. Some...

A bowl of reindeer chow after being broken up into individual pieces.

Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Holiday Treats

Simple, unique variations of delicious festive snacks
Charlotte Opp, Contributing Writer December 16, 2020

With coronavirus circulating throughout Minnesota and colder weather coming, Minnesotans are spending a lot of time inside. We can all take advantage of this time by making memories with family and friends...

The latkes fry in a skillet with oil.

Latke Recipe

Simple, easy way to make classic food
Nora Fox December 16, 2020

Ingredients: 1 pound potatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil Accompaniments: sour cream and applesauce Preheat...

The iced caramel brûlée latte topped with whipped cream in its cup

Starbucks Holiday Drink Review

Starbucks' holiday drinks put to test
Catherine Barry, Sci-Tech Editor December 16, 2020

Every winter Starbucks comes out with their seasonal winter drinks. I tried two of their many holiday themed drinks: the peppermint mocha and the caramel brulée latte.  I am not a huge fan of sugary...

A plate of iced gingerbread cookies.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

First-time gingerbread cookie maker puts recipe to test
Emily Rotenberg December 15, 2020

Once the calendar changes to December 1, the holiday spirit begins. I love seeing all of the Christmas decorations, holiday ads on tv, and most importantly eating all of the festive Christmas cookies....

A mug of hot chocolate with a splash of vanilla overflows with whipped cream.

Spice Up Your Hot Chocolate

Easy ways to deviate from your typical recipe
Cleo Kilpatrick, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

It’s cozy season, and cozy season isn’t complete without hot chocolate. Plain hot chocolate can get boring if you’re just doing the standard hot cocoa packets where you heat up a mug of milk or water...

Support Restaurants and Your Mental Health: Order Takeout

Ordering from restaurants benefits health, economy
Theo Liu, Sports Editor December 7, 2020

Now more than ever, helping local restaurants by ordering takeout is essential for their survival. Since the pandemic started, restaurants have been forced to stop in-person dining and now although most...

The Lowry's BLT-A with a side of sweet potato fries.

The Lowry Excites

Safe, flavorful classics satisfies craving
Catherine Barry, Sci-Tech Editor December 7, 2020

The Lowry offers online ordering curbside pick-up as well as delivery through services such as DoorDash, GrubHub or Bite Squad. I picked it up and tried the green and grain salad and the BLT-A sandwich.   ...

Nixta's homemade chips, guacamole, and salsa verde.

Nixta: Reheat Flavor

Easy, delicious, Nixta offers lots of variety
Cleo Kilpatrick, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

Nixta is a Mexican takeout only restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis. Each week they come out with a different menu. There is one meal per week that is always gluten-free and you can request substitutions...

Greek Grill & Fry Co.'s chicken kebab platter.

Greek Grill & Fry Co. Stuns, Delights

Surprising exterior yields tasty results
Noor Naseer, Managing Editor December 7, 2020

On the outside, Greek Grill and Fry Co. may not seem like much, but trust me when I say that it is truly a blessing in disguise.     Outside of the restaurant, there are two gas pumps which provide...

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