Erica C., University of Delaware
When Cheeburger Cheeburger first opened a few weeks ago after a
nearly 9 month delay, anxious students were clamoring to get their first
sips of milkshakes and bites of burger. But in my own first experience,
this crowd wasn’t the only thing causing chaos at Cheeburger, which
seemed discombobulated, disorganized and disinterested in serving
customers in a quick and efficient manner. Continue reading
In my last Marathoning column, I wrote about pain and rotisserie chicken.
Every Friday, an “interesting” pseudo-celebrity—often a food professional—publishes their diet on Grub Street.
This egoistic and strangely entertaining exercise in narcissism seemed
like fun, so I decided to keep track of what I ate for a week.
Currently, I’m about three weeks away from running the Fargo marathon;
tomorrow, I plan on an 18 miler. Without further ado, my marathoning
diet. Continue reading
If you’re a Columbia student, it’s worthwhile to take a little walk
down Amsterdam Avenue and visit Warique Peruvian Kitchen. Order half a
rotisserie chicken—at $6, you won’t find a much better bang for your
buck in Morningside Heights. The restaurant opened earlier this April, and hopefully it’ll survive the first few months of operation.
Check out my review of Warique Peruvian Kitchen for the Columbia Daily Spectator.
Everything you always wanted to know about the Tour de Hamdel (but were afraid to ask).
Last time I tried the Tex-Mex.
When Fat Man detonated over Nagasaki at 11:02 am on August 9th, 1945,
the world already knew the power of nuclear weapons—Little Boy had
dropped on Hiroshima three days earlier, ushering in a new era: the
nuclear age. After World War II, nuclear power was considered a viable,
and in fact desirable, energy source; the United States government
promoted the development of nuclear energy, at least until public
opinion shifted dramatically. Over the past two years, negative public
opinion towards nuclear power has decreased in intensity. Many American
(did) consider nuclear power a pathway to a greener economy. Following
Japan’s latest nuclear crisis, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
disaster, public opinion has once again turned against the nuclear
industry. History (namely the Three Mile Island incident) indicates that
nuclear energy public opinion is “asymmetrically elastic”—negative
opinions about nuclear energy are more lasting and more difficult to
change than positive ones. But I have a solution for the nuclear
industry: feed consumers Hamdel’s nuclear weapon, the Fat Boy. Continue reading
Lorenzo L., Columbia University
Don’t remember me? Read the intro to this recurring segment.
It has been a while since last documenting my caffeinated wanderings,
but I return from a far distant urban jungle bearing the good news of
carefully crafted warm beverages. One of my favorite Manhattan
neighborhoods (if I’m allowed to have favorite neighborhoods as a mere
college student?) is the Bowery, and I try to get down around East 4th
whenever I can. The narrow region is eclectic, diverse, and very alive,
a place where trendy and workaday can sit side by side, with
awesomeness squeezed in between. But recently I have been venturing
further east into the similarly charming Lower East Side, and have been
rewarded by spots with espresso enthusiasts ranging from the friendly to
the fanatical (or both!). Continue reading
Jonathan M., Dartmouth College
For the last edition of Sinfully Delicious, click here.
Balthazar—a popular restaurant in SoHo that elicits the attention of
many connoisseurs and celebrities—offers an intimate setting in which
guests interact with one another, whether they’re sitting with each
other or next to each other (and eavesdropping on some really
interesting conversations). Of the multitude of delicacies that this
restaurant presents to its guests, I have picked one that is truly
sinfully delicious to share with you: Continue reading
Erica C., University of Delaware
I wrote a few weeks ago about how I never venture into Philly— like I
promised at the end of that column, I’ve begun to do it more often.
Case and point—my trip on Monday took me to not one but two eateries
I’ve been dying to try. Chifa, the Latin/ Asian fusion restaurant
in the Jose Garces family of restaurants, and then the simple but
delicious Sugar Philly food truck. Continue reading