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Flores: A Taste of Mexico

Flores: A Taste of Mexico

By Zoe Cowan, Feature Editor

February 6, 2019

Opened in late 2018 in the space previously occupied by P.F. Changs, Flores is a welcome addition to the Corte Madera Town Center. The Mexican restaurant’s second location boasts a similar menu to their first in San Francisco, highlighting cuisine that honors Mexican tradition. The restaurant enc...

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up

October 18, 2018

Often debated, but never decided: who serves the best Mexican food in Marin? While most people are content having any burrito, a small niche of hardcore Mexican food connoisseurs have found themselves bitterly at odds with each other over the debate. To settle this disagreement, the four final contend...

A Detailed Analysis of the Hungry Hawk

A Detailed Analysis of the Hungry Hawk

By Blake Villanueva and Blake Killingsworth

May 4, 2016

Some people hate driving every day to get lunch from places around school. They’re crowded, hectic, and expensive. The Hungry Hawk is a good bang for your buck and is conveniently located on campus, but many people avoid it because it’s a “cafeteria.” However, I, Blake Villanueva, eat there qui...

The Great Escape – How to Successfully Get Lunch in SF

The Great Escape – How to Successfully Get Lunch in SF

By Leo DiPierro

April 8, 2016

You’re with a group of friends, congregating in second period, contemplating what to do for lunch today. “Ah, I got it!,” says one, “I know this great place in the city. We can be in and out in a half hour.” You’re skeptical, you’ve heard tales of kids getting stuck in lunch rush traffic...

Antone’s East Coast Sub Shop: Ideal Location and Taste

Antone’s East Coast Sub Shop: Ideal Location and Taste

By Piper Goeking

March 1, 2016

In the dog-eat-dog food scene of Miller Avenue, Antone’s East Coast Sub Shop has opened its take-out windows at 558 Miller Ave.  A minute walk down the street from the arches, Antone’s is a strong contender to make it on the ave due to its ideal location, quick and friendly service, and its hardy...

This Isn’t The Homeland

This Isn’t The Homeland

By Ilaria Lobo

February 2, 2016

Growing up, my idea of authentic Chinese cuisine was categorized based on spice factor, texture, smells, and presentation. These were the elements of my culture that brought me back to my native Hong Kong and replayed cherished moments of large family dinners in my head. Over the years, I’ve come to under...

Bowman’s Perspective on Eating in the Library

Bowman’s Perspective on Eating in the Library

By Tandis Shoushtary

December 10, 2015

In light of recent frustration with library policies, librarian Mellisa Bowman sat down with Tandis Shoushtary to comment.   On past work experience: My transition year before Tam, between Texas and Tam, I worked for San Francisco schools, and that library was so lax...It was obvious f...

Hostess for the Grossest

Hostess for the Grossest

By Camille Morgan

October 24, 2014

“We’re looking for someone who’s good with people and a solid multi-tasker.” These were the words uttered by John, my new manager, a six-foot tall middle-aged man with extremely white teeth sporting a blue button-down. At the time of this job interview, I distinctly remember thinking t...

Mood-Boosting Study Snacks

Mood-Boosting Study Snacks

By Tandis Shoushtary

October 24, 2014

For most of us, food is a go-to stress reliever. It comforts, it soothes, and for a few short moments it helps us forget about the four-page report we put off until the last minute. Here is a collection of snacks that not only taste good, but can also improve your overall mood. Edamame: Edamame conta...

Food in San Francisco for Five Dollars or Less

Food in San Francisco for Five Dollars or Less

By Oliver Rosenfield

June 9, 2014

You may not realize it, but there are thousands of superb and cheap food options just across the bridge in San Francisco. Yes, you may spend more on gas than food if you make the drive every day, but you could find some of the best food you’ve had in your life. Here are five places that will keep you...

The Life and Times of a Picky Eater

The Life and Times of a Picky Eater

By Jasmine Caputo

April 8, 2014

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always ordered off the kid’s menu. Even after I exceeded the general age limit of 12 years old (my young appearance helped me push those boundaries for a few extra years), I’ve been drawn to the simplicity of the dishes: three or four ingredients with no hidden...

In Defense of McDonald’s

In Defense of McDonald’s

By Jordan Blackburn

March 17, 2014

I was recently subjected to the documentary film “Food, Inc.” as part of my Environmental Science curriculum. “Food, Inc.” highlights many of the major problems with the food production industry in America. Although the shots of massive slaughterhouses did little to dissuade me from enjoying...