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Instant Classic: For years, students have indulged in ramen…

…Without knowing the side effects. College students owe a lot to Momofuku Ando. He helped create a well-known cuisine appreciated by students because it is cheap, tasty and filling. But despite the low monetary price, consuming it on a regular basis may result in a debt to one’s health.…

Super Bars XLI

This Sunday isn’t just an average holy day – it’s the holiest of all days for pigskin fans. Even if your favorite team has ended its season prematurely, as happens so often in Philadelphia, it’s still time to leave the living room and exercise your elbow at some of the city’s finest watering holes to watch the game.When it comes to finding a place to watch the big game, there are plenty of choices.…

Whats Grubbin’ with Bri: all pints and chips report to ‘Deck’

Aside from the lack of thick, Irish brogues and boisterous footballers, New Deck Tavern fits the bill of an authentic Irish pub. This shouldn’t be surprising to find, since millions of Irish immigrants docked on American shores in the 1800s and 1900s, bringing their culture and food with them to cities like Philadelphia.…

Home is where the plague is

My cycle of getting sick each year can be described exactly like K-Fed’s musical career: predictable, irritating and full of crap. It seems that the day after I set foot back in central New Jersey every winter break, my lungs and sinuses begin to protest because I’ve left scenic North Philadelphia behind.…

Wawa: Convenient eats with local flavor

Wawa is the only gas station and convenience store popular enough to have hundreds of Facebook groups singing its praise. In fact, there are four Temple groups for the convenience store chain.…

Many ‘BOOoo’zing specials

Halloween is here. But don’t be saddened if you’re 21 and too old to put yourself in costume and trick or treat. Local bars will have Halloween drink specials and host costume contests.…

Give in to the urge to splurge

Pinching pennies can be exhausting when you are nowhere near the coupon-clipping stage in your life. So don’t be afraid to treat yourself – and your date. Perhaps it’s another birthday, an anniversary or simply a way to show the person you care about that you’re willing to drop $30 on a miniature dessert platter.…

What’s cookin’ With Bri?- Vegan eats can also be tasty treats

Cheesecake without the cream cheese? Grilled chicken without real chicken? Definitely sounds crazy, right? The fact is, recipes without meat or dairy don’t have to taste like soggy cardboard anymore. Vegan and vegetarian chefs around the globe have created recipes that stay within their dietary boundaries, but don’t skimp on taste.…

Ancient Art of Tea

We had to take off our shoes at the door of the shofuso, so it took some time to get used to the smell of all those feet shuffling across the tatami mats.…