Coffee on campus and around Eugene

By on Monday, Sep. 22 at 1:05 am.

College students are essentially machines for turning coffee into homework and term papers. Luckily, there are as many different places to buy coffee in Eugene as there are different flavors for your latte. Here are the best options near campus, besides Starbucks. All drink prices are for the 16 ounce size. On-campus coffee shops: Lillis Cafe (1st […]

The pros and cons of dining in versus dining out on $30 budget

By on Sunday, Jul. 27 at 5:52 pm.

Dining out is more expensive than cooking food at home, but dining out is more convenient. Or is it? Two Emerald reporters set to find out. Sophia June and Leigh Scheffey each received food budgets of $30. June could only eat at restaurants, while Scheffey spent $30 at the grocery store. Here’s what they found. June: Dining Out Day […]

Vanilla Jill’s Frozen Yogurt provides healthy summer treats

By on Sunday, Jun. 22 at 7:40 pm.

For those of you hoping to get your frozen yogurt fix this summer, you’re in luck. On 24th and Hilyard, you can find a charming, little yogurt cart promoting a Vanilla Jill’s sign, which is tucked near D-Mart and Sundance Natural Foods. Not only are the desserts delicious, but also nutritious and friendly to those with dietary needs. The […]

Party Downtown has cause for extra celebration

By on Tuesday, Jun. 3 at 8:34 pm.

Behind Red Wagon Creamery, there is a little known restaurant with a philosophy we can all agree on: partying is good for you. Party Downtown is celebrating one year in its permanent brick-and-mortar location this month and this is a cause for extra celebration for owners Tiffany Norton and Mark Kosmicki.  Party Downtown started as Party […]

What’s the deal with Kombucha?

By on Tuesday, May. 20 at 4:19 pm.

Kombucha is not for everyone. Like many others, I initially rejected the concept of anything that calls itself “mushroom tea” and smells faintly of vinegar. And the homeopathic remedies it claims to have, ranging from simple indigestion to cancer, just make me all the more skeptical. I’m still wary of the more serious health benefits, but I’ve […]

There’s an Instagram or blog to satisfy all your foodie fixes

By on Monday, May. 5 at 1:31 pm.

Whether you fancy yourself a foodie, a fiendish food porn browser or are simply trying to impress a new boo with a home-cooked meal, social media is a great place to find recipe inspirations. Check out these food-focused social media accounts. The Oregon Food Scene Over the last few years, Eugene and Portland’s tourism industry […]

The Red Wagon Creamery spices up nightlife with ice cream cocktails

By on Thursday, May. 1 at 3:51 pm.

The Red Wagon Creamery used to look out of place after sunset. Located in the hub of downtown Eugene’s bustling nightlife scene, this artisanal ice cream parlor didn’t appear to be the likely destination for the masses of boisterous individuals stumbling through the streets. However, not anymore. Now, the Red Wagon Creamery packs a formidable […]

From Rennie’s and Taylor’s to Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen, it’s all about the patio

By on Thursday, May. 1 at 12:23 am.

It’s a damn shame to eat a meal indoors when the weather is perfect in Eugene. We have compiled a list of our favorite places to eat outside this spring. Campus district & South Eugene It’s difficult to talk about outdoor dining without an ode to the patios of Rennie’s and Taylor’s. It seems that […]

Sidelines Bar and Grill adds diversity and sports atmosphere to downtown Eugene

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:47 pm.

For a town whose image is inescapably linked to the prominence of its collegiate sports teams, downtown Eugene does not cultivate an atmosphere indebted to athletics. But now, right smack in the midst of establishments like The Barn Light, Voodoo Donuts, Shoryuken League and The First National Taphouse comes Sidelines Grill and Sports Bar. Surrounded […]