Food

Easy on the belly, easier on the budget: Five meals under $15

By on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10:23 am.

Thinking of meals to make while strapped for funds can be difficult for any college student. Today is the day we can collectively end the Top Ramen breakfasts and the instant oatmeal dinners – instead, here are some awesome meal ideas that all under $15: Pasta Primavera 8 ounces extra-firm tofu – $3 1 pound pasta (I used pipe […]


Review: Papa’s Soul Food serves up righteous soul food to Eugene

By on Monday, Oct. 13 at 11:44 am.

Upon arriving at Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen and BBQ ten minutes before the doors open, several people were already eagerly waiting in line. Papa’s Soul Food (400 Blair Blvd.) is in the Historic Whiteaker Neighborhood. Their slogan is “Taste So Good It’ll Make You Wanna Slap Yo’ Mama” is high praise. The doors opened promptly at […]


Forget the restaurant—make your favorite Eugene dishes at home

By on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 8:38 am.

Stretching a budget but don’t want to give up your favorite Eugene dishes? Check out these at-home knockoffs. Breakfast Scramble Re-appropriation by Sami Edge Whether it’s for a late brunch out with friends or as the first place you think to take your parents for their weekend visit, Glenwood never fails to satisfy. But what if […]


An incoming Duck’s guide to 13th Avenue

By on Friday, Sep. 26 at 10:26 am.

‘Tis the season for freshmen to descend upon campus, begin the transition into dorm life, live away from home and, of course, search for restaurants in their new town. The Emerald asked freshmen and upperclassmen alike what places they would recommend and where they want to explore. Thirteenth Avenue boasts a wide variety of food and […]


Coffee on campus and around Eugene

By on Thursday, Sep. 25 at 3:44 pm.

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 […]