USC food service changed Saturday with Sodexo officially ceding control to Philadelphia-based provider Aramark, to be known as "Carolina Food Co." on the USC campus.
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I have written many times about food and produce the past two semesters. So much so that it may seem like I am obsessed about the topic, and maybe I am. But the only reason that I write so much about food is to bring attention to topics we may not think about because it is easy to overlook them. Food is vital to life and what happens with it, and around it, have deep and lasting effects on more than just your diet.
On Oct. 24, the popular late-night cookie store Insomnia Cookie is making an attempt to make your day better in the best way they can: free cookies. In celebration of opening its 100th location, Insomnia Cookie is offering a free traditional cookie with any in-store or delivery purchase.
The Columbia Greek Festival celebrated its 30th year of Greek food, art and culture while raising money for church and charity this weekend. Over the years, the four-day festival held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral has donated over $400,000 to charity. From live music and traditional dances to church tours and cultural exhibits, Greek culture was thriving throughout the festival.
Time always seems to be an issue; we never have enough of it. This is especially apparent when it comes to food. Between classes, clubs, sports and more, students often find it hard to make time to cook a healthy meal.
Looking for great Mediterranean food in Columbia? Look no further than Arabesque Lebanese Cuisine, a casual yet fine-dining restaurant serving Mediterranean and Middle Eastern meals.
Culture is in many ways the means by which we define ourselves. It is instrumental in binding us together, shaping our identity and facilitating our survival. John Macionis, a sociologist, defines culture as "the ways of thinking, the ways of acting, and the material objects that together form a people's way of life." The values and beliefs of a culture therefore play a large role structuring how we act, what we do and even what we eat.
As college students who might be living off campus, this may be the first time you’ve ever needed to fend for yourself in the kitchen. But let’s face it, cooking can be a real pain without the proper tools. The following suggestions may keep you from throwing your pans into the nearest wall.
College is the time to try new things. With many students who hail from out of the state, living in Columbia offers some of the best food the South can offer. While it’s easy to grab dinner at an average chain, here are five local restaurants to try before graduation.
As much as we all love a good buffalo chicken pizza from Pandini's, sometimes it’s time to kick those habits leading up to the "Freshman 15." While yes, you do walk to your classes, and campus is pretty hilly, unfortunately you will still have to eat healthy occasionally. But, let’s face it: You’re not a giraffe, so you’re not going to feel like eating a salad every day, so here are some on-campus options you may not have considered.
Chester, a South Carolina secret, enchants its visitors with its quiet, quaint atmosphere. Visitors can find refuge in its hidden beauty; it's the perfect place to relax and unwind for a few days.
The mountains and the beach are both common destinations for road trips from Columbia, but there are plenty of other vacation options within driving distance. One of these fabulous destinations is Savannah, Georgia. This cultural hub of the southeastern United States — and industrial hub of the Atlantic — is just a short two-and-a-half hour drive from Columbia.
While Americans suffer under the disconcerting rise in prescription drug cost, pharmaceutical companies continue to offer their CEOs egregious salaries, which are then supplemented by stock option grants and cash bonuses.
Across from the Food Lion in Five Points sits a quaint restaurant, complete with outdoor seating adorned with blue umbrellas. A case of mouthwatering pastries greets one upon entering, and a cheery staff is eager to help one select a meal from a walled menu of teal and orange script.
Fresh juice shops are growing in popularity all around the country — a trend we can all get behind. Usually small and local, these stores make freshly squeezed juice on location, promoting a healthy and clean lifestyle. Originally a concept reserved to larger and more hip cities such as New York City and Los Angeles, juice shops are popping up everywhere — and are finally here in Columbia.
The average college student will likely be spending Thanksgiving Day with his or her family and loved ones, but just because someone else might be roasting the turkey doesn’t mean you can’t pitch in. Here are a few simple and delicious Thanksgiving ideas for the time-strapped college student:
For a chilly day: Menkoi Ramen
Nestled between the free cabs and your favorite late-night hangouts comes a new fast food option that will revolutionize the “Freshman 15.”
Staying put in your dorm this weekend? Starting to go a little stir crazy? Have you watched too much “How to Get Away with Murder” and started to freak yourself out a little bit?
Nestled in the heart of South Carolina, USC is booming with on- and off-campus restaurant options for students and parents. Whether you’re looking for a speedy snack or an elegant family dinner, Columbia won’t disappoint.