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Make a Meal for 10 Dollars!

A multi-cultural and cheap meal to try this weekend
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How Do I Make A Good Cold Brew?

Bean Queen continues her relentless teachings in this week's installment on cold brew
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Alternative Ways to Stay Awake This Fall Quarter

Avoid the coffee crash this week and try one of these alternative energy boosts instead
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Perfect Beach Grub at Padaro’s

"You’ll find Padaro after a beautiful drive down the 101 freeway, following an off-ramp that is cheerfully named Santa Claus Lane. While it’s not as close as Freebirds or The Habit, this little bu...
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Schmear Ye, Schmear Ye! Bagel Cafe Turns 25

" For 25 years, the restaurant has remained a staple of I.V. culture. Every morning it’s packed with people looking to get a bite of its well-priced, delicious food"
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Creamy Zucchini Pasta

A simply delicious recipe packed with cheese, veggies and to-die-for sauce that will impress everyone
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How Do I Make the Best Coffee with a Drip Machine?

The Bean Queen is back and ready to teach you about cold brew
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A Taste of Thailand

Sometimes to get a taste of home, you have to go abroad. In this case, an On The Menu writer tries a well-known favorite in a foreign country.
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When Life Gives You Lemons

... throw a festival, or a 25th Annual Lemon Festival to be exact
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Take a Trip to Six Flags and Dine at the Tea Gardens

"Small tables and chairs are scattered next to a beautiful garden decorated with wind chimes and bird feeders. "
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Everything You Need To Know About Brewing Coffee

The self-proclaimed bean queen has got a few words of wisdom on how to buy , grind and store your favorite cup o' joe
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The Cider Series: Return of the Fermentalist

The Fermentalist is back and and ready to taste her concoctions. Four different varieties, including a hard lemonade, make for some interesting results.
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Eyes Wide Open: A Guide to Isla Vista Coffee

"...as most of you know, not all coffee is the same, and certainly not all coffee shops are equal"
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The Cider Series: Capped and Carbonated

The end is in sight as the final touches in bottling, flavoring and carbonation are added to the first Proulx Brew.
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The Cider Series: The Second Coming

This installment of homebrewing adventures brings firsthand taste tests, secondary fermentation and a third jug of brew.
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