On the Menu

Letter From The Editor: My Time With On The Menu

My time as co-editor for On the Menu has strengthened my belief that food is so much more than sustenance — it’s a bridge between cultures, an agent for change, a creative outlet, a lens into anot...
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Healthy Baking Substitutes

This article compiles some useful substitutes for dietary restrictions, healthy cooking or times when you’ve simply run out of eggs. 
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Toma Restaurant and Bar: A Delightful Oceanfront Eatery

Toma, a gorgeous restaurant with an Italian-inspired Mediterranean menu, sits on the oceanfront near the Santa Barbara pier. 
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Senior Sendoff- an Ode to My Favorite Restaurants

Some of my fondest memories at UCSB come from all the restaurants my friends and I went to, celebrating holidays, birthdays or just as an excuse for a night out. 
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Celebrating The Co-Op’s 50th Anniversary

The Isla Vista Food Cooperative, a locally beloved grocery store located on Seville Road, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a public event on April 30 in Anisq’Oyo Park featuring musical...
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Choi’s Oriental Market: Great Korean Food in Goleta

Choi’s Oriental Market is certainly the place to grab Korean food in Goleta, so don’t miss out!
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Tortellini and Bean Soup for Windy Spring Days

A comforting hearty way to end a long, windy day.
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Zócalo, A Piece of Mexico City, Arrives at Isla Vista

Mexico City is home to the plaza Zócalo, where people celebrate, and everyone feels the annual celebratory yell on Mexico’s Independence Day. Now, Isla Vista has their own Zócalo. 
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Plant-Based/Keto Ice Cream: A History and Review

I encourage you to give plant-based and/or keto ice creams a try — with dozens of brands and flavors on the market, you’re bound to find one you love.
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Carrillo, My Beloved: A Review of Dining Hall Food

Carrillo, with all my heart, I love you, and you will forever be my favorite dining hall. 
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Vegan Jackfruit Taquitos

These jackfruit taquitos make the perfect appetizer, and will definitely be a crowd pleaser at your next gathering!
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Fonio: The West African Grain of the Future

The history of Fonio, and Yolélé’s mission as a company, are fascinating, wonderful, and world-healing.
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A Night at Captain Fatty’s

When my out-of-town friends come to visit next, I will bring them to this amazing microbrewery and pizzeria, perfect place to catch up, drink and dine.
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Zócalo: An I.V. Newcomer

Just like the main square, Zócalo hopes to be a central meeting place for Isla Vista students.
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Farmers Market Finds: Camino Real Marketplace

The Goleta farmers market prides itself with unbeatable prices, high-quality produce and the most welcoming vendors.
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