On the Menu

Hummus Republic: Mediterranean Fast Casual Comes to I.V.

After a long wait spent salivating at the sign on the empty building, Hummus Republic finally opened on May 26, 2022. I’ve had it twice since its opening, both experiences being pretty positive. 
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End-of-summer nectarine basil salad

This isn’t your average Sunday brunch fruit salad.
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A more sophisticated take on the classic PB&J

When I was younger, eating lunch at school seemed so seamless. This PB&J for grown-ups has everything that I loved as a kid with an elevated twist.
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Navigating Food Insecurity at UCSB: A Resource Guide

We’ve compiled this list of resources in hopes to prepare students for any food insecurity the coming months and years might bring. 
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Sunshine Cake: A Citrusy Summer Treat

This sponge cake is quick and simple to make, and a perfect summer treat for those who don’t love cavity-level sweetness in their desserts.
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Black Bean Tostadas with Pickled Cabbage

The many textures of the dish — the crunchy tortilla, the creamy bean base and the slightly crisp pickled vegetables — layer together to make a refreshing bite. 
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Reflecting on PLNT PWRD MRKT’s Short Time in Montecito

PLNT PWRD MRKT has brought upcoming brands to the store’s shelves and presented plant-based eating in a fun, creative way that accepts all types of customers without an ounce of judgment. 
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Secret Bao: Modern Asian Cuisine

Secret Bao brings a fresh twist to classic dishes such as gyoza, udon, and of course, bao buns.
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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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