Food & Drink blog: Spooky beers for all your Halloween fears

As I have stated in previous blogs, fall is my favourite beer season. Once September hits, the shelves at the LCBO start to be covered in orange hues and many pumpkin puns (say that three times), and through the aisles you can see me leaping in slow motion with a smile. The doldrums of summer lagers are replaced with the rich taste of stouts and porters and yes, pumpkin. Perusing through my local LCBO this past weekend, I recognized some old faves and of course had to pick up something new. I gravitated towards Big Rig’s Tales from the Patch partly because the can art was very Tim Burton-esque. I walked by someone who was carrying three cans, which I […]

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Food and drink blog: How to survive day drinking

With the Panda Game having come and gone, many students are probably kicking themselves for drinking too much. It is hard not to do so with the early start, pre-game parties, and a culture of binge drinking in the air. Day drinking is a lot different from night drinking, in that you don’t get to crash at the end of it. Instead, you have a whole night left filled with tiredness, headaches, and the overall post-drinking buzz. These tips should help you survive the next Panda Game more successfully (or whatever your day-drinking event may be). Personally, I know my goal for Panda was to be able to enjoy the game and make it out that night. To do that, I […]

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Food and drink blog: A comprehensive review of all the places to eat on campus

One of the biggest adjustments first-year students will have to make while transitioning from high school to university is the hours spent at school. While spending long days on campus, it’s important to keep food and nutrition in mind. There are many options to eat on campus, but there are also many factors to consider, and three of the most important food factors as a student are how long it will take to order and eat there, how much it will cost to eat there, and where it is on campus.  Rooster’s Location: Fourth floor University Centre Wait time: less than 10 minutes Average cost: Less than $7 A great place to go, this Carleton University Students’ Association business is a […]

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BLOG: Flexitarianism, it’s a thing.

Flexitarianism. It’s about saying, “where’s the beef?” but also about having beef with meat. Also known as semi-vegetarianism, flexitarianism is like being a chameleon food-wise: you’re not a full vegetarian, but you’re still conscientious about the origins of the foods you eat. You might eat only chicken and fish, or you might only eat a meat-based meal twice a week. Basically, your meat intake varies and is often absent altogether. And if you’re someone like me, flexitarianism is the perfect lifestyle. I’ve grappled for years with meat eating vs. vegetarianism. Growing up, I knew that I didn’t want to contribute to the harmful environmental impact and animal suffering associated with major industrial farming. I wanted to do something about it, […]

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Food and drink blog: Try the beer with the strange name

“Yes, I’ll have a Long Dark Voyage to Uranus.” No, the sentence I just uttered was not a proposal for anal sex, although that would be an awesome way of saying it –but that’s for another blog post. It’s beer, actually. And let me tell you, ordering that in a bar is pretty funny. At first I tried pointing out my beer selection on the menu, but the server quipped, “What, you’re not going to say it?” Gone are the days of plain Jane lager names, and in are the days of puns and dirty references. The activity of ordering a beer has now become a game of who can say the drink name with a straight face. Craft brewers […]

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