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Out on the town: Montreal’s best terraces for any occasion

The short-lived yet vibrant summer season is typically accompanied by lifted spirits and a drastic increase in traffic to the city’s best eateries. Walking through the city, one can often see patrons spilling out in high volume onto the patioed sidewalks, roofs, and backyards. Although the prevalence of restaurant terraces may be a product of… Keep Reading

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Exploring insects as a viable food source

In North America, insects are traditionally seen as pests rather than food. In certain communities in Africa and Southeast Asia, consuming insects for nutritional value is a part of a normal diet. In the western world, there are certainly plenty of candy shops that sell chocolate-covered grasshoppers—mainly as a novelty—but there has not been any… Keep Reading

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App round-up: Restaurants, food, and texting

There’s an app for everything in 2016. Brilliant minds are continuing to create innovative concepts that simplify our lives in ways we didn’t even think were possible. But how good are all of these apps? And are they worth it?   1. 10MinMontreal If you’re like me, every month you come precariously close to going… Keep Reading

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Valentine’s Day dinner made simple

It’s easy to pretend it’s all hearts and roses, but Valentine’s Day can be stressful. It’s supposed to be an opportunity to share some quality time with your significant other, but pressure to design the perfect evening can be overwhelming. Here’s a list of tested and approved restaurants to help you enjoy the holiday without… Keep Reading

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Campus Spotlight: SNAX

The high cost of food on campus has traditionally garnered disdain from McGill’s student body. Without the flexibility of a meal plan, many students struggle to find coffee and snacks on campus at a price that won’t break the bank. The Arts Undergraduate Society’s (AUS) SNAX is one of few campus food sources that aims to provide… Keep Reading

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Fact or Fiction: Is MSG bad for you?

It seems like no food is safe anymore. High fructose corn syrup causes diabetes. Swordfish is filled with mercury, a neurotoxin. And the latest bad news? Bacon is a carcinogen according to the World Health Organization (WHO). When it comes to monosodium glutamate (MSG), though, it looks like science is on the side of tasty… Keep Reading

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Food, Facts, & Fiction

Waiting patiently on the centre of a table sits a large bowl of homemade gravy, the warm smell of turkey-stuffing wafts through the room, and hot steam rises from the garlic mashed potatoes; it’s Thanksgiving. It is a perfect time to give thanks for what everyone truly loves—food. Dinner is not for one but for… Keep Reading

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MTL à Table: Montreal’s restaurant week

McGill foodies will be ravished to hear that MTL à TABLE, Montreal’s annual Restaurant Week, is back in full force. This year’s festival runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 8, and offers meal and drink deals for discounted prices at over 140 restaurants around Montreal.  The fixed price table d’hôte menus offered at participating restaurants… Keep Reading

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Healthy eating options around McGill campus

Navigating through the limited food options on and around campus in the hopes of finding something nutritious and budget-friendly can be tough. Here are some tips to make your search a little easier. Students spend a significant portion of their day on campus running between classes, studying in the library, or just hanging out with… Keep Reading

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Commentary: Student-Run Cafeteria is risky business

In additin to The Nest, a new, yet-to-be-named food provider has opened in the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) cafeteria this Fall. Both are student-run operations and together make up the Student-Run Café (SRC). This new addition is part of a larger plan by SSMU to move away from commercial tenants in the SSMU Building… Keep Reading

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