Cupid’s save-the-date recipes for this Valentine’s

Looking to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Friday with some amazing grub, cooked with love? Look no further, because Cupid Shalaka is here to save your stomach and heart and relationship and everything. Now that we’ve gotten through the shameless, cheesy hook, let’s get real, my friends. You’re reading this article for one of three […]

Valentine’s Day, for pessimists and procrastinators

Whether you’ve had your calendar marked for weeks before the day or are dreading its very existence, Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us and there isn’t much we can do about it. For some, it’s a day of celebration and carnations, and for others, a day to really not get out of bed. Regardless, […]

Chicken zucchini, where delicious meets healthy

Are you a fan of chicken, veggies and/or cooking on your own? Recently I found a recipe that is healthy, easy to make and in my opinion, a lot more flavorful than dining hall food. For this dinner recipe you will need: Boneless, skinless chicken breast Two zucchini (or other squash-like vegetables) One onion Hummus […]

L.A.’s hidden gem: The Alcove Café

Cafés in Los Angeles are a dime a dozen. Lunch on Melrose, drinks in Beverly Hills, coffee in Silver Lake – they’re about as common as sunshine. With so many options, how do you decide where to go? Look no further than the hidden gem in Los Angeles, The Alcove Café and Bakery. The Alcove […]

Weekends spent brunchin’ at Brick + Mortar

Set only a few blocks away from the Santa Monica beach, this bustling and lively restaurant is the perfect ambient for brunch. Insanely busy, yet driven by attentive servers, Brick + Mortar was the closest thing to paradise on an early Saturday morning. With impeccable service and exceptional menus, it left me and my friends […]

Atticus: A dessert shop sweet with charm

  If you’re craving a sweet fix and are willing to make the trip to West L.A., while you’re at it, perhaps Atticus Creamery & Pies should be a new addition to your day trip bucket list. The little dessert spot, located on Westwood and Pico – across the street from the Westside Pavillion – […]

Got a mug and a microwave? You’ve got a dessert!

  Sitting in your dorm room one late night, you realize that you are suddenly craving a sweet midnight snack. But the problem is, the dining halls are now closed, you’re low on cash and the food in your mini fridge is all too unappealing. So what are you to do? Well if you have […]

Be happy with these blues

  Since starting my semester here at USC, I have found myself looking forward to Wednesdays for one reason: loading up on fresh fruits and veggies. The weekly farmer’s market held at McCarthy Quad offers a wide variety of food and crafts, and during my first visit, my eyes were immediately drawn to a table […]

On discovering Grand Central’s Eggslut

  As a student of a university located in one of America’s most vibrant cities, I’ve always found it strange that many students — particularly first-years — don’t take advantage of all the local happenings as much as they could. As a native New Yorker, I’m perplexed by the idea of wanting to stay within […]