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Culinary Class Act: Taqueria Marina Downtown authentic Mexican restaurant with a modern twist
Nov06

Culinary Class Act: Taqueria Marina Downtown authentic Mexican restaurant with a modern twist

Photos C/O  @marinayhm What it is Taqueria Marina is the above ground counterpart to Shaolin, the underground Southeast Asian restaurant with whom it shares a kitchen. The sister late-night food spots make up two thirds of the James Street North restaurants owned by Born and Raised Restaurant owner, Chef Vittorio Colacitti. You can order from both Taqueria Marina and Shaolin’s menu from Taqueria Marina’s space. Once you walk into...

In the Kitchen with Sara Wiseman Fulfill fall comfort food cravings with this recipe for potato and carrot latkes
Nov01

In the Kitchen with Sara Wiseman Fulfill fall comfort food cravings with this recipe for potato and carrot latkes

Photos by Razan Samara Whether you’re a seasoned cook or simply craving for an opportunity to learn to make something new, nothing beats a warm home cooked meal. This recipe for potato and carrot latkes served with a simple apple sauce was created to complement student life. The ingredients to make these golden and crispy potato pancakes are budget-friendly and many can be found in the McMaster Students Union Food Collective Centre’s...

A novel take on the bookstore experience Discover something new at King West Books in Westdale  
Oct25

A novel take on the bookstore experience Discover something new at King West Books in Westdale  

Photos by Catherine Goce By Ethan Nella Whether it is a tranquil and solitary nook to sit down and dip into a new read or simply a quick and efficient source for delving into a research topic, bookstores are generally understood as spaces that primarily serve our needs. As our consumption becomes more confined by the use of algorithms and massive online retailers, many are aghast at the idea of not having that convenience. However,...

Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle
Oct18

Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle

Photos C/O Razan Samara, Jennifer Yee Jennifer Yee is the self-proclaimed love child of Stevie Nicks and Indiana Jones, an identity I realized she’s adopted wholeheartedly as we went on a little adventure around her Riverdale neighbourhood looking for community gardens and a worker-owned natural food market. In recent years she’s delved deep into researching ways she can adopt a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. From making her...

Old Bagel House finds new home in Hamilton Old Bagel House makes University Plaza its new home in Hamilton
Oct04

Old Bagel House finds new home in Hamilton Old Bagel House makes University Plaza its new home in Hamilton

Photos by Razan Samara By Andrew Mrozowski A brand-new bagel shop opened in Dundas’s University Plaza just shy of two weeks before the fall academic semester began. The Old Bagel House patiently waited for the influx of students that they would receive in the weeks to come. Although it might look like every other storefront from the outside, Old Bagel House greets you with a mural dating back to the shop’s roots. The store was...

Local business starts new Thanksgiving tradition Every Golden Moment hosts Friendsgiving Dinner in the first of a series of holiday gatherings
Oct04

Local business starts new Thanksgiving tradition Every Golden Moment hosts Friendsgiving Dinner in the first of a series of holiday gatherings

Photo C/O @markandkait Thanksgiving pulls people back home. Set at the beginning of Reading Week, it will see many students travelling both near and far to spend time with their families and old friends. It causes most of us to pause, even for a moment, and reflect on who, what and where we’re grateful for. However, Thanksgiving is not always festive and fun. Founder of Every Golden Moment Carina Noyes knows that the holidays can be...