food

November 18, 2010 - 11:00pm
If you're not going home for the holidays but crave an affordable home-cooked meal, check out these seven cozy local restaurants.

One day out of the year, we get together with people we love, share a meal and give thanks. But as students, not all of us can go home to our families for Thanksgiving. I set out on a mission: to find local restaurants open on Thanksgiving with great meals under $25. The catch? Each restaurant must have a fireplace, just like home. Home might not always be where your family is, but the hearth may just remind you of where you’re from.

July 6, 2010 - 11:11pm
Affordable food and friendly locals both have a place at Central New York's neighborhood restaurants.

You now can explore the world of diner culture with videos and profiles on more than a dozen of these favorite local eateries at SyracuseDiners.com. The extensive and informative website includes:

Featured diner videos

Get to know the characters, directions and menus of these places:

April 27, 2010 - 7:01pm
Our abroad blog delivers students' experiences from across the globe.

For Passports, Syracuse University students studying in China, Spain, Chile, England and Italy share their adventures, misadventures, travel tips and insights, offering a peek into the life of an American student abroad.

Check out a sample of their stories:

Beijing

April 22, 2010 - 11:10pm
Food and travel TV personality gets plenty of shout-outs at his Landmark Theatre appearance.

Anthony Bourdain took the stage of the Landmark Theatre to a 45-second standing ovation simply for having his name announced. The moments that followed were mostly silent as the sound crew battled some microphone issues that would occasionally resurface.

April 6, 2010 - 10:47pm
Hunting for the best chocolatier at London's annual Chocolate Festival

There are three things that I consider myself an expert on: acclimating myself to new cultures, shoes, and chocolate.

This past weekend marked the second annual Chocolate Festival in Central London. For three whole days, it was non-stop chocolate in London-town.

April 1, 2010 - 3:40pm
Maxwell hosts multicultural fair.

The International Relations Student Association hosted the "Cultures in Collaboration" Multicultural Fair at Maxwell on Thursday.  The fair became a fusion of food, song and dance as more than 20 campus and community groups set up booths. These featured the Haitian Student Association, Women Transcending Boundaries and the American Red Cross.

March 31, 2010 - 10:27pm
Doc's Little Gem Diner on the Westside shuts down due to financial troubles.

Doc's Little Gem Diner, a favorite for students and people throughout Syracuse, closed its doors Wednesday after struggling to climb out of bankruptcy.

The owner Francis "Doc" Good said he needed to expand the space in order to keep the restaurant afloat with the business of more customers, according to Syracuse.com.  Good said the smoking ban and tough economic times also kept customers away.

March 31, 2010 - 6:43pm
The Schine Underground was transformed into a Taiwanese paradise.

The Schine Underground looked like a Taiwanese fairground Wednesday night. The Taiwan Connection hosted a "Taiwan night" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for SU students to experience Taiwan culture. Taiwanese games, prizes, food, and a flea market comprised the night's activities. Students could try their luck at games like marbles picking, throw the hoop, or poke it. Winners received candy and assorted knick-knacks. If gambling wasn't appealing, you could learn how to make origami or Sand Art.

March 22, 2010 - 10:18am
Getting more than my fill of delicious Italian food around my host family's dinner table in Florence.

I came to Florence to learn Italian. I came to study Renaissance art. No matter how convincing I say the excuses, the truth is, I came to Florence for the food.

March 15, 2010 - 8:48am
There's no place like McDonald's when searching for comforts of home in Beijing

I realized that it would be a long semester when three of the other students and I snuck off to McDonalds for dinner after less than a week in China.