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Umberto’s Clams Up For Good

January 30, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN Arthur Avenue is lined with more than a dozen restaurants, but none ever looked as inviting as Umberto’s Clam House. Its wide-open windows and big blue awnings brought in countless Fordham families. Patrons were drawn in by live music on Friday nights and, at other times, the TVs above the bar, barely visible from the street. Above it all, neon letters lit up in green, white and red as if to chall...

A New ‘Blend’ of Fordham Nightlife

January 28, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN The Bronx is not the typical college town. Fordham Road is not a sea of maroon shirts and flags on game days. Few to no professors live anywhere near campus. Most of the businesses and restaurants — while supported by Fordham students — seem like they could get along fine without us. One local café is an exception: The Blend Café, on Fordham Road, just west of Arthur Avenue. Sue Fleming, FCRH ‘96...

Dining Out: Crif Dogs

January 23, 2013

By COURTNEY HO It was one a.m. in the morning in the Lower East Side. I was hungry. Like all human beings, my stomach wanted something indulging, satisfying and slightly immoral. Unable to find a decent food truck, my starving stomach and I crawled down Saint Marks, and looked up to see my only salvation: a picture of a hot dog that said “eat me.” I had arrived at Crif Dogs. Crif Dogs, the self-proclaimed “#1 w...

Dining Out: The Park

November 28, 2012

By COURTNEY HO Last Friday night, I stumbled out of an art gallery in the heart of Chelsea. And by “stumbled,” I mean physically and mentally. I still do not understand that piece of canvas that was just blue. Anyway, I was hungry, and I knew the Chelsea Market was closed. Suddenly, I walked by a beautiful stream of lights that illuminated the otherwise-dark 10th Avenue. They were coming from The Park. Originall...

Dining Out: Giantina Ristorante

November 14, 2012

By DANIELLE GARRAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER A far cry from Pugsley’s and cafeteria chow, Giantina Ristorante delivers authentic Italian food just a couple steps off of the famous Arthur Avenue. Almost every student has visited the classic local joints, but this nearby gem has flown under the radar. From the second that the aromas of freshly made pastas, soups and Italian dishes greet you at the door, it is clear that...

A Guide to Proper Nutrition On Campus

November 7, 2012

By DANIELLE GARRAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER Students come to college in order to gain a diploma, but sometimes they end up gaining weight instead. According to WebMD, one in every four college students gains five percent of his or her body weight, or roughly 10 pounds, during the first semester of college. With the proper nutritional knowledge and tactics, however, that same student could come home for Thanksgiving fitter...

Dining Out: The Sunburnt Calf

November 7, 2012

By CODIE LANDSMAN STAFF WRITER Experience your own taste of Australian culture and cuisine at The Sunburnt Calf bistro, located on the Upper West Side at West 79th and Broadway. Most noted for its popular weekend brunch specials, this trendy, lively bar and restaurant is sure to leave you satisfied and anxious to return. From 11 a.m. — 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 — 5 p.m. on Sundays, the Calf offers its all-you-ca...

Dining Out: El Tequilazo

October 24, 2012

By CONNOR RYAN NEWS EDITOR The dilapidating façade of El Tequilazo (43 W. 46th St.), stuffed helplessly in the middle of an airtight block of washed-up restaurants and stores, will not catch your eye from the sidewalk. To compensate, three neon signs hang off the front of the cluttered building (but the biggest of the three has almost completely failed, making it ironically difficult to identify the place upon...

Dining Out: Colicchio and Son

October 2, 2012

By ALYCIA SHANNON CONTRIBUTING WRITER Colicchio and Son’s Chelsea restaurant, situated at 85 10th Avenue, offers great options for all foodies. Upon first entering, it was hard to get the general vibe of the place when a perfectly groomed host immediately grabbed my attention as I walked through the door. With one glance around the restaurant, however, it was easy to see that the restaurant’s division into two different...

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