Bagelsaurus has enjoyed a cult following long before it came to Porter Square this past October. Native New-Yorkers and foodies in need of a good, authentic bagel have relied on Mary Ting Hyatt’s bagels since 2013 when she started to sell them on a weekly basis at Cutty’s sandwich shop in Brookline.
One of the biggest gripes that Tufts students had during this year’s fall semester was the closure of the widely used and very well respected Commons, located on the lowest level of the Campus Center in the very heart of campus. The unique features of this place were the central location and the fairly well-priced food for the quality offered to the students. Of course, that gripe was quickly gone by the time the new, revamped café was opened this past January just in time for the new semester’s start. I took a venture through what the new Commons offers and created a short review on what one can find on a day-to-day basis in the new (and definitely improved) kitchen. Read more
I gained so much after living in Brazil for a year: new friends, fresh perspectives, and about five unwelcome pounds. While adding on five pounds wasn’t exactly planned, it was sure fun doing it over the traditional, hearty lunch of meat, rice, and French fries washed down with the national soda, Guarana. Luckily (or maybe unluckily) for me, Boston is home to the largest Brazilian community in the United States and consequently boasts a wonderful variety of padarias and churrascos. Located on Main Street in Medford, Oasis Brazilian Steakhouse is approved by both Brazilians and Bostonians alike and also happens to be a Tufts favorite. Go when you’re hungry – like, really hungry.
After the first week at Tufts, I was fairly impressed by the diverse foods offered in the dining halls as well as the Boston area. From sushi at Hodgdon to the brand-new kosher deli at the campus center, it seemed as if almost everything was available for consumption. Whether or not the food represents various cultures authentically is different matter, but some justification can be made for effort. As with diversity in general, not every group has the opportunity to bring their food to the table. Although I can’t speak for all the groups whose food is not represented at Tufts or in the Boston area, I would like to make an attempt to introduce the Tufts community to one dish from a culture that is virtuality nonexistent in this region of the country: the Navajo taco. “Taco” may ring a bell, but I can assure you it’s far from what you’re thinking.
What is bubble tea? First, it is a foodie fad originating from the Taiwanese tea with added tapioca balls, or bubbles. Now, the variety of drinks with bubbles has expanded to include slushes, punches, and milk-based teas. As of last semester, the fad has made it to Davis Square.
BonChon, meaning “My Hometown” in Korean, certainly lives up to its name. Upon stepping in to this establishment located in the basement of a building largely populated by Korean restaurants, the pungent aroma from the gochujang and kimchi immediately assaults your olfactory senses. The simple décor with the tabletop grills oozes the typical setup of yakiniku and Korean BBQ joints. Indeed, it was an ambience fitting of a Korean “hometown.” Read more