The Daily Aztec

Bite-sized coffee shop enlivens local corner

by Brittany Fasano

February 2, 2012

An eclectic little lime-green coffeehouse decorated with distinctive artwork and nostalgic figurines brings life to a once-dead street corner in Mission Hills. Replacing a dull office building with a drive-up ATM, Meshuggah Shack has...

Culinary courses add flavor to local fixings

by Stephanie Schauer

January 25, 2012

In order to sustain life, it is necessary to consume nutritious foods. This is no secret. However, taking the time to prepare and cook food can be an inundating task, especially for those who consider heating a Pop-Tart in a toa...

Nosh on nutritious dishes at Jyoti-Bihanga

by Marie McCarty

January 25, 2012

The Normal Heights vegetarian restaurant, Jyoti-Bihanga, may have an unusual name, but it’s one worth remembering. For students craving a more wholesome dining experience, this is the place to be. While the restaurant specializes in vegetarian cuisine, meat-eaters and vegetarians alike will relish in a mouth-...

San Diego bubbles over with local brews

by Sandra De La Torre

January 23, 2012

Beer. It can be the remedy to a long stressful day or the perfect addition to any meal. Regardless of what individuals decide to pair it with, the abundance of beer in San Diego is vast and this can only be attributed to ...

On-campus bites complement waistlines

by Brittany Fasano

December 12, 2011

Following a nutritious diet can be taxing for busy college students. Some may think they are eating healthily, while, in reality, the hustle and bustle of on-campus mealtimes can become a war zone for those oblivious to the difference ...

Hillcrest eatery awakens snoozing palates

by Marie McCarty

December 1, 2011

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is anything but snooze-worthy. If the vibrant, retro-themed interior — complete with sky-high ceilings and an all-glass front wall — isn’t enough to awaken night owls, the restaurant’s one-of-a-kind, organic Guatemalan coffee and sprightly staff ought to do th...

SD sushi spots serve hours of happy deals

by Stephanie Schauer

November 16, 2011

Ever had a craving for sushi in the middle of studying, or while going to class? As untimely as they may be, some cravings just won’t go away. Next time the hankering hits, don’t let a tight wallet get in the way. Instead, explore ...

Select study spots satisfy midnight cravings

by Brittany Fasano

November 9, 2011

It’s that time of year again. As the weather cools, the promise of winter break approaches. However, with that assurance comes the looming cloud of finals. What better way to triumph through many late nights of finals week than to ventur...

Early-hour eateries serve post-party edibles

by Ani Araya

November 9, 2011

It is hard to imagine life beyond the walls of Trujillo’s and the heavenly creation of the Sigma Pi burrito, but San Diego is bursting with after-hour restaurants and food stands to satisfy dangerous intoxicated munchies. F...

Organic service delivers Abundant Harvest

by Ani Araya

October 25, 2011

In a perfect world, shopping for healthy and balanced food products would be simple. However, hectic school schedules and financial limitations force many students to abandon their desires to shop and eat organically. But as it turns o...

Pacific Beach pub delivers flavor without frill

by Sandra De La Torre

October 17, 2011

It’s not common to find anything notable flanked by a liquor store and a gas station. However, between a liquor store and a gas station is exactly where curious diners will find one of Pacific Beach’s hidden treasures. Rocky’s Crown Pub, located on the...

Burlesque bar flaunts all things risqué

by Matt Doran

October 17, 2011

What’s not to like: flirtatious waitresses in fishnets, sultry live music, spacious leather booths and cocktails called Kentucky Tramp and another that makes an obvious gonorrhea reference? Saint Peter should be the bouncer, because what lies behind tho...