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I’d tap that

Fuel hosts Tap Takeover for Bell’s Brewery
Melanie Buskirk
Staff Writer

Last Wednesday, Fuel Woodfire Grill & Spirits, located in historic downtown Port Huron, hosted a beer tasting event known as a Tap Takeover for Bell’s Brewery, Inc. – Michigan’s oldest and most successful craft beer brewery. Regulars and beer connoisseurs alike filled the bar as they eagerly waited for the bartenders to serve them old favorites like Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale and new specialties like the Cinnamon Sunrise Stout. The beer and taps were provided by Earl Smith Distributing Company, a Port Huron based company that is the Thumb and Bluewater areas’ leading distributor of beer and wine.
The branch manager for Earl Smith Distributing Company, Kevin Meharg was pleased with the exposure that the Tap Takeover brought to Bell’s Brewery, Inc. and their specialty beers. He wasn’t the only one that enjoyed the craft brews.
Staci Edie, an aesthetician and lifelong resident of Port Huron as well as a regular at the local downtown businesses, seemed very excited to partake in the Tap Takeover.
“It’s nice because it brings a lot of people to try new beers,” Edie said as the bartender brought her a pint of Bell’s Christmas Ale to try. “A lot of people follow Bell’s. If people know about it [the Tap Takeover] they’ll come out and try out the bar. Events like this bring out a lot of new people to try the local bars. People are really into the new craft beers here in Port Huron.”
When he had a moment between greeting customers and assisting the bartenders, the owner of Fuel Mike Taylor confirmed what Edie stated, saying that he was excited to get people to get out and try new beers. Taylor also expressed his gratitude, “Bell’s is obviously good to our city and to our small businesses. I’m happy to support them for supporting us.”
Bell’s Brewery, Inc. is the main sponsor of the Bell’s Bayview Mackinac Race, a yearly event that brings plenty of business to downtown Port Huron. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. is also one of Michigan’s best brewers.
The brewery, founded in 1983, claims one of the top IPA’s in recent times with its Two-Hearted Ale placing as the second best beer in the country according to the American Homebrewers’ Association. Another one of their beers, called Hopslam also placed on the list as being the sixth best beer in the country. Although their award-winning beers are the crowd favorites, they weren’t the only ones featured at the Tap Takeover. Eight of their other choice beers were featured at the Tap Takeover; the Winter White Ale, the Christmas Ale, the Sweet Potato Stout, Cinnamon Sunrise, the Oracle DIPA Ale, Two-Hearted Ale, Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale, and the Roundhouse IRA.

Winter White Ale: A 5.0% Belgian-style white ale with a light flavored and a cloudy appearance, available during the winter months.
Christmas Ale: A 5.5% ale brewed using locally grown malt, Michigan grown barley, and a lack of spices creating a smooth taste to compliment holiday menus.
Sweet Potato Stout: A 6.1% stout with a dark color and a strong ginger taste with a hint of other autumnal spices.
Cinnamon Sunrise: A strong 12.7% double aged stout with strong cinnamon and vanilla flavors. This one was especially popular at the Tap Takeover.
Oracle DIPA Ale: A 10.0% IPA with a dry citrus and hoppy taste with a strong bitter aftertaste.
Two-Hearted Ale: A 7.0% IPA with a strong hop and malt balance, coupled with a pine resin and grapefruit aroma this is an award winning crowd pleaser.
Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale: An 8.0% double IPA made with hops from the Pacific Northwest and Germany.
Roundhouse IRA: A 7.0% India Red Ale that has a medley of fruity tones such as pineapple, peach and citrus with a dry finish.

Taylor said that the Fuel Woodfire Grill & Spirits hosts these events every other month, so don’t worry if you missed this Tap Takeover.

Creative Commerce

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Fall Art Hop brings inventive business to downtown
Lily Petit
Staff Writer

Everyone’s a winner at Art Hop 2014. 23 downtown businesses became galleries for over 30 artists and three music groups on Nov. 7.
Art Hop offered exposure for the musicians, businesses and artists as well as a peak in sales for the latter two while the participants gained a night of culture out on the town and possibly a one of kind piece of art to take home with them.
A lake effect chill hung in the air the night of Nov. 7, but the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of Art Hoppers as they bounced from one downtown shop to the next. Many said they heard about Art Hop through a friend or through an artist that was participating. Specifically, Jeanne Mackey said, “It’s a great night with good food and fun,” while looking at sea glass jewelry and nibbling a mini apple fritter from Chef Shell’s.
Michelle Wrubel, co-owner of Chef Shell’s, said Art Hop brought a lot of people into the restaurant and filled the air with good energy.
Across the street from Chef Shell’s, Mosher’s Jewelers fared well also.
William Mosher said, “We’ve had a lot of success.”
SC4 student artist, Kate Koester’s, 18, display of mosaic artwork almost rivalled the shine of jewelry inside Mosher’s Jewelry. Koester said this was her first time participating in Art Hop. Koester has been making mosaic art work for four years and was introduced to the medium by a co-worker of her mom’s. Koester said she had sold a few pieces, but she put more emphasis on creating commissioned pieces, especially for the upcoming holidays. Koester also has work on display at Studio 1219.
Cecil Williams, an instructor at Studio 1219 displayed his stained glass at Elite Feet.
Williams chuckled as he remembered his first experience with stained glass. He was self-taught out of necessity. “They told me I had to teach the students how to make stained glass. I said I didn’t know how, and they replied ‘learn,’” said Williams. “Six boxes of band aids later, I got the hang of it.”
Artists are getting the hang of Art Hop and they’ll be back on May 22 thanks to Main Street Port Huron.
Art Hop began in 2012 under the coordination of the Blue Water Young Professionals. This year, Main Street Port Huron hosted the event. According to their Facebook page, “Main Street Port Huron is a non–profit organization created to help revitalize Historic Downtown Port Huron.”
To find out more about Art Hop and how you can participate go to bluwaterarthop.com. Follow Main Street Port Huron on Facebook at Main Street Port Huron.

Local amendment passes

Marijuana now decriminalized in Port Huron
Paul Porter
Business Editor

On Nov. 4 of this year, the city of Port Huron voted on a proposed amendment to the City Charter. The amendment would allow persons 21 years of age or older to possess and use marijuana on private property, and/or transport no more than one ounce. The initiative barely passed with a vote of 3,393 for yes, to 3,192 for no. The new ordinance will only touch persons within the city.
Users beware; this ordinance is limited in scope as it is only effects the city of Port Huron. Marijuana is still illegal without the proper paperwork (medical card), in the eyes of state and federal laws. State laws trump local laws, and federal laws trump state laws. So, the power of this amendment is not as powerful as it may seem. A state police officer or federal official who happen to come across a person in possession will still punish the individual according to state or federal law respectively.
Given the limited nature of the amendment, it is wiser to see the amendment as an activist step rather than a practical change in policy. In that light, cannabis activists should rejoice at the passage of the amendment as it reveals the changing attitude of the general public towards marijuana. The trend appears to be one of acceptance or at least tolerance, possibly due to the increased general knowledge of the effects of marijuana.
As myths surrounding marijuana are dispelled, people have become more open to the idea of its use. Port Huron is not the only city in which proposals for the decriminalization of marijuana were presented and passed.
Six other Michigan cities followed suit including Saginaw, Mt. Pleasant, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, and Berkley. Tim Beck of the Safer Michigan Coalition assisted in the organization of the initiative to get signatures for the ballots.
While Marijuana is still illegal, residents of Port Huron who also happen to take part in cannabis smoking can rest easy, as long as he/she is in his/her own home.

Tacky attire eclipses scientific achievement

Photo courtesy of newstatesman.com
Photo courtesy of newstatesman.com

Landing on a comet is more important than fashion
Melanie Buskirk
Staff Writer

This past week, news stations and Facebook feeds that should been buzzing with the story of a scientist who lead an experiment that accomplished what mankind has never done before, landing a probe onto a comet; but instead, they have been obsessed with the shirt that the scientist was wearing during an interview on national television last Wednesday. The scientist Dr. Matt Taylor, wore a shirt featuring scantily clad cartoon women holding guns.
This caused an outrage amongst radical feminists claiming that the shirt was offensive and oppressive, spearheaded by a tweet from Atlantic journalist Rose Eveleth, “No no women are toooootally welcome in our community, just ask the dude in this shirt.”
Dr. Matt Taylor made a tearful public apology this past Friday, “The shirt I wore this week, I made a big mistake. I know I offended many people and I’m really sorry.”
Dr. Taylor is the European Space Agency’s leading project scientist for the Rosetta project, an operation that began in 2004, with the main objective to orbit and then land on a comet. This project is a first for mankind and opens the way to hundreds if not thousands of potential discoveries and scientific advancements.
According to the ESA, comets are the oldest and most primitive bodies in the solar system, preserving material from when our system was still a nebula. Comets carry volatile elements as well as organic compounds, and are speculated to have played an important role in the development of Earth. The spacecraft Philae is carrying a several sets of data-gathering equipment to take and analyze samples from a comet and transmit them back to Earth.
The comet that Philae has landed on, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is only 4 kilometers (2.48 miles) in diameter hurtling around the sun at 135,000 kilometers per hour (83,855 miles per hour). The amount of hard work it took just to land the craft onto the comet is amazing within itself.
Unfortunately, the hard work and accomplishments of Dr. Taylor and his team do not mean anything to the radical feminists who have ostracized him. The tacky shirt that the scientist wore meant more to them than his contribution to mankind. These radical feminists believe that the shirt represents the oppression of females and their participation in scientific fields. However, a study by the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center published in August 2013 shows a steady growth of women faculty members in physics and astronomy departments across the nation since 1998, and is expecting the trend to continue.
The shirt in question was given to Dr. Taylor by a female friend. Elly Prizeman, a tattoo artist who also created the artwork on Dr. Taylor’s leg of the Rosetta probe. Prizeman had sewn the shirt herself and given it to Dr. Taylor as a birthday present. In order to thank her, Dr. Taylor decided to wear the shirt on the biggest day of his career. Prizeman, puzzled by the uproar, posted on Facebook, “I don’t think I can cope with all the social media stuff! They landed on a comet! That’s a much more interesting and bigger achievement than buying material and sewing it together!! Overwhelmed much!! Yaaaay Matt!!”
Just to put this into perspective, this man helped land a spacecraft onto a comet, something no one has ever done, to conduct experiments to advance mankind, and no one cares because of a poor clothing decision. If a scientist’s choice of clothing matters more to the people than their accomplishments, why bother conducting experiments? Why bother trying to discover more about our universe? Why try to advance mankind?

A short summary of Ebola

History, facts, symptoms, and patients in the USA
Nick “Chico” Hernandez
Managing Editor

The United States of America is now free of any known cases of Ebola, according to The Washington Post on Nov. 10; however, on Nov. 15, Martin Salia flew to Nebraska Medical Center sick with Ebola. Salia, a surgeon that contracted Ebola while in Sierra Leone, attempted to treat people. Salia spent about thirty-six hours in the hospital before he died.
Five cases of Ebola have been identified in the US as of Nov. 18.
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient in the US to get diagnosed with Ebola, came to Texas from Liberia in order to visit family.
At the time, Liberia had one of the highest Ebola rates with more than 2,500 deaths. Now, the death toll is falling rapidly with “two-thirds of the 696 beds in the country’s treatment centres empty,” as written by the BBC.
Duncan was diagnosed on Sep. 30 and died of Ebola on Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian of Dallas. Following Duncan’s death (Oct. 10 and Oct. 15 respectively) two health care workers were stricken with Ebola, but have since made full recoveries, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Dr. Craig Spencer picked up Ebola while in West Africa and brought it with him to New York. He went to Bellevue Hospital Center for treatment on Oct. 23 and left Nov. 10, virus free.
Martian Salia and Thomas Eric Duncan are the only people in the US to have died of Ebola.
Ebola was first discovered in 1976 when two outbreaks occurred at the same time across Nzara, Sudan, and Yambuku in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“The current outbreak in West Africa is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976,” said the World Health Organization (WHO). Ebola earned its name from the Ebola River, which is found near Yambuku.
Emile Ouamouno, a two-year-old who used to live in Meliandou, (by Guinea’s borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone) was named Patient Zero by researchers from The New England Journal of Medicine, according to an article by CNN; no one is sure how Ouamouno caught Ebola.
The only way to contract Ebola is by coming into contact with an animal’s, or persons blood or other bodily fluids who is infected with the virus.
The Ebola virus is not an airborne disease.
Anyone that becomes sick with Ebola has a 50% chance of death, although it can sometimes vary from 25% to 90%, as said by WHO.
Early symptoms of Ebola infection, as listed by Mayo Clinic, are: fever, severe headache, joint and muscle aches, chills, and weakness. These symptoms usually begin five to ten days after being infected with Ebola.
The more severe symptoms include: nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, red eyes, raised rash, chest pains and cough, stomach pain, severe weight loss, bleeding, and internal bleeding.
The death toll for Ebola has broken 5,000, most of the deaths being in West Africa. The threat of Ebola appears to be gone in the US, but the CDC Director Thomas Frieden said the Ebola epidemic is “nowhere near over” in West Africa.

Belly Bliss

3rd Annual Taste of Port Huron charms
Lily Petit
Staff Writer

Stepping into McMorran’s theatre lobby and looking around didn’t reveal much but masses of people and tables stacked with shiny silver chafers. However, inside the gleaming chrome held the items that filled the air with sweet and savory smells. Smells that prompted many Port Huron residents to fork over a few bucks for their tickets to taste.
McMorran Place’s theatre lobby and memorial room held the 3rd annual Taste of Port Huron on Nov. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. seven downtown restaurants and bars welcomed everyone to come out and taste signature menu items for the price of $1 per ticket. One to two tickets reaped anything from bread pudding to bruschetta.
Taste of Port Huron is hosted by the Downtown Port Huron Bar and Restaurant Collective. Mike Taylor, owner of Fuel Woodfire Grill, explained how every restaurant and bar represented at Taste of Port Huron is a member of the organization.
Taylor said that the Taste of Port Huron was the kickoff for the organization in 2012. The event helps raise money for the organization’s marketing of the downtown area’s independent restaurants and bars.
The Downtown Port Huron and Bar Restaurant Collective have over twenty members, including the Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM). Students from CIM manned the McMorran entrances during the event to redeem money citizens cheerfully handed over for orange tickets to belly bliss.
CIM students, Calie Nelson, 18, and Kyle Grace, 18, said they enjoyed their first year at the event.
Taylor said he’s glad that CIM made their presence known in the area and that CIM supports the local restaurants. Taylor hopes that some students will stick around downtown for their careers.
Taste of Port Huron participant, Tom Smith, hopes more young people will stay in the area to support Port Huron. Smith said, “I’ve been trying to go downtown more. I’m trying to support my town. Somebody has to.”
Smith, a resident of Port Huron for his whole life, believes this event is great exposure for downtown restaurants and bars.
The businesses weren’t the only thing to get some attention though.
“The Backburners,” an acoustic duo made up of Gasoline Gypsy band members, Rob Schweihofer and Caleb Malooley, kept the crowd entertained in the memorial room. This is Schweihofer’s second year at Taste of Port Huron and Malooley’s first. Schweihofer said, “It (Taste of Port Huron) just keeps getting better.”
Emma DeVooght, 16, couldn’t agree more. DeVooght, Ft. Gratiot, sheepishly smiled as she admitted to savoring five helpings of Lynch’s Irish Tavern’s bread pudding.
DeVooght said, “I’ve never been there (Lynch’s Irish Tavern) before, but I’m definitely going to go now.”

Net Neutrality debate gains momentum

FCC to reach decision at end of 2014
Angie Stoecklin
Editor-in-Chief

Net Neutrality, a term coined by Tim Wu, a Law professor at Columbia University has taken the front seat in a national debate. Net Neutrality as defined by Wu, is the principle that Internet Service Providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.
According to an article by Robert McMillan on WIRED.com titled “What everyone gets wrong in the debate over Net Neutrality,” ISP’s such as Verizon and Comcast, are attempting to charge extra fees to web companies for faster speeds. As it stands now, Net Neutrality prevents that. But that isn’t stopping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from trying to put an end to it.
So what is the big deal here? Well according to the American Civil Liberties Union, the absence of Net Neutrality would mean that free speech on the internet is a thing of the past. The theory behind this is that if internet companies cannot afford the fees for their websites to be delivered at fast enough speeds, then people will not be able to access anything they want. Or for that matter, say anything they want on forums and other internet free speech outlets.
As it stands now, big time companies like Google and Netflix deliver their content through what is called “internet fast-lanes.” This means that ISP’s like Comcast allow Google for example, to operate at a faster speed than other websites. Comcast allows Google to do so because of a connection called “peering.” Basically, in exchange for fast traveling data, Google trades traffic with Comcast, thus giving the ISP information in order for it to more quickly transmit popular or related content to consumers.
According to an article on FoxNews.com, President Barack Obama is in support of more strict rules that would prevent ISP’s from charging more for faster speeds. While Obama’s intentions seem sincere, ISP’s would be considered telecommunications companies, which under the current laws for such companies, they are required to pay the FCC through their “Universal Service Fund.” Usually in cases such as this in the past, those types of fees are passed onto the consumers, as said by Commissioner Mike O’Reilly.
One should keep in mind that consumers ultimately paying more is just a theory, therefore one cannot be certain as to what is going to happen with the Net Neutrality debate, which will apparently be resolved by the end of this year when the FCC votes on the new rules backed by Obama.
The ACLU’s stance: the end of Net Neutrality would mean the end of innovation and competition among internet companies.
For more information on Net Neutrality, visit aclu.org, and news sites such as CNN and FoxNews.com.

That 70’s affair

Photo credit: Emily Mainguy
Photo credit: Emily Mainguy

SC4 Red Carpet Affair raises $40,400 for preforming arts.
Gregory Garofalo
Lifestyle Editor

On Saturday Nov. 1, students, faculty and benefactors grooved their way back to the time of lava lamps and disco as they attended the 11th annual SC4 Red Carpet Affair.
Last year the benefactors met and surpassed their two year goal of $1 million, raising a total of $2.2 million for both scholarships and the recent Fine Arts Building renovations last year. This year the benefactors were celebrating raising a total sum of $40,400 for the performing arts here at SC4.
Catered by countless local restaurants, served by far out hippies and given the groovy talent of student band, “The Cool Cat’s Revival,” attendants enjoyed themselves like it was December of ’73.
“I think tonight’s fantastic,” said college president Kevin Pollock, “We have close to 200 people here so it’s a great night.”
Tonya Snover, SC4 sophomore, also shared part of the psychedelic spotlight as the winner of the Ellen Kean scholarship. A proud moment for the young woman who expressed her thanks that evening.
“Education teaches us acceptance, passion and hard work,” elaborated Snover, “my two and half years here at SC4, I have grown more as a person than I believe I have in my entire life. This year I received the Ellen Kean scholarship. A scholarship is not just a way that helps me pay for college, it is a reminder of my dedication and hard work. A scholarship says: I believe in you. As my parents always told me while growing up, you can be whatever you want to be. That is exactly what college is doing for me. It is helping me become the person I always dreamed to be.”
Snover’s acceptance speech was met with a deserved thunderous applause and the night went on with drinks, dancing, and a righteous vibe that filled the student center.
“It’s a fantastic party,” said administrator and theater director Tom Kephart, “it’s fantastic to see the people of the community who support the foundation. You know tonight is about raising money, but it’s also about trying to get people here on campus. It’s a great group and everyone seems to be having a great time.”

Cajun Gator? Forgettaboutit!

Photo Credit: Nick "Chico" Hernandez
Photo Credit: Nick “Chico” Hernandez

Goodfella’s Grill now open in downtown Port Huron
Nick “Chico” Hernandez
Managing Editor

If a mobster were to ever sit down and dine in Port Huron, Goodfella’s would be the first place you’d see him. When the Cajun Gator closed its doors, Goodfella’s owner Pete Norager, who also owns the Angry Bull in Kimball Township, saw this as an opportunity to bring Goodfella’s to Port Huron.
“The deal came across the table and it was a perfect fit,” Norager said.
The inside of the restaurant harkens back to the gangster days with a brick wall dividing the dining floor and soft lighting. Hung upon the walls are signed movie posters from Goodfella’s, Scarface, The Godfather, and many others. All of the posters are from Norager’s private collection. “Gangsters are kind of a hobby of mine,” he said.
Norager described the menu as having “something for everyone.” The menu ranges from soups and salads, chicken and burgers, to stuffed peppers, fish, ribs, and steaks. Goodfella’s also has a full bar for the person that enjoys a drink.
St. Clair Community College Collage students will be able to receive a free non-alcoholic beverage when they present their Skippers One card at Goodfella’s.
A Grand Opening is scheduled for the middle of Nov. once the staff is fully trained, and the proper rhythm is set.
Goodfella’s hours are 11 a.m. to Midnight on weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends. Norager said he wants to “create a nightlife in Port Huron.”
Most restaurants offer a discount when someone has a birthday, but Goodfella’s has taken the idea and put a unique twist on it. When patrons come in on their birthday, the discount is their age; 25 years old is 25% off, and 100 years old is 100% off. Goodfella’s also offers party accommodations as well.
“The key to success is getting people to come in all the time, not once in a blue moon,” said Norager, “from the feedback we’ve gotten, I think it’s going to be a success.”

Downtown Delights

Photo Credit: Shelby Castillo
Photo Credit: Shelby Castillo

5 local restaurants your taste buds should explore
Lily Petit
Staff Writer

Like many SC4 students, I grew up in the Port Huron area and have watched the downtown area spark itself into a fine area for food. However, many students are not from around good ole’ PoHo and may not know where to go for a bite or a caffeine pick me up between classes. While there are other restaurants and cafes downtown that are notable, here are my five favorites and why.
1. Kate’s Downtown
Kate is not just part of the name, she is the epicenter of the welcoming feeling you receive when you walk in the door. Owner Kate Voss opened her doors within the past few years and has found much success in the area.
The exposed brick, fresh flowers on every table, and monthly changing cycle of art displayed from local artists, provides the backdrop for the locally provided produce and organic food; sandwiches, soups, and salads. Kate’s got it all with a smile to boot.
My favorites: The Huron Ave and honey soy milk.
Located at: 231 Huron Ave
2. The Raven Café
The longest standing restaurant I will mention in this list. As my brother Anthony Petit, 19, once put it, “the Raven is the master of atmosphere.” Book lined shelves and cozy couches allow a perfect space for studying and a snack.
Live music is performed Thurs. through Sat. night starting at 7:30p.m., while classic films are shown Wednesdays at 7:30p.m. Recently under new management, Sadaat Hossain added an extra kick of spice and a few new items to the revamped menu.
My favorites: Spinach artichoke dip and mint tea.
Located at: 932 Military St
3. Chef Shell’s
Without a main street entrance, Shell’s is truly a hidden pleasure. Chef Shell’s is a catering company run by a husband and wife team, Mark and Michelle Wrubel. The restaurant opened in 2013.
They manufacture their crowd pleasing “Roadkill Roy’s BBQ Sauce” and were voted Best in the Blue for their donuts. Chef Shell’s is visible from half of the buildings on campus when standing outside, if you know where to look for the donut in the rough that is.
My favorite: Apple Fritter
Located at: 324 Superior Mall
4. Fuel Woodfire Grill
Continuing the barbeque trend, Fuel Woodfire Grill offers excellent barbeque and beer for a relaxed evening and a full stomach. If you’re looking for a hearty, meaty meal look no further than Fuel. Ribs and cornbread to die for. It’s as simple as that.
My favorite: Bacon wrapped shrimp
Located at: 213 Huron Ave
5. Freighters
Replacing the old Thomas Edison Inn is the Freighters restaurant, attached to the Double Tree Hotel.
If your night class stretches past dinner, and if by the end of class your stomach is talking as much as your professor lectured, why not invite some classmates out to Freighters with you for half off appetizers?
Half off appetizers start at 9 p.m. on Weekdays and 10 p.m. on Weekends. Be sure to get a seat near the window to see the Blue Water Bridge lit up at night. After gazing out the window while enjoying the locally sourced menu, you may even be tempted out onto the boardwalk for an after appetizer stroll. Who knows, maybe that’s just what you need to clear your mind of the stress of school.
My favorite: Fried pickles
Located at: 800 Harker St
Sometimes all I need is a change of scenery, a quick snack, and some friendly service to change my outlook on the stack of homework I’ve acquired during the week. These five restaurants have kept me sane as I creep closer to graduation.
Maybe I just romanticize food, but if anyone’s interested in joining me for infatuating food, I’ll give you five guesses where you’ll find me.