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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Harmony Edosomwan, creator of Harmonys Kitchen, sits outside of her apartment where she does the cooking for her business.

Student brings soul food to Burlington

Mae Nagusky, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Nigerian-American UVM student Harmony Edosomwan learned to cook from her mom. She said that in Nigerian culture, a lot of pressure is placed on women to do the cooking so that’s what she grew up doing.  “I...

Cheese and a knife rest on a cutting board during the UVM Cheese and Dairy fest, Feb. 19. The event was held in the Davis Center and sponsored by UVM Dining.

Farmers unite for cheese and dairy fest

Emma Adams, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

UVM students skipped the dining halls and loaded up on maple milk and cheddar at the Cheese and Dairy Fest Feb. 19 in the Davis Center. Local cheese farmers and producers displayed tables of cheese samples...

A Garuka Bar rests on a table, Nov. 22. Garuka Bars are sold in numerous locations on campus, including Henderson’s cafe and the Cyber Café.

UVM and Garuka team up to feed the needy

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

A small, transportable snack is a trusted boost of energy to many students, especially when cramming for exams around the corner.  Garuka Bars is a small company based in Burlington that caters to...

Students study with an empty coffee cup between them at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19, in Howe Library.

The call of caffeine

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer December 5, 2019

With finals approaching, students are turning to caffeinated drinks in an attempt to summon the energy to cram. Several students at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19 were at Howe Library for a late night study session,...

 A case of baked goods and Yerba Mate sits on a counter in the restaurant. In addition to sandwiches, the Chubby Muffin also sells muffins and scones.

The Chubby Muffin: Skinny Pancake’s Old North End sister

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

The Chubby Muffin was packed with people ordering sandwiches. Two Labrador retrievers sat outside waiting for their owner, who was chowing down on a sandwich. The books on the wall and the buzz of people...

Lap Ninh, owner and operator of Lucky Chinese Food, poses in his truck, Oct. 1. Ninh has been operating the truck for the past 27 years.

Lucky Chinese Food Cart boasts 27 years on campus

Sophia Duplin, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

In search of a tasty, affordable lunch on campus students often frequent the food trucks that line University Place. Lap Ninh has been operating a self-run Chinese food truck called Lucky Chinese Food...

UVMMCs Harvest Cafe: an unexpected comfort

UVMMC’s Harvest Cafe: an unexpected comfort

Cyrus Oswald , Staff Writer September 10, 2019

Walking into UVM Medical Center’s Harvest Cafe, I wasn’t expecting anything great. After all, hospital food isn’t known for its quality.  But the setting itself wasn’t exactly hospital-like....

Coffee crawl: a guide to Burlys caffeine scene

Coffee crawl: a guide to Burly’s caffeine scene

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer May 2, 2019

With finals around the corner, it's almost that time of year again. Don’t worry though, the Cynic has you covered with a handy guide of Burlington’s thriving coffee scene for when you need your next...

A volunteer in UVM’s chapter of the non-profit FeelGood layers cheese and fresh basil pesto on a sandwich for a customer. UVM’s FeelGood raised $25,000 last year for The Hunger Project, Pachamama Alliance, Choice Humanitarian and Water for People.

UVM FeelGood gathers most donations for poverty fund

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer April 5, 2019

UVM’s chapter of FeelGood is the non-profit organization’s most successful chapter. UVM FeelGood is a student-run deli, and its purpose is to raise money for the Commitment 2030 fund, an investment...

The pho at Pho Dang on Main Street in Winooski is served with crispy bean sprouts on the side which can be added as well as Sriracha or hoisin sauce. Traditional pho, rice plates and noodles are moderately priced ranging $6 to $9.

Local Flavor: three nearby restaurant recommendations

Culture Staff March 27, 2019

Food is necessary to fuel our every move, but mealtime can also be a transportive culinary experience. Eating establishments surrounding campus serve up both local recipes and dishes from around the world. Whether...

A small cheese pizza from Pizzeria Ida. The pizzeria has only recently opened in the North End area.

New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer March 10, 2019

Pizzeria Ida is one of the North End’s newest and most exciting pizza joints, serving up authentic, wood oven, neapolitan and sicilian style “pies on demand.” Since it opened in late September...

Spring rolls and Thai iced tea wait to be eaten as appetizers at Pho Hong, a restaurant located on North Winooski Avenue. Pho Hong serves a wide variety of Vietnamese food.

Pho Hong serves up sweets and spices

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer March 2, 2019

The air was sizzling with spices as hungry patrons chowed down on huge bowls of noodles and curry. My friends and I had just walked into Pho Hong, a Vietnamese restaurant on North Winooski Avenue. My...

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