Enjoying snacks and coffee on the last day of class

As the end of the academic year comes to a close, the inclination to celebrate is strong. This is true inside and outside the classroom. To end the year on a high note, my Opinion Writing class had the pleasure of getting together for one last time, eating cheese, crackers, grapes, and drinking coffee. Over…

Johnson City holds Food Truck Junction at Johnson City Mall

This is a video I made while attending the Food Truck Junction Saturday, April 21st. This event gave the community the opportunity to get together and try the different foods from the food trucks. The weather was nice and the turn out was good. Hopefully this event will take place next year as well. Johnson…

Maple Street Biscuit Company makes its debut in Johnson City

Growing up primarily in the south, I appreciate a good biscuit. At Maple Street Biscuit Company, they put a little twist on what you would think as a traditional style biscuit. Instead of asking for your name when you order, the restaurant staff asks you the question of the day. When I went, the question…

How to make easy baked ziti

I love a good one pot meal. I especially love one that incorporates Italian food and is easy to make. For my recipe, all you need is rigatoni pasta, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a baking pan. You can also add basil or oregano to top it off. You’ll need two 2 cup bags of…

Small taco shop and market serves quality cuisine

El Arriero on Belmont Street is full of authenticity. This restaurant/grocery store serves a wide range of unique tacos and Mexican cuisine. Interestingly enough, it’s not only a restaurant. You can both shop and eat at this little supermarket, while getting authentic Mexican produce and ingredients all in one place. The market is filled with…

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is a great place to go with friends

Unlike me, a lot of my friends are picky eaters. This can sometimes make it hard to find a restaurant that is pleasing to everyone’s pallet. At Cheddar’s, the menu is diverse enough to please even the pickiest eater. They have everything from simple pasta dishes to hearty steaks. My favorite thing they offer is…

How to properly boil an egg

I have witnessed and overheard many debates on the right way to boil an egg. Not only do these debates argue for simplicity, they also argue for effectiveness. I’m here to tell you, after much trial and error, I have found a sure fire way to properly boil and egg. My method is both simple…

Babylon Mediterranean cuisine

I have always been a fan of Mediterranean food, especially when it tastes authentic. At Babylon in Johnson City, you can get a wide range of Mediterranean dishes that taste great. I got the falafel, which is deep fried ground chick peas and fava beans. It came with garlic sauce, onion, tomato, and cucumber. The…

Wednesday’s at Holy Taco Cantina are for tacos and wine

Holy Taco Cantina doesn’t only serve up tacos and queso. Every Wednesday is “Wine Wednesday,” offering guests half priced bottles of wine. Holy taco also has great food at a reasonable price. Their ingredients are fresh and their service is great. Wine Wednesday is a great excuse to go out with friends and enjoy good…

Cook Out is a favorite among college students

For a fast food restaurant, Cook Out puts out an impressive product. When I got to college, I was introduced to this reasonably priced quality fast food chain that is conveniently located directly across from ETSU campus. This place has everything from burgers to chicken quesadillas. The best part is, you can get an entree…

Cucumbers are more than just a crunchy snack

Do you ever wonder what the real health benefits of the vegetables you’re eating are? I had never thought about the real pros to eating cucumbers. I used to think they were just a nice to dip in ranch. That is, until I started reading more about them. According to an article written by Dr….

Main Street Pizza has some of the best slices in Johnson City

I love a good pizza. I especially love adding crazy toppings and maybe a nice salad on the side. Main Street Pizza is located in downtown Johnson City, on Main Street. This small pizza joint has a cozy setting with pretty lights and rustic decor surrounding you. Although a bit more expensive than most pizza…