Best places to eat around PCC

As a student, you’re probably running late and food is low on your priority list. Being hungry on campus can be distracting to say the least. Student’s with low funds and short on time have a few options to satisfy their hunger. Most of the time, the body craves the nutrients provided by a well balanced meal, but for someone short on time and on a small budget this can be an almost impossible feat to accomplish. Here are a few recommendations for food that …

Bun Bun Bao: New bun spot provides good bang for your buck

Across the street from campus on the corner of Colorado Blvd. and Bonnie Ave., a new Chinese restaurant Bun Bun Bao has recently opened its doors to the public. This restaurant has plans to bring authentic Asian culture into our community with their dishes and drinks. Students have anticipated trying the new food since their “opening soon” sign first appeared. With limited food options in the area and on campus, there has been a sort of need for diversity amongst the lunch and dinner options nearby. …

Pasadena restaurants fight for their place at the table

Pie and Burger is a charming small restaurant in Pasadena that has been serving since 1963. The restaurant specializes in its classic California hamburgers and top-rated pies, and has received various awards in the past years. Due to the pandemic, however, the restaurant has been having to deal with constant changes in regulations. Local restaurants are facing uncertainty and anguish during COVID times and have been impacted dramatically.

How to prepare an ooey gooey 5 cheese mac

As we settle into the holiday season, after what has felt like 10 years wrapped into 1, it’s mind-boggling to imagine cooking delicious full-course meals for family members you don’t want to see every second anymore. Luckily, this Thanksgiving is only going to consist of me eating a buttload of unhealthy, mouth-watering, creamy, and of course, deliciously baked 5 cheese macaroni and cheese. My family came across this beautiful recipe on Pinterest in 2011 and ever since then we’ve been making it every year. The …

The Crack Shack packs a lot in a little

In a space that once housed a recording studio, the Crack Shack is now open for business in bustling Old Town. The name alone prompts double-takes from passerby unfamiliar with the franchise, as they prowl the streets in search of Black Friday deals. If they’re hungry and curious, they stop to check it out, greeted by a giant chicken statue once they step into the restaurant. The Crack Shack offers a small but creative selection of sandwiches, bowls, half fried birds and full fried birds, …

Sustainability committee tackles food insecurity on campus

The Associated Students’ sustainability committee hosted a food drive Thursday afternoon in the quad to collect supplies for the Lancer Pantry, a food bank on campus. The committee is a subsection of the Associated Students (AS) and their most recent focus has been addressing food insecurity amongst the student community. “In a typical meeting, we plan events, figure out the logistics and brainstorm,” said Ilianna Talamentes, a member of the committee. AS vice president for sustainability Tara Agahi explained how food insecurity is more common …