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Taking time to taste

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor

May 8, 2020

As I write this, I am sitting on my back porch in Tennessee; my mamma is grilling buns and okra while the bbq is cooking in the crockpot inside. I can smell her bbq, even through thick walls. Good food permeates; it can be tasted before even touching your mouth. This is what I miss most about home: my...

Tips and tricks to get the best bang for your buck at Cleveland Commons

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Fielding Schaefer, Dry-Erase Board Supremacist

February 27, 2020

Your flex dollars are precious. Despite all your good karma from returning your eco takeout and tweeting about social justice, you’re often served less dinner than you’d like. Here’s a foolproof guide on how to #hack Cleveland Commons.   Everyone knows that Bon App serves more food to bigger students....

‘Food At Home’ Actually Tupperware of Slugs

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Annelise Ellingboe, Heir to Rat King

September 23, 2019

Junior Margaret Muppenhoush was just trying to do the right thing. She was tired of checking her bank account and only seeing $3.54 on her debit card, so this past Friday, when she got that 4:45 p.m. “Sushi?” text from good friend James Jumbleholt she knew she had to turn it down. She resigned h...

Walla Walla Tour de Fry

Walla Walla Tour de Fry

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay

April 27, 2017

With just two issues of The Wire remaining, Publisher Marra Clay and I asked ourselves what we had missed this year. One word came to mind: food. Then another: fries. So we decided to embark on a selflessly (ful)filling expedition, the Walla Walla Tour de Fry. We visited local favorites The Green Lan...

Bon App to Crack Down on Food Theft

Clara Wheeler, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

Bon App is sick and tired of having to buy new food all the time, said representative Flarm Jackson in an interview. “Finding new flavors of bagels gets real old real fast,” he went on. “Honestly, it was never that fun to begin with.” Students have been spotted exiting the dining halls carryi...

Taste of Africa Draws Large Crowds

Photo by Marra Clay

Emma Cooper, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

The Whitman African Student Association (WASA) put together delectable African cuisine as well as a mesmerizing show featuring a traditional Ghanian dance performance, African music, a recitation of African poetry, and a fashion show.

Eating Cheap in Walla Walla: A Grocery Guide

January 26, 2016

Welcome back to Vegan Beats! After a hiatus, we are back and excited to once again talk food with you. As the new year gets into full swing, money and health-related resolutions can easily get pushed aside for Bon App coffee cakes and Taqueria burritos. This little guide can help you on your journey to...

Are Vegans Smug Enough?

Tino Mori, Columnist

November 12, 2015

Don’t let the persona of the vegan stereotype dressed in an organic hemp sweater distract you from their message.

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Photo Alan Mendoza

Claire Ommen, Features writer

October 22, 2015

The food that many students gaze at through the windows of the dining hall three times a day is merely the tip of the vast iceberg that is Bon Appétit's food production outfit.

A Brief Vegan Instagram Anthology

Sarah Cornett

October 1, 2015

During a summer adventure in veganism, I was quickly led to the exciting world of plant-based Instagram accounts. The Instagram scene opened up an addictive space of beautiful food photography, cooking ideas, and restaurants I put on my list to try when I return to California over breaks. Though there are s...

Whittie’s ‘Best of the Best’ Eateries

Whittie's 'Best of the Best' Eateries

Emma Cooper, A&E Writer

October 1, 2015

Every year, the Walla Walla Union Bulletin announces the “Best of the Best” restaurants in Walla Walla. This week, The Pioneer put together its own “Best of the Best” awards based on Whitman student favorites. While some of Walla Walla’s finest have received their awards for their friendly...

Walla Walla native returns home to build relationships through Wingman

Hannah Bartman

February 19, 2015

On the corner of Main and Palouse sits Walla Walla's first wings and beer restaurant: Wingman Birdz and Brewz. Owned by Brendon Mendoza, a born-and-raised Walla Wallan, Wingman has been open for roughly two months and aims to build a strong and loyal local culture. When I walked into Wingman to speak...

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