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Illustration by Erin Davis Veggie Burgers are available upon request at Fresh Food Company, but I couldn’t muster up the courage to order one until the second week of school. I wasn’t expecting much, but thought of what kind of patty it might be: chicken flavored like the ones at Burger Studio, a more savory flavor...

Third Ward Eats Even Khator has said it: UH is a part of the Third Ward. Not midtown, not downtown, and the not the Gallery. We’re in the Tre’. While media might tend to perpetuate stereotypes about this community, we at Cooglife know that, really, at the heart of the Third Ward are some good people. And what follows...

Illustration by Jorge Waggoner Tired of the same old Frappuccino or bland, black coffee? So are we. There are tons of ways to enhance your daily coffee experience by adding a few ingredients. Be warned: it can get costly. But, hey, we’d rather be happy and broke than bored and financially stable. For all you...

A wise woman once said, “Give someone a warm meal and they’ll feel at home. And if it happens to be Indian food, late-night breakfast or a piping hot latte, extra brownie points for you.” OK, so maybe I said that—and maybe it isn’t true in every situation—but food is an important aspect of culture and society, and (at...

House of Pies|Courtesy of Jenae Sitzes/Cooglife Scientist, scholars and clergy alike have for centuries agreed on one fundamental principle of existence: Pie is essential to happiness. That’s not mere hypothesis. ‘Tis truth—and historically evident. When George Washington chopped down the cherry tree, you know damn...

As another Texas summer heats up, Houstonians will surely find themselves in need of a cool drink. Check out our list of refreshing summer drinks and cocktails. Plus, these fun refreshments are a guranteed bordeom buster if you decide to DIY. Peach-Ginger Zinger: Summer gets a little more peachy with this tantalizing...

Best Sandwich: McAlister’s With our own location at the Welcome Center, it is no wonder McAlister’s was chosen as Best Sandwich among the community. “I love the Sweet Chipotle Chicken Sandwich on a croissant,” said Ashley Lara, a communications sciences and disorders senior. “This is my go-to sandwich because I get...

Since opening in 2014, Calhoun’s Rooftop Bar has not only brought in customers but they have also ran the risk of affecting their neighboring bar, The Den. Before 2008, the University of Houston lacked an area for students to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink. Aware of the situation, UH took action by bringing The Den...

Even with 7,000 miles in between the Land of the Morning Calm and Houston, Korea still graced Houstonians on Oct. 17 in the form of the 2015 Korean Festival held at Discovery Green park. “Now in its seventh year, it appears we have a piece of Korea in the heart of Downtown Houston,” Baik Joohyeon, the Consul General...

One food truck is breaking down the wall between Islamic dietary restrictions and traditional southern barbecue by serving up a halal-approved plate of Texas-style barbecue. Chopped n’ Smoked is a food truck owned and conceived by Robert West, a native Houstonian and convert to Islam. The truck, which opened in March,...