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The State Fair of Texas hosts fair food drive-thru

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Kayla Burford, Social Media Director

October 6, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Fair of Texas has found a way to keep the fall spirit alive. The fair food drive-thru experience, held in Dallas, Texas, began on Sept. 25 and will come to an end on Oct. 18. The fairgrounds will be operating Friday through Sunday at three available time ...

Alamo city appetites: Café Azteca

Photo by Tally Dilbert

Tally Dillbert

October 9, 2019

In search of authentic Mexican coffee? Make a quick stop at Café Azteca. This quirky coffee shop is located downtown at 1409 E Commerce St. San Antonio, TX 78205. The owner, Tyler Ybarra, started his business when he was a student at Texas State University in San Marcos. At the coffee shop, you ca...

Cancel culture and chicken nuggets

Cancel culture and chicken nuggets

Breahna Luera

April 2, 2019

Recent news headlines from News 4 San Antonio stated that the San Antonio council decided not to house a Chick-fil-A in its airport because of the company’s donations to organizations that voice anti-LGBTQ+ opinions. With “cancel culture” being a trend now, people are questioning whether or not...

Nothin’ but a gouda time

Mac Station

Lauren Donecker

November 30, 2018

The Block hosted a Macaroni and Cheese Throwdown event on Saturday Nov. 17. Tickets to the event cost $15 to sample seven unique variations of macaroni offered (one from each food truck), and a token to vote for your favorite macaroni execution. The Block also sold a $20 ticket that added mimosas to th...

Best and worst Thanksgiving foods


Triston Simpson-Bland

November 14, 2018

It is almost time to grab your fat pants, stuff your face and end up in a food coma, because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is the wonderful holiday where we stuff ourselves like balloons and say what we are thankful for. The tables will be stacked with all kinds of food, and I know y...

Controversial foods: Thanksgiving edition

Thanksgiving food on table

Heather Montoya

November 7, 2018

Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday that demands us to acknowledge the blessings in our lives — at least for some people. For others, the main attraction of Thanksgiving is the food, a topic that can be deeply controversial. This has the potential to tear families apart, pitting brother against brother...

New Year, New Eats

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Kimiya Factory

August 21, 2018

UTSA implements new dining options for fall 2018 This Fall, UTSA welcomes back students with a broad variety of new dining options, even answering requests for vegetarian and healthy options. According to UTSA Today, the approaching school year is filled with promise for students with an appetite and bu...

Food culture in UTSA

The Paisano is a self-supported, weekly newspaper run by UTSA students. In more than 30 years of publication, The Paisano has won numerous awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and was a Gold Medalist in 2000.

Matthew Lapetoda

April 24, 2018

The food culture in America is primarily fast foods high in fat and energy (calories) and provide inadequate nutritional value. Unfortunately, the vast majority of students at UTSA exemplify this. Some of the problems that students face are either a lack of transportation to local grocery stores or the ...

A pastime that never changes

A pastime that never changes

Samuel De Leon

November 20, 2017

The restaurant scene is changing quickly. When I grew up, it was a family event to go to a restaurant and sit down to talk about our days. I would tell my mother and father about the kids on the playground who cheated us out of the football victory at recess. It was quaint. But as meals change,...

Vegan Thanksgiving

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Katrina Clements

November 15, 2017

When the holiday season rolls around, we tend to think of going home, spending quality time with friends and family and most importantly, eating food. This season is especially exciting for most people because it is a time of indulgence and feasting on all the great home-cooked traditional foods we grew up w...

No meat November

No meat November

Enrique Bonilla

November 8, 2017

National vegan month: one month won’t kale you   November is known as the hairy no-shave november, national diabetes month and more recently National Native American Heritage month according to President Donald Trump. Lesser known is the fact that November is also national vegan month. For th...

Students concerned about campus food supplier’s quality

Students wait in line at the Roadrunner Café for their meals.

Photo Courtesy of a Brysen Streeter

Kenyatta Battle

November 8, 2017

Aramark, UTSA’s food supplier, has been in the middle of many conversations concerning complaints about the quality of food served at Roadrunner Café. Aramark supplies food services to college campuses across the nation. Megan Cole, an associate news editor of University of California Irvine’s university...