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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...

Alamo city appetites: Café Azteca

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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...

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+...

Nothin’ but a gouda time

Mac Station
Lauren Donecker November 29, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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