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Food Passport: Waraku

Food Passport: Waraku

Catherine Uy

May 19, 2015

The tan tan ramen cooked in a sesame broth and served with ground pork. All photos by Catherine Uy   Waraku, the dimly-lit restaurant run by Shabuway and Men Oh owners, Eiichi Mochizuki and Koji Kikura, is quaint and cozy. Despite its simple aesthetic it really speaks to the idea that good things,...

Food Passport: El Farolito

Food Passport: El Farolito

Catherine Uy

April 26, 2015

A look inside the popular Bay Area Mexican chain restaurant. All photos by Catherine Uy Located in the outer Mission, just a few blocks from the BART station, a rich aroma of smoke emanates from inside a small Mexican restaurant. Inside you'll find walls in the colors of the Mexican flag and red ...

Food Passport: Koja Kitchen

Food Passport: Koja Kitchen

Catherine Uy

April 11, 2015

Kamikazi fries, one of Koja Kitchen's most popular items. These crisscut fries are topped with bulgogi meat, sautéed onions, kimchi, green onions, a secret spicy sauce and Japanese mayo. All photos by Catherine Uy   It’s a dangerous situation, taking a bite from its delicate rice buns, h...

Food Passport: Yamo serves up Burmese classics

Food Passport: Yamo serves up Burmese classics

Catherine Uy

April 1, 2015

Stir fried egg noodles mixed with fried garlic, green onions, cilantro and beef from Yamo. The Mission restaurant serves meals with flavors influenced by Burmese cuisine. All photos by Catherine Uy   At the corner of 18th and Mission, lies a tiny restaurant, tucked between a beauty salon and smoke shop. Red paint peels and cracks off the surface of its tiled walls, some of which appear to be missing or broken. Below the window is a faded image of cats eati...

SF State’s Vista Room offers fine dining on a budget

SF State's Vista Room offers fine dining on a budget

Catherine Uy

March 27, 2015

The oven roasted lamb chops (bottom) and eggplant parm tower (right) served at the Vista Room, SF State's only on-campus fine dining experience. Photo by Martin Bustamante    Double doors open to reveal a large dining room where each table is set with a glass of red roses. The decor is a...

Beats n’ Stuff #8: ♡ heart-shaped box ♡

Beats n' Stuff #8: ♡ heart-shaped box ♡

Caty McCarthy

February 9, 2015

Hey everybody! I’m back, with another ‘round of Beats n’ Stuff playlists for you all to enjoy and uncover your as-of-yet undiscovered new favorite artists. For those unfamiliar, Beats n’ Stuff is a bi-weekly playlist and blog around a central theme, with a typically-five-song-long SoundCloud pl...

“Saints Row IV: Re-Elected” Deserves Impeachment

Michael Leri

February 5, 2015

Saints Row IV was a colossal bummer on all fronts. Remastered games generally give titles a second chance to right the wrongs of its first release or at least yield a more convenient way to access the classics. There's a reason why companies keep gussying up old titles and putting them on new hardware. Co...

The Teardown: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

The Teardown: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Michael Leri

October 22, 2014

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Release Date: April 2, 2013 Average Scores: 67, 70, 69 I spiked my controller to the ground at least twice while playing Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge. That is the joy of having wireless controllers; you get the ability - nay, the privilege - of throwing them in a bout of frustration. I was at the final bos...

The Teardown: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

The Teardown: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Michael Leri

October 8, 2014

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: March 20, 2012 Average Scores: 52, 52, 48 Upon inserting the disc of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, this is the first thing that greets the player: What is that? A fetus? A zombie fetus? My ultrasound pictures? The answer never arises, nor will it ever. After admitting that the game had "flaws" and then completel...

The Teardown: The Bi-Weekly Gaming Column

The Teardown: The Bi-Weekly Gaming Column

Michael Leri

October 3, 2014

Well, hello there. My name is Michael Leri and I will be writing and making videos every two weeks about video games. But not just any video games. I already do that here. I am picking the slop of the crop, the crap of the stack, the shit of the... something that rhymes with shit. I will be playing ...

Twist of Fate – Destiny Review

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Michael Leri

September 16, 2014

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Release Date: September 9, 2014 Destiny is the child spun out of divorce. After splitting from Microsoft in 2007 and subsequently the Halo franchise, developer Bungie has executed a vision of the next generation of shooters that feels like it was thought up bef...

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