Oreos and Joe-Joe’s [product review]

What could be more exciting than the start of another semester? Well, the introduction of two new limited edition Oreo flavors is certainly up there. 

To celebrate the beginning of spring semester at MIT, I decided to have a sandwich-crème

Mariposa Bakery

424 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

At some point during every East Coaster’s winter, any temperature above freezing suddenly feels warm. This winter especially. With wind chills dipping below zero, a walk outside that doesn’t involve your face physically hurting

Dumpling Room

907 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

A Chinese New Year’s tradition for many, dumpling making is not an uncommon activity among Chinese households. I certainly remember the brimming excitement as an elementary school child when my friend would invite me

Shalimar of India

546 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

“I don’t think that I’ve ever been to an Indian restaurant until I came to Boston,” I’ve heard many of my friends say. It’s almost true for me—I can probably count on one hand

Thelonious Monkfish

524 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Growing up in an Asian household, I’ve had my fair share of Asian food. Home-cooked is always the best kind, but some Asian restaurants manage to come close in taste, so I was willing


487 Cambridge Street
Allston, Massachusetts

Update: This restaurant is now permanently closed 🙁

I am not a vegetarian by any means. I always choose a beef patty over a veggie patty, or a chicken Caesar salad over a Caesar salad.

Veggie Galaxy

450 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

When I think of diners, I usually picture a retro restaurant with bar stools, booths, 70’s fonts, and a menu full of burgers, fries, eggs, and toast. Veggie Galaxy was down Massachusetts Avenue in

Beantown Taqueria

245 Massachusetts Ave. | Cambridge, MA 02139

With the passage of the negative wind chill days, 30 degrees felt relatively warm. Unfortunately, I could still see my breath, so a warm plate of Mexican food seemed to be the best

The Friendly Toast

1 Kendall Square, b3101 | Cambridge, MA 02139

MIT has IAP (Independent Activities Period) all of January, which gives students an entire month to take a class, find a month-long internship, do research, or just stay at home. For me,


7 Cambridge Center | Cambridge, MA 02142

It’s 2014, and I’ve been home in Pittsburgh for a relaxing two and a half weeks, which included cups of tea, stacks of crosswords, pounds of shoveled snow, and minimal physical activity. In