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Top 4 Thai food places near UOIT

Posted by Erin Campbell on April 11, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Hello readers, welcome to my last blog post for this school year! Good luck on your exams, and remember to take care of yourselves. Let's get right into why you're here: Thai food. 

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Ice Bar Cafe: Korean BBQ

Posted by Erin Campbell on March 26, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Hey readers! Welcome to my first food blog and my first Korean BBQ experience. Today I'll be telling you all about the Ice Bar Cafe, located at 10 Simcoe Street North, here in Oshawa. If you're a student at the downtown location, this is very close to you as it is just north of the King/Simcoe intersection! If you're heading to the Ice Bar Cafe from the North location, just hop on the 401 Simcoe South bus, get off at the King Street stop and walk over! 

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Hulk Hoagies CheeseSteaks: Hoagify if you dare!

Posted by Ryan LePage on February 13, 2018 at 10:57 AM

 

Hello Student Speak readers! I hope you're ready for a mountain of food today, as we enter the realm of glorious, glorious cheesesteaks! This month, the feature is a new local Oshawa spot right downtown, called Hulk Hoagies CheeseSteaks. They are located at 92 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON. This is right near the downtown location, just north of the Bond/Simcoe intersection, the last store on the left-hand side. To get to this glorious new food spot from the north location, it would be the 401 Simcoe south, and then a short walk from the bus stop. For those already downtown—save yourself the bus because it is just the walk! For those driving, it is on-street paid (until 6 p.m.) parking downtown. In case you didn’t want to do any commuting at all...they deliver!

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Spotlight: Copper Branch

Posted by Ryan LePage on December 12, 2017 at 4:16 PM

To all of you Student Speak readers, I would like to wish you all good luck on your exams! I know it is about that time of year, you can do it!

This month, I have ventured into the world of vegan food, which is unusual for me when I usually jump to the menu items with bacon. I will give you my take on some plant-based deliciousness, and to make this happen I made two visits to Copper Branch in Brooklin, nestled at 66 Baldwin Street on the left side of the road going north. In terms of access, by bus from the campus you would need to take the Taunton 915 west, and then from the Brock Street/Taunton Road intersection, take the 302 Brock Street bus north. For those driving, there is on-street parking, as well as a parking lot behind the building.

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Top 5 places to get chicken wings near UOIT

Posted by Sierra Haller on December 6, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Looking for a place to get tasty wings? Look no further than here! I've tasted several nearby wing places to make your choice of where to have a night out simple. With a more student-friendly budget kept in mind, each restaurant’s deals on wings are included.

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Top 5 places to get pizza around UOIT

Posted by Sierra Haller on November 2, 2017 at 2:43 PM

I went to various pizza joints near the university, in search of the best places to go for a slice of pizza. A student-friendly budget was kept in mind throughout this journey. I stuck to the basics and ordered simple pepperoni pizza for comparison. Most of the pizza places are in a 30-minute walk range from the north campus location.

Starting from fifth best, to the top pizzeria around, read along to discover where you will find yourself wanting to stop the next time you crave pizza.

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Oshawa Food Review: Hollywood Cone

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on July 26, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Downtown Oshawa is full of amazing places to eat, from burritos and pulled pork, to heathy salads and vegan cuisine. And while grabbing a full meal between classes can be ideal, sometimes all you want is to satisfy that sweet tooth with dessert.

That’s where Hollywood Cone comes in. Previously known to locals as a dynamic ice cream truck, roving the streets of the city or parked at summertime events, Hollywood Cone is now the newest addition to the downtown core, with a storefront ready for all your frozen treat desires.

We stopped by Hollywood Cone this summer to check out what they have to offer, and there’s no doubt that we were blown away by the selection, portions and cool concept. Keeping with the Hollywood theme, this store is decked out in movie memorabilia, like comfy theatre seating and a menu reminiscent of the old-style movie poster frames, complete with flashing marquee lights. A high top table is available for street-view seating and movie-themed vanity plates line the wall.

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Top 5 Poutine Spots in the Durham Region

Posted by Ryan LePage on July 12, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Hello, everyone! First of all, I want to thank those who took the time to read my food blog over this past year, whether you read one or ten, I am grateful that readers found my reviews of delicious local restaurants around UOIT interesting! As a graduating fourth year, this will be my last blog as the UOIT food blogger, and I am going out with a bang - with poutine! Like one of my first posts, this blog will feature five (NEW!) poutine spots, ones that were not included in the first blog back in the fall. 

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Top 5 dessert spots in the Durham Region

Posted by Ryan LePage on June 28, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Today I bring to you a list that I had a lot of fun doing: top desserts around the Durham Region. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the list for you - cheat days ahead! I hope that you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoyed trying the different desserts, because needless to say every spot on this list is most definitely worth trying. I will also list the cost of everything so you can have a better idea of price point. Let’s begin!

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Top four burritos near UOIT!

Posted by Ryan LePage on June 23, 2017 at 10:43 AM

Hello again friends! I know it has been a while since I last blogged about food but fear not, for I have returned! I hope you enjoyed my blog on poutine (Top 5 Poutines in Oshawa) but this time I have taken it upon myself to try burritos! I have navigated through the guacamole and made sure to try every type of bean imaginable so that I can present to you the top burritos!

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