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Busines Bites: Providing cheap, convenient eats

Seven years ago, Business Bites was just a small trailer behind Pound Hall providing students on VSU’s North Campus with cheap and affordable food. The Students in Free Enterprise made the decision to build Business Bites to cater mainly to students on North Campus, keeping students from leaving the campus just to eat. According to one of the faculty advisors ...

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Fabulous Pizza brings authentic Italian flavor

Earlier this year, Fabulous Pizza on Jerry Jones Drive opened its doors to the public for the first time. Located by Slap Daddy’s right off of Baytree Road, this Italian inspired restaurant attempts to set itself apart by providing what Luis Leiva, the owner, calls good quality food, as well as having cheaper prices than its competitors. As soon as ...

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Customize your meal at Mongolian Fire Pit

The Mongo, or The Mongolian Fire Pit, is a Hibachi restaurant on North Ashley Street with splendid food and great service to enjoy a perfect atmosphere with your friends or family. Because there are only two Mongolian Fire Pits in the United States, I was a little skeptical on eating there, but I believe everything is worth at least one ...

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Eclectic dessert at its finest

So, there I was, no lie, a hot Thursday afternoon walking into Valdosta’s newest eclectic dessert shop. Now before I even set foot in the place I had a funny feeling about the place, not like “Oh my God, they have Rocky Road!” but more of “Oh crap….yogurt.” Before I hear the uproar of the local granola hippies and eco-mentalists ...

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Macadoo’s is no more; introducing Zacadoo’s

What’s in a name? A lot, Macadoo’s is learning. Macadoo’s is changing its name in order to avoid legal entanglement from a family restaurant with the same name. “Macado’s” is the original family resturant with locations throughout the south, including North Carolina, and Virginia. According to the Macado’s website, the family resturant is popular with the college crowd with their ...

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New restaurants try to make their mark

The new restaurant changes that have occurred recently here at Valdosta State University due to a new food service company taking over have not been hidden. They are extremely noticeable and have sparked a lot of thoughts within both students and staff members. Many students were familiar, and quite comfortable, with the old company, Sodexo. However, due to Chartwells being ...

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Cheddar’s offers great quality, prices

 If you’re looking for a nice atmosphere, cheap prices and quality food, then look no further—these are just a few of the things you’ll find at Cheddar’s.  The restaurant opened for business last December and has quickly become a hot spot for Valdosta dining.  The restaurant is quite nice, boasting three different scenery seating sections.  On one side, is the ...

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Holiday spirit in the air

 Coming to downtown this Saturday is Valdosta’s first ice skating rink.   Located in the Toombs Street parking lot, Holiday on Ice will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 5-10 p.m. through Dec. 19.  “I’m excited about the ice skating rink,” Shelia Vanommeren, a senior international business major said. “I’m ...

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Blazers host Loop Pizza Grill Classic this weekend

From staff reports  The VSU men’s basketball team stands with an overall 5-2 record after downing Albany State and Columbus State last week. The Blazers will host the Loop Pizza Grill Classic this weekend at the P.E. Complex.   They will host Lynn on Friday night and Nova Southeastern on Saturday night. Both games are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ...

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Cheap Dinner Breakdown

 Valdosta is full of restaurants that are well within a college student’s budget. No matter if you crave taste, style or price, Valdosta has a restaurant for you.    There are many Mexican restaurants in town including Rodeo, on Ashley Street, and El Toreo with two locations.  There is an El Toreo on Gornto Road and another on North Valdosta ...

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