As an international Fresher arriving in Dublin for the first time last autumn, I was certain I had missed crucial aspects of Dublin’s social and cultural scene. This year has been characterised by irregularity; between fluctuating cancellations, the transfer of …
Alfie Fletcher breaks down how to swap supermarket plastic for leafy greens
When you live in a big city like Dublin, it can be difficult to reconnect to nature. Foraging, however, can be a solution. Instead of driving to a supermarket to put a plastic-wrapped vegetable into a plastic bag, try foraging, …
Tips and tricks on how to survive a pandemic study season; habit-tracking, rewarding yourself, and fuelling your body.
This article contains specific references to eating and food habits.
As the academic year comes to a close, we face the annual hurdle of examinations and end-of-term assignments. This year, having spent over 365 days now in a pandemic, most …
Big treats in small shipping containers
The Saucy Cow: saucy? Yes! Cow? No!
Crossguns bridge, a sort of confluence between Phibsborough, Drumcondra and Glasnevin, has become quite an impressive food corner. Within a two minute walk, you can get quality souvlaki, pizza, bao buns, quesadillas, and …
Prepare for summer with refreshing sugary ice
Whenever I told people I was making pomegranate sorbet, it always garnered the same response: a mixture of admiration and curiosity. Incidentally, this is the kind of reaction I seek in every interaction I have with others. But in this …
Joseph Toolan tries out a Boojum’s meal kit
If we were told this time last year that restaurants would still be closed a year on, no one would have believed it. We all miss being able to go out to eat, but lockdown after lockdown has been particularly …
Olly and Lottie explore Dublin’s hot chocolate scene
What screams comfort and indulgence more than hot chocolate? To get you through chilly spring days and get you through those lockdown blues, here’s a guide to some of Dublin’s hot chocolate hot spots. From the iconic Butler’s to the …
Easy recipes to spice up the famous student staple
Given their affordability and versatility, it comes as no surprise that potatoes are a staple in many students’ cooking repertoire. The downside is, of course, that if left too long they begin to sprout, resembling alien-like entities rather than ingredients. …
Ben McConkey and Peter Benson reach the day of reckoning as their challenge comes to an end
The day of reckoning. The feast of trumpets, only there was no feast. On our fifth day of the Buttery, we’d had enough.
What did we eat?
- 2 item hot breakfast (hash browns and mushrooms)
- 2 item hot
Ben McConkey and Peter Benson’s challenge is nearly done
Butter me up day four ‘cos the vegan sausage rolls are no more (we ate them all). Also, another sub-€20 day!
What did we eat?
- 2 item hot breakfast (scrambled eggs, mushrooms, toast)
- 2 item hot breakfast (hash