Author: Mosaic Staff

MOSAIC Eats: Holler and Dash

STORY BY SHANNON ANGEL SYDNEY BASDEN ASPEN BREWER SAMANTHA WALLACE PHOTOS BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ Holler and Dash Biscuit House, conveniently located on the Strip, is the perfect place for students to go for an early breakfast, a quick lunch or even a nice brunch with their family when they visit. The atmosphere is relaxed, as they cater to millennials in the casual design of the restaurant. A vibrant yellow accents the modern southern charm, creating a comfortable environment focusing on southern hospitality. Their food quality sets them apart, as they use only fresh, gourmet ingredients that they get from...

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MOSAIC Eats: DePalma’s

STORY AND PHOTOS BY ZACH BROWN While it can be a bit loud at its busiest times, DePalma’s Italian Cafe is a perfect place for a date, or to eat with parents. Some of the most popular items on the menu are the Pasta DePalma, the breadsticks and the filets. DePalma’s does not offer daily specials, but they do have feature items that are changed on occasion to encourage people to step out of their comfort zone and try different dishes. The weekends are their busiest time with 7 p.m. being the peak most every night. They do employ...

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Dance Alabama

STORY BY SAM WILKE PHOTOS BY NOAH SUTTON I bought a black leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes at Wal-Mart the night before I attended my first dance class at 8 years old. After my mother dropped me off for my first class, I knew this was the start of a passion that I would carry with me throughout my life. When I graduated high school, I wasn’t ready to give it up. Dance was something that I could not part with. When I started looking at colleges, Alabama’s dance program stuck out to me the most. What separates UA from the rest is the atmosphere. The dance program is not just a group of dancers, but a support system focused on helping our peers fulfill their artistic visions. Dance for me is not only a hobby, but an emotional outlet. Dance poses as the perfect platform to express any emotions or social conflict through the art of movement and choreography. The student-choreographed show, Dance Alabama! allows students like myself to let their artistic voices be heard at a pre-professional level. DA! consists of a diverse group of genres, from jazz, tap, modern, contemporary and more. All of the pieces pose open-ended concepts or questions about social or emotional conflict present in the world today. The piece I danced in, “You Don’t Have To,” choreographed by Cate Kroehnke, proposes...

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MOSAIC Eats: Nothing but Noodles

STORY BY SAMUEL GREENE PHOTOS BY ANALIESE GERALD JESSE NASH Nothing but Noodles is a fast, casual restaurant that sits in the Shoppes at Legacy Park on McFarland Boulevard. The restaurant features a menu full of pasta dishes, with the Pomodoro Pasta and the Spicy Cajun being the most popular items. It offers a casual, sit-down atmosphere in a bright, vibrant space filled with natural light. Music plays over the loudspeaker system and TVs hang on the walls, playing channels like ESPN and FOX Sports 1. While it may be quiet around 1 p.m. on a Friday, it is...

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MOSAIC Eats: BurgerFi

STORY BY DAN SCRUGGS PHOTOS BY ANALIESE GERALD CHARLES NASH BurgerFi is known as a fast-service restaurant that offers a full-service food experience. Located in the Shoppes at Legacy Park on McFarland and 13th Street, it serves a variety of classic American favorites such as all natural gourmet burgers with no antibiotics or hormones added, hot dogs, and sides like French fries and onion rings. Alcoholic beverages are served for those over 21. It offers a casual atmosphere that can fit any demographic. From college kids to families to working professionals, people of all ages and walks of life...

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The Elephant in the Classroom

STORY BY AUDREY WATFORD PHOTOS BY KINSEY STANLEY DESIGN BY EMILY STURGEON The game has just begun, and Neyland Stadium towers above in orange glory as the Tennessee crowd roars. Alabama students are confident about the match-up, but the opposing noise is overpowering as the Crimson Tide makes its second drive down the football field. Between each play, Dakota Williams silently leads every chant with the Alabama cheerleaders. On the eighth play of the drive, Alabama’s quarterback Jalen Hurts completes a 36-yard touchdown pass to his receiver ArDarius Stewart. Alabama fans go wild and sing Yea Alabama at Williams’...

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MOSAIC Eats: Buffalo Phil’s

STORY AND PHOTOS BY SHANNON ANGEL SYDNEY BASDEN SAMANTHA WALLACE ASPEN BREWER University of Alabama students are constantly streaming out the door of Buffalo Phil’s, a hot spot that prides itself on chicken wings, drink specials and college atmosphere. This college restaurant is the perfect place to take parents during their weekend in Tuscaloosa, but since it’s a popular drinking venue for students, it might not be the best place to take younger siblings after lunchtime. Drink specials include $4 pitchers on Monday and Tuesday, $1.50 bottles of beer on Wednesday and $5 wells on Thursday. Happy hour is...

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