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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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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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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O Say Can You Eat?

STORY AND PHOTOS BY Elizabeth Selmarten Elizabeth Selmarten really likes food. Because of this, she documents her journey through the culinary world of America, finishing plates and emptying cups everywhere she goes.  Chimneyville Smokehouse – Jackson, Mississippi Pulled pork plate with mac & cheese, green beans, blackberry cobbler, roll and sweet tea Deanie’s Seafood – New Orleans, Louisiana Barbecue Shrimp Papa Del’s – Champaign, Ill. Chicago deep dish pizza Torchy’s Tacos – Webster, Texas Tacos Epcot – Disneyworld, Florida Frozen desert violet lemonade Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint – Nashville, Tenn. Bar-B-Que pulled pork and mac & cheese Innisfree – Boulder, Colo. Mocha Rusty Scupper –...

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A Letter From the Editor

STORY BY ELIZABETH ELKIN PHOTOS BY NOAH SUTTON DESIGN BY HANNAH LUBAS Ever since I was young, I’ve loved words My first word was kitty. One day, I pointed at my cat and said, “Kitty.” My parents tell me I haven’t stopped talking since. When I was 3 or 4, I would stare at books,willing the words to make sense. Even before I could read, I was fascinated by the written word, by text on a page. It was fitting, then, that I would someday join The University of Alabama’s Honors College and become a journalist. Since then, I have...

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