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Taste testing at three local breweries in search of the best

Emerald reporter and sophisticated man Alando Ballantyne, photographer Alex McDougall and I went on the hunt to discover the best that Eugene breweries have to offer, which included trying four samples at three of our local breweries: Oakshire, Hop Valley and Ninkasi.

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The true meaning of Valentine’s Day proves elusive

The bar is the place where the “waiting” ones can sit and contemplate life, or the “lonely” ones to cast a gaze out across the bar, yearning for a savior to appear through the alcohol-fueled haze. I was the latter.

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Super Bowl XLVI: How to survive the second-worst holiday of the year

February. To be honest, it’s my least favorite time of year. February is the month that plays host to the year’s two worst holidays: the Super Bowl (Of course it’s a holiday — this is the United States) and Valentine’s Day.

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J-Tea International is not your average cup of tea

J-Tea International is more than just a place to sip tea. It’s more than just another caffeine boost to start your day. J-Tea International is an experience. It delves into the creativity and mindfulness of the Taiwanese culture.

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Fight that hangover with the Scene desk’s favorite remedies

We at the Scene desk believe you all generally drink responsibly, but let’s face it: hangovers happen. And they suck. Everyone has their own remedy that they use to combat the aftermath of a hard night out, but just in case you don’t — or if your current one is no longer cutting it — here we will offer you some of our own go-to antidotes, sure to ease your stomach, quell that headache and get you up and going for another night of drinking — err, studying.

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Three great local restaurants to take your date for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we all know what that means — it’s almost time to go eat some really good food and get wasted (oh yeah, and also to hang out with your significant other).

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Cleanse your body with this soup detox

Cleanses like this are something to get behind: Limit the sugar and alcohol, and up the veggies — a smart choice any day. Start with something simple, like this green broccoli, spinach and ginger soup.

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From jail to his bread, Dave Dahl rises to the occasion

During a presentation and lecture he made to the University Entrepreneurial Club in Lillis Business Complex on Wednesday night, someone asked Dave what the most unexpected thing he’d come across in transformation from convicted felon to successful business leader. “Well, the fact that people like me,” Dave said, laughing.

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The new Webfoot Bar & Grill holds grand opening on Friday

The Webfoot opened its doors Nov. 19 and will be hosting a grand opening Friday, Dec. 2. To celebrate the bar’s opening and the first Pac-12 Championship Game, The Webfoot plans fun festivities through the night, including drawings for prizes like T-shirts and a snowboard.

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Thanksgiving away from home made easy

Being on your own this Thursday doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge. The Scene desk has compiled some easy recipes for Thanksgiving staples — some with a student spin — so you can still stuff yourself silly on Thursday.

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Celebrate the holidays with seasonal beers

For those of you who are looking to taste some festive holiday beers (and are of legal age to do so), there are several different options to choose from. On any given evening at The Bier Stein, located at 345 11th Ave., there are myriad beers waiting to be tasted, …

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Two meals for $20 or less that will impress your date

In an effort to conserve funds, you’re looking to cook a romantic meal for your date instead of going out.If you’re worried that your kitchen chops might not be up to par, fear not — Sonoran hot dogs and curry with rice are two easy options for tasty meals that are sure to impress your significant other while also keeping the bank account in the black.

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Fun drinks for your Halloween party

No party is complete without drinks, and the perfect Halloween party is no exception. With a fruity punch, green beer-and-cider cocktail and a sweet-as-pie shot, drinkers of all tastes can pick their poison, making your party a monster hit.

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University student wins Sweet Basil's debut Spicy Contest

People chanting and guys in sweat bands wearing cut-off tank tops with beads of sweat trickling down their faces filled the room on Monday night. But these guys weren’t swinging bats or throwing footballs, and they weren’t sweating because they were exercising. They were the 21 contestants in Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine’s first Spicy Contest.

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Cafe Roma managers' journey from Mexico to Eugene

By 7:30 a.m., a steady stream of customers is coming through the door of Cafe Roma. The air fills with the ding of the cash register, the hiss of steam from the espresso machine and the scratching sound from printing receipts.

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University alumnus serves up sammitches at new food cart

The 25-year-old University alum opened his food cart, Sammitch, on the weekend of Sept. 23, but cooking has been a connective theme throughout his life.

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Willamette Valley Fresh Hop Festival celebrates Pacific Northwest's brewing advantages

University students and locals got their “hop” on at the third-annual Willamette Valley Fresh Hop Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8.

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Eating fresh in the EMU

The first thing that strikes you while standing in line for the EMU’s Subway is the seamless transition of the sandwich-making process. It’s like a well-oiled machine, with employees smoothly moving to replace each other as they slide from task to task. From bread and cheeses, to toasting, vegetables and dressing, it’s obvious to the waiting audience that this crew has been battle-hardened by the hundreds of students who buy subs on a daily basis.

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Oakshire, Oregon Daily Emerald collaborate for special craft beer

The Emerald is proud to announce its partnership with Oakshire Brewing to brew its first (and probably only) beer.

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InterMingle welcomes new, old students to University

On Friday night, new students to the University of Oregon got their dance, sumo wrestle, poker, pizza and all-around groove on. InterMingle, one of the largest campus events each year, started at 5 p.m. and continued past midnight. The event was spread out on all sides of the EMU, but …

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Bars in Eugene offer different experiences

Finding the right atmosphere for a bar is crucial to being able to enjoy yourself when you go out. Consider what you’re looking for and then choose your bar accordingly.

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Cheap eats around Eugene on a student's budget

The Pacific Northwest is famously known for its diverse, eclectic and inexpensive food options. From food carts to bakeries to vegetarian establishments, Eugene is no exception. If you’re looking for a place to get some tasty grub on a budget, here are a few places that might tickle your fancy.

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East 13th Avenue offerings add spice to students' lives

Just across the street from the Northwest side of campus, East 13th Avenue between Kincaid and Alder streets offers a variety of diverse and active student-oriented businesses ranging from restaurants, retail stores and other services offered to students.

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Best places in Eugene for food, clothes, drinks and more

Students have many basic needs. In addition to food, water and shelter, hardworking students also sometimes need to get full, get healthy, get clothed, get entertained and get drinks. Here are some of the best places to do so.

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Emerald Happy Hour Guide

View Daily Emerald Happy Hour Gide in a larger map Map your night out with the Emerald’s online happy hour guide. We’ll tell you when and where to get your favorite drinks and meals at your favorite prices.   Agate Alley Bistro Everyday 3 – 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. …

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Eugene community embraces local, organic farming

Willamette Valley farmers are increasingly successful due to the power of the community, and the high demand for organic and responsible farming practices.

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Little Big Burger to expand to Eugene

Portland-based restaurant to open new burger joint near Knight Arena in September.

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Eugene’s new Cornucopia Maize Lounge provides unique, versatile atmosphere

The new eatery, located in what was once the back of The District, will cater to families during the day, as well as partying crowds at night.

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Sixth annual Wings and Wine Festival celebrates community of Veneta

The Wings and Wine Festival brings different groups from the Veneta and Eugene area together to celebrate community with birds, wine and outdoor activities.

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Soup Nation a permanent home for owner of Carte Blanche Soup Carte

Mark Stern uses the same formula that made the popular campus eatery Carte Blanche Soup Carte succeed to open Soup Nation, a new permanent location across from the Fifth Street Market.

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