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Al’s a-Musing: One last lesson

There’s a certain eeriness that pervades the last weeks of an experience. I believe that life is divided up into chapters, some more noticeable in their boundaries than others. The chapters that are marked, like college, pace on with rhythm that is as hypnotizing as it is consistent. Reading a great book is a bittersweet […]

As I draw near to the end of my college career, perspective clears away the haze of the past, and I begin to remember the roller-coaster ride of my undergraduate career. College has a way of transforming the things you love. As I reflect, very few of the passions, interests and “permanent” fixtures of my […]

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Big Al’s Bites: Chunga’s Mexican Food

I am constantly surprised by the benefits of branching out. Stepping outside of the norm is frightening, especially when both money and food are on the table, but it’s necessary if you want to stop eating at the same four restaurants for the rest of your life. This happened for me one provident evening late […]

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Living in Salt Lake has made me a snob. I feel intrinsically better than many other people, not by merit, but by location. It’s as though, through osmosis, I’ve become more sophisticated, more cosmopolitan than many of my suburban neighbors. This isn’t by any means a confession of supremacy, but instead an acknowledgement of how […]

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Big Al’s Bites: Three burgers you should know about

Eating burgers is like doing heroin: The more you’ve eaten, the better the burger needs to be to get you high. My name is Alex Gerrish, and I am a burger addict. I have no intentions of trying to quit. Some things in life are just too good. While heroin is not one of those, […]

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With all the talk of the paleo diets floating around, I can’t help but think that primal food was simple. Using primitive tools and minimal seasoning, meat was a delicacy that stood on its own, with no help from any fancy flavorings. Fortunately, we’ve evolved our culinary world with the rest of our living, and […]

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