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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Bowllin’ restaurant is located on Waverly Place. With new management, a familiar favorite has become unrecognizable. (Photo by ​​Camille Harvell)

An obituary for Bowllin’

By Alexandra Chan, Managing Editor October 6, 2021

I was catfished by a restaurant.  For the uninitiated, Bowllin’ is a Korean barbecue bowls restaurant located right off of Washington Square Park on Waverly Place. My Bowllin’ journey began...

Zaragoza Mexican Deli and Grocery is located at 215 Avenue A in the East Village. This small Mexican deli offers a taste of Mexican cuisine and culture on the island of Manhattan. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month at Zaragoza

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor October 1, 2021

One of the golden food rules in New York City is that if you want traditional Latin American food at an affordable price, you head to the Bronx, Queens or Brooklyn — you can thank gentrification for...

Mooncakes are a dessert that are eaten in some countries to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival. The festival, which begins tomorrow, is an important holiday in Asian cultures that honors unity and family. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

More than a mooncake: Students celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with beloved dessert

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 20, 2021

Tomorrow, Sept. 21, marks the start of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a holiday honoring unity and family widely celebrated by many communities in Eastern Asia. Different countries practice different traditions,...

The Smith continues to be a popular dinner spot for NYU students. New mandates and recommendations have changed the way you can expect to dine in the city. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Dining indoors during COVID-19, safely-ish

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 17, 2021

After nearly a year and a half of being stuck at home, most diners are eager to hit the streets again to experience the comforting thrill of eating at a restaurant. As more and more people receive vaccinations,...

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, started yesterday evening. Many students are finding it hard to break fast while also complying with NYU’s restrictions. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Observing Yom Kippur during COVID-19

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 16, 2021

Wednesday evening marked the start of Yom Kippur, one of the most sacred holidays in the Jewish religion. Widely translated as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is a period that follows Rosh Hashanah and...

Ambo, located on East Eighth Street, is a counter-serve Indian restaurant. Ambo opened in December 2019 and offers convenient, affordable, and delicious Indian food. (Staff Photo by Sabrina Choudhary)

Ambo’s Indian food balances authenticity and accessibility

By Sabrina Choudhary, Identity & Equity Editor September 13, 2021

As is the case for many college students living away from home, my comfort food is anything that resembles my family’s cooking. If I’m having a rough day, I’ll hit up the Kati Roll Company — or...

The latest installment in the Top Chef franchise sees amateur chefs competing for glory. NYU Law student Sharila Stewart was one of the show’s newest contestants. (Image courtesy of Sharila Stewart)

NYU Law student shares her ‘surreal experience’ on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Amateurs’

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 10, 2021

What started as a hobby to escape the stress of graduate school led to the opportunity of a lifetime.  Last October, third-year NYU Law student Sharila Stewart competed in Bravo’s latest reality...

Turns out, eating out in New York doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out these restaurants for delicious meals you can get on a tight budget. (Staff Photos by Ryan Kawahara and Manasa Gudavalli)

10 food spots under $12

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 8, 2021

It doesn’t take a math major to tell you that living in the Big Apple is pretty pricey, especially when it comes to food. But don’t let the high price tag of some restaurants fool you — the city’s...

Cluckstein is the new replacement for Chick-fil-A in the Upstein Food Court. Cluckstein serves its version of chicken tenders, nuggets, sandwiches, and waffle fries, with additional vegan options. (Staff Photo by Joey Hung)

Cluck or duck: Is Cluckstein worth it?

By Joey Hung, BStyle Editor September 3, 2021

Rest in peace — and long live — Chick-fil-A. During the 2020-21 school year, NYU formally requested its vendor Chartwells to discontinue their license with Chick-fil-A due to the corporation’s ethics,...

SIMÒ PIZZA opened their second location in Greenwich Village on Tuesday. Simone Falco, the founder of the restaurant, came to New York from Naples, Italy with the goal of bringing people together with classic Neapolitan pizza. (Image courtesy of Francesco Sapienza)

SIMÒ PIZZA: Transporting New Yorkers to Naples in 90 seconds

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 2, 2021

Move over, Joe’s: a new pizza shop just opened in the Village, and they’re promising to sling classic Neapolitan pizzas at $10 a pie.  SIMÒ PIZZA opened its second location in the heart of Greenwich...

We all scream for ice cream. NYU Alumni created their own brand of the popular desert to support the AAPI community in the city. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

A taste of home: NYU alumni launch Asian flavor-inspired NYC ice cream startup

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 1, 2021

Amid the economic and social turmoil of the pandemic, starting a business is a daring venture — especially just a few months after graduating college. But these risks didn’t stop Debbie Tanudirjo (Steinhardt...

Many halal carts cluster around Union Square. Halal carts offer a heaping to-go container of seasoned rice piled with the meat or vegetables of your choice for five or six dollars, making it an ideal cheap-eats meal. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Do you really live in New York if you haven’t eaten at a halal cart?

By Sabrina Choudhary, Identity & Equity Editor August 31, 2021

New York City is famous for its late night dining scene, from pizza at Joe’s to falafel sandwiches at Mamoun’s. Shared experiences at the various restaurants and food carts that surround NYU create...