Food and Drink

Pointing You to Your Best Cup of Coffee

With school back in session, many students are relying on coffee to get through the day and give them a boost of energy. Here are a few of the best places in Stevens Point to get that necessary caffeine kick-star to keep you going all year. 1. Starbucks. Location: 101 Division Street  Karlyn Wormuth, a junior at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point majoring ... Read More »

Favorite Stevens Point Eateries

Each year, over 8,000 students call the city of Stevens Point home for roughly nine months. Likewise, as college students are often stereotyped as vivacious eating machines, it is not surprising that our fine town boasts a large number of local restaurants that are affordable, convenient, and satisfying. 1. Polito’s Pizza  Location: 960 Main Street In 2007 Kevin Polito, a ... Read More »

Pointerest: Food Memories

Food’s great power is that it brings people together. Think about it, every important moment of life involves food in some way. Food has the power to spark good conversations, ideas and relationships. And that has been true for my life at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Some of my greatest memories in Point are food memories. Here are just ... Read More »

Walking in a Cookie Wonderland

The holidays are great for a lot of reasons. You get to hang out with your family, you give and receive gifts, and there’s snow (hopefully) to play in. But let’s face it. The best thing about the holidays is that it is socially acceptable to eat everything in sight. Cookies are the best part of this holiday smorgasbord. Cookies ... Read More »

Drink of the Month

Every month, the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point Brewhaus has a drink of the month. This month, the drink is called the Chai’nt Pumpkin. The Chai’nt Pumpkin is a special mixture of chai with steamed milk and espresso with whipped cream and pumpkin spices on top. “I find Chai’nt pumpkin to be a clever and funny name. It’s funny because customers ... Read More »

Hard To Find Cuisine… Found.

Walking into Kristin’s Riverwalk at 1140 Clark Street, you’re immediately greeted by wooded accents and dim lights. The peninsula style bar runs along the entrance, leading you to the dining area where customers dine on the made-from-scratch fare.  The menu features a base of options as well as in season options that owner Kristin Mertis proudly exclaimed is made using ... Read More »

Mexi-CAN

One bad apple ruins the bunch is the old adage. One bad restaurant ruins almost the entire reputation of an entire culture’s food.  That being said, Mexican food and its derivatives have gotten a bad rap because of fast food places selling Americanized pieces of culture, a dollar for a taco.   As a kid, I thought tacos were the ... Read More »

Tuna: The Steak of the Sea

I sometimes get a feeling when I’m grocery shopping that I’m forgetting something. As I check my list and check the cart I realize that I have everything, but my heart feels like there is a hole that a mystery food can fill. So when I finally get the car loaded up with the groceries I’ve purchased, it dawns on ... Read More »

Cue the Quiche

Ever wonder what to do with that extra piecrust that’s lying around? I’m being disingenuous because I certainly never have had a piecrust lying around. Though if you did, you can create the crown jewel of the ‘anytime food’ empire, the quiche.   Why is a quiche so darn cool? Well for one thing, it’s French by name and German ... Read More »

My First Taste of New York City

Upon first arrival in a big city, it is customary to shake with fear at all the sights and sounds that are truly uncustomary for a young boy from the Midwest. It wasn’t until I sat down in a grubby looking pizzeria with a plate in front of me that I finally calmed down.  It wasn’t the famous, huge New ... Read More »