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Two for Tuesdays: Nick Hine

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Note: This post is part of our guest series, The Corner, with assistance from digital media students at The University of Virginia. Today’s student contributor is Hajung Yoo.

Tuesdays during The Corner series feature two favorite Corner food items selected by a different University figure each week. Today’s picks come from Nick Hine, Chair of the University of Virginia Honor Committee.  A Fourth Year who once studied abroad in China, Nick looks back on his experiences on the Corner to share his picks:

1)  Sichuan Spicy Beef Noodle at Ginkgo Chinese.  “Whenever I’m feeling nostalgic – or one of my friends is feeling adventurous – I’ll head to Ginkgo for the authentic Sichuan food.  “The Sichuan Spicy Beef Noodle is my go-to.  It’s a noodle soup dish full of beef, bok choy, and numbing Sichuan peppercorns.”

2)  Beef Pho at Lemongrass. “I’m clearly a sucker for good Asian soup dishes. Lemongrass only serves pho from 9-5 on the weekend – I’ve never figured out why it’s not served all week, but I try to get it for lunch every Sunday. You get a plate full of herbs and sauces with every order, but the broth is incredibly flavorful on its own and the noodles are always perfectly done. It’s a great, underrated comfort food – even better once the temperature drops.”

 

Two For Tuesday: Morgan Brian

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Note: This post is part of our guest series, The Corner, by digital media students at The University of Virginia. Today’s student contributor is Ali Donaldson.

Tuesdays during The Corner series feature two favorite Corner food items selected by a different University figure each week.  Today’s picks come from Morgan Brian, the fourth year All-American soccer player, fresh off her latest stint with the U.S. Women’s National Team, which she helped win the 2014 CONCACAF Championship.  Brian returned to Charlottesville just in time for Senior night, and is poised to lead the nation’s 3rd ranked Hoos into the post-season, beginning with the ACC tournament this Friday night.  Here are the picks of the player ESPN recently called “America’s next big soccer star.”

1) Five Easy Pieces from Littlejohn’s.  Lean ham and turkey breast with 1000 island, herb mayo, home-made cole slaw, crisp bacon and melted Muenster cheese on grilled pumpernickel. “Littlejohn’s has the best sandwiches, and I always get the Five Easy Pieces. It’s always a good meal for lunch or late night studying in the library.”

2) Plain Bagel with Sausage and American Cheese from Bodo’s.  “Bodo’s is probably the most popular breakfast place on campus. It’s a meal that I normally eat for breakfast on the days that we play games.”

Two for Tuesday: Dr. Larry Sabato

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Note: This post is part of our guest series, The Corner, by digital media students at The University of Virginia.  Today’s student contributor is Meghan Kasel.

Tuesdays during The Corner series feature two favorite Corner food items selected by a different University figure each week.  With Election Day just a week away, this week’s picks come from one of the nation’s leading election experts, Dr. Larry Sabato, founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, author or editor of two dozen books on American politics, and according to the Wall Street Journal, “probably the most quoted college professor in all the land.” If you want to know who is going to win next Tuesday, check out Dr. Sabato’s Crystal Ball.  If you want to know what to eat on The Corner, check out his picks, below.

1)  Avocado and Feta Pizza from Christian’s Pizza.  “The crush of students at Christian’s Pizza at all hours of the day and night reminds me of the University Diner and University Cafeteria (both long gone), that I frequented as a UVA student.  When the lines aren’t quite as long (mostly on holidays and during exams), I love stopping in for a slice of the Avocado and Feta pizza.  This is a vegetarian’s dream!”

2)  Cinnamon-Raisin Bagel with Cream Cheese from Bodo’s.  “It’s hard to find a better breakfast than a fresh from the oven bagel.  Perfect every time.”