Explore CSTAT: The Tipsy Bean

For the longest time ever, College Station never really had its own local coffee shop (minus Sweet Eugene’s, which has been around for a couple years now and is definitely a staple now). But with its recent expansion, especially in the south of the city and near campus, we’ve seen quite the influx of new restaurants and shops (both local and branches).

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Explore CSTAT: Yangtuo Club

Back in Ames, I mentioned that a lot of the Chinese restaurants were so good because they were authentic, but it turns out I’ve found my new favorite Chinese restaurant here in College Station!

Yangtuo Club is tucked into a small shopping center, so it’s quite easy to miss. They’ve got quite a few options as for what to eat: you can get the dry hot pot for 9.99$/lb — meaning, you can add whatever the heck you want for that price per pound, an all-you-can-eat hot pot buffet, where you can chose the level of spice for the soup base, as well as noodles and fried rice. We decided to get the dry hot pot, which my mom and I spend a solid ten minutes choosing what kinds of meats and vegetables we wanted. There was quite the variety of each: for the meat, there was chicken, lamb, beef, pork (and in different styles, too) and seafood; for vegetables, there were bean sprouts, cabbage, different herbs, mushrooms, wood ear, tofu, cauliflower, bokchoy, etc.

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Explore CSTAT: Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe was started in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 1991, and has since expanded all over Texas, including to College Station! I don’t recall it seeing it before leaving for Austin last fall (or maybe it was already there…), so this summer was the first time that my parents and I went together (they’d gone a few times earlier this year).

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Explore ATX: Iron Works & The Texas Barbeque Culture

Austin (and really, Texas in general) is known for its famous BBQ spots, such as Franklin’s (where lines can get up to seven hours long), Stiles Switch, and Iron Works. During finals week, my friends and I went out to Iron Works for a break from studying, and it is definitely worth the hype (and very quick service too!)

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WTF: Where’s the Food (Semesters 3 & 4)

It’s been a whole school year since I last posted, which means it’s been a whole year since I’ve had to publicly admit to eating out wayyy too many times than my credit card should have allowed… Anyways, here’s WTF: Where’s the Food for semesters 3 & 4 (otherwise known as WTF: Why’d you spend so much money on food, Annie??)

The Pizza Press

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