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Meal plans at UM are a little more complicated than choosing between All Campus and Food Zoo Unlimited.

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Trail mix is the perfect snack for a college student because it’s just whatever miscellaneous ingredients you want, mixed into a bag. Stale cereal, chocolate chips and dried apricots? Trail mix! Old Five Guys peanuts and beef jerky? Trail mix! Altoids, Adderall and your own tears? Trail mix …

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WHERE WE’RE DRINKINGOnly the best bar in town (beating out my former favorite, the bowling alley), Gild. The brewery has tacos, games, beer and the good stuff: kombucha. There’s no better way to enjoy your ‘buch than over a game of “Super Smash Bros,” despite it being virtually impossible to…

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WHERE WE’RE EATINGThe Roxy movie theater is the epitome of classic charm. Popcorn is served from an old fashioned popcorn popper and a glass case displays candies from the usual M&Ms and Sour Patch Kids to the not-so-usual Cow Tales and Zotz. The lobby is colorful from carpet to ceiling,…

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For the vegetable skeptics out there, you should know this roasted broccoli is delicious. I often find broccoli is either undercooked and tasteless or soggy, but this recipe is flavorful, simple and gives the veggie a nice crisp. Even my practically carnivorous friend ate a whole plate of it…

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Remember the you before midterms and long research papers? You were a bubbly little spit-fire ready for your first days of the semester. Where’d she go? When you can’t afford a therapist, this list is here to break down your semester in shots from the happy beginning to the “get me out of he…

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WHERE YOU'RE EATING The comfy aura of Indian restaurant Masala is enticing and draws in hungry pedestrians off the streets of Missoula. On the corner of Ryman and Main, the view from the restaurant is the heart of downtown. The atmosphere is clean, hip and inviting. The wood-paneled ceiling …

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Finding authentic Chinese food in Missoula is arduous, but cooking it at home can be painless. This recipe for Chinese-style fried mushrooms on a bed of spinach is cheap, vegetarian and a breeze to make. It is authentically brought to you from the mind of Chinese student Jiakai “JK” Lou — So…

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WHERE YOU’RE DRINKINGAs someone who is too young to go to the bars and can’t stand the taste of coffee, my go-to drink is tea. The same five flavors at the food zoo can get boring, so I decided to try something new: bubble tea (aka boba). The comfy, Asian aesthetic of IZA restaurant, located…

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WHERE YOU’RE EATINGWhen you hear about Italian food in Missoula, where is it usually from? Everyone talks about Ciao Mambo, but what if you’re looking for something a bit more casual and cheap? Romeo’s is a small Italian bistro across the street from Pattee Creek Market. It’s a family restau…

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Living on campus and tired of the normal, everyday options at the Food Zoo? Lucky for you, we’ve got a Food Zoo hack for you this week in the form of a huckleberry milkshake. Montana is known for its huckleberries. They complement everything from pancakes, syrup for your pancakes, milkshakes…

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When waking up around noon on a Sunday, the first thing most college kids want is food. Whether it’s to cure your hangover or because you’re out of pancake mix in your apartment, Missoula has a few spots great for days like these. Here’s what you need to know about brunchin’ Missoula style. 

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