Mustang News Weekly Recap, Sept. 25, 2014: Safer provides confidentiality, changes come to campus dining

Mustang News anchors Ben King and Bukky Babalola recap Mustang News’ biggest stories this week.

Rancer's Recipes – Not-So-Common Ramen Salad

Just because you’re a new student doesn’t mean you have to be confined to boxes of Easy Mac and expired bags of popcorn. A spin of creativity can turn any typical dorm room snack into a tasty (and quick) bite to eat.

Not-So-Common Ramen Salad
 1 package Top Ramen (your favorite!)
 4 cups spinach leaves, torn
 3/4 cups cooked and diced chicken (found in grocery store’s deli section)
 1/2 cup grapes, halved
 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
 1/4 cup canned mandarin oranges, drained
?1/4 red onion, sliced thinly
?1/4 cup bottled vinaigrette dressing

Cook noodles according to package directions, but do not add flavor packets.

Guide to San Luis Obispo County restaurants

Bon Temps Creole Caf‚

1000 Olive St.

San Luis Obispo

(805) 544-2100

Cuisine: Cajun, Creole

Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

House Specialty: Gumbo and red beans and rice

Student Special: Steak and egg special before 9 a.m. for $5.99

About Us: This traditional Louisiana style restaurant offers unique meals like jambalaya, eggs benedict, corn bread and boiled peanuts for affordable prices.

Enjoy your last supper at these five restaurants

While you’ve still got your parents – and their wallets-in town, you’ve got to celebrate over dinner. San Luis Obispo is full of restuarants that the whole family will enjoy and the Mustang Daily set out to find the five best.

Alex Madonna’s Copper Caf‚ and Steak House
100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo
(805) 784-2430
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Veg out with Cal Poly's many vegetarian options

For most college freshmen, learning to embrace, and then remedy, the “starving college student” stereotype can be difficult. For vegetarians, the mission of going from hungry to full can sometimes seem downright impossible.

In order to aid practicing vegetarians in their hunt for the perfect meat-free meal, the Mustang Daily has accumulated a list of the best places and plates to get.

Eating healthy in SLO

Though you now have the chance to gorge on burgers, candy and soda all you want since Mom and Dad aren’t around, your body may quickly regret its newly formed fat cells. Luckily, San Luis Obispo has many options for good food that’s not only tasty but also good for your health.

How to eat healthy with a campus meal plan

Going away to college means the end of home-cooked meals and well-stocked kitchens. It may be easy to fall into the Top Ramen routine, but with some searching, Cal Poly can offer many healthy options.

Without parents directly buying food, students have the option of eating healthy or not so healthy, said Nancy Williams, the director of Campus Dining.

Ethnic eating cures hamburger boredom

If you are bored with your everyday burger and fries, try some of these local eateries that offer delicious ethnic foods.

Mexican

For the most authentic Mexican food on the Central Coast, take a drive up U.S. Highway 1 through Morro Bay and stop at the Chapala Market.

Hot turkey without breaking a sweat

If you want to gobble up a good Thanksgiving meal in San Luis Obispo without roasting a 20-pound bird yourself, there’s good news: several local restaurants are offering holiday feasts. That means you don’t have to go cold turkey on…

Something new brewing in SLO

Brennan Angel SLO Brew is no longer. No more dim, cave-like atmosphere, bathrooms with broken plumbing and a vacant upstairs on the weekends. With new owners and a fresh ambiance, the building has been transformed into Downtown Brew. “The previous…

Garden Grille makes the grade

After just two weeks, the Garden Grille has proved popular with both new and returning students. The restaurant, formerly the Lighthouse, is a temporary dining establishment that has experimented with higher quality food at varied prices. The Garden Grille will…