Category: Restaurants

Cruising Cafes: The Hidden Gems of Eugene

Words by Delaney Rea | Photo by Benji Rothenberg Starbucks, Vero, Glenwood, Brails — these are the Eugene coffee shops and cafes that we all know and love. They’ve all been featured in at least one Emerald Essentials piece, so it’s time to branch out a little further. Eugene and Springfield have a litany of cafes that cater to different moods and experiences. With that in mind, here’s a selection of some local gems that deserve more attention for the unique experiences they provide. Wildwood Cafe & Bar – Best Place to Kick Off Your Boots Wildwood Cafe &...

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Every Day is a Special Day with Happy Hour

The rumors are true! If you know where to look, there are daily meal deals all over town. A cheap meal or drink is a great excuse to get out of the campus neighborhood and into some of the nicer places in town—just let this calendar be your guide. Get ready for the best week ever. Mondays Meatball Monday at Pastini Mondays are…well, not comforting. Why not lighten the mood and enjoy some Italian comfort food at a discount? Pastini Pastaria in the Oakway Center offers their heavenly meatballs simmered in marinara over a big ol’ bowl of spaghetti...

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What’s in the Box? Hungry Ducks Pizza!

by Delaney Rea | photo by Trevor Meyer **Sponsored Content by Hungry Ducks** Maybe it’s Friday night. Or maybe it’s Tuesday night – it doesn’t really matter. Tonight is pizza night. This begs the question – where to order your next pie from? Before you turn to the food review oblivion that is Yelp, remember that you’ve got options – any of which can be delivered right to your doorstep. With the help of Hungry Ducks, you can find deals on pies, calzones or whatever Italian confection you’re craving. Here are some of Hungry Ducks’ premier pizza choices, all...

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Delivery Driver Q&A with Nelson Trujillo

by Kelsey Tidball | photos by Benji Rothenberg Content Sponsored by Hungry Ducks Ever wonder exactly who shows up at your door when you order from Hungry Ducks? Usually, they knock, you pay, and they’re on their way. But what if you could get to know the beautiful human who helps satisfy your appetite and curb your munchies? Nelson Trujillo, a fourth-year double major in human physiology and popular music studies, is one of the people behind the curtain. We sat down with him to hear more about his experiences as a Hungry Ducks driver. Emerald Essentials: How long...

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In The Kitchen with Elk Horn Brewery

by Anna Glavash / photos by Sierra Pedro *Content Sponsored by Hungry Ducks* One of the best-kept secrets in the campus neighborhood is the Elk Horn Brewery and Cider House. It’s a family-owned gastropub with 24 craft beers and ciders on tap and a Southern/NW fused kitchen. Decorated with antlers and whiskey barrels, their large dining room features live edge wooden bar seating and a shuffleboard table. Outside, the fire pit is perfect for gathering around on a chilly evening, as are the TVs when the Ducks are playing. However, if your vibe is more “eating Pulled Pork Mac...

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