Rutgers Cans Unhealthy Takeout Options

It appears the days of greasy takeout are numbered at Rutgers University.

“In a makeover of its dining hall menus, Rutgers University plans to eliminate chicken nuggets, hash browns and other unhealthy foods from its takeout section and incorporate more nutritious options in the all-you-can-eat cafeterias.

By the end of the fall semester, Rutgers expects chicken wings will be baked instead of fried, hot sauce from the jar will be replaced with fresh spices, and processed meats will be traded for poached salmon or turkey roasted and smoked by university chefs, among other changes.

The food on the new menus will be more than just healthy, it will be “absolutely good,” said Ian Keith, the Rutgers chef leading the menu overhaul.

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For Rutgers students, that means takeout chicken fingers will be replaced with grilled chicken, and hash browns will swapped out for Peruvian hash made from heirloom potatoes, spinach and roasted onions.

Instead of pork sausage, Rutgers will serve smoked chicken sausage with spinach on a whole grain English muffin. A new bagel bar will feature a vegetable cream cheese mixed at Rutgers and loaded with broccoli, squash and scallions.

Plant-based meal, such as tofu and broccoli stir fry, will become more prevalent.”

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Boiling. My blood is boiling. More bad press for good old Rutgers. You can’t take away chicken nuggets and fries from a school cafeteria, you just can’t. That’s like taking bread and milk out of a supermarket. Baked chicken wings, fine. But replacing hot sauce with “fresh spices”? I must be poorly educated (I went to Rutgers) because I’m almost 25 and never knew that hot sauce was some destructive condiment for morbid gluttons. Learn something new every day. I love when Rutgers tries to be all fancy. One of my favorite saying is as follows. You. Can’t. Shine. A. Turd. Might get that put on my headstone (that day might be here sooner than I think from all that hot sauce). Actually I had to look this up because I just don’t buy it. Here’s what I found:

“But let’s not ignore all the benefits of hot sauce because it really does do a lot of good for the body. Capsaicin, which is responsible for making chilis spicy, has been reported to decrease inflammation, relieve soreness and help fight prostate cancer.”

“Spicy peppers have amazing health benefits, but there’s a catch, of course. If spicy food is your thing, you could be eating your way to better health via your favorite condiment. A recent scientific study says hot sauce is good for you, especially if it’s paired with a little fat.”

Could be fake news but go ahead and ask me if I trust Google or Rutgers more. Damn. Tough one. I also love how the chef spearheading this says it will be “really good” Now I’m sold! Get this guy on Shark Tank with that pitch! Last time I trusted someone at Rutgers (an advisor) I ended up being a senior on the verge of not being able to graduate. The roasted turkey doesn’t sound too bad but the “chicken sausage with spinach on a whole grain English muffin” and the “vegetable cream cheese mixed at Rutgers and loaded with broccoli, squash and scallions” and “tofu and broccoli stir fry” is where I draw the line. This isn’t going to make students healthier. It’s going to leave them emaciated! There are two ways to curb hunger at Rutgers now. Drugs… and this new menu. At least it shouldn’t be too hard to fit into that formal dress now right? You want to make students healthier? How about renovating the College Ave Gym? Make it less of a sweaty shoebox and more of a, ya know, health and wellness facility? Or how about extending the hours? Maybe people want to get a lift or run in past 6pm on a Saturday before they get shitfaced? This news is tough to swallow both literally and figuratively but hey, at least you can wash it down with a coke product now =).

You can check out the full article right here:

http://www.nj.com/education/2017/03/rutgers_dining_hall_menu_chicken_nuggets_healthy_f.html

You Have To Love This South Jersey Dude Who Went To Jail For Drunkenly Crashing His Golf Cart Trying To Run Over A Rooster

There are some savages in South Jersey. Trust me. I would know. But Daniel Jones has just set the bar pretty darn high with his antics in Key West, Florida (another severely messed up state). I’m not even going to summarize, instead I’m just going to copy and paste pretty much the entire original article because it’s just too funny as is.

“The 34-year-old South Jersey man spent a night in a Key West, Fla., jail last week after he drunkenly crashed a golf cart trying to run over a rooster, according to The Florida Keys newspaper.

The Cinnaminson resident was reportedly seen around 6 p.m. last Friday driving the cart erratically through the white-house-lined streets of Bahama Village in pursuit of the red-headed cockerel.

“He was adamant about trying to hit the rooster,” Key West resident Vincent Vurro, who saw the whole thing unfold, told the newspaper.

As Jones swerved toward the bird, the cart rolled over, throwing the driver and two passengers onto the street, the newspaper reported. A female passenger suffered chipped teeth and skinned knees.

The rooster, however, proceeded safely to the sidewalk.

Jones was taken into custody, and reportedly fell asleep in the police cruiser on the way to the local jail.

After repeatedly sticking his fingers and shirt in his mouth, the newspaper reported, Jones allegedly scored a blood-alcohol content of 0.25, which is more than three times the legal limit in Key West.

He was jailed on suspicion of driving under the influence, and was released on his own recognizance the next day.

Efforts to reach him Wednesday were unsuccessful.”

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Although this report is only a few paragraphs long, it feels like a Pulitzer Prize winning novel. So much to examine and break down. Where do I begin? “He was adamant about trying to hit the rooster”. First off, not sure if the driver would even know what adamant means. Second, you can’t not appreciate the drivers sheer tenacity and will. He was going to run over and splatter that rooster’s guts if it was the last thing he did. Except he didn’t. Also love the part about the two passengers flying out into the street too, with one of them chipping their teeth and messing up their knees. Wonder what they were thinking during that whole ordeal. Must have thought they were in a real life game of Crazy Taxi or Simpsons Road Rage (very underrated video game by the way). Were they in on this goose, er, rooster chase too? Then there’s the ultimate shot to the heart. The cold blooded sentence that really stings and shatters you. “The rooster, however, proceeded safely to the sidewalk.” Damn. I can just imagine that smug fucking rooster looking at these bozos from the sidewalk, sucking their souls with just his stare. Like Kevin McCallister grinning at The Wet Bandits immediately after ruining their lives. Was this the most cunning, elusive rooster ever or was this golf cart carrying the world’s saddest and most pathetic human beings on earth? I guess unless we get some video footage we may never know. I could go on and on with this one but I simply don’t have the mental capacity to dive even deeper. I guess not everyone from South Jersey was born a rocket scientist…

Rutgers Business School Rejects Kids From Career Fair For Wearing Blue Or Light Grey Suits

Rutgers. It was hard enough to get into a party on a Friday night back in my day. Now it’s apparently a struggle just to get through the door of a career fair.

“Several Rutgers Business School students were barred from entering their annual career fair last Friday at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick for dress code violations.

Rutgers Business School sophomore Tyler Farnsworth said he was unable to enter because he wore suede shoes, and that a majority of students prevented from entering were wearing blue shirts, blue suits or brown shoes. He estimates that about 40 students were turned away from the fair for dress code violations.

This year’s career fair dress code flyer tells male students to wear “clean, polished dark dress shoes,” but no sneakers or boots. Men should also wear black or dark gray professional suits. This flyer is linked on the school’s career fair web page.

Last year’s flyer also prohibits sneakers, but tells students only to wear “dress or hard bottom shoes,” as well as a “dark, conservative suit.”.

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Yep, that’s the exact reason i chose to forgo the business school. Boxers or bust and that has continued throughout my blogging career until even today. But this is such classic Rutgers it hurts. Rutgers always trying to put a shine on the turd they are and have been forever. Joining the Big Ten to look legit then being a punching bag losing games 78-0. Waiting until 2016 to be a coke campus instead of Pepsi. Denying their own students entry to further their careers based on how they dress. Don’t they understand their students are broke because they have to pay for books, rent and… like…tuition? Or parking tickets and booze but same difference. Nobody’s hopping on NJ Transit and going to Barney’s in the dead of winter so they can impress someone at a career fair. That comes after you land the ballin job. Plus half the time the people representing these companies at the career fairs are former Rutgers students themselves, just a couple years removed from walking the streets at night in booty shorts and jerseys or racially insensitive mixer costumes. Plus, it’s 2017. Everyone should have taken note of those nerds out in Silicon Valley who are changing the world in ripped jeans and a t-shirt. Here’s to needing 11:1 ratio and a black or dark grey professional suits.

You can check out the full article right here:

http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2017/02/rutgers-business-school-turns-students-away-from-career-fair-for-wearing-light-grey-blue-suits

Future Dropping New Album Friday, Headlining Wild Tour Too

Free Bandz! Fucking love me some Future, who doesn’t? Well all of his fans can rejoice together this Valentines Day because Mr. Hendrix just announced he’s dropping an album this Friday, February 17th. Additionally, Super Future will be headlining a super tour featuring Tory Lanez, Kodak Black and Migos. Young Thug and A$AP Ferg will also be joining the madness on select dates as well.

The Tour will be called ‘Freebandz Presents Nobody Safe Tour’ and based on that lineup the name makes total sense. Those four acts back to back to back to back is actually a little concerning for the well being of those who will be in attendance. Tory Lanez has jumped all the way up in my personal rotation as his two new mixtapes are pretty damn solid. I’ve been listening to the ‘The New Toronto 2’ but he released ‘Chixtape IV’ simultaneously so I would venture to say thats also good. Kodak Black is fresh out of jail. Migos is Migos. Cap that off with some Future and I’d say exactly what the tour says, ‘Nobody Safe’. Album drops Friday, tour tickets also go on sale Friday at noon. Peep the flyer below to see when danger is invading your city.

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There’s A Wawa Competitor Coming To South Jersey And I’m Not Gonna Lie I’m A Little Nervous

Where I come from there may not be a more iconic establishment in the food and service industry than Wawa. Whether you’re grabbing a sandwich on the way to the shore or you need a blue gatorade because you’re hungover trash, Wawa is as classic a staple in the Tri-state area as watching the Eagles lose on Sundays. I have recently been alerted by a friend that a Wawa competitor is coming to South Jersey soon which naturally made me do a little digging.

Initial reaction? This might test some people’s loyalty but let’s be honest nothing’s going to dethrone Wawa ’round these parts, although my father did stave off his Wawa coffee addiction and now prefers Starbucks so I guess anything’s possible. SO, Royal Farms is the new guy in town causing all this ruckus. Royal Farms? Doesn’t sound intimidating at all right? Then I read one sentence that completely changed my outlook on this place and now I’m nervous as all get out.

“Maryland-based Royal Farms, best known for its fried chicken, has started construction on its first New Jersey location, in Magnolia, Camden County.”

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If there’s one thing in this world that will test my allegiance to something it’s fried chicken. It’s like Kryptonite. If there’s a place where I can fill my tank, get cigs, a chaser and some fried chicken all at once than dammit that sounds like a haven for scummy scums like myself. I did some more digging and it basically sounds exactly like a Wawa with gas and made to order sandwiches so there really isn’t a lot separating it from old reliable. I may be a scum but a traitor is something I’m not, that’s why I’m calling for a complete boycott of Royal Farms from the get go. You can’t get addicted to their fried chicken if you never try it. It’s like my friends who keep kosher who never had bacon before, they might seem delusional to me but to them ignorance is bliss. Same deal here except I’m down to be the ignorant one, it’s the only option. Ballsy move coming in here and competing in 2017 all unprovoked. Let’s see if it pans out. I will do my part to make sure it doesn’t. Oh, and you may be thinking well this is only in South Jersey it doesn’t affect me. Wrong. If you don’t nip these things in the bud they gain momentum. They gain momentum and they spread. It’s like a disease. Wouldn’t be the first time something like that has happened in America.

You can check out the full article right here:

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Wawa-is-about-to-get-some-serious-competition-in-South-Jersey.html

Gratzfood Episode 1: Chick’s Deli

Gratzfeed likes to consider itself a jack of all trades. We bring you music, sports, food, entertainment, current events and whatever the hell else we feel is necessary for your eyeballs to come across. While that’s not going to change anytime soon, there’s been a recent influx in food related content for a few reasons

  1. I love food
  2. Everyone else loves food
  3. I’ll take any excuse to eat food I can get

I realized that while food write ups are cool, I wanted to bring viewers an even closer look at the places I already know and love, or the new places that I’m trying for the very first time. I wanted people to understand the culture, the vibe, the ambience, etc. That’s why I enlisted the help of my close friend Steve Ziegler (shameless plug for Zig Media, -no seriously he’s damn good at what he does, you can watch the video and see for yourself) and set off to capture these places on camera for you all to see. For episode one I decided there was no better place to start than Chick’s Deli, located in my lovely (besides those taxes though am I right?!) hometown Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Chick’s Deli is the definition of a hidden gem…literally. It’s located behind a main road, Route 70, in this little strip that nobody would see from just driving by. Heck, you could tell Joel Embiid his crush Rihanna was waiting for him there and he still wouldn’t be able to find it. In todays world, everyone is enamored with the superficial aspect of food, the ice cream that’s rolled, fancy looking plates with the little bowls of ketchup instead of the classic packets or bottles, the artsy drizzles that look like Picasso drunkenly decorated your dish. Chick’s forgoes the nonsense and focuses on what really matters, the actual food and it’s quality. No frills, Chick’s Deli is well, a deli, that specializes in hoagies, cheesesteaks and other sandwiches. The majority of their traffic comes from the lunch crowd, people picking up sandwiches for the office, construction workers getting a quick bite on their breaks etc. Rather than pumping out advertisements, they rely on word of mouth and if you ask them they’ll probably tell you it’s worked pretty damn well. For the record, this is not a food review. I have been going to Chick’s for years and have known their food is aces. Instead, this is a glimpse inside one of the areas favorite local gems, the people that make it go and of course the food they serve. Hope you all enjoy, cheers!

AC’s Comeback Looking Pretty, Pretty Good This Summer

It’s no secret that Atlantic City had a collapse almost as bad as Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign. Revel and HQ closed, Mixx was nixed, the House of Blues Studio and the Showboat have been shut down. Luckily, things are starting to look up for the south jersey capital of degeneracy. WAV is a new nightclub opening up at Caesars, which I have actually heard some pretty cool things about from buddies who went there on New Years (from what they remember). Any and all skepticism was squashed when I found out they’re bringing SKRILLEX for their opening weekend (and Tommy Trash) the first weekend of April. And then there’s Premier, the new club at the Borgata. The Borgata is like Barry Sanders when he was the lone standout player on the Lions except they play in AC instead of Detroit. Mur Mur and Mixx were always a good time, with the latter being shut down in lieu of Premier. It’s safe to say that the new spot will be pretty dope because hey, the Borgata just kills it. No word on when it’s officially opening yet but it does say Spring so it should be right around the corner. Haven and the pool at Harrah’s still manage to bring in solid talent in their own right and are still fun (when you know it’s not the only option available).

I’m down, count me in, all in. There’s no better form of self loathing than when you wake up in an overcrowded Atlantic City room in a button down and slacks completely devoid of any cash or dignity. Seriously, nothing beats having to Venmo your boy for a bagel and Gatorade the next morning while your head is spinning because you’re in a car going 90 miles an hour on the expressway. I might make up posters saying “Make Atlantic City Great Again” and hang them all over the tristate area as we approach this surefire shit show. Now who’s with me?

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