Pepper’s Round-Up: Here are Our Top 10 Posts for November 2013

February 15, 2019

Here’s a recap of our Top 10 most popular posts on Pepper for October 2013.

The 5 Coffee Campers You See Everyday


Spending hours glued to my seat with just a law book (yes, on a bookstand) for company can get pretty tedious. It’s not at all quaint, despite what Taylor Swift would have you believe. Even if you’re hardly moving, camping at your local Starbucks for extended periods can get draining. It’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but there are a few a people who (oddly) seem to thrive amidst the freezing temperatures, overpriced beverages, and the rude wildlife hogging the power outlets at your neighborhood coffee house. Here’s a handy guide to help you spot (and survive) these caffeine-fueled creatures.

Ombre Ricotta Pancakes Recipe


Nothing smells quite like Sunday morning breakfasts the way pancakes do, and the best kind (the ones made with l-o-v-e) never come from a cardboard box. Making them from scratch is really the only acceptable way to go. You end up with pancakes that are cheaper, fluffier, and better tasting than any instant version from the grocery.

7 Pokémon That Would Probably Taste Delicious

Last October 12, 2013, Nintendo released Pokémon X/Y simultaneously all over the world to much fanfare. I know a lot of people who were really excited about the game, a few even bought a brand new Nintendo 3DS just to play it. For the first couple of weeks, my twitter feed was filled with people talking about Psyducks and Pokéballs. Unfortunately, though I am an unabashed giant nerd, I’m a little ashamed to admit that I couldn’t really relate at all. I’ve never played any of the Pokémon games, I just never saw the appeal.

One question I’ve always asked my Pokéfan friends, though, is whether the people on that world ate the Pokémon they captured and bred. Their answers varied, with some saying yes and others saying no.  Frankly, with all the weird stuff real life humans already eat, I find it hard to believe that no person ever looked at a Meowth and saw a siopao instead.

Main Street Café Wants You to Know What Canadian Comfort is All About


Main Street Café is one of the newer watering holes at McKinley. They claim to serve the most authentic poutine in the Metro, along with having the lowest prices for below-zero beer in or around the Fort area.

7 People You Don’t Want to Be at the Dinner Table


As social beings, we like to dine with others not just because it’s customary in our culture (i.e. salo-salo), but also because good company at the dinner table significantly increases our appetite. However, there are exceptions. All of us have little quirks and eccentricities that others may find annoying. While sharing one or two traits with these 7 people may be forgivable (and let’s be honest, we’re all guilty of at least one or two), taking it too far will make our companions wish they’d just stayed in and ordered take out.

McDonald’s Cookie Butter McFlurry and Salted Caramel Sundae Lightning Review


McDonald’s has recently come out with two new ice cream flavors, a Salted Caramel Sundae and a Cookie Butter McFlurry, that will only be available for a limited time. Clearly, McDonald’s is trying its best to keep up with the more sophisticated and ever-evolving tastes of their consumers.

Find Out Why Got Heart’s Earth Kitchen is More Than Just a Healthier Alternative 


With so many “health-related” documentaries and news articles scaring the bacon out of all of us, it isn’t surprising to see restaurants now offering healthier options on their menus. A growing number of vegetarian establishments have started popping up like mushrooms around Metro Manila, with some continually pushing the envelope on what it means to serve healthy food.

Earth Kitchen isn’t your ordinary healthy  restaurant. It’s a project of Got Heart, a foundation that develops grassroots social enterprises among marginalized farmers and indigenous communities all over the Philippines. Got Heart focuses on natural farming technology and advocates its use as a viable alternative to chemical farming. Over the past three years, Got Heart has been working with a number of farming communities, yet their efforts have always been at a disadvantage due to unfair and unjust market prices.

8 Kinds of Food that Taste Better When You Eat Them Wrong


Ever since Eve got Adam to eat the Fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, humanity has found munching away on things we shouldn’t to be irresistible. While this fondness for putting strange things in our mouths has sometimes caused terrible tragedies, they’ve also given us some pretty important and momentous discoveries. Here are 8 things that already taste pretty awesome on their own, but are even better when eaten wrong.

Ghetto Grub: Lovelite


Ask any Thomasian what their favorite spot to score a cheap meal in is, and you’d get a lot of different replies. The notorious flood-prone street of Dapitan has plenty of places where you can play gastronomical Russian roulette. Among the most famous of its side streets is Asturias, dubbed the “hepa lane” because of the numerous food carts there selling everything from fishballs to deep fried isaw.

Get to Know the New Café Shibuya at UP Town Center


Tokyo’s busy Shibuya district is arguably the epicenter of Japan’s burgeoning youth culture. Fashion trends and social fads are quickly born, spread, and quietly end under the bright neon lights of the billboards hovering over Shibuya Station’s famous scramble crossing. Across the ocean, however, another Shibuya aims to stand out amongst the throng of restaurants located at the new UP Town Center vying for everyone’s attention.

See your favorite article? Any newsworthy food topic you’d want us to discuss next month? Let us know in the comments section below!

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