dining

Weighing food-weighing machines at dining halls

Students walking into Lakeside or Wilbur dining fall quarter were faced with an unfamiliar sight. High-tech weighing machines were introduced as food waste receptacles in select dining halls in the fall, garnering confusion from some…


Cardinal families sample campus dining

During Family Weekend, Cardinal families gathered at campus dining halls across campus to try different meals prepared by Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE). While students shared a range of colorful opinions regarding dining options —…


Dining halls dish out special holiday menus

Over the past two months, Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) cooked up a variety of special holiday menus in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mardi Gras and Lunar New Year. All three events…


Palo Alto extends outdoor dining until July 2026

Many local regulations allowed restaurants to build outdoor dining spaces at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new California law AB-1217, effective this year, would allow outdoor dining spaces until July 1, 2026. But…


Hot breakfast disappears at select dining halls

This fall, students were in for a surprise when breakfast options at select dining halls resembled the infamous continental breakfasts of Holiday Inns and Sheratons, rather than the hot options advertised in R&DE’s glossy dining…


Dining Diaries: Sophomore grows food blog with friends

What could be more fun than free food with friends? For Thrisha Senthilnathan ’25, her food blog, CraftedbyThrisha, is the perfect combination of both. “It’s just been really fun, showing different people the different types…