Chalita Maneetham Staffwriter

Class of 2011


  • Café Du Jour serves up delectable sandwiches

    As Pittsburgh weather becomes more forgiving, the search for new eateries beyond the Carnegie Mellon neighborhood becomes more enjoyable.

    On East Carson Street in the South Side, there is a wide array of cafés, bistros, and restaurants to enjoy for lunch or dinner.

    One of them, Café Du Jour, serves interesting but appetizing sandwiches at an affordable price.

    Pillbox | April 13, 2009
  • How to relax after diving back into school

    The relaxation that spring break brought is officially over, and we are now in the stressful weeks piled with homework and exams before Carnival arrives with a big bang. But before there is an escape into the world of Booth and Buggy, we need to deal with the reality of the pile of work mounting high on our desks.

    Pillbox | March 23, 2009
  • Café brings exotic cuisine home

    Taiwan Café, located on the corner of Forbes Avenue and Oakland Avenues, serves non-Americanized Chinese food. Being third generation Thai-born Chinese who grew up in Thailand, where there’s a massive Chinese population, I saw the street-side stir-fried dishes as ones my Cantonese speaking grandmother would make. At Taiwan Café, the foods are comforting and delicious.

    Pillbox | March 2, 2009
  • Recipes for romance

    For your date this Valentine’s Day, there are a number of great restaurant options available. Try Silk Elephant on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill for an elegant Thai dinner in silk-draped shade, or Girasole on Copeland Street in Shadyside for rustic, full-flavored Italian food. But even with all these great places to go to, there’s always the homely couch in your own living room for a cozy private...

    Pillbox | February 9, 2009
  • Making healthy choices

    College life is not easy, but what’s even harder is eating healthy while there. When pressures and responsibilities pile on, we tend to spoil ourselves with food, more specifically, with comfort food. Most of the food we eat is processed food, high in carbohydrate and with low nutrition value. From bagels and coffee (with all the extra sugar) in the morning to sandwiches and greasy Chinese food in...

    Pillbox | February 2, 2009

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