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Cafe Coco, an Italian eatery and staple study spot for Vanderbilt students, is set to close its doors and reopen under new branding. Photo courtesy Cafe Coco.

Cafe Coco set to close its doors, reopen as Italian market without classic live music

May 4, 2020

Say goodbye to the live music and eclectic vibe of longtime student-favorite Cafe Coco. Owner Chuck Cinelli is shutting down the Elliston Place locale until further notice, rebranding it as a fast-casual Italian eatery with a focus on high-quality family recipes.

Become the new favorite family member with these homemade banana muffins that are easy to make for first-time bakers. Photo by Christine Moser

Quarantine Cooking: Quick and Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

April 18, 2020

Put Munchie Mart muffins to the test with these homemade, yummy banana muffins

Exciting new food options will be parked behind Buttrick Mar. 10

VSG brings food trucks to Buttrick

March 8, 2020

Campus Dining and VSG are working together to allow food truck vendors to park outside of Buttrick Hall twice a week starting Mar. 10

Vanderbilt vegetarians talk big decisions: why go plant-based?

Vanderbilt vegetarians talk big decisions: why go plant-based?

February 23, 2020

The Life Staff asked around campus to better understand why Vanderbilt’s vegetarians chose to stop eating meat.

Take your date to the Frist Art Museum this Valentine's Day.

Where to spend your Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2020

Roses are red, violets are blue, whether your ideal date includes food, art or something sporty, we have the right place for you.

Americano Lounge didn't quite live up to its eccentric, vintage vibe.

Hannah, Alexa and Joe: Americano Lounge review

February 11, 2020

This 1930’s-themed coffee shop is refined but uncomfortable

Jeni's in Hillsboro Village celebrated National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Feb. 1 with a brand new flavor, special edition mugs and tons of fun activities.

Ice Cream for Breakfast? Yes, please!

February 3, 2020

Jeni’s celebrates Ice Cream for Breakfast Day by opening early and unveiling a surprise new flavor: Skillet Cinnamon Roll.

Dolly Parton's style infuses through the Graduate Hotel's Poindexter Coffee.

Hannah, Alexa and Joe: Poindexter Coffee review

January 28, 2020

Dolly meets Vanderbilt at this new West End coffee shop

Kissam seems to have dropped the ball on its new sandwich options.

The “Kissamwich”: Does it compete with the Rand staple?

January 23, 2020

We had high expectations for the sandwiches that were introduced to Kissam this semester, featuring bread from Frothy Monkey. What we experienced didn't quite hit the mark.

After working for VU Campus Dining as head pastry chef, Tasheta Chavez started her own local pastry business called Sheta’s Sweets.

Former Rand chef whips up new business: Sheta’s Sweets

January 19, 2020

We all know the famous lunch dessert on main campus: the Rand cookie. But most people may not be awar...

Superica brings the heat to The Gulch with its fiery Tex-Mex menu. Photo by Abby Burke

A taste of the southwest: Superica

January 18, 2020

Nashville’s newest Tex-Mex spot makes a great off-campus get away.

Kettner Coffee Supply is located in a gray apartment complex with a modern exterior.

Hannah, Alexa and Joe: Kettner Coffee Supply review

January 14, 2020

Your new favorite East Nashville coffee shop