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Saturday September 18th

Food


UNC debates 'Meatless Mondays' plan

UNC students are trying to save some of the 83 to 100 animals most people consume each year. Eleni Vlachos, a local advocate for veganism who has been using that statistic to education people nationwide, is helping students expand vegan and vegetarian menu items at campus dining halls. If Carolina Dining Services approves a proposal drafted by students, all Mondays would be designated as “Meatless Mondays.” Biology major Brandon Hays presented the student proposal to dining services Monday. The proposal follows a recent national trend to promote veganism and vegetarianism on college campuses, including East Carolina University and Davidson College, said Vlachos, who is also a community relations contractor for Duke Medicine. Vlachos recently traveled to universities around the country to promote her documentary on the benefits of veganism. She said some schools went as far as to eliminate meat entirely from Monday menus. UNC’s proposal would not eliminate meat and animal products from the menu on Mondays, Vlachos said.

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Juan Tuset, 2011 UNC Global Studies major and Hispanic and Latino/Latina Studies minor, prepares a grocery cart for a family for the month.  Tuset works at the IFC as the new director of Hispanic outreach.  He says he enjoys working for IFC because they are "doing things to mitigate the rigors of poverty," especially here in the Chapel Hill area.

Working to provide holiday meals for homeless

With Thanksgiving approaching fast, Juan Tuset wants to make sure all Hispanic residents in need receive enough information to register for a holiday meal. And because of his efforts to bring together the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service and the local Hispanic homeless community and in-need Spanish speakers, he might see that goal achieved.

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Homegrown Halloween has hurt the profits of Franklin Street bars

For local business owner Kyle Heath, Halloween used to be the most profitable night of the year — rivaled only by a national championship. But since Chapel Hill implemented Homegrown Halloween in 2008 as an effort to return the Franklin Street Halloween celebration to its community roots, he said profits have declined — and he is concerned this year will continue the trend.

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Hector's to reopen on East Rosemary Street

Pita double cheeseburgers are making a comeback in Chapel Hill. Hector’s, tentatively slated to open Labor Day weekend, will be a revival of the original Hector’s, which opened in 1969 in Chapel Hill and has closed and reopened three times since.

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