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Feeling souper with Monica the Intern

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Often times when I’m at school, people are complaining about the food  on campus. Its not that it isn’t cheap or decent, or quick [well, sometimes anyway]. But when you’re eating it constantly, the lack of flavor tends to become apparent.  

     There is one place in mind that I love to go to when I just can’t take another bagel with cream cheese and shitty watered down coffee. Some may laugh at my pick for favorite place around SFSU to score lunch, but I’d like to believe that value and taste can trump all appearances, right?  Which is why you should visit the Stonestown Mall.  

     Now, I know you’re laughing. Really hard. What could possibly be in a mall filled with teens and old ladies that is somehow cheap and worthwhile for you?  Visit the San Francisco Soup Company and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.

     I headed out here the other day with one of my favorite ladies, and bought lunch for both of us. We both got a heaping cup of soup and a piece of bread each for 10.50. Not bad. Order the regular unless you’re starving — it will definitely fill you up. Most of the regular cups of soup are between $4-5, which leave you out the door under $10 with tax. They also offer an awesome 1/2 soup and 1/2 sandwich or salad combo for around $7, also a great deal.  But I also have this to tell you, my friends:  Soup is the food of the gods. Not only is it low calorie most of the time, but its good for you and fills you up, contrary to the fact that its only broth. The Soup Company offers a variety of different flavors and choices that are anything but just broth. My best friend ordered the mexican tortilla soup, which is beyond amazing: 

 

 

You can top it with cheese, cilantro and blue corn chips, and it is by far their best soup.  I also love tomato bisque with a passion:

 

 

Not exactly low fat, but a girl has to eat sometime.  The atmosphere around here is definitely a mall rat kind-of-deal, but luckily they have to-go bags so you can get your food and split so you can be eating on campus in peace in no time. Its a short five minute walk from SF State, and getting a break from campus can definitely give you a breath of fresh air.  And I think the best part about this place is that its a local chain, so I don’t feel like I’m totally giving my money away to some corporate mongrels.  So next time you’re just staring at that bagel thinking, “They got me again, dammit!”, head to the San Francisco Soup Company to warm up! 

 

 

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Monica Miller - The Intern

Monica Miller - The Intern

Ms. Miller was born in San Diego, CA to one lesbian mother and one
righteous, cheap father. Currently, she is enrolled at San Francisco
State University for a B.A. in Journalism and the approximate
completion date is around 2015. She has worked for many papers in the
Bay Area, including the Oakland Tribune and the San Mateo Country
Times and is currently the city editor at one of the most
underappreciated publications in SF, the Golden Gate [X]press. Though
she may find bargains aplenty, it only stems from the necessity of
never landing an actual job and working for hacks [like Stuart.] With
intelligence, style, poise, bite, and honesty, she will rip your heart
out; but not before writing some awesome, poignant shit. This year,
she is looking forward to bigger and better things such as: trying to
get paid for a gig, actually finding a date that isn't a loser or
fucking crazy, not calling her parents when hungover and bringing you
the best of the 7x7 everyday of the week. [By the way, I wasn't
kidding about the date thing; if you love food, booze and shoegaze,
get at me.]