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The Student News Site of Bob Jones University

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Bob Jones University

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The Village Grind

A student’s guide to Greenville coffee shops and roasters

Bethany Brooks, Copy Editor April 26, 2024

Just in time for final exams, I visited six popular cafés within a 15-minute drive from the Bob Jones University campus. My reviews of the cafés include many factors a student may consider: atmosphere,...

Boba Jones brings boba tea and waffles with new restaurant concept

Boba Jones brings boba tea and waffles with new restaurant concept

Dray Dickey, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Bob Jones University will open Boba Jones, a brand-new tea and waffles shop, on Feb. 8, in partnership with Aramark.  Brent Wustman, senior general manager at Aramark, said that Boba Jones was a year...

Culinary Arts students prepare a pizza for baking for a customer at The Bistro. Staff/Heather Battles

The Bistro offers American classics made-to-order by BJU students

Rylie Wiedell, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

The Bistro is a concept created and run by Bob Jones University Culinary Arts. Every Friday, the Bistro opens for dinner for the student body and the community. Fashioned after an American-style restaurant,...

The Fine Dining Series allows students, faculty and community members to experience the quality and service of a high-class restaurant while supporting the culinary students. Photo: Nathaniel Hendry

Culinary students create fine dining experience

Jonathan Millar March 3, 2023

Students wanting a break from dining common food or needing a place to go for a formal date without leaving campus can find culinary contentment at the Fine Dining Series hosted by the culinary arts students....

The chain offers grilled flatbreads, salads, artisan melts, rice bowls and smoothies, and even vegan options for those with dietary restrictions. Photo: Nathaniel Hendry

Freshens opens, offering healthful entrees and smoothies

Zachary Edmondson January 31, 2023

The fresh food chain Freshens opened a new franchise in The Den at Bob Jones University today. But what exactly is Freshens?  Founded in 1985, the Atlanta-based chain’s purpose is to prepare delicious...

Parsley and Mint opened its first location in downtown Greenville in April 2021, followed by a second store in the northern part of the city later that year.
Photos: Nathaniel Hendry

Restaurant brings taste of the Mediterranean to Greenville

Nathaniel Hendry February 7, 2022

For those who want the savory taste of Mediterranean food but do not want to wait for it at a full-service restaurant, Parsley and Mint Mediterranean Eatery offers Mediterranean cuisine in a fast-casual...

Estebans burgers can be a single or double patty and have mushrooms, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Photo: Madeline Peters

Esteban’s explores menu changes

Johanna Huebscher April 9, 2021

The smell of beef fills the air. The sound of sizzling burgers mixes with laughter and the general hum of student life. It is Sunday evening in The Den and Esteban’s is in full swing. While known for...

Camrago pours hot water directly onto coffee grounds, the water then filtered to make a traditional
pour-over coffee. Photo: Madeline Peters

Unlocked Coffee Roasters sells specialty international coffee

Joanna Scoggins March 19, 2021

Unlocked Coffee Roasters has expanded its business to include a coffee shop on Perry Avenue and is already a favorite of many BJU students. Unlocked began as an online business selling retail and wholesale...

Hani Namouz prepares food for his customers. Photo: Nick Zukowski

Pita House offers Mediterranean cuisine

Madison Floyd March 5, 2021

Pita House, a Mediterranean restaurant located in Greenville at 495 Pleasantburg Drive, is a family-run restaurant that delivers a taste of classic dishes from the Middle East. Pita House is owned by...

The Maestro Bistro & Dinner Club is located at 104 S Main St.
Photo: Olivia Thomas

Downtown restaurant opens amid pandemic

Vicki Olachea October 23, 2020

As students returned to Bob Jones University last August after a long period of isolation, community and connection became especially important. For Maestro Bistro & Dinner Club, a new restaurant in...

Worker serving customer at a coffee shop. Methodical Coffee, Greenville, SC, October 3, 2019. (Andrew Pledger)

Methodical Coffee: a worthwhile experience

Sidney Seiber October 17, 2019

Maybe you’ve heard Greenville residents talk about this coffee shop but haven’t gotten to check it out yourself yet. Here are some things to know about this downtown coffee shop, if you ever get the...

The BJU Culinary Arts program is holding their Bistro.  Photo by Dan Calnon 2015.

Culinary Arts opens weekly bistro

Andrew Schmidt September 19, 2019

The Culinary Arts Bistro will provide Bob Jones University culinary students with hands-on experience in restaurant-style food preparation while providing cost-effective gourmet food to BJU’s campus. The...

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