Articles by Ali Swider
Mar. 5, 2014
Volkman of Nico Vega discusses music and motherhood
Aja Volkman, lead vocalist of Los Angeles rock band Nico Vega, took what little time she had in her chaotic schedule for a phone interview with The Triangle Feb. 27.
Jan. 10, 2014
What’s Happening in Philadelphia
Skate at The Piazza
Nov. 22, 2013
‘Anchorman 2’ stars discuss new film
Legends never die, especially a legend like Ron Burgundy. We were first introduced to this iconic character in 2004’s “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”
Nov. 8, 2013
What’s Happening in Philly
The Philadelphia Tweed Ride
Oct. 18, 2013
Knoxville gives thoughts on upcoming ‘Bad Grandpa’
Johnny Knoxville is arguably a millennial household name, if not for his outrageous stunts then at least for his iconic guffaw. He and his goon crew have risen among the ranks of run-of-the-mill celebrities with the unorthodox, oftentimes offensive “Jackass” television series and feature films.
Oct. 4, 2013
Amada offers classic Spanish tapas
For the end of my first year at Drexel, two of my friends and I decided to go out. We wanted to celebrate our triumph of surviving freshman year in addition to saying goodbye before the three of us separated and spent our summer holiday in different states. Therefore, we opted to try a restaurant that none of us had eaten at before. We took a risk and selected Amada. By the end of our dinner, we had no regrets.
Sep. 20, 2013
El Rey upholds Starr’s foodie fame
Stephen Starr never fails to impress. I’ve been a huge fan of his restaurants since coming to Philly, and I become excessively excited and even proud every time I visit one of his places. This is partly because the costs of said visits make them infrequent; his restaurants are not outrageously expensive and unaffordable, but they are definitely higher than what a college kid wants to spend on a regular basis. The way I see it, Starr restaurants are lovely for date nights or special occasions with the BFFs.
Aug. 23, 2013
Bistro La Baia keeps the tradition alive with timeless Italian cuisine
If you plan on going to Bistro La Baia, located at 1700 Lombard St., bring cash, and if you’re of age, a bottle of wine. The alcohol is optional, but the payment method is non-negotiable. I had a brief panic attack when I heard the hostess say “cash only” to another set of diners after we were already seated and had placed our order — no turning back! But luckily my boyfriend had planned ahead and took out money on the way to the restaurant.
Aug. 9, 2013
What’s Happening in Philly
Smooth Jazz Summer Nights
Jul. 12, 2013
Crowd favorites win at Rangoon
Rangoon Burmese Restaurant is an unexpected find. But once you find it, plan on visiting it more than once. The menu is enormous, and if the quantity isn’t enough of a draw, the quality of food seals the deal. The fact that it is a Burmese restaurant helps! I, a self-proclaimed foodie, had never tasted or even thought about Burmese cuisine. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of Asian-inspired dishes but not explicitly Burmese. Truth be told, that most likely would have continued had it not been for one of my co-workers.