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Ellingtons is a new restaurant run by students studying in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Fine dining comes to NIU at Ellington’s

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – Ellington’s is a new student operated restaurant that has recently opened on the main floor of the Holmes Student Center. Ellington’s offers new lunches every Tuesday in the month of October from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With buffet style dining...

Chlorissa Saint Arbor, freshman English and Spanish major and freshman sociology major Jessica Jimenez sit in the Douglas Hall dining area Sept. 9 and enjoy the newly implemented vegetarian menu.

Douglas food caters to vegans, vegetarians

By Jennifer L. Collins | September 16, 2013

While some meat-lovers have balked at new dining options in Douglas, vegetarians have rejoiced.Douglas Hall now serves a vegan/vegetarian menu, and the only time meat is served is when it’s on the hall’s international menu. The vegetarian choices...

Josh Kreiner, manager of Carmines, Subs, Wraps, and Salads makes a hot Philly cheese steak sandwich on Monday at their Sycamore location at 2672 DeKalb Ave.

New sandwich shop opens in Sycamore

By Ryan Chodora | April 29, 2013

Carrie and Steve Sobieski, owners of Carmine’s Subs, 2672 DeKalb Ave., picked Sycamore as the location for their first Carmine’s because of its sense of community. “The people of Sycamore have been awesome,” Steve Sobieski said. “It’s just...

Ellington’s hosts healthy Italian dinner

By Kevin Bartelt | April 17, 2013

A lack of great food has recently become a common complaint of students. Fortunately, Ellington’s, located in the Holmes Student Center, hosted “Sano Italiano,” which translates to “Healthy Italian.” This delicious three-course meal only cost...

Easy to make cooking recipes

By Sarah Contreras | February 27, 2013

Anyone can cook, the saying goes. The trouble is: not everyone knows where to start. Cooking can be, to say the least, very tedious. Recipes might call for ingredients you’ve never heard of or they might be three pages long. Ovens, food processors and...

Dining hotspots for global geeks

By Jen Weddle | February 26, 2013

In a galaxy far, far away, humans sit and quietly eat in a public place while embracing their inner geeks. That galaxy isn’t really all that far away; in fact, it’s right here on Earth that such dwellings exist. Recently, there has been a surge in...

Ellington’s reopens with new menu

By Logan Love | February 19, 2013

A new menu is available at Ellington’s as they reopen for the semester today. The restaurant is run by students of family, consumer, and nutrition science (FCNS) class 320. The restaurant has more than 100 reservations for today. A three-course meal...

Alicia Artner (left) and Brian Walsh (middle), both junior English majors, and Alexis Paull (right), sophomore psychology major, dine at the Dog Pound Deli in Douglas Hall.

Dining hours put busy students in a pickle

By Danny Cozzi | April 24, 2011

Some students at NIU have mixed feelings about dining hours in residence halls. Though there are those who don't mind the times of available dining, others urge Housing and Dining to re-establish serving hours to be more easily accessible to all students....

NIU Dorm Life: Living in Douglas

By Allyson Martin | February 3, 2011

DeKALB | With room self selection starting up this month, the Northern Star will be looking at what each residence has to offer. Check back over the next several issues to read about which hall would fit you best. Douglas Hall is located across from the...

Feeding the fans: Eateries prepare for the NFC championship game

By Alex Fiore | January 20, 2011

With the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers meeting in the playoffs for the first time since 1941 on Sunday, people around DeKalb are getting prepared for the game. Restaurants and bars around DeKalb are preparing for a hectic couple of hours. "The staff...

Dorm food not so appetizing

Dorm food not so appetizing

By Portia Kerr-Newman | November 16, 2010

Most students who live on campus can relate to having a meal plan for dining in the residence halls.This year was my first year having a meal plan in my three years of college. My first week of school I was happy to see all the selections I could choose...