WashU, Meet SpoonU

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Eat a cupcake the right way by breaking off half the bottom and placing it on the frosting

Photo by Kirby Barth

Make your chip bag stand up on itself by inverting the bottom and rolling it up a few times

Photo by Marykate Surette

Put a straw through the tab on your soda to keep it from rising out

Photo by Marykate Surette

Put eggs in a bowl to see if they're fresh: eggs that sink are freshest. Don't eat eggs that float.

Photo by Parisa Soraya

Use oil to remove paint from skin

Photo by Isabelle Chu

Eliminate garlic smell on your fingers by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda or stainless steel.

Photo by Kristen Yang

Freeze coffee in an ice tray to avoid watered-down iced coffee.

Photo by Kristen Yang

Cut soft cheeses with dental floss

Photo by Kristen Yang

Use a hanger with clips to keep cookbooks open

Photo by Isabelle Chu

Flip your toaster on its side to make easy grilled cheese

Photo by Kirby Barth

Maximize ketchup cups by turning them inside out

Photo by Gabby Phi

To eliminate cooking odors, boil water with cinnamon

Photo by Christin Urso

To chill wine in 6 minutes, place bottle in a bucket of ice, water and salt

Photo by Christin Urso

Dunk an Oreo with ease by sticking a fork in the frosting

Photo by Kirby Barth

Freeze ripe avocados to enjoy year round, even when they're not in season

Photo by Christin Urso

Keep bananas fresh longer by separating them and wrapping stem in plastic wrap

Photo by Kirby Barth

Make scrambled eggs in the microwave

Photo by Kirby Barth

Use an onion ring to make the perfect fried egg

Photo by Kirby Barth

Take stems out of strawberries with a straw

Photo by Kirby Barth

Binder clips keep kitchen sponges dry

Photo by Kathleen Lee

Wooden spoon prevents pots from boiling over

Photo by Kathleen Lee

Microwave a sponge with dish soap to keep it smelling fresh

Photo by Kathleen Lee

Reheat pizza to perfection by microwaving it next to a glass of water

Photo by Molly Krohe

Microwave two bowls at the same time by propping one up on a mug

Photo by Lily Allen

WashU met SpoonU in a big way this weekend. Students rolled out of bed and over to the DUC on Saturday, January 25 at 11:30am to get the brunch of a lifetime. Vendors from around St. Louis showed up with sandwiches, snacks, and desserts galore, all for Spoon’s newest followers.

Jilly’s Cupcakes brought a tower of mini cupcakes, an array of sandwiches, and samples of their new cupcake-inspired ice cream line. Chill Frozen Yogurt had a full toppings bar for their favored flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Lemon Sorbet, Blackberry, and Chocolate & Vanilla Swirl. Dewey’s Pizza kept plates filled with slice after slice of their warm, crispy pizza with varying toppings. Snarf’s sandwiches and cookies ran out quickly, along with Fitz’s soda pop, PopChips, Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, Kaldi’s Coffee, Strange Donuts samples, Companion desserts, and Chipotle shirts and coupons. Many thanks to all the outstanding companies that participated in the event.

Over 400 students patiently waited in line to savor the flavors of St. Louis’ finest establishments and quickly devoured all of it. A few lucky students won gift cards to Crushed Red, Kaldi’s Coffee, and Three Kings by being chosen in our random raffle or by guessing the correct number of Hershey’s kisses (357!). I think it’s safe to say WashU meeting SpoonU was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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