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Nagoya Necessity

In Radford, there aren’t many great sushi restaurants around. We aren’t near a body of water where those types of fish are found to make ideal sushi, so you would think there wouldn’t be a Japanese restaurant. However, my friends and I have discovered a small restaurant on Main Street known as Nagoya. It is a Japanese/Chinese place where they sell everything from general tso’s chicken combination with egg-fried rice, to some of the best sushi I have ever had.

 

“For how much food you get it’s a cheap price and you will also most likely have leftovers.”

 

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“For how much food you get it’s a cheap price and you will also most likely have leftovers.”

The workers at Nagoya are very friendly and welcoming. They’re willing to assist you with whatever you need and explain anything on the menu. The deals at Nagoya are great too. For how much food you get it’s a cheap price and you will also most likely have leftovers. There are plenty of options and types of sushi to order, some raw, some cooked, and some smothered in eel sauce which is a sweet, thick sauce similar to soy sauce. They will put avocado slices on top or drizzle spicy mayonnaise on your sushi roll, however you like to eat your sushi they will cater to your needs and wants.

In a small town that definitely isn’t known for seafood, Nagoya is a great find. It’s a great place to buy food and it’s always good to support a local business. They do take out or dine in and either way you will be satisfied spending your money there. The food is delicious, the people are refreshing, and the environment is open and inviting. If you haven’t discovered the goodness that Nagoya has to offer, you should definitely try to check it out before your four years at Radford are up! It’s worth your money, time, and taste buds!

 

The threat of the freshman fifteen

There’s one thing we all worry about when coming to college for the first time, and that’s the dreaded freshman fifteen. But what really changes after freshman year? Certainly not our eating habits– we’re stuck with pretty much the same old places to eat, on campus and off. So that leads me to believe that not only is the Freshman Fifteen a thing, but so is the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Fifteen, despite those being not near as fun to say.

Many of us know that the weight gain is coming, and we want to avoid it, but we’re stuck in a rut when it comes to figuring out a routine to keep the pounds away. Whether it be eating less or exercising more, we set goals that rarely become the reality unless you have absurd amounts of self-discipline and restraint.

Ever since I moved into Radford, I’ve been trying my best to keep a healthy diet, even though this often meant only one of two meals. A salad from Wild Greens or sushi from Hissho. Always more of a protein girl, I mostly traded the salads for a crunchy roll.

The other day, after weeks of sushi lunches and dinners, a good friend of mine posed a question. He said, “is sushi actually healthy for you? I feel like since it’s mostly rice, it’s not very good.” The more I thought about it, the more I figured he must be right. So naturally, as soon as I got home I looked up the answer.

As it so turns out, there are many different answers to the question, “is sushi good for you?” because there are many different elements that go into it. Fish is incredibly healthy, as it’s rich in omega-3’s, as well as other acids, and has plenty of different kinds of vitamins. Rice can help with energy and blood sugar levels as well as slowing down the aging process. Put them together and you get a healthy dish, right? Especially if you’re looking for a low-calorie meal. Seven pieces of salmon nigiri (sticky rice with a piece of raw salmon filet on top) is equivalent to about 478 calories, about ¼ of your average daily intake.

It’s when you start adding more ingredients, however, like the fried bits of crunchy rolls or the incessant amounts of soy sauce that you run into a problem.

While both can be delicious and even fairly good in moderation, when you continue to pour them on, they become quite unhealthy and even cancel out the benefits of the salmon and rice.

In the end, the lesson always comes down to: know what’s being put in your food. If you don’t trust it, don’t eat it. Find something else that you know is a healthy alternative. Or, if all else fails, you can always head to the gym and work your butt off.

Radford Restaurant Reviews: Nagoya Sushi

It can’t be said that Nagoya serves the best sushi ever, not by a long shot; however, the food provided by Nagoya’s is quite nice and inexpensive compared to the sushi you can get on-campus. It’s also much more convenient to walk down Main Street than it is to drive to a higher-quality sushi restaurant in Roanoke or Blacksburg.

Continue reading Radford Restaurant Reviews: Nagoya Sushi

The Best Of Radford results are in!

You guys voted, and the results are in! These places are the best in Radford. Thank you to everyone that participated and took our surveys.

Best of the city of Radford:

Best Pizza: Benny’s
Best Chinese: Lin’s House
Best Happy Hour: Sharkey’s
Best Place to Take Your Parents: River City Grill
Best Date Night spot: a tie between Bisset Park and the River Company
Best Sushi: Sushi Village
Best New Business: Crumb & Get It
Best Breakfast: River City Grill
Best Dessert: Crumb & Get It
Best Burger: Cookout
Best Hangout spot: Bisset Park
Best Italian: Sal’s or Sal Jr.’s
Best Tattoos and Piercings: Black Diamond
Best Salon: University Tanning
Best Late Night Food: Cookout

Best of Radford University:

Best Annual Event: Quadfest
Best Place to Study: Young
Best Place to Park: Nowhere
Best Club/Organization: RUNSA (RU Nursing Students’ Association)
Best Spot Outside: Any quad
Best Quad: Moffett
Best College: College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Best Place to Eat:: The New River Grille House (Muse)
Best Campus Building: COBE

Take our “Best of Radford” surveys!

It’s that time of year again when Whim hosts the “Best of Radford” surveys, and polls students to find out what’s the best of the best. Tell us what you think about where you go to school! This survey will help us guide incoming freshman to the best pizza or best on-campus spot to study. Help us out! Take these surveys and see the results published next week!

Tell us what you think of Radford University here. Got an issue with parking? Think you know the best spot outside to hang out? Do you live in the best quad? Let us know!

Also tell us what you think about Radford City here. Where’s the best place to take your parents? Where can you get the best late night food or the best chinese? Have you had the best burger in Radford? We want to know your opinion!

Curious about last year’s results? Check them out!