Hard-up students should use local stores’ discounts

Many cash-strapped Flagler students might not realize that there are several ways available to save money in St. Augustine. One way to save some green is through student discounts. Several local restaurants, stores and attractions offer discounts that are only available to Flagler College students.

New sushi joint has students choosing Spy

By Joey Metz |

You’d better watch out Fusion Point and Yamato, there’s a new sushi bar in town, and it looks like this one is rolling for keeps.

Spy Sushi and Saketini Lounge, located at 21 Hypolita Street (or the old Crab Grabbers, for you locals), has just recently opened its doors. So far, the local reviews are Sake-ing it to the previously best-rated sushi bars in St. Augustine.

Restaurant Review: The Gourmet Hut

By Desiree Hahn |

Visit the Gourmet Hut for an exquisite outing and enjoy a pleasurable meal consisting of a variety of meal options including bagels, sandwiches and salads. Enjoy a scrumptious sandwich to order or try a Breakfast Burrito from the all day breakfast menu.

I recommend the Avocado Delight, at only $4.95, it’s a delicious meal including an avocado sandwich, a side of tortilla chips and choice from variety of hummus dips. Meals are reasonably priced, averaging about $5 to $6 per meal.

Church provides free rides home from Hattie’s

By Erin Miller |

Steve Meehan, Flagler College junior and college ministry intern at Good News Church, goes to Panama Hattie’s every Thursday night to drive people home.

Meehan and Andy Hirko, College Director at Good News, began taking the church van to Hattie’s, a popular drinking spot for locals and college students. They go from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, commonly referred to as “Sink or Swim” night.

Carmelo’s to open restaurant

By Emily Hoover |

The most convenient store in downtown St. Augustine just got a little more convenient.

Carmelo’s owner Joe Tringali has owned the corner Shell for 20 years. He is adding Carmelo’s Pizzeria to the bistro and gas station, ideally on March 21.