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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Jackson Monge

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

Jackson Monge is a junior at Carlmont and a staff writer for Scot Scoop. His rap favorite rap artist is Politikz, and enjoys watching the latest Bo Jack Horseman.

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The Chili Prawns were spicy -- a persisting inferno on the delicate tongue. Nonetheless, they were gigantic, tender, and very good.

Red Hot Chili Pepper burns with spectacular spice

May 18, 2017

Red Hot Chili Pepper is a restaurant in San Carlos where one can explore just how spicy food can possibly be. It's a place to explore and test your own pain threshold. Red Hot Chili Pepper isn't the...

The Early Bird is chock-full of delicious and delectable toppings, and of course tater tots.

Paddy Wagon Sliders creates mouthwatering sliders

May 3, 2017

At Off The Grid at the Belmont Caltrain station, I saw Paddy Wagon Sliders, a dedicated food truck serving sliders. It has a whimsical theme of prison food, with the truck decked out to look sort of like...

Select a protein (all are probably just as delicious as the pork), and pick your two additions to complete your meal.

[Photo] Food truck Mobowl serves delicious Asian fusion

April 17, 2017

Select a protein (all are probably just as delicious as the pork), and pick your two additions to complete your meal.

The juicy and flavorful pork is extremely tender, and goes great with a side of cornbread to sop up the juices.

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

March 27, 2017

America has quite the fascination with barbecue. It is probably one of the most recognizable cuisines of America. The sad part, however, is that Belmont and San Carlos has an absence of barbecue -- very...

The Goush-e-feel is not an actual ear of an elephant, but rather a nice light dessert to finish off a heavy meal.

Kabul Afghan Cuisine serves up amazing and rich platters

March 15, 2017

Kabul Afghan Cuisine is the sort of restaurant you would go to if you needed to hibernate. The plates are rich and full of just so many crisscrossing flavors that it's almost overwhelming. I barely...

The chicken club is very filling and absolutely delicious.

The Field Club serves up classic sports bar fare

February 28, 2017

Being one of the only real sports bars in San Mateo, I decided to head over to The Field Club. Since it was one of the newer restaurants in San Mateo, it intrigued me. Its decor makes it appear as though...

An alfajore has a crumbly, sugar-coated top which conceals a delicious dulce de leche-filled interior.

Mancora Cebicheria is a medley of spice and flavor

February 14, 2017

Going farther than I typically do, I went to San Mateo to explore the wonders of Latin cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria. Because it has such good reviews on Yelp, I decided to check it out. The first time...

The foie gras sit upon the kobe beef, while the winter truffles leak flavor into the translucent cheese.

Bistro Burger offers fine dining and finer burgers

January 31, 2017

Another burger joint... I never thought it would come to this. In-N-Out, Five Guys, Jack In the Box, and McDonald's just weren't enough. I was tired of seeing the ridiculously numerous facades advertising...

This crepe is truly as good as it looks -- one of the few times it is a justified description.

Fresh delicacies are served like Monets

January 22, 2017

After the tragic loss of The Crepe Stop (repose en paix) it has been difficult to find another creperie. After being starved of the French delicacies for far too long, I did some hunting and eventually...

The caramel-covered flan is something to definitely consider after your meal.

San Carlos Bar and Grill serves up amazing seafood

December 8, 2016

While not a sports bar, the TVs showing Wednesday night basketball and the obvious assortment of alcohol makes it seem almost like one. While odd in this manner, The San Carlos Bar and Grill is spectacular...

The St. Louis style ribs were so tender that I almost ate the bone from time to time.

Waterdog Tavern: something familiar, something different

November 20, 2016

The new restaurant that opened up at the Carlmont Village Shopping Center had been getting a lot of positive reviews as of late, essentially forcing me to review it. Waterdog Tavern, the restaurant...

The train imagery of the logo reflects how the pizza takes you to a whole new world of flavor.

[Photo] Blue Line Pizza serves simply exquisite dishes

November 8, 2016

The train imagery of the logo reflects how the pizza takes you to a whole new world of flavor.

While the Coca-Cola pork bun sounds odd, the flavor it has is no joke.

Asian fusion and ice cream tacos served on the street

October 26, 2016

Food trucks offer quite a variety of dishes as well as some unique takes on traditional ones. At Off the Grid's weekly Belmont lineup of food trucks, I tried dishes from The Chairman and Rocko's Ice...

The Greedy Ant has something for everyone, whether you love sandwiches or cheeses. One great option is the Moo-Shroom Melt. The mushrooms and red wines flavors make this sandwich a meat lovers dream.

Greedy Ant Gourmet: small place with big flavor

October 12, 2016

Sandwich places. Belmont has maybe too many of them: Subway, Lorenzo's, Which Wich, Mr. Pickles, to name a few. However, it's The Greedy Ant Gourmet that's known for its modern take on sandwiches. Their...

Santorini has great food, great prices, and great portions -- what reason is there not to go? Make sure to have enough room to eat all the lamb, rice, pita, and salad.

Santorini serves up Mediterranean food packed with flavor

September 24, 2016

Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, there is a plethora of pizza, burger, and the ever-growing number of sandwich places. Sometimes it's hard to find anything that isn't American, but when you do happen...

With this many toppings, the combinations are nearly endless.

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September 24, 2016

With this many toppings, the combinations are nearly endless.

Creamy, and sweet and a tastier treat than a normal smoothie.

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September 24, 2016

Creamy, and sweet and a tastier treat than a normal smoothie.

Fluffy and fresh Pita chock full of tasty falafels.

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September 24, 2016

Fluffy and fresh Pita chock full of tasty falafels.

Falafelle serves vegetarian street food, which was healthy and surprisingly good.

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September 24, 2016

Falafelle serves vegetarian street food, which was healthy and surprisingly good.

The Hula Truck serves up the heaping pile of flavor that is Da Situation.

Say ‘Aloha’ to flavor

August 25, 2016

Out of all the cuisine in America, from Californian to Creole, Pacific Islander cuisine seems oddly void from our memory. Pacific Islander food, from my perspective, blends the sweetness of St. Louis-style...

In coding competitions, students quickly solve the problems given to them, hoping to leave with a victory.

Coders test their skills with competitions

May 24, 2016

Computer science is a growing study among many students in Silicon Valley who seek it out for its very useful opportunities. By studying computer science, students learn the practical aspects of coding,...

Sophomore Tanner Anderson addresses his relay team.

PAL meets pump up athletes

May 6, 2016

After the dust settles, new records are made. The final stretch of the season includes the PALs. The Peninsula Athletic League is the league that Carlmont sports compete is and the host of the multi-school...

Sophomores had to recall knowledge acquired in freshman biology during the Smarter Balanced testing.

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

April 22, 2016

Aside from heralding the beginning of spring, April is the harbinger of the Smarter Balanced assessments. Sophomores are tested in biology and juniors in English. This is part of the results of the...

Freshman and sophomore sprinters jump out for the 100.

Carlmont keeps picking up the pace

April 3, 2016

After a big win against Capuchino in the first meet of the season, Carlmont faced off against Woodside on March 30 and showed off more positive results of their rigorous training. "We've been winning...

Math students all wait for that oh-so-enticing date, March 14. Many math teachers celebrated by allowing their classes to bring in pie and desserts to share.

Pi Day is cut into slices by block schedule

March 14, 2016

March 14 is also known as Pi Day, deriving its name from the never-ending number used to measure circles. On Pi Day, the number Pi (3.1415626) is celebrated, as is its physical dessert counterpart, pie. This...

Sophomore Sol Mitnick slams the haiku he wrote.

Poetry is slamming en Español

March 7, 2016

Foreign languages open up new opportunities for the students like jobs and college, but one more "off the beaten path" option is the new one Spanish students will have: an all-Spanish poetry slam. Several...

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Scots want candid candidates for student office

March 4, 2016

Students anxiously wait for March 8, the day that student elections are held in front of the ASB room. Elections determine a lot for students aside from simply who is in charge. Each candidate has their...

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