Its time to go into training for the holiday eat-a-thon. To help you get into shape, we thought wed look for some tips on the best campus eateries. The suggestions ran the gamut, from upscale restaurants to downscale lunch carts, good food being good food, no matter the price. But quality wasnt the only consideration. Speedy service and proximity also colored peoples choices. So get ready to do some serious chowing down. Heres where to go:
Administrative Assistant, Logan Hall
My favorite place is Houston Hall. The food is great. I also go to Taco Pal, the Mexican food truck. Its great, especially the chicken quesadillas. I go there once a week.
Associate Director, Admissions and External Affairs
I like the Middle Eastern food cart, Magic Carpet, mainly because of the vegetarian options. I personally am not vegetarian, but I prefer it.
Assistant Graduation Auditor
I go to Chilis. The food is good and theyre clean. I also like the New Deck Tavern. Its nice and has a good atmosphere.
Administrative Assistant, Linguistics
I love the Faculty Club. It has excellent soup, nice variety, excellent cooking, great staff. I also like the Gold Standard. I love the portabella mushroom sandwich. Its the only thing Ive actually eaten there. Its just delicious.
Visiting Faculty, Linguistics
I mainly eat at the cafeteria downstairs in Williams. Its the most practical.
Associate Professor, Linguistics
I like Le Anh, The Original. Actually, I go to both. They are easy, convenient, fast and cheap. I usually eat the broccoli chicken or the eggplant chicken, depending on which truck I go to. I like the food. I also like Beijing because its fast. You can see where my priorities are. But I go to White Dog. Its something a little nicer. Good food. Nice selection of things. There are two parts to itthe back and the front. The back is a little fancier, somewhere I wouldnt go for lunch. So its usually the front.
Administrative Assistant, Jewish Studies Program
I love Hemos and Taco Pal. Theyre my gold and silver depending on whether I go out. I go there because of the personalities of the owners. They give decent portions. La Terrasse is good too. I went there for lunch today. My boss paid for it. Not out of his pocket though. I ordered the most expensive fish on the menu. Hors doeuvres. Dessert, too.
Originally published on November 29, 2001