The Long Awaited Post on Campus Dining
My posts have talked about off-campus (and international) dining options, so I think it's time I mention some of my favorite places on campus to eat. Unsurprisingly, my three favorites are the three main ones. Collis, the Courtyard Hop, and '53 Commons or "Foco". In fact, I've developed a sort of dining schedule.
- No. 1
Though Foco serves breakfast, I am almost always at Collis for breakfast. My favorite order is an omelet with cheese, ham, onions, tomatoes, and potatoes -- it's pretty much what I get every weekday (Collis breakfast is closed on weekends). Collis breakfast also boasts bacon, egg, and cheeses (students can substitute ham or sausage) as well as other morning options involving eggs. Lastly, many students also choose to get fruit smoothies in the morning as well. Collis also serves delicious stir fry and has a sandwhich shop for lunch as well. At dinner, many students lineup to eat the famed Collis pasta. Overall, Collis is known for its healthier and fresher options.
- No. 2
Quite recently I've switched to the Hop as my main lunch time dining hall. If Collis is known for the healthier options, the Hop is known for comfort food and faster options. Most of the dishes at the Hop are hamburgers, eggs and chicken wrapped in a tortilla, and French fries. Recently the Hop opened a custom-prepared salad counter, so it is now possible to have a very healthy meal at the Hop. But generally, students are known to go all out on the fried food. For me, the Hop is a quick and delicious meal that I often take on-the-go as I try to finish homework before practice, or prepare to go to my last class of the afternoon, depending on my schedule that day. My favorite order at the Hop is the Big Bad Burger, which is two-quarter pound patties, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, bacon, and BBQ sauce in a burger. Perhaps not the healthiest option, but the taste more than makes up for it in my opinion.
- No. 3
Foco ('53 Commons)
Foco is by far the largest of the three dining halls and has the greatest amount of options. Some highlights include the Kosher section -- which many students (regardless of practice) end up getting food from pretty often -- and the World View sections which features a certain type of food each week from around the world. Foco is a classic dinner spot especially for athletes. It's buffet style allows for everyone to have as much as they like, and with Collis closed on the weekends, Foco becomes even busier on Saturday and Sunday. I've had some pretty memorable moments at Foco, with some not-too-embarrassing photos to prove it.