Food: Cal (Berkeley, CA)

November 30, 2010

Today’s college town restaurant/bar recommendations takes us to Berkeley, CA, courtesy of Verballer Rob. As always feel free to add anything he may have missed by emailing us at SolidVerbal@gmail.com ***** Top Dog: Always packed on gamedays, but worth it.  The locations farther from campus (on Hearst and Center) should be less busy on gamedays than the Durant location. La Burrita: A solid (pun…intended?) burrito.  The Euclid location is probably less busy on gamedays. Fat Slice/Blondie’s: It’s…quick.  And…cheap.  And close to campus. King Pin Donuts: It’s only worth coming here around 11 or 12 at night because 1. you are . . .

Click Chorus: Nov. 30, 2010

November 30, 2010

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Clemson alumnus and new Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell. There’s no way she’s happy about the way Kyle Parker’s season turned out, but she’ll be excited to learn that I saw her a few years ago at an outdoor mall and she was very perdy. ***** • Boise State kicker Kyle Brotzman is getting harassed by Bronco fans. Good to know people are taking time out of their day to try to make a guy feel worse about something that’s going to haunt him forever. I’m fine with the offenders being forced to . . .

Click Chorus: Nov. 29, 2010

November 29, 2010

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Vanilla Ice. I have no idea if he’s a fan of Miami football and/or Randy Shannon, but I can no longer hear anyone say “A1A” without yelling out, “Beachfront Avenue!!!” so I’m sliding him in today. ***** • TCU is joining the Big East and it will join in all sports (after the 2011-12 academic year). It’s about time — Coach Gary Patterson can finally tell Texas kids they’ll get to play on Thursday nights in Piscataway, NJ. Where do I sign? • Miami fired coach Randy Shannon and won’t hire Jon Gruden. . . .

Click Chorus: Nov. 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Billings, MT Mayor Tom Hanel. I needlessly insulted his fine town (below) and am thus making it up to him and his town here. Tom is the one with the mustache. ***** • Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee doesn’t like Boise State or TCU and doesn’t think there should ever be a system to put them on equal footing, mostly because he thinks their schedules are undeserving. And as SI.com’s Andy Staples notes, Ohio State should be congratulated on their 59th ranked schedule, a whopping NINE spots ahead of Boise’s 68th. • . . .

Food: Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

November 23, 2010

Today’s college town restaurant/bar recommendations takes us to Ann Arbor, MI, courtesy of Verballer Jonathan. As always feel free to add anything he may have missed by emailing us at SolidVerbal@gmail.com ***** Zingerman’s – This nationally-known deli is always packed on gameday. Two hour line a few years ago for the Oregon game. (edit: my addition) Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger – Messy, difficult, and delicious burgers. Lots of combos. Always good. See more here. Palios – Nice Italian restaurant to visit if you meet a young lady at Ricks. Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. – Microbrews, bitches. Microbrews. New York Pizza . . .

Click Chorus: Nov. 23, 2010

November 23, 2010

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by legendary horse trainer and Arizona graduate (Major: Race Track Industry!) Bob Baffert, though I have no idea if he follows college football and has a horse in the race when it comes to Friday’s game at Oregon. You see what I did there? Comedy. ***** • Nebraska coach Bo Pelini apologized for his behavior and confirmed Taylor Martinez’s continued presence on the Huskers. He reiterated, “NBgHJ RN3GL JDaF K77GN&#*@3&* %&#$@(adf*#@!!” • An Indiana prosecutor is investigating a sexual assault claim against a Notre Dame football player by a woman who died in early . . .

Food: Oregon Ducks (Eugene, OR)

November 22, 2010

We’ve talked about doing this for a little while, so I decided to write something up and get the ball rolling. Since people are traveling to road games and curious about seeing and going to college games in new college towns for them, we decided to put together some recommendations of where to eat when you’re on the road. We encourage you to send in any and all recommendations (SolidVerbal@gmail.com), this should be a community effort — think of it as a WikiCollegeFood-edia of sorts. If you’re so inclined, send in five or six places (near campus or where people . . .