Food: Penn State (State College, PA)

June 2, 2011

Today’s college town restaurant/bar recommendations takes us to a remote Pennsylvania oasis on Interstate 80, known to all as Penn State University, and to a much smaller subset as Ty Hildenbrandt’s alma mater. Indeed, State College was my home for four of the best years of my life, and along the way, I learned a thing or two about the local flavor.  Verballer Ryan will pinch hit with a few suggestions as well.   The Penn State Creamery How cool is it that Penn State actually has its own on-campus creamery?  During my days as a student, the Creamery was . . .

Food: LSU (Baton Rouge, LA)

May 23, 2011

Today’s college town restaurant/bar recommendations takes us to Baton Rouge, LA courtesy of Verballer Ryan (find his work here).  As always feel free to add anything he may have missed by emailing us at SolidVerbal@gmail.com. These are his words: ***** Ruffino’s – Makes Herbstreit’s list of best college town restaurant pretty much every year, and was No. 1 in 2010. The Chimes – Best restaurant that’s right on campus. Fans of opposing teams flock to it every game. Great food, solid beer selection.  … Even an idiot like George W. Bush gave The Chimes some love in his commencement address at . . .

Food: NC State (Raleigh, NC)

December 10, 2010

Today’s college town restaurant/bar recommendations takes us to Raleigh, NC courtesy of Verballer Dave (from Carter-Finley). He also recommends you check out a rundown of all ACC food here. As always feel free to add anything he may have missed by emailing us at SolidVerbal@gmail.com ***** Village Deli – My favorite place of all time to eat a sandwich.  Every time and I mean every time I make a trip up to Raleigh it includes a stop at Village Deli.  If I go to Raleigh without my wife and don’t bring her back a Turkey Bacon Club then she is . . .

Food: Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

December 2, 2010

Today’s college town restaurant/bar recommendations takes us to Blacksburg, VA, courtesy of Verballer Jason (Virginia Tech alum). As always feel free to add anything he may have missed by emailing us at SolidVerbal@gmail.com ***** Poor Billy’s – Nice Seafood and great Sushi if your into that thing. Located below Big Al’s (It’s his dads place). The Sushi was so popular they moved the Sushi bar around back. Boudreaux’s – Cajun Flair with upstairs and downstairs bars, if the weather is nice the outdoor upstairs balcony gives you that Faux New Orleans feel looking onto Main Street. Plenty of great beer’s . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .