Photos by Kyle Umeda
By Daniel Giovati
Think the area around our campus doesn’t have a food scene? Think again. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants waiting to be devoured and a few of them are only a 10-minute walk from our campus.
Next time you get a break in between classes and are tempted to eat that soggy sandwich that you brought from home, don’t overlook the myriad options in a restaurant center nestled between commercial buildings at the intersection of West Victoria St. and South Wilmington Ave., located about a mile east of campus.
This food center mainly caters to the hungry and hard at work; firefighters, police officers, corporate workers and college students like you.
When you enter this food playground the first thing you will need to do is remain calm and take a deep breath; the semester is long and there will be time to try everything. The extensive variety of cuisines will take your taste buds on a trip around the world.
There is stuff-your-face buffet-style eating available at the China Express restaurant. At Poki Yaki you can visit the fresh fish poke bar with endless toppings and sauce options. The Green Olive provides classic Mediterranean flavors.
If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican food experience, The Green Chili Restaurant serves comforting, traditional Mexican dishes. The culinary experience is unrelenting.
Ferraro’s On The Hill has every Italian recipe you can think of, from a quick bite of pizza to a home-style pasta feast.
Need to keep it light while in a rush? Salads 2000 has a salad bar that is quick and easy.
Lastly, there is the Pacific Noodle House, which has endless varieties of Vietnamese phō, each one is every bit as good as the next.
Now, exhale. If all these options have made your head spin and intimidated you in any way, take your time when trying them all. Grab a friend and take a study break that will surely get your mind ready to go again.