By Liz Blumberg
One of my favorite things about living in Dallas is the number of awesome restaurants – especially our options close to campus. I spent the summer back home in California, often finding myself yearning for my favorite Dallas food joints. Here are a couple restaurants that I just couldn’t seem to kick the cravings for:
Digg’s Tacos: Right across the street from SMU, musically themed Digg’s Tacos offers a fun and affordable place for students to relax and eat. I personally love the offbeat music selection that you always hear floating through the building. On Thursdays, you can groove to live music from local musicians and chips and queso are only $2.00!
Liz’s Pick: Carnitas taco combo with rice and beans
Café Express: A new favorite of mine (thank you fellow ambassador John Angle), Café Express is located right across the 75 in Mockingbird Station. They have a wide selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, and yummy Southwestern-inspired treats.
Liz’s Pick: the Club sandwich, because there’s nothing better than a bacon/turkey combo – am I right?
Jimmy John’s: An SMU favorite, Jimmy John’s (Or JJ’s, as it is affectionately called) is famous for their subway sandwiches that are served late into the night – 3 AM to be exact. They have a convenient location on Hillcrest across from campus, but if the walk seems daunting, don’t fret! Go ahead and give them a call and they will deliver your sandwich right to your dorm room.
Liz’s Pick: Club Lulu, cut in half, add cheese
Twisted Root Burger Company: Located on SMU Boulevard right across the 75, Twisted Root features hamburgers, hot dog, shakes and fries. You can’t beat the funky atmosphere, complete with a table “reserved’ for George Bush (and an adjoining talbe for the secret service). Be warned, this is no traditional burger joint. Make sure to know your order when you reach the counter and after ordering, you will receive a celebrity name instead of a number. You might hear a snide remark or two when you go to pick up your food, but it will be well worth it. SMU students aren’t the only ones crazy about the cuisine – Twisted Root has been featured on the popular Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”.
Liz’s Pick: Texas Chili & cheddar deep fried hot dog, Oreo shake