Monday, October 28, 2013

My rant on Dining Facilities at VT

This time around, I have been asked to write about something non corp related by a certain someone. I'm not gonna call this person out, but you know who you are. As we all know, the dining facilities at Virginia Tech are one of the best in the country, maybe that's why some of us decided to come here. While it is really good food, there is just one problem I find flawed with these facilities. My problem with these places is that they all have the same food.

While the dining facilities at Virginia Tech are great, I struggle with the problem that it is all the same food. Turner's, Owens, and D2 all have a burrito place (just different names) and also have multiple pizza places. D2 is always serving the same thing at breakfast and dinner. Breakfast being donuts, eggs, sausage, bacon, and pancakes. Dinner always serves the same pizza, the same chicken and hamburger patties and the same old burritos. Owens has a pizza place, a burrito place, and a burger place. At last, Turner's has a burrito restaurant, and yet another pizza place. While this is all good and dandy, it gets a little old after eating the same thing over and over again.

This all gets shaken up though by Owen's Chick-fil-a and dunkin donuts. Turner's and Owen's both have a smoothie making restaurant. Finally, Turner Place has a bagel place for a quick grab and go breakfast before heading to class. If you ever need to go get a good breakfast, I would recommend going to breugger's (or however you spell it) bagel place. These bagels are relatively cheap and really quick to make. Even though these dining facilities mostly have the same old thing everyday, there is ways to break it up.

I think i've done enough damage to the Virginia Tech dining facilities for today, and I know there are people out there that agree with me. If you don't agree, then by all means, give me a good counter argument and we can have a friendly argument where we just might compromise. I hope everyone has a good week and looks forward to the weekend, I know i'm ready for it!


  1. Wow, whoever told you to not post about the Corps sure has a cold heart. But for real, this was a great blog and I agree so much. The food is so good, but it seems there is no mixing it up. This makes my fourth year on campus and I get tired of it pretty quickly. However, I go off campus probably three or four times a week for a cheap meal. You may not have that luxury, so I'm sorry for rubbing it in.

  2. It's weird to hear criticism on our dining facilities when all that I rant about to my friends is how I had roast lamb and hibachi for lunch. At my old school you would have been miserable if you think the selection here is poor. Trust me, this is the good life, normally college food is atrociously laxative filled and bland.

  3. I think I do a pretty good job of mixing it up. Though I am on a schedule for lunch, I like my routine. I'm not super picky. In high school I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day for lunch and never got tired of it. I miss those. You forgot ABP and West End. I guess they have the same sort of things, but ABP has really good soup and West End has an amazing carvery. Also, the carvery at Owen's has different choices every day. Usually some kind of fish which I love!! And their mac and cheese is my FAVORITE!