You're a college student, you're not much of a cook, and your budget is often stretched thin. So where do you go to chow down?
Short Order decided to find out what students of University of Miami had to say about their favorite food spots. The
categories were Best Hangout Spot, Hookah & Hookup,
Drunk Munchies, Impress a Date, and the all important category, Study
but not Really.
The students cast their votes, and we tallied their picks. Here are the top five chow down picks from UM
5. Best Hangout Spot
Fox's Sherron Inn
Why UM loves it: It's close to the school, live local bands play on weekends, and it's the only place we know that has a drive through liquor window. Fox's has undergone some recent renovations and replaced dated decor
with modern interior and exterior design. Students love its 2-for-1
4. Hookah & Hookup
Oasis Coconut Grove Hookah Bar
Why UM loves it: The prices are a little steep but the location and
atmosphere are hard to beat. The shisha flavor list is extensive, spanning
everything from caramel and grenadine to guava and peach chocomint.
There's a great selection of imported beers and an attentive
staff. Oasis Cafe is the perfect late night spot on the weekend or after
those late classes when you just want to unwind and bliss out. Who
could say no to that?3. Drunk Munchies
Why UM loves it:
When you're drunk and starving all your tummy wants is a smorgasbord of
food cooked by your abuelita. La Carreta delivers just that-- around the
clock Cuban food waiting for the hungover party-goers to scarf
When students want something a little tastier than Dennys
fare, this is where they head. The prices are low and the portions huge. The motherly attentiveness of the waiteresses is also a plus.
Nobody minds being coddled a bit by a bosomy waitress serving you tray
upon tray of delicious Cuban cuisine.
2. Impress a Date
Why UM loves it: Good food, drinks and an unpretentious atmosphere. Patrons
rave about their local and organic dishes.
So what dishes do
students recommend to ensure you get a second date? A must try is the
roasted chicken thighs and dumplings. For dessert we suggest the goat
cheese flan with citrus salad. Try all this with a Magic Hat for your
beer (21+), and for our younger group, pick from their awesome selection
of craft soda pop. No matter what you choose, you'll be a winner that
night.1. Study But Not Really
Sweetness Bake Shop
Why UM loves it:
FIU may have SpecialTea Lounge, but UM has Sweetness. And one of the
best things about Sweetness is they come with a beloved Food Truck: Sugar Rush.
The store offers sweet treats like Krispey Kreme creme brulee and
Guayabera Cupcakes. They also have an interesting selection of ice
creams. Students love the Smurfberry flavor with a sweet
and salty cookie on the side, made with oats, crushed toffee and
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When late night studying gets you down, Sweetness offers a pick me up. And try your hand at one of their board
games, you'll be glad you did.