As the holiday season approaches, it just so happens that people’s pocket books may undergo some slimming down. In the anticipation of that good, homestyle meal, students may spoil themselves by getting a little treat, without taking too much money from their Black Friday fund.
For those craving sushi, check out Plum House right on College Hill. In the cozy setting of the little Japanese restaurant, you may find just about anything from appetizing edamame, dumplings, specialty rolls, teriyaki, and udon noodles to satisfy just about any wish for cheap, good asian cuisine. You are guaranteed to eat to your heart’s content while not going over a $20 budget. For the indecisive ones, mix and match several rolls, and definitely try the spicy crab roll. If you’re not in the mood for sushi, the shrimp udon soup is a comfort food that will not leave you feeling heavy.
If you would like something hot from grandma’s kitchen, you may want to dig your teeth into this. A few steps from campus, you will find Pizza D’Oro and Maurici’s, two popular, Italian restaurants that are certain to please your homestyle cooking expectations without breaking the bank.
If you take a walk downtown, you will come upon Sette Luna, a rustic, Tuscan style restaurant. This place simply does not disappoint. And while it is a bit of a walk from the Hill, it is within a fair price range and it will transport you all the way to sunny Italy for an hour or two. If you decide to go, a personal favorite is the Agnolotti con Mozzarella. But, in truth, you cannot go wrong with anything there — especially with their prices. All of their gourmet pizza and pasta are under $20.
Also located at the bottom of College Hill is the Quadrant Book Mart and Coffee Shop. It may make you fall in love with breakfast once again. The Quadrant will invite and enchant you with their cozy, unique atmosphere, and their fresh, inexpensive yet mouthwatering menu.
If you can’t get a seat at Quadrant, a good replacement is the newly opened Blue Sky at the State Cafe. This newly established breakfast and lunch place focuses on healthy, interesting food combinations. Both the Quadrant and Blue Sky can adequately feed you for under $15. Lastly, Pearly Baker’s Alehouse is another option preferred by students. This quaint restaurant offers lunch and dinner menus, including tasty salads, sandwiches and burgers. Dinner prices cap at $20 per entree.
So, regardless of what your cravings have been this fall, you are sure to find something good to eat for while keeping within a $20 budget. You’ll be home soon, but, until then, there are plenty good eats to enjoy here.