Friday, January 27, 2006

Food Update

9. Ocean View Terrace
Taste: 2.5/5
Location: 10 min walk west of ECE building.
Cuisine: Multi cusine. Messing style.
Cost: low. I had a personal Pizza and Fires and the total was less than $4. Thats what I call low pricing. Though some of the other item are nominally priced. There is not tax for students.
On-the-go-option: No for the most of the Graduate engineering students. Its too far, even for a meal. Its different if one is in the mood of a light walk and munching something with a peep of the ocean.
Vegetarian Factor: 4/5
Late Night: YES. Its open till 1:00 am in the night (check online for weekends and special days)
Health Factor: 1-3.5/5
Comments: I wanted to try the open hearth pizza and did so the first time I went there, but was dissapointed. It tasted okay, nothing great about it. The good point was that they bake it fresh for you. Also the fries I had were cheap but pathetic. They were cold and once can imagine what cold fries tastes like.

8. Earl's Place
Taste: 2.5/5
Location: Near Canyon Vista.
Cuisine: On-the-go-packed-food and coffee.
Cost: EXPENSIVE
Late Night: Yes.
Comments: Dont go there. I

7. Canyon Vista
Taste: 3/5
Location: 4-5min walk east of ECE building.
Cuisine: Multi-Cusine. Messing type of eatery.
Cost: Nominal. It has variety of option ranging from $1.75 bowl of pasta with marinara sauce (ass a $0.30 garlic bread to it and you have got a meal) to ~$2.00 pizza slices to ~$4.00 subs to ~$4 burgers to stir fry etc.
On-the-go-option: Pricewise yes, but its far so not a very practical option. I am not sure if they even have a take away option.
Vegetarian Factor: 4/5 given the variety, one can find enough vegetarian stuff to please himself.
Late Night: No.
Health Factor: 1-3.5/5
Comments: Its good to go there, but I usually end up eating Pasta and Pizza, which have low nutritional content, so I avoid going there. Its kind of a mess (not the messy mess, but mess hall) so great for backup strategies, though I feel that it should extend its timings - it closes at 8:00 pm.

6.
Sunshine Store - only One The Go Food and coffee.
Taste: 2.5/5
Location: Price Center
Cuisine: On-the-go-packed-food and coffee.
Cost: Mocha - $1.12 (16 ounce)
On-the-go-option: I have really not tried the packed stuff there, only go there for coffee.
Vegetarian Factor: X
Late Night: No.
Health Factor: X
Comments: Probably the cheapest coffee you can get on campus. They have all the paraphernalia for making coffee, tea, hot chocolate. One needs to have the Mocha for atleast 10 times to develop the taste. I dont know why they have a habbit of adding some like of weird flavors to coffee and chai.

5. Tacone (will be updated)
Taste: 3/5
Location: Price Center
Cuisine: American. Sandwiches, warps etc.
Cost:
On-the-go-option: $1.50 for hot fried french fries. The quantity is descent and they also add their special spices which gives it a more Indian taste. Also tried $2.50 Sweet Potato fries - (fired shakargandhi with honey). Did not like it on the first time.
Vegetarian Factor:
Late Night: No.
Health Factor:
Comments:

4. Round Table Pizza
Taste: 3/5
Location: Price Center
Cuisine: Italian. As the name suggests it specializes in pizzas.
Cost: $1.50 for a single topping pizza slice. Has options for personal pizza but are expensive. A better thing is to go in a group and order the large pizza.
On-the-go-option: One can take two slices of one topping pizza for $3.
Vegetarian Factor: 2.5/5
Late Night: No.
Health Factor: 1/5 - ones eating only cheese, bread and tomato sauce.
Comments: Having had pizza is its birthplace itself, my thresholds are high, but given that one gets a hot pizza slice, its better than other pizza joints I have tried on campus. They also serve Beer.

3. Rubio's
Taste: 3.5/5
Location: Price Center
Cuisine: Mexican. Wheat/Floor Tortillas with filling options of Beans, rice, vegetables, lettuce, cilantro, onions, corn, bell peppers, cheese with their choice of salsa and chips.
Cost: $5.50 for a vegetarian Especial Burrito- Includes all of the fillings as mentioned above. $3.50 just cheese and bean burrito with chips. $2.50 for a Street Burrito.
On-the-go-option: A Street Burrito is one of the best on-the-go optin in PC. Though a vegetarian option is not their on their menu but one can ask them to substitue meat for vegetables and lettuce. No chips with it.
Vegetarian Factor: 4.5/5
Late Night: No.
Health Factor: 4/5
Comments: Was the favorite during the initial days, but got bored of it and subway is taking on the first spot.

2. Subway
Taste: 3.5/5
Location: Price Center
Cuisine: American? Bread toasted/plain with cheese, some fresh vegetables - lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, onions, bell peppers, some tinned - olives, jalepenos etc with mustard and mayonnaise.
Cost: $5 for a vegetarian footlong (12 inch), $3 for a vegetarian sub (6 inch).
On-the-go-option: a 6 inch sub is a descent option but with tax it shoots bit abouve $3 to $3.21
Vegetarian Factor: 4.5/5
Late Night: No. But closes last among the PC eateries.
Health Factor: 4/5
Comments: Its becoming a fast favorite of mine, cus of the vegetable content and the fresh factor. I usually go for the 6inch, but with 12 inch it is also a cost effective option. A 12 is sufficient for normal appetite people, but hogger like me need something more.

1. Panda Express
Taste: 2.5/5
Location: Price Center
Cuisine: Chinese - that includes steamed rice, fried rice, chowmein and for sides mostly meat items, but also found tofu and a mix of stir fried vegetables.
Cost: $6 for half portion of steamed and fried rice each with a portion of tofu and vegetables. Tofu was patheic, cant take it the next time.
On-the-go-option: Nothing is available below $3
Vegetarian Factor: 2/5
Late Night: No.
Health Factor: 4/5
Comments: May be a bowl of rice and stir fried vegetables or chowmein can be the next experiment. That would also bring the price under $5.

2 Comments:

At 7:51 AM, Blogger Ankush Garg said...

Why do thing I will be motivated to read this post ? You were better writing the tech stuff :)

 
At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Panda Express is rated 2/5 for vegetarian but should be rated 0/5. Nothing there is vegetarian, they use chicken base in all their foods, even says so on their website, althought its not posted anywhere on the menu, which is very deceiving. Write to Panda Express and ask them to post this important information.

 

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