FIU Students Speak Up! Top Five Places to Chow Down
The categories are as follows: Best Hangout Spot, Hookah & Hookup, Drunk Munchies, Impress a Date, and the all important category of Study but not Really. The students cast their votes and we heard them loud and clear. May we present the top five chow down picks according to the students of FIU.
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The S Sports Bar and Grill
Why FIU loves it: Seventy percent of their patrons are FIU students, and the one thing they come here for are the drinks. Most of the bartenders and waiters go to the university too. This means you can talk to that hottie from Chem class and dance cheek to cheek to the loud dance music with the other of twenty-somethings gyrating their school frustrations out on the dance floor.
|Sweet refuge and great food|
Why FIU loves it: It has great food and a chill atmosphere. FIU students recommend the falafel sandwich and stuffed grape leaves. They also recommend bringing that certain someone and cozying up with some hookah. The place was recently revamped and the new interior design seems to be drawing in the college crowds.
3. Drunk Munchies
Why FIU loves it: Students say it's the epitome of late night food and fat-ass eats. They have empanadas, chorizo, and even quail eggs for those sober enough to notice. Of course what they're most famous for are their perros, or hot dogs. These links are juicy and hot. They're also the perfect mouthful on a tipsy stomach. Los Perros also does us the favor of keeping the loud club music going with it's lounge like atmosphere. We like this because instead of jarring up back to sober reality we can wean ourselves off the nights mistakes nice and easy.
2. Impress a Date
Lost & Found Saloon
Why FIU loves it: Students these days want to treat their dates to something different. This is a Western Tex-Mex Saloon restaurant, and you can't get more unique than that. It also doesn't hurt that they play Animal Collective, and Miami's own Rachel Goodrich. Students and patrons alike love their vegetarian fare too. This place is a hands down win in any book.
1. Study But Not Really
Why FIU loves it: First off, it's the only tea lounge in Miami, and second it happens to be five minutes away from the MMC campus. Call it a stroke of genius, but the majority of students who go there call it home. They serve fair trade teas in a comfortable lounge setting with free Wi-Fi. It's hard to focus on the books when snacks, board games and artist gatherings are so close at hand. SpecialTea lounge keeps raking up the accolades and awards, and it's pretty damn obvious why.
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