FIU Students Speak Up! Top Five Places to Chow Down

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Short Order has friends in all the right places. Florida International University won this year's Best of Miami's Best Food Court, and now we're asking its students tell us where their favorite food spots are.

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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5. Best Hangout Spot
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.

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Sweet refuge and great food
4. Hookah & Hookup
Almazar

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.

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Where the party never stops
3. Drunk Munchies
Los Perros

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.

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Cowboys & cowgirls know where to impress their dates
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.

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We love what you're doing with those teas, keep it up
1. Study But Not Really
SpecialTea Lounge

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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UMJD
UMJD

FIU is a strip mall/4 year community college... I'll stay away from these places to avoid the obnoxious FIUer patrons - granted most of these establishments are in the urban-spraul part of the county (not Miami)

William Molineux
William Molineux

S-Bar is awful. It's chongas and refugees and overpriced liquor. It's a total brofest too.

roary
roary

fiu students are stupid

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