by Monika Kowalczyk - 65 Reviews - 40 List
Before you begin feeling weepy for University of Texas students with poorly managed diets, take a moment to reconsider whether they truly, TRULY have it that tough with all the great Austin campus restaurants nearby. Between the organic, probiotic frozen yogurt and the fresh sushi afforded by pre-paid Bevo Bucks (FREE in student jargon), the answer is an absolute no. The occasional Keystone 12-pack aside, it's safe to say collegiate grubbing could be much worse. Take a gander at our list of student-approved, pretty darn delicious campus-area restaurants. (PIctured: UT Longhorn cupcake from Polkadots)
Updated: September 02, 2010
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Probably one of the most glorious hidden gems just north of campus. Sao Paulo serves quality Brazilian cuisine on the cheap. The fruit salad tossed with poppy seed dressing is unreal. Go ahead and treat yourselves to two extra Mike's Hard Lemonades tonight.
This Guad stop holds some street cred other than its bomb pizzas and juicy gyros. If it wasn't for this teeny-tiny Greek eatery, your favorite Austin-based band, Explosions in the Sky, would have never made it onto the "Friday Night Lights" soundtrack! The quartet's inception had to happen somewhere...
How a small business occupying a cutesy West Campus abode on one of the busiest streets in the 'hood is able to bake enough cupcakes to pay rent is beyond me. But a cupcake done right is muy importante and worthy of thy chump change.