8 Reasons Going To The Dining Hall Drunk is The

After a long day of tailgating on the quad, the walk to the football stadium can seem like a drag. The excitement for the game is beating through your blood, but then you spot it– the dining hall. Usually the sound of going to the dining hall makes you want to gag, but slight intoxication makes it appear like a five-star restaurant.

There are no two things that go more hand in hand than drunchies and unlimited food, which explains why most every student at some point in his or her college experience eats at the dining hall drunk. In the moment, these eight reasons will make it seem as if there’s never been a finer dining experience.

1. You are instantly hit by an over-stimulating aroma when entering.

When you’re sober, the first thing that may come to mind when you think of the smell of your dining hall is cat vomit. Under the influence, though, it smells as though momma just made a nice, home-cooked meal.

2. There is zero anxiety when it comes to being surrounded by all of your peers.

Alcohol makes you lose all inhibitions, including extreme, debilitating social anxiety. Any fear that you had before entering the dining hall fades, and all you want to do is rage with everyone inside.

3. There is so much food at your fingertips.

Pizza, nachos, fries, burgers, and more. You name it, it’s there. Your plate keeps piling up, and it’s better than your Thanksgiving Day feast. When sober, salad sounds like the best option to avoid the Freshman 15, but put a little alcohol in your system and throw caution to the wind.

4. You don’t feel the need to dodge last night’s hookup.

Usually, this would make you want to hide behind the pasta bar, but at this point you’re way past that. In the moment, your hookup looks way cuter…so can I get yo number?

5. You can eat whatever and however much you want without feeling judged.

Yeah, you’re gonna eat two plates of fried catfish and lasagna, with a blue Icee on the side. But everyone else around you is doing the same, so who cares?

6. Everyone seems exponentially nicer.

“Oh you’re waiting for a burger too?” “I love your shirt!” “OMG give me your number, let’s hang sometime!”

7. You can steal food for later without feeling as though you’ve committed a crime.

The workers behind the counters are most likely giving you mean glares, but you know you’re doing the responsible thing. No one should drink on an empty stomach.

8. You leave as if you just conquered the world.

Despite the low-grade food, baby, you just slayed this b*tch. And if you haven’t experienced this yet, no need to fret– there are plenty more Saturday tailgates to give you the perfect excuse.

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25 Foods Every Study Abroad Student Needs To

Florence is filled with more beauty and history than you could ever imagine, but most important is the food. It goes without saying that while studying abroad, you have to eat as much pizza, pasta, and gelato as you can. There’re much more to Florence’s food scene than meets the eye, so make sure to try out these 25 places on your next trip to the city of the Renaissance.

1. Margherita Pesto Pizza from Gusta Pizza

Casual and inexpensive (about 6 euro a pie), Gusta Pizza is the go-to spot for study abroad students in Florence. Grab a Margherita pizza with pesto and eat it on the steps of the Santo Spirito Basilica. Don’t forget to ask them for your pizza in a heart shape!

2. Cinnamon Gelato from Edoardo il Gelato Biologico

Undoubtedly the best gelato in all of Florence. Located right next to the Duomo, Edoardo serves organic gelato in a constantly rotating list of flavors. Try their signature gianduja (chocolate hazelnut) and canella (cinnamon) in a freshly-made cone

3. Pear & Pecorino Pasta from La Giostra

I visited this restaurant four times throughout my four months in Florence. To say it’s one of my favorites would be an understatement. La Giostra is the perfect place to bring parents, as it’s a bit pricier. They’re most famous for their pear and pecorino pasta, but don’t miss the burrata, jam, and pine nut appetizer.

4. Focaccia Panino from All’Antico Vinaio

This sandwich shop is the #1 most frequently rated restaurant on Trip Advisor ever. Their famous 5 euro focaccia sandwiches are bigger than the size of your face. Pile one high with prosciutto, eggplant, zucchini, and mozzarella. Be sure to try the truffle spread.

5. Truffle Gnocchi from Osteria Santo Spirito

Right down the block from Gusta Pizza in Piazza Santo Spirito, this restaurant is home to the most mouthwatering truffle gnocchi. This decadent dish is essentially a fancier version of mac-n-cheese. Go with friends or family, and make sure to try their apple balsamic vinegar.

6. Cannoli from Ará: è Sicilia

This company ships its ricotta straight from Sicily, where cannoli originated. They have a stand-alone shop near the Duomo (which also serves gelato), but you can also stop by their cart in Mercato Centrale and pick out whichever toppings you’d like.

7. Cappucino from News Café

Come here for the most Insta-worthy cappuccino you’ll ever have. Their baristas take their latte art seriously—you can ask for your name, the Duomo, or the Arno River to be drawn on top of your drink.

8. Bruschetta from Mercato Centrale

Located next to the leather market, Mercato Centrale is a food lover’s heaven. The first level of this indoor market sells fresh produce, meats, and spices, while the second level has dozens of food vendors for a quick meal. Be sure to try their bruschetta— toasted bread topped with olive oil, arugula, burrata, and tomatoes.

9. Butter Chicken from Trattoria Sostanza

Want some chicken with that butter? Trattoria Sostanza‘s famed butter chicken features a steaming pot of frothy butter and spices with gigantic pieces of perfectly cooked poultry. This is a great place to go with friends—you can’t eat it on your own!

10. Pear Ravioli from Trattoria Quattro Leoni

Prepare yourself for the largest pieces of ravioli you’ll ever see. Take advantage of the outdoor seating at this quaint restaurant. The servers are friendly and the food is even more fabulous.

11. Mozzarella Tasting from Obicà Mozzarella Bar

A cheese lover’s paradise, this is exactly what it sounds like: a restaurant centered around mozzarella. If you order their tasting platter, you’ll get to try multiple flavors of their house-made mozz.

12. Rigatoni from Trattoria Tredici Gobbi

This place is so proud of their rigatoni that it’s highlighted in red on their menu. For a fair price of about 13 euro, you’ll be served a giant plate of steaming pasta with cheese literally mixed into the sauce. I still have dreams about this rigatoni.

13. Almond Milk Gelato from La Carraia

The original location La Carraia can be found right across Ponte Alla Carraia, two bridges west of the Ponte Vecchio. They’re famous for their “cookies biscotti” flavor, but the almond milk is extremely unique. It’s arguably the cheapest gelato in Florence, as you can get a cone for 1 euro and a cup for 1.5 euro.

14. Bufalina Pizza from Cucineria la Mattonaia

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried margherita pizza with a ricotta-filled crust. This sit down restaurant serves unparalleled pizza for about 8 euros each. Take your parents here when you’re in the mood for pizza but still want to be wined and dined.

15. Cinghiale Pappardelle from Osteria del Cinghiale Bianco

This little hole-in-the wall restaurant is famous for their pappardelle and tagliatelle (flat pasta noodles). Be adventurous and try our their cinghiale (boar) sauce, or play it safe with their classic truffle pasta.

16. White Espresso Gelato from Marco Ottaviano il Gelato Gourmet

Personally, this was the only spot that rivaled Edoardo gelato. Their espresso flavor infused with coffee flavor but without the coloring, leaving it a bright white. Try it with their dark chocolate. Don’t leave without chatting to Cinzia and Marco, the owners, who are the sweetest people.

17. John Travolta Pasta from Ristorante il Profeta

John Travolta is rumored to have ordered this off-the-menu dish so many times that they named it after him. Split it with a friend to get a taste without breaking the bank. You’ll want to lick the plate after you’re finished, as the dish only comes with 6 giant rigatoni

18. Pumpkin Spice Gelato from Vivoli

If you study abroad in the fall, you’ll notice that no one else has bought into the pumpkin spice craze. Vivoli, a well known gelateria with notable flavors like Ricotta and Fig, comes in clutch when you’re suffering from PSL withdrawal.

19. Truffle Risotto from Osteria delle Tre Panche

You’ll probably pick up on the fact that nearly everything in Florence is doused in truffle oil. Make sure to try the truffle risotto or tagliatelle from Osteria delle Tre Panche before you get sick of this favorite flavor.

20. Croissants from the Secret Bakeries

Everyone tells you to follow your nose when trying to find the famed “secret bakeries” of Florence. After 2am, a number of bakeries will sell croissants for a euro each (but I won’t tell where!). These make the perfect late-night eats, especially after a long evening out on the Florentine cobblestones.

21. Make-Your-Own Pizza from Florence Food and Wine Academy

For 50 euros each, you and your friends can become Italian chefs in only a few hours. The Florence Food and Wine Academy will teach you how to make pizza from scratch starting with homemade dough and finishing them off in the oven. After devouring your pie, you’ll get to see how gelato is made (and eat a bowl, too!).

22. Chianti Wine from MyTour

The number one rule for study abroad students on a budget? Always order the house wine. At some point, though, you’ll want to check out the hype and go on a wine tour. Companies range in prices (starting at 50 euros with MyTour), but be sure to try the famed Chianti wine while you’re there.

23. Panino from Pino’s Salumeria Verdi

This sandwich shop is owned by a charismatic, middle-aged Italian named Pino, who makes a mean turkey sandwich. Stop by this spot when you’re looking for some food on the go and definitely asked for it toasted.

24. Bistecca Fiorentina from Buca Mario

You can’t leave Florence without trying infamous the bistecca Fiorentina (Florentine steak). The meat will come to the table still bleeding—this one’s not for the faint of heart. Grab some hungry friends who are feeling adventurous when you set out to check this one off the list.

25. Homemade Limoncello from Trattoria Pandemonio

Everyone loves “mama” of Pandemonio—a lively, welcoming woman whose specialty pasta (housemade bolognese) is a hit with students. In a trip to Florence, you’ll receive so many free shots of limoncello out at dinner that you’ll be inclined to pass it up, but make sure to try this one. Their homemade limoncello was so well liked that a friend of mine brought a bottle home from Florence!

Hopefully you’re gearing up for a trip to the Renaissance City soon. Meanwhile, I’m sitting here nostalgically behind my computer screen. Take advantage of the sights and the smells that Florence has to offer. Enjoy it while it lasts because before you know it, you’ll be back home on a gelato detox.

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Keep These Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

We can all agree that there’s nothing better than a warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie. But is it the same the next day? Not usually. The cookies have probably turned hard, sometimes stale.

This hack is so easy that it doesn’t involve anything you probably don’t have in your kitchen. Before putting the lid back on the cookie jar, put 1/4 – 1/2 slice of bread in there to keep the cookies soft and fresh. While any type of bread will work, white bread is the best to use because its flavors don’t transfer onto the cookies.

As time passes, you’ll find that the bread becomes hard, while the cookies remain soft (change out the bread if you notice this happening quickly). The cookies end up absorbing the moisture from the bread, just like rice would soak up moisture from a wet phone. Science is a great thing.

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500 Dominos Pizza Stores In India Go Vegetarian

This Navratri season Domino’s is all ready to serve an all-vegetarian menu. The menu won’t even have onion or garlic on pizzas in more than 500 of its stores across North and Central and parts of West India.

Navratri is a nine day Indian festival celebrated with great fervor in the major parts of the country. Due to the traditions and auspiciousness involved with this festival, a lot of people avoid restaurants serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food during this period.

“Consumption of non-vegetarian food reduces significantly during this time. This move is an acknowledgement that though we are a global brand, we are conscious about consumer needs. It’s about making a statement to consumers,” Domino’s Pizza India President Dev Amritesh said in an interview with the Economic Times.

The new menu incorporates the dietary restrictions of people during Navratri and includes pizza bases made of singhara atta (water chestnut flour) and saabudana crispies, instead of regular grains. Regular salt is also replaced by rock salt in sauces.

Though Domino’s has previously served all-vegetarian food in some of its selected stores, it’s the first time that any western-style quick service restaurant (QSR) is converting to a Navratri menu on this large of scale.

Call it what you want—a strategy to attract more customers and boost sales growth or a way to make a statement to the consumers. Either way, we love how global food brands are adapting according to the diversity and culture of India. What do you think of it? And are you going to be there at one of these stores tomorrow to try the new Navratri menu? We sure will be.

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7 October Food Festivals Youll Only Find In Philly

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us ladies and gents. Bring on the apples, football, and pumpkin flavored everything. As the temps and leaves fall, Philadelphians celebrate. From Chinatown to the Navy Yard, the greater Philadelphia area will be eating and drinking until the season away.

You won’t want to miss all of the awesome food festivals hitting the streets of Philly this October and for those who don’t know, here are the highlights.

1. Midtown Village Fall Festival

When: October 1st, 12-8 pm

The heart of Center City will be a buzz with fall cheer as the massive Midtown Village Festival hits the streets. Sample the cuisine of over 20 restaurants who will be dishing out their specialties al fresco, all day long.

The festival highlights the best food and drink options 13th street has to offer. Celebrate October in true German fashion with bratwurst from Bru Craft and Worst. If your not in the mood for Oktoberfest food no worries, the participating restaurants specialize in anything from cheese curds to pirogies to gyros. Everyone in your party is sure to find some fall fare to suit their fancy.

And not only are there plenty of dining options, you’ll also find over 100 vendors and five stages featuring live performers. Grab some food, treat yo self at the street boutiques, take a chance at karaoke outside of McGillin’s.

2. Roxtoberfest

When: October 1st, 12-6 pm

As the Midtown Village festival rages on, the northwest Philly neighborhood of Roxborough will present their take on the famous German celebration.

Roxtoberfest boasts an impressive line-up of food trucks. Try some pizza from Jules Thin Crust, Korean cuisine from My Four Suns, or Brazilian inspired sandwiches from BrazBQ.

Come for the food and stay for live performances, brew competition, life sized board games, and vendors. Grab you lederhosen and head on over to Roxborough.

3. Night Market Philadlephia: Navy Yard

When: October 6th, 6-10 pm

The Navy Yard Night Market is the last in a series of four street food festivals presented by The Food Trust. At Night Market, you’ll find Philadelphia’s most sought after and beloved food trucks. Enjoy healthy options like Rio bowls and smoothies from BlendLife, slow cooked meats from Navy Yard local Lo Spiedo, or gourmet cannoli from Cannoli World.

The festival features dozens of participants, live music, grounds tours, and performances by the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School. Mark you calendar so you don’t miss out on the last chance to participate in Night Market.

4. Chinatown Market Ye Shi

When: October 8th 7-11 pm

Inspired by Night Market, Chinatown is set to put its own spin on one Philadelphia’s favorite festivals. Over 50 food trucks and restaurants will be serving up their specialties from 10th street from Arch to Vine and Race street between 9th and 11th.

You can find Asian cuisine at Yakitori Boy, Ka Chi, and BonChon Chicken, or stick to some of your favorites like Bassetts Ice Cream, Farm Truck Philly, and Philly tacos. While you eat, enjoy various live performances, karaoke, and a calligraphy demo.

5. Old City Fest

When: October 9th, 11am-6 pm

At the upcoming Old City Fest, expect a variety of unique food flavors flooding the streets. With spots like Franklin Fountain, Continental, Old City Coffee, and High Street on Market participating you really can’t go wrong.

Old City Fest features much more than delicious eats, it’s also a celebration of art, design, creativity, and culture. The festival will feature pop-up performances throughout the day and will host two fashion shows.

6. The Free Food Crawl

When: October 14th, 11-6 pm

Well this isn’t quite a festival, but it is a fun food event that’s sure to take Philadelphia by storm this October. The Free Food Crawl is a city wide food truck scavenger hunt. In order to participate, download the Food Moves App and follow the icons to a new truck giving away free food every hour.

What kind of food you might ask? Well that’s for us to find out on the 14th. This is a can’t miss experience for the most adventurous Philadelphia foodies.

7. Philly’s Cheesesteak and Food Fest

When: October 15th, 11am-5pm

A festival devoted entirely to Philadelphia’s favorite sandwich? Sign me up! The Cheesesteak festival is set to return to Citizens Bank Park and will include other Philadelphia favorites this year such as water (wooder) ice, soft pretzels, and roast beef sandwiches. Be the judge of the best steak in the city by sampling from over 50 vendors.

For $20 general admission fee, enjoy access to countless food vendors, carnival games, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, and an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic. Celebrate what makes Philly special at the second Philly’s Cheesesteak and Food Fest.

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5 Easy Ways To Incorporate Turmeric Into Your Diet

Scientists believe that turmeric’s numerous health benefits can be attributed to its unique chemical composition. The compound that gives turmeric its characteristic yellow-orange hue, curcumin, is what researchers believe holds the key to the spice’s healing powers.

Turmeric can launch a dish to visual and palatable greatness, but it can also destroy any inclination you have towards eating. The spice has strong, lingering qualities that some have described as downright awful. Save yourself the pain of choking down what feels like a truck ton of pepper with these five easy ways to incorporate turmeric into your everyday dishes.

1. Toss it over vegetables

Roasted root vegetables, cauliflower, and potatoes taste incredibly warm and perfectly peppery with a sprinkle of ground turmeric. Sautéed kale, collards, and other greens also pair well with the spice.

2. Blend it into a smoothie

Give your smoothies and juices an added boost by mixing in fresh or ground turmeric. The fruit can balance out the mild sting of the spice.

3. Stew it into soup

Add a tablespoon of powdered turmeric into a vegetable or other broth-based soup. The turmeric will make your soup feel even more warming, so this trick is perfect for when you’re sick and in need of an immunity boost.

4. Add it to egg or tofu scramble

A dash of turmeric will artfully augment the taste and color of your otherwise neutral egg or tofu scramble. Green vegetables are, of course, welcomed to this scramble as well.

5. Simmer it in tea

Make your own turmeric tea with ground turmeric, boiling water, honey, and lemon. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric make make this drink ideal for soothing a sore throat.

These suggestions can subtly but scrumptiously enhance your commonplace dishes (and drinks). Keep in mind that it is best to consume turmeric in its whole or ground form, rather than in the form of a dietary supplement. When turmeric is prepared with other foods, its solubility increases and your body can extract more of the spice’s benefits.

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Studies Show That Social Media Food Accounts

Although scrolling through pictures and videos of food might seem fun and harmless, it turns out that seeing images of food can make you hungry.

A recent study questions the impact of our exposure to food porn and whether or not it increases our desire for food. The review defines visual hunger as “a natural desire, or urge, to look at food” and claims it could be an evolutionary adaptation.

The study says that our brains learned to enjoy seeing food because we would likely end up consuming what we saw. Thus, physiological responses prepared our bodies for the food.

Nowadays, regular exposure to virtual foods and “the array of neural, physiological, and behavioural responses linked to it, might be exacerbating our physiological hunger way too often.” In short, seeing pictures of food on every type of social media we have is intensifying our physiological hunger, which causes us to eat more.

Another article on Science Daily summarizes a study that was done on healthy, young men that reiterates the same findings. The study found that the amount of the neurosecretory protein hormone gherkin—which controls eating behavior and the physical process of food metabolism—in the blood increases because of visual stimulation through food pictures.

Unfortunately, seeing delicious pictures and videos of our food fantasies is definitely harming us. This is not good news for me, for you, or for anyone who follows the same amount of food accounts that I do.

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These Fancy Flower Ice Bowls Are Literally Cooler

These flower ice bowls are the perfect way to serve up anything chilled—think fruit, cold drinks, or desserts. Though they might look complicated, they only take 20 minutes of effort plus an overnight freeze. Either place the bowl inside a bigger tray to collect water if it melts, or bring your brunch outside for a beautiful meal with zero dish clean-up.

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Holler Dash is The Biscuit Restaurant You Didnt

Owned by Cracker Barrel, Holler & Dash is a new southern biscuit chain restaurant that just opened up a branch on The Strip, and it’s all the rage here in Title Town. But Holler & Dash is no average biscuit restaurant. Unlike Cracker Barrel, Holler & Dash’s demographic is more millennial based.

Holler & Dash has a very eclectic range of biscuits on the menu, exotic housemade craft sodas, plenty of biscuit alternatives, and the iced tea is off the chain.

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try the “Strawberry and Dash” biscuit. Fresh cut strawberries and homemade whipped creole cream cheese on an open-faced biscuit.

If you like mostly savory with a little bit of sweet, try the “Kickback Chicken.” It’s Fried chicken, Grade-A goat cheese with no additives, and pepper jelly that has quite a kick to it.

If you’re feelin’ spicy, try the “Chicken. Set. Go.” It’s fried chicken, pimento cheese, and three small jalapeño slices topped with sorghum on a biscuit. It’s my personal favorite because of it’s incredible contrast. Every other bite tastes a little different than the first, and it’s a party in your mouth.

If you love spicy food, try the “Chicken Holler.” Fried chicken, cheddar cheese, pickles, and hot sauce sandwiched on a biscuit—how could you ever go wrong with that? The hot sauce comes in “medium, hot, or make ’em holler.” Disclaimer: the medium is pretty damn hot to begin with, so keep that in mind if you’ve got sensitive taste buds.

Those are just a few of many options, and if you find these options on the menu to be a little too extraordinary, you can create your own more standard biscuit. Holler & Dash likes to accommodate. But don’t be the one guy or gal that orders something so overly basic that it puts the Holler & Dash name to shame. You wouldn’t go to Baskin Robbins and order a single scoop of vanilla in a cup, right?

Holler & Dash is extremely dedicated to only supporting farms that treat and butcher their animals humanely. You won’t sink your teeth into anything that has been mistreated like the disturbing stuff you see in the movie Food, Inc. Most of the artisan suppliers they use are small, family-owned businesses. None of that corporate capitalist bullshit.

If you don’t have time to holler and need to dash, you can skip the line and order at the kiosk at the front of the store, or you can order online.

Oh, by the way, I work here. Come visit me!

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Heres What Happened When We Only Ate Pizza for

There are many ways to live up to your full college potential. You can play a sport, you can join clubs, you can make the Dean’s List, or you can consume your body weight in pizza.

We decided to go the pizza route.

The Rules:

1. Eat only pizza for five days straight.

2. All pizza must have some form of tomato and cheese to count.

3. Drink nothin’ but water.

4. Hope to make it out alive.

Day 1

Mood: Eager Beavers

The best way to start this week probably wasn’t waking up at 8 am to go to the gym and then not eat anything until 1 pm, but we all make mistakes. Post-gym, Rachel went to class, leaving Liza alone to suffer and contemplate if it was worth it to order Domino’s at 10:30 in the morning.

Lunch was great, we <3 pizza. We picked our seats in the dining hall based on where there would be good lighting (for snapping a photo) and endured the judgement of an entire dining hall as we sat trying to take Spoon-worthy pics of sub-par looking cafeteria pizza.

We also had access to SpoonTV—aka the best snapchat out there—for a few hours, so y’all got to see the bomb margherita pizza we ordered from Luca’s, one of our fave delivery places. Approximately 1.8K people also saw Rachel holding a pizza box while smiling like she won a million bucks, which is pretty cool.

The first day was a breeze, honestly, and we’re pretty sure this won’t be so bad, despite Liza’s grandma spending 10 minutes trying to tell her that this was going to be terrible for her digestive system.

Today’s Totals: Liza had six pieces of pizza and Rachel had four.

Day 2

Mood: Positive Outlooks

Still goin’ strong. This morning we both reheated some of last night’s margherita for breakfast and then finished off the pie at lunch time.

We also found out too late that they were giving away pizza in the campus center for lunch and we had to take a minute to mourn what could have been, aka fresh pizza because the microwave does unfortunate things to pizza crust.

Liza helped cook Shabbat dinner for Hillel which was mildly tortuous. She had to hang around salad and homemade hummus and fried schnitzel for two hours and couldn’t eat it. Definitely not something we would recommend. This led to a solid 30 seconds of regret in its most pure form as we walked up the dining hall stairs with the knowledge that the only thing we had to look forward to was a piece of average pizza. But then we took a bite and remembered that pizza is like…So good.

Today’s Totals: Liza had four slices and Rachel had five.

Day 3

Mood: Powering Through

Okay, so we officially made it to Day 3 feeling like complete pizza pros. Our initial morning plan was to sleep in cause how else do you do a Saturday morning?

Once we awoke from the dead, we planned to walk over to the dining hall where we would grab a slice of pizza to hold us over until we could order from Luca’s for dinner. Sounds like a perfectly cheesy Saturday, right?

We walked into the dining hall at 11:30 am and there was no pizza in sight. So since we had already swiped in, we figured we’d sit and stay awhile on the off chance that maybe the pizza gods would bless us with a slice. Nope. After sitting and watching everyone else eat for a solid 30 mins, nothing.

So we decided to leave with empty stomachs and distract ourselves with some Union Rugby because we’re #sporty. After the game, we tried the dining hall again with our fingers-crossed and all the hope two pizza-lovin’ friends could muster up, but they unfortunately let us down again. Still no pizza in sight. We finally realized that the only thing we could do was order our dinner pizza a little early, so running on water, we stuffed our faces with all the spinach, tomato and feta pizza our small stomachs could handle.

Today’s Totals: Liza and Rachel both had four slices.

Day 4

Mood: Dreamin’ Bout Omelettes

We woke up and it was once again a gym day on the Rachel and Liza Three Days A Week Gym Schedule (Minimal Effort Required). So we once again headed to the gym before any cheesy or saucy nutrients—we hadn’t learned from our mistakes. It was rough. Not as fun as sitting around eating pizza all day, we can tell you that.

So after that we both grabbed a few slices of leftover Luca’s and munched as we homework-ed (yep, just made that a verb). Then it was time for a long awaited pizza photoshoot, because pics or it didn’t happen—the only motto we live by.

Then, once again, we tried the dining hall for pizza and they did indeed come through with pizza galore. But it was hard to be content with our singular slices of pizza while our friends continued to taunt us with cupcakes, pie and everything that we couldn’t even look at cause it all shimmered with perfection.

In fear that we might be hungry later, we grabbed some slices to go and headed home. PSA: dining hall pizza doesn’t look super appealing in the dining hall to begin with, but it looks worse back at the dorm. That was a no go.

Today’s Totals: Rachel had four slices and Liza had three.

Day 5

Mood: We Don’t Want Pizza

We woke up early to do work with high spirits. Liza got hungry and decided to reheat her piece of dining hall pizza around 9:30 am, but only ate half of it before she took a bite and had to spit it out. (@ Liza’s tastebuds: we are so, so sorry.)

Then it was off to class. Post knowledge-soaking we headed to the dining hall to grab our last pizza lunch for a long long time. Gotta say, we felt like total campus celebs cause whenever our friends or fellow Spoonies saw us, we were questioned on how the process was going. (Our answer by this point: we are ready for not pizza.) Then it was back to class for the afternoon because, once again, we are not in college simply to eat pizza.

Finally came dinner. Our final hurrah. We were excited, to say the least.

Today’s Totals: Rachel had four slices and Liza had three and a half.

Final Thoughts

Mood: #Blessed

Brunch is always great, but somehow today our omelettes from Peter Pause were a literal blessing from the gods.

Even though this was an experiment that drew quite a lot of attention amongst our friends, we didn’t feel a whole lot different from when we ate our normal diets.

Of course, we had those occasional moments where we couldn’t even look at pizza, but now that we’ve gone a day with real food again, it wouldn’t be that bad to have another slice.

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