Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 78

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Walk On
    Points: 5,993, Level: 22
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 57
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    158
    Points
    5,993
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 5

    Food options in Campustown...

    ...been to a couple other college towns recently and noticed that they have a lot of different food options. Coming back, I realize that our campus area doesn't have much to choose from. Cheap Chinese, cheap burritos, 2 sub places. That's about it.

    What are everyone's thoughts??



  2. #2
    Starter
    Points: 18,223, Level: 41
    Level completed: 20%, Points required for next Level: 727
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    hexodat64's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Ames, IA and MN
    Posts
    991
    Points
    18,223
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 76
    Given: 34

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Yep it's dumb. I think it has something to do with the zoning. Pretty much, it sucks. Everything has moved out to Duff. I sure wish the Taco Bell was still where the Dunkin in



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 226,812, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonedave25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    15,672
    Points
    226,812
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,262
    Given: 658

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Are there still a couple pizza places there? Jeff's pizza?
    And, I miss Hometeam Pizza...

    But yes, it would be nice if there were more options.


    When Prepared, Fear No One.

  4. #4
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 334,922, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    25,564
    Points
    334,922
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,542
    Given: 4,408

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Are there still a couple pizza places there? Jeff's pizza?
    And, I miss Hometeam Pizza...

    But yes, it would be nice if there were more options.
    I really miss Home Team and DaVinci's.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 207,572, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 76.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    HFCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    LA LA Land
    Posts
    16,440
    Points
    207,572
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,105
    Given: 2,013

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I really miss Home Team and DaVinci's.
    DaVinci's was the bomb, Home Team thick crust you got by the slice was great late at night eating in. Home team's thin crust cheap delivery deals...not as much.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 129,082, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    WhatchaGonnaDo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    5,218
    Points
    129,082
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 397
    Given: 222

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Battle's, bro



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 42,940, Level: 63
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 10
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Cyclonin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,332
    Points
    42,940
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 541
    Given: 1,907

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    For a 30K student population, Campustown is pretty sucky.

    I know now they have tried to improve it but have a long way to go. That being said, I ate and drank plenty in my time there!



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 207,572, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 76.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    HFCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    LA LA Land
    Posts
    16,440
    Points
    207,572
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,105
    Given: 2,013

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    For a 30K student population, Campustown is pretty sucky.

    I know now they have tried to improve it but have a long way to go. That being said, I ate and drank plenty in my time there!
    I ate at the original Battle's location constantly, DaVinci's once or twice a month, got my nerd on at Mayhem Comics, and drank at pretty much all the establishments. I also got my hair cut at a great place but can't remember the name. That said the campus is an A and the campus town is a C-.

    I was recently at Notre Dame a few times and they previously had literally no campus town, but now they have a big development. It's all brand new like a strip mall with no character but it's much better for the students and alumni visiting town.



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 42,940, Level: 63
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 10
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Cyclonin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,332
    Points
    42,940
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 541
    Given: 1,907

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I ate at the original Battle's location constantly, DaVinci's once or twice a month, got my nerd on at Mayhem Comics, and drank at pretty much all the establishments. I also got my hair cut at a great place but can't remember the name. That said the campus is an A and the campus town is a C-.

    I was recently at Notre Dame a few times and they previously had literally no campus town, but now they have a big development. It's all brand new like a strip mall with no character but it's much better for the students and alumni visiting town.
    Yes, the original Battles there was amazing. I luckily was able to eat there my 4 years. Blows hickory park out of the water, but that's a whole other discussion.



  10. #10
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 334,922, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    25,564
    Points
    334,922
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,542
    Given: 4,408

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    There used to be a Burger King, a McDonald's, and a DQ in Campustown, which aren't earth shattering options, but it is hard to believe that those places wouldn't stick around.



  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 207,572, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 76.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    HFCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    LA LA Land
    Posts
    16,440
    Points
    207,572
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,105
    Given: 2,013

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Ames and ISU need to do something to set up more commercial property around campus town. Not just bars and restaurants but shops and services. You shouldn't need a car as a student to eat and shop at tons of places on a campus the size of ISU.



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 50,924, Level: 69
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 226
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    im4cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    3,131
    Points
    50,924
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 532
    Given: 538

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    There was a panchero's, DQ, Subway, Blimpie, California pizza kitchen, DaVinci's, and mcdonalds there when I went to school. Plus the Gyro man - made a killing when the bars let out.



  13. #13
    All-Star
    Points: 35,835, Level: 58
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 815
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Agclone91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Carroll
    Posts
    1,996
    Points
    35,835
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 157
    Given: 118

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    There was a panchero's, DQ, Subway, Blimpie, California pizza kitchen, DaVinci's, and mcdonalds there when I went to school. Plus the Gyro man - made a killing when the bars let out.
    The Gyro guy, super dog, and fajita guy are all still there. They always satisified me when drunk.



  14. #14
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 334,922, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    25,564
    Points
    334,922
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,542
    Given: 4,408

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    [QUOTE=Agclone91;3818788]The Gyro guy, super dog, and fajita guy are all still there. They always satisified me when drunk.[/QUOTE]

    What does that have to do with food options?



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 324,257, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    CyCrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rolling dirty in Roland.
    Posts
    15,150
    Points
    324,257
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 511
    Given: 91

    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    [QUOTE=LindenCy;3818792]
    Quote Originally Posted by Agclone91 View Post
    The Gyro guy, super dog, and fajita guy are all still there. They always satisified me when drunk.[/QUOTE]

    What does that have to do with food options?
    Nothing it needs to be a bar/restaurant/ shopping area. Not some guy slinging hotdogs and gyros at midnight. Not that those need to go but it needs to change if Alumni would chose to bring family to Welch. And I am not saying it needs to be family time all hours of the day but most campus bar areas are.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM