Spring Break is a wonderful time of the year for college
students to take a break from the daily grind, clear their minds, and get a chance to have some fun. Some may experience the beach scene, while others may do volunteer work, but have you thought about making your spring break based around food?
Not everyone may have the means to travel to far off distant places for that once in a lifetime meal, so you may think about doing a bit of research into a place you can drive to or get cheap airfare/train tickets to. You can always pack the car and split the travel costs especially since gas is so cheap. This would be a great way to get to know some of your fraternity or sorority brothers and sister better that you may not always have a chance to be around.
I thought I would scan the web and ask some of our chefs on what they would recommend for a spring break all about food. Here are 5 cities to satisfy your appetite!
- Nashville – Classics including their hot chicken, amazing live music, and some killer BBQ; you can’t go wrong. Pairing great food with world famous music can’t go wrong.
- New Orleans – If you wanted to get there for Mardi Gras but couldn’t find the time, spring break is a great option. Think crawfish, shrimp, and catfish; these won’t be your typical local fish market seafood.
- Chicago – Heading up North a bit this spring break? Chicago will not disappoint. Of course known for pizza, hotdogs, and beef (and yes, you will need to try them all) Chicago’s culinary scene has exploded in the last 20 years. Head downtown and check out several of their many neighborhoods which are all unique.
- Portland – If you are of legal drinking age, you may want to include some breweries here. And if you’re not, no worries. Their food scene is anything but dry. Their food scene is so diverse, that you may want to check this link out (I recommend you are not hungry when viewing) Check out 25-most-iconic-dishes for some great places and food ideas.
- Austin – When I asked a few of our chefs, here is a description I received, “Austin’s food scene is diverse, eclectic, and strong sense of individuality between the restaurants and food trucks. You can go to Austin and eat well in any price range, suitable to any taste.” This would seem to be a top spot for individuals in college on a budget but want to have a great time and wonderful experience.
These locations didn’t do the trick? Ask your chef for some ideas or try Googling a city name and “is known for what food.” Be prepared to be bombarded with amazing images of delicious food that might make you gain a pound or two from just looking at them.
Have a recommendation for a spring break location based around food? Tell us about it! Don’t forget to come back with some items you may want your chef at your fraternity or sorority house to make for everyone.