C-U Soon!

By grace.g.yang ยท October 8, 2008
Under: Cheap Eats,My Life

Ha ha do you like my creative blog title?

I’m headed to Champaign TONIGHT for some interviews and will be stopping by all of my favorite restaurants while I’m there. Here’s a list of some of the places I WANT to visit:

1. Custard Cup (Jarlings) – hopefully it’s still open because I LOVE their cold fudge!
2. Papa Dels Pizzeria – their thick crust pizza is better than anything I’ve had in Chicago (although Pequod’s is quite amazing)
3. Jupiter’s – I really hope they still have the artichoke pizza
4. Za’s– I LOVE LOVE LOVE their pizza creations
5. Zorba’s – awesome gyro’s with amazing cucumber sauce
6. Monical’s Pizza– the place that taught me to dip thin-crust pizza in French dressing (don’t knock it until you try it!)
7. The Great Impasta – everything is pretty amazing there
8. La Bamba – I used to eat their super nachos when I was sober because I thought they were so good!
9. EVO Cafe – is that place still around? Maybe I’ll stop by for some bubble tea (although their shrimp fried rice was also pretty good)
10. Tang Dynasty – the best Chinese food (well, ever since Mandarin Wok changed owners)
11. Courier Cafe – their potato skins and milk shakes are drool-worthy

Any place I’m missing? I don’t know how I’m going to fit all of these restaurants into a two day (three night) visit, but if you know anything about my eating habits, I’ll probably get to at least 7 of these places. I haven’t been back to Champaign since I graduated (in 2006), so please let me know if I should check out any other spots!

Reader Comments

Gossip girl here,

Since you seem to like La Bamba, maybe I can recommend some other great places that people with similar tastes like to frequent –

1. TGIFriday’s – their potato skins are to DIE for.
2. Denny’s – there Grand Slam platter is absolutely the best thing I’ve ever had.
And finally, I had this great discovery that you should definitely check out while you’re there in Champaign…
3. Chipotle – there burritos are so huge!

You know you love me.

Gossip Girl

Written By Gossip Girl on October 8th, 2008 @ 11:08 am

I think you covered all my favorites. Men, I miss all these great eats….

Written By Ruby on October 20th, 2008 @ 2:05 am

Did you get to Tang Dynasty?

And I miss old Mandarin Wok. I’ve lost my asianness…

Written By brian on October 20th, 2008 @ 7:01 am

I missed out on Tang Dynasty because I just didn’t have enough time ๐Ÿ™

I miss the old Mandarin Wok, too! I heard that the owners actually opened up another restaurant (in Mahomet). Next time I’m in Champaign, I’ll make you drive down and we’ll go together!

Written By grace.g.yang on October 20th, 2008 @ 7:06 am

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