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Wings? Pizza? Fast food heaven in Storrs

Steve Magouirk

By Steve Magouirk

Chow. Grub. Snack. Cuisine. Delicacies. There are dozens of different names for food, but the name doesn’t change the fact that students at the University of Connecticut like it, love it, and want more of it.

So when dining hall food becomes too much to bear, where should a Husky turn? There is no simple answer.

With 12 different restaurants within delivery distance of campus, deciding what off-campus cuisine to indulge in is never an easy choice.

Here are some tips:

Fly to these Wings

Almost everyone agrees that if chicken wings are what you fancy there is no better place than Wings Over Storrs. Delivery food aficionado Christopher Capela, said they: “Give a good amount of wings for a reasonable price.”

Wings measures servings by pound, rather than pieces, ensuring the customer doesn’t get ripped off by the tiny piece that supposedly constitutes a “wing.” The meals advertised as “enough for one” range from $7 to $10 depending on whether you want boneless wings, boned wings, or a chicken wrap.

Calzones anyone?

D.P. Dough, the calzone specialists, is another favorite among students. With an unmatched 45 different ways to stuff one of their patented calzones, it is tough not to find something for everyone. While the usual price tag of $6.49 per calzone might seem a little steep, D. P. Dough offers three for $13 Mondays, the equivalent of buying two and getting one free. The only problem with the deal: expect to wait up to an hour for delivery due to high demand.

The pizza dilemma

It may be unanimous where to get certain foods, but with pizza there is no such luck. The two main pizza shacks are Sgt. Pepperoni and Randy’s Wooster St. Pizza. Which one is best? Sample both to find out.  Some students say price is what makes the difference. One of the most popular deals at Sgt. Pepperoni is $20 for two 16-inch pies and an order of breadsticks.

Randy’s offers a deal for an 18-inch pie for $10 as an everyday special and a dine-in only special of “All UCANN Eat” every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. The special includes unlimited wings and pizza.

Dining hall food is not going to satisfy a college student forever and the delicacies of the Student Union get old fast. When hunger strikes, it’s good to know the university offers everything from goat curry to pizza.

The only problem? Too much choice.

Does this article have you hungry for some good eats?

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