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Eat Your Heart Out

Alyssa Seidman
Staff Writer

If you know anything about LIU Post’s eating culture, you know that the masses of students that flood Hillwood during common hour is comparable to Macy’s department stores on Black Friday. And if you dorm on campus, you know that the Winnick waffle bar is not a satisfy- ing solution to a Sunday brunch fix. But what is the solution to these hunger pains? Dining off campus!

We inhabit a commuter campus, which means any given student has a friend with a car, or is the friend with the car. Good grub is waiting to be devoured just outside our front door.

Whether you’re a commuter or a resident, everyone enjoys some good frozen yogurt once in a while. Right down Northern Boulevard in the Wheatley Plaza shopping complex is the beloved self-serve sweet shop, Red Mango. If you’re craving delectable deli sandwiches, you might want to try Ben’s Deli, which caters to all and is completely ko-

sher.Have a hot date and a couple of bucks to spare? Gentlemen, take notes. Bar Frites is the perfect impresser, dishing out top of the line French cuisine in a lovely atmosphere. It’ll have your special someone cooing, “Ooh la la” in a heartbeat. Ben’s Deli and Bar Frites are also lo- cated in Wheatley Plaza.

Some other notable restaurants on the North Shore include Bar- ney’s Restaurant, which serves contemporary American fare housed in an old country inn.

Interested in crossing the culinary border? Well, Tex Mex Cactus Café serves up authentic Mexican eats in a space that closely resembles a hopping Mexican cantina. And if you’re looking for real-deal Italian cui- sine then head over to Forest Avenue Pizza. The pizzeria offers multiple Italian favorites from only the freshest ingredients, and has gluten-free

options as well. “Forest pizza is the best pizza I’ve ever had,” said Alexandra

Roxin, junior Childhood Education major. “[Since] I have a gluten allergy, it’s my go-to place for Italian food. Everyone who works there is very friendly.”

If you want to break your hunger for Italian without breaking your bank, check out Amalfi’s Pizzeria. On Monday nights, the restaurant has a special offer that allows you to have a beverage, a soup or salad, one of their delicious entrees, and a dessert for only $13.

Another cheap eat not too far from campus is Sweet Tomato, which serves piping hot soups, assorted pastries, and unique panini sandwiches assembled on homemade bread. Sweet Tomato also caters to the health- conscious with diet-friendly items.

Salivating yet? Good, I’ve done my job. Now go out, and get some grub.

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