I’ll confess: commercial districts near universities tend to not to be my first choice for a night out. That’s why I was pleased to learn about the Taste of Stadium Village event last Thursday night. It was a good excuse to get me out of my comfort zone. (And the $1 food and beverage choices at participating restaurants was a successful incentive.)
We began the evening at the Big Ten Restaurant and Bar. There is an attached deli to Big Ten that sells subs and sandwiches that my brother-in-law swears by and he always sneaks in a trip whenever he comes to visit. We went with the restaurant to better accommodate our kids…and to accommodate my interest in $2 Summit beers. The subs really are good, I’d even say better than most. The place was pleasant and clean, not at all what you would expect for a bar next to a large university.
Then it was time for the obligatory springtime Dairy Queen Blizzard. It was not an original idea as evidenced by the picture of the line (above). It was a fine nightcap.
There are a lot of other gems in the neighborhood. I’ll look forward to writing about them soon.