So I was walking along, minding my business, beginning my solo dinner time ritual when former freshman blogger Malcom summoned me over to his table. Though I’m not a runner or the slightest inclined to enjoying Rap music, his friends accepted me gladly. One of his friends returned from the dessert table with a spunky-looking cake. I mean, I was pretty concerned… was it lemon? Cinnamon flavored? Really old pumpkin tasting? I asked him as politely as I knew how what in the world he was eating. As he cut the first piece and indifferently placed it into his mouth, he replied, “I don’t know.”
Well, that’s when I thought of Ratatouille.
Has anyone seen Ratatouille? It’s a clever little Disney movie about a rat that has mad cooking skills. At one point the rat finds his brother eating some kind of garbage, and asks what it is. His brother gives the notorious line, “I don’t know.” And, of course, continues to eat said garbage.
“If you are what you eat, I only want to eat the good stuff.” -Little Chef
I guess I had better get used to mysterious meats and sketchy sauces on my friends’ plates. Some of them will be worth the second bite. And for the funny foods located in the cafeteria that aren’t to my taste buds’ liking, I will be challenged to my other awesome consumption restaurants, known as The Grill and the Patriot Steakhouse.
Tired of cafeteria food night and day? UC has other options. One is The Grill, and I actually ate lunch there today! The BCC building which it’s located in has been refurnished over the summer, so the air works wonderfully and the line files quickly. All you have to do is swipe your student ID card, grab a number card, and wait patiently for your delicious order to arrive. It’s a pretty sweet deal, if you ask me.
And of course, who could forget the American meal of a steak and baked potato? At the Patriot Steakhouse, you can be in the best of restaurant environments, get waited on, and not pay a dime (well, except for the tip)! Just get a meal that works with the student ID plan, and you’re good to go. Though I’ve yet to visit the Steakhouse, some upperclassmen have informed me it is a must-see. So see I will, since I must!
Some eat to live, while others live to eat. Just know that University of the Cumberlands doesn’t shorthand you on options. Yay for diversity.