10 Best BG Eats When Ballin' On A Budget

10 Best BG Eats When Ballin' On A Budget

A broke college student's guide to cheap meals.

Whether your stress eating from finals, haven't had the motivation to grocery shop in over a month, or your just flat out lazy, eating out sometimes seems like your only option. Eating out can get expensive, UNLESS you know where all the deals are at! Here are some of my fav places to eat in BG when i'm ballin on a budget, and of course don't have any friends left with a meal plan on campus. ;)

1. Buffalo Wild Wings

Bdubs is the perfect place to go for lunch when your in the mood for some boneless wings and fries! Buffalo Wild Wings has a lunch menu, which means you can get a snack boneless wings with your choice of fries, wedges, or buffalo chips for just 7.99! Bdubs also has half off traditional wings on Tuesdays, along with boneless night on Thursdays! Boneless wings are just 70 cents! Although.. just because its cheap doesn't give you an excuse not to tip your server... aka, me.

2. Beckett's

Who doesn't LOVE 50 cent TACOS?! On Tuesdays Beckett's right in downtown BG has 50 cent tacos and on Sundays $5 Apps that are guaranteed to fill you up on your Sunday Funday!

3. Revs

Did you know that on Tuesday's you can check into Reverends Bar & Grill on Facebook and get 20% off your entire bill?

4. Rally's

If you're feelin' fast food Rally's is the way to go! you can get (my personal fav) a chicken bites box and fries for just $2!! Although if you're anything like me, you'll get stuck paying .50 for extra ranch.

5. City Tap

Monday through Wednesday City Tap has got you covered! On Mondays they have 45 cent wings, Tuesdays BOGO burgers, and Wednesdays $9.99 steak dinners!

6. 516 Pizza Pub

Did you know that on Mondays and Tuesdays ALL online orders are 20% off from 4-8 PM?

7. Waffle House

Cure that morning hangover with a an All Star Special from Waffle house! It's only $7.79 for your choice of toast, 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, and don't forget the chocolate chip waffle.

8. Campus Pollyeyes

Right now by using the coupons on their website, you can score a free salad with an order of stuffed breadsticks! Also, on Tuesdays you can get any large pizza for just $10!!

9. Guajillo's

Who doesn't love Mexican food?! Stop into Guajillo's right by DQ for some killer lunch specials! You can get a burrito, taco and rice for just $6.25 during lunch! Make sure to stop in since specials change daily. (And don't forget the margs!)

10. SamB's

If you're looking for something a little nicer to get away from the stresses of school and work, I suggest going to SamB's on Monday nights. You can get a 4 piece baked chicken meal served with mashed potatoes and veggies for $9.99!

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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

No haters are going to bring me down.

This piece is intended to be a satire of an experience at Coachella.

With Coachella officially over, lives can go back to normal and we can all relive Beyonce’s performance online for years to come. Or, if you were like me and actually there, you can replay the experience in your mind for the rest of your life, holding dear to the memories of an epic weekend and a cultural experience like no other on the planet.

And I want to be clear about the Beyonce show: it really was that good.

But with any big event beloved by many, there will always be the haters on the other side. The #nochella’s, the haters of all things ‘Chella fashion. And let me just say this, the flower headbands aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re simply items of clothing used to express the stylistic tendency of a fashion-forward event.

Because yes, the music, and sure, the art, but so much of what Coachella is, really, is about the fashion and what you and your friends are wearing. It's supposed to be fun, not political! Anyway, back to the main point of this.

One of the biggest things people love to hate on about Coachella is the fact that many of the attendees have their tickets bought for them by their parents.

Sorry? It’s not my fault that my parents have enough money to buy their daughter and her friends the gift of going to one of the most amazing melting pots of all things weird and beautiful. It’s not my fault about your life, and it’s none of your business about mine.

All my life, I’ve dealt with people commenting on me, mostly liking, but there are always a few that seem upset about the way I live my life.

One time, I was riding my dolphin out in Turks and Cacaos, (“riding” is the act of holding onto their fin as they swim and you sort of glide next to them. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience between human and animal and I really think, when I looked in my dolphin’s eye, that we made a connection that will last forever) and someone I knew threw shade my way for getting to do it.

Don’t make me be the bad guy.

I felt shame for years after my 16th birthday, where my parents got me an Escalade. People at school made fun of me (especially after I drove into a ditch...oops!) and said I didn’t deserve the things I got in life.

I can think of a lot of people who probably don't deserve the things in life that they get, but you don't hear me hating on them (that's why we vote, people). Well, I’m sick of being made to feel guilty about the luxuries I’m given, because they’ve made me who I am, and I love me.

I’m a good person.

I’m not going to let the Coachella haters bring me down anymore. Did my parents buy my ticket and VIP housing? Yes. Am I sorry about that? Absolutely not.

Sorry, not sorry!

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Burger King Surpasses Other Fast Food Establishments In Quality, But Not In Style

If Burger King tried just a little bit harder, they would crush the fast food game.

I have many fond memories of Burger King from growing up. The paper crowns were adorable, the atmosphere was fun, and I did feel like a king surveying my fast food kingdom. Now, as a nutritionally deficient adult, I’d like to feel that way again. Alas, Burger King grew up along with me and it did not age well.

Before we begin, I should clarify that this is not a paid advertisement for Burger King, because I am willing to offer my services pro bono until the beloved restaurant chain gets back on its feet. While it may be bold of me to assume that the company is struggling financially, I don’t think it’s out of line considering the likelihood of witnessing a drug deal in any BK parking lot. That’s not a good look.

Speaking of which, maybe it’s time for Burger King to work on their presentation. The King himself is a horrendous mascot, but so is Ronald McDonald. Yet McDonald’s has no trouble maintaining a fresh and sexy image. How can this be? I believe that McDonald’s is very aware that their food is garbage and they know that we know that, so they can no longer market it that way. Instead, their commercials feature hip, young people breakdancing fueled by chicken McNuggets. Though it is but an elaborate ruse, it must be working. Burger King, on the other hand, has had the same platform since its inception in 1953. It’s essentially nothing more than “we have burgers; please eat them.” That might as well be the slogan. It’s not bad, but it must at least be said with conviction.

Here’s the thing: Burger King really does have fantastic burgers. Frame-grilling is truly the way to go. Sure, certain burgers on the menu are a little bit more expensive than at Mickey D’s or Wendy’s, but it’s worth it to get food that actually tastes like something. Plus, they have a veggie burger for those vegetarians who don’t mind being seen at Burger King. Their chicken nuggets are clear winners as well. They are far crispier and more flavorful than McNuggets, though it is disappointing they are no longer shaped like crowns. And if you want onion rings, Burger King is really your only option.

There is one department in which Burger King loses spectacularly: fries. McDonald’s fries may only be edible for about fifteen minutes, but they are a delicious fifteen minutes. Arby’s curly fries are on a whole other level that neither restaurant can ever hope to reach. But even Taco Bell’s limited edition nacho fries were better than BK’s soggy, sad potato sticks. They taste vaguely fishy and I don’t know if they’ve ever formally met America’s best friend, salt. If I want a full meal, I don’t want to go to Burger King for the entree and drive down the street for the side.

Listen, Burger King, you have a lot of wonderful qualities. You have a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine! If I need a raspberry ginger ale for whatever reason, I know I can count on you. Please hear me when I say that you have limitless potential and I believe in you. But you need to believe in yourself.

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