Three new lunch spots spice up the Main Campus menu.
Temple prides itself on the diversity of its students and faculty, and the same could be said of the dining selection on Main Campus. In recent weeks, three more options have been added to the lunch selection, each with different and tempting menus.
Burger Busz parks daily on the corner of 13th and Norris streets, in front of the Tyler School of Art. Its meat is 100 percent sirloin beef, and their ingredients are a step above many other burger joints. A single patty burger costs $3.99, and you can get a double for $5.29. They also offer a vegetarian-friendly portabella burger topped with basil, roasted red peppers, red onion, parmesan cheese and balsamic vinaigrette.
Its burgers and salads are served on a Brioche bun with a number of different toppings. One of its special burger stylings is the “Balsamic Jam burger,” which is topped with cheese, strawberry balsamic jam, spinach and roasted red pepper. Another is the “Rizzo,” which includes provolone cheese, garlic aioli, basil and roasted peppers. Finish up your order with a side of fries or onion rings.
CHRIS’ TACO STAND
Just down the block from Burger Busz, located on 12th and Norris streets in front of the College of Engineering is Chris’ Taco Stand. The owner roves the city and has a cult following on his Facebook site, which informs his patrons where his stand will be each day. He sets up shop on Main Campus Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The tacos are reasonably priced and the regular selection includes chicken, black bean and beef for $2.50 each. The menu also features a rotating list of daily taco specials. The carne asada steak taco is topped with pico de gallo and queso cotija – a Mexican cheese similar to parmesan. The pulled pork taco is seasoned with a dry rub and includes cilantro and pickled onions. The stand also offers jarritos, Mexican fruit sodas, to wash down your meal.
Sometimes you just need a treat. Take a trip to the Sugar Rush truck, which is now open for business on 12th Street, across from Gladfelter and Anderson halls.
Its menu is affordable and features gut-busting combination choices. “The Heart Attack” has a cup of coffee, a fried Twinkie and a fried Oreo. The “Savior” is made up of a cup of coffee funnel cake and a fried Oreo. The list of deep fried delicacies also includes fried Snickers. Cookies, hot chocolate, hot tea, milk and juice are available, too.
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