So many options!

So if you haven’t noticed by now, there are several locations on campus that serve similar menu options.


Here are your stir-fry/Asian inspired restaurants:

Mein Street (Armstrong)

Wok This Way (Bell Tower)

Pacific Rim (Maplestreet)


Pizza/pasta options:

Sundial Pizza (Armstrong)

Red Brick Pizza (Maplestreet)

Pizza Pi/Pastato (Bell Tower)

Pastato (Martin)


Breakfast/brunch options:

First Stop South (in Harris)

First Stop (Maplestreet)

Super Brunch (Western Dining Commons)


Burger/grill options:

Campus Grill (Bell Tower & Harris)

Grill & Roast (Western Dining Commons)

Pulley Diner (Armstrong)



Delish (Maplestreet)

Uncle Phil’s (King Café, Scoreboard in Martin, Bell Tower); also, Uncle Phil’s express is served at most market locations


Burritos, tacos, etc.:

Serrano (Armstrong)

Sonora Stop (Bell Tower & Harris & Martin)


Hot sandwiches/paninis:

Haines’ Boulangerie (Armstrong)

Panini Portfolio (Dividends in Farmer)



Trader’s Greens (Dividends, Mapletstreet: Americas, Shriver: Tuffy’s)



No matter where you go on campus, you can find your favorite food. The quality is consistent and the variety is undeniable. So. Many. Customizable. Options.

In case you didn’t know!

Did you know that the First Stop South location in Harris has the exact same menu as the First Stop restaurant at Maplestreet?


Now you do.


If you’re ever in the mood for a chocolate chip muffin, strawberry waffles, an omelet, or any other luxurious breakfast item on the menu, stop by either location! It’s impossible to be sad when you can get breakfast all day.


And hey, if everyone already beat you to Maplestreet, walk across the road to First Stop South and get yourself some good food.


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How to enter First Stop in Harris.


Hours for First Stop (at Maplestreet): MondayFriday 8am-9pmSaturdaySunday 10am-7pm

Hours for First Stop (Harris): MondayThursday 8am-9pmFridaySunday 8am-2pm

Taylor’s Encounter with Encounter

(At Encounter, the protocol is to order your meal and grab a table. The food will be brought to you!)


Quote to summarize the whole experience:

There is a lot of hype about this place, especially the burgers, and it definitely lived up to the hype. I love how customizable the burgers are too.


I for sure am coming back.



Have you ever eaten here before, Taylor?

I’ve only had a milkshake here before now. It was chocolate and really yummy.

I stopped by because I was visiting my friend who works here, so I got to enjoy my milkshake while chatting with my friend.


What did you order?

The Encounter burger. Antibiotic and hormone free, a third a pound of local beef from Oxford’s Reserve Run Farms, according to the menu!

I’m really excited for the burger! I’ve heard good things about these burgers.

The hype is high.


How would you describe this restaurant, in a word?

Retro, but also modern. I see the comic art which is so retro and cool, but then I see the people and the food and that is all modern. It’s retroly modern, if that makes sense. There’s lots of natural light through the big windows too, so it’s a nice place to escape the heat, but enjoy the beautiful campus.


Now that you’ve gotten a chance to take a bite, how is your burger?

It’s good. The onions have some spice to them. It’s actually really good.

I like how the server asked if my order looked right when she delivered it to me. That was a nice touch.


Would you eat here again?

Yeah, it’s a really good sit down restaurant. Along with the food, I like the vibe of the music—it’s current and not too loud. It’s a good place to hang out with friends.


If you were to compare this restaurant to another restaurant off campus, what would that restaurant be?

It reminds me a lot of Johnny Rockets. The decorations are similar and the American-style food is also really similar. One of the differences between the two is that Johnny Rockets has a jukebox that you have to put a quarter into to the pick the music, but the music at Encounters is more current, not to mention free!

Dividends: It’s what’s for lunch

Dividends is located over on East Quad in the Farmer’s School of Business, across the street from Pearson, and next to Cook Field.

There are several delicious (and speedy) breakfast and lunch options at Dividends.

For a swift breakfast, Dividends offers coffee, tea, fresh baked cinnamon rolls, fruit, and pastries.

For lunch, there are many more options. There’s an Asian Market that serves sushi, dumplings, rice, spring rolls, etc. There’s the Panini Portfolio that serves—you guessed it—paninis. Preferred Stock serves soup. And finally, Trader’s Greens, serves the famous Dividends salad; a giant custom salad bar with over 50 toppings.


Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 7:45am-4pm; Friday 7:45am-2:30pm; closed on the weekends

Where Your Food Comes From Part I

26% of all food served on campus is grown/produced within Ohio. That’s over a quarter of the food. Woot-woot, local!


We work with eight local farmers to purchase as much fresh produce as possible. Watermelon, apples, broccoli, peppers are just a few examples.


All deli meats—ham, turkey, smoked turkey, salami, chicken and roast beef—as well as natural cheeses—Swiss, Colby-jack, pepper jack, Provolone—are produced in Ohio. During an average year, there are 9,000 pounds of these products sliced, packaged, and distributed each week! Woah.


Annually, over 10,000 gallons of locally produced ice cream is used in milkshakes at Encounter, Miami Ice, and Pulley Diner. Miami Ice and Pulley Diner both use Young’s Dairy. Also, Dan Young is Miami Alum.


Richard Graeter (of Graeter’s Ice Cream) is Miami Alum and pints of his ice cream are sold at most market locations.


Local food means less fuel costs, less pollution, fresher foods, and jobs given to local people.


More info here.

Carpe Crepes

Seize the crepes.

Our first Super Brunch of the year is tomorrow! Western Dining Commons from 10-2.

Put a reminder in your phone!

Along with crepes and various other menu items, Frittatas will also be served. To make a healthy start to your Sunday, choose egg whites and plenty of veggies!

Frittatas will also be served at Super Brunch. They are customizable with your choice of fresh fillings including veggies, meat, and cheese, then mixed with egg or egg whites and baked to perfection.

Frittatas will also be served at Super Brunch. They are customizable with your choice of fresh fillings including veggies, meat, and cheese, then mixed with egg or egg whites and baked to perfection.

Good EATS!

The strEATS truck has been busy the last couple of days. If you’ve stopped by, you’ve either sampled some food or you’ve voiced your opinion on the Football menu. Trust us, there are plenty more chances to be a part of the excitement this fall!


Just last week strEATS was at the Miami University Art Museum handing out free grilled cheese sandwiches. Students and faculty alike enjoyed the warm weather, free henna, beautiful art, and entertaining music. If you were one of the many to fall in love with these sandwiches, look for the full-size versions on future strEATS menus!


20140829_154545We overheard some great feedback during the event,

• “Very good.”

• “I couldn’t wait for the grilled cheese. I wasn’t disappointed.”

• “Woah, I didn’t know there were different types of grilled cheese!”

With praise like this, would wouldn’t want more?!



Both the Art Museum and strEATS love collaborations like this and hope to do more in the future. If you’re interested in a partnership opportunity, please let us know!


American Cuisine

Today’s places to explore are both inspired by American cuisine (don’t forget to get your Dining Passport stamped at each!):


Americas and Delish (in Maplestreet Station, on Maple Street, near the Center for Performing Arts, and across the street from Minnich Hall).


Where to go for lunch:Delish2

Delish is a modern American sandwich shop. There’s a build-your-own sandwich line and enchanting grilled cheese sandwiches that will get you hooked. Great for lunchtime combos of soups and salads and sandwiches, if that’s what you prefer.



tacoWhere to go for dinner:

Americas serves up tasty seafood of the northeast as well as spicy flavors of the southwest. There are weekly specials and even a Trader’s Verde salad concept, similar to Dividends. This restaurant is good for both sit down and for carry out options, which means Americas could be an option for either lunch or dinner. (Though we would encourage a sit down meal here since Americas has one of the prettiest dining rooms.)



Exciting news on Americas menu!1

Every week options:

Mission Style Burrito, Four Chees Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Chips and Queso, Beef Brisket Sandwich, Chicken and Waffle, BBQ Ribs


Rotations (options that will be featured at some point in the semester):

Cincinnati Chili Dogs (Woot! Woot!), Chimichanga, Po Boy Sandwich, Crab Cakes, Bratwurst, Potato Casserole, Fish Taco, Philly Cheesesteak, Saratoga Chips with BBQ, Cheese Curds with Ranch, Enchiladas, and more.


Get out there and try something new! And don’t forget your Dining Passport!!

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Hours Americas: Monday-Friday 11am-9pm; closed Saturday; Sunday 5pm-9pm

Hours Delish: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-4pm; closed Sunday

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For your dining pleasure

Today’s recommendation for your dining pleasure (and convenience) is King Café.


Another place with quick lunch options!


If you haven’t visited the ground floor of King recently, this café has expanded a lot in the past couple of years. It now has a refrigerated foods section, snacks, more bakery options, salads, and a place to order a tasty sandwich from Uncle Phil’s Deli.


Whether you’re looking for a caffeine pick-me-up or some brain food, King Café has this edge of campus covered.


Hours: Monday-Thursday 7am-11pm; Friday 7am-5pm; Saturday 11am-3pm; Sunday 10am-11pm

(Pro tip: when the café is closed, the outside doors that lead into the café are locked.)