first_imgLocated right next to Leavey Library, the TroGro Starbucks is the sole beacon of hope and consolation available to students as they cram for that one midterm they really should have studied for earlier. It also happens to be the perfect on-campus eatery after a night out, with a beckoning, while oftentimes chaotic, energy right off the EVK Fryft drop-off location. From coffee pick-me-ups to pre-packaged snacks to baked goods, this Starbucks has it all. Just make sure you don’t stop by during the crucial yet often-forgotten closing time from 2:30 to 3 a.m. I have pulled up to Trojan Grounds one too many times ready to feast (if you can call it that) only to stare helplessly at the paper sign and begrudgingly head back to my dorm.  (Arielle Chen | Daily Trojan) Next comes the frustrating realization that most fast food restaurants and quick eats are closed for the night. But, don’t have sleep for dinner just yet! Here’s your all-inclusive list to the best, most convenient and most affordable late-night eats on campus and within Fryft distance. Open 24 hours, this donut shop-deli hybrid needs no introduction. Infamous for its late-night appeal, as evidenced by its cultural relevance on the USC memes Facebook page, Spudnuts is a staple for USC students. While I personally have not experienced the glory that is Spudnuts (don’t crucify me), it is known for its affordable, flaky donuts. Spudnuts’ six-donut-holes-for-a-dollar deal is a steal. The shop also serves breakfast sandwiches all day, and sometimes (OK, most times) breakfast at 2 a.m. is exactly what you need. But make sure to stay away from the boba; you’re better off going to Pot of Cha instead. Located on North Alvarado Street, this Mexican food truck is popular among USC students. Open until 2:30 a.m. most nights and 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Taco Zone exclusively caters to late-night eating. With vegan and vegetarian options, this food truck is incredibly affordable and accessible for all. Many Zone-goers it’s the perfect night-cap after a night out and about.  Honestly, El Huero was a saving grace my freshman year. A 24-hour walk-up stand serving Mexican food, El Huero is conveniently located close to the Row, offering build-your-own burritos, nachos and plate combos. The stand also has plenty of vegetarian options, which can easily be made vegan, and the staff is always accommodating to various dietary restrictions. Though the stand also offers burgers, onion rings and other traditional American diner foods, El Huero is most known for its burritos, which hit — especially at 2 a.m. after a shitty frat party. We’ve all been there. It’s midnight or later, and you’re sitting in the saddening Leavey Library when your stomach suddenly decides to break the monotonous silence with an embarrassing growl. Or, if it’s a weekend, the munchies may very well have gotten the best of you after a night out with friends.  Trojan Grounds Starbucks El Huero Why go anywhere, honestly, especially if you’re busy doing homework or can’t seem to move after having finally made it back home on a Saturday night? Postmates, Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub offer convenience like no other late-night snack or meal. While usually at a higher price point than the aforementioned eateries, these food delivery services are a great once-in-a-while splurge for college students on a budget. Make sure to take advantage of the occasional promotions and codes the apps offer for cheaper dining and recommend them to your friends to get credits for the pricey delivery fees! Spudnuts Donuts Taco Zone Postmates, Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDashlast_img read more

first_imgLife in the age of coronavirus is different, and that’s a severe understatement. People are living in isolation, the sports world has stopped and many bars and restaurants are closed while people try to prevent the spread of the virus.Apparently, one thing that hasn’t changed is AFC East rivalries. During a press conference in which he announced that restaurants and bars are now only open for takeout, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown couldn’t help but mention Tom Brady’s departure from New England. MORE: Free agency winners and losers“For those of you who want to celebrate Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots, and hopefully leaving the AFC East, there are no mass gatherings,” Brown said. “Celebrate responsibly, celebrate at home and with less than 10 people present.”Only in Buffalo 😂 #GoBills #Billsmafia #BRADYOUT pic.twitter.com/HW5ka5Ptir— Carli Zielinski (@carlifarley) March 17, 2020It may seem odd to hear a mayor talk about an NFL quarterback during a global pandemic, but Bills fans are known to be some of the most enthusiastic in the league. Brady led the Patriots to 17 of the last 19 AFC East titles, so the door appears open for another team to take the crown. MORE: Free agency tracker: news, rumors, signings and tradesThe Bills made the playoffs in 2019 and just pulled off a trade for wide receiver Stefon Diggs on Monday. On Tuesday, the Bills’ biggest obstacle in the division over the last 19 years announced he was leaving town (and reportedly is heading to Tampa Bay). That sounds like a reason to celebrate.The Patriots are still the favorites in the AFC East, but Bills fans can smell that first division title in 25 years. It might have been a smart move to remind Buffalonians to celebrate responsibly.last_img read more