Books and Burgers…

Aside from great academics, research opportunities and a top Gender Studies doctoral program (if I do say so myself) at Indiana University, there is another place in Bloomington that has stolen my heart.

Courtesy of IU Gender Studies http://www.indiana.edu/~gender/news/news.shtml

Courtesy of IU Gender Studies
http://www.indiana.edu/~gender/news/news.shtml

Bloomington is home to a myriad of ethnic restaurants, local eateries, and a fair number of chain favorites. A meal with colleagues, a quick bite with a friend, or even a check-in with your advisor can happen at many of Bloomington’s favorite locales. Bub’s Burgers has been just that for me.

  • Celebratory lunch at Bub’s after passing my qualifying exams
  • Dinner after a LONG 21-day sugar detox
  • Birthday lunch with my gym buddies where I ate the “Big Ugly Burger”
The Big Ugly- 22 ounce pre-cooked burger! Photo by LaNita C

The Big Ugly- 22 ounce pre-cooked burger!
Photo by LaNita C

It seems as if I struck gold with a renowned academic program and a top-notch burger and ice cream parlor. You can’t go wrong when your academic program and burger shop are famous (Man v Food featuring Bub’s).

This is my 5th year here in Bloomington and the only regret I have is not discovering Bub’s earlier. Explore your new city as a graduate student since it will be your home for the next couple of years. Who knows…you may find your own magical burger and ice cream parlor.