Calif. college seeks alternative campus food options

With the Revelle College Plaza Cafe closed for renovation, UCSD had to come up with a temporary solution for food on campus.

Nov. 11—Revelle College’s Plaza Cafe, at the University of California San Diego, has been closed for the last two months for renovations that are slated to be completed by September 2014. As a result, residents of Revelle have had to adjust their eating plans for this year, turning to the temporary “Incredi-Bowls” food truck and Roger’s Place, with some making the trek north to Pines and Goody’s.

The food truck serves breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. before taking a one-hour break to serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Generally, students are receptive to the food truck that is parked in Revelle Plaza, but the arrangements are viewed as inconvenient by some, including freshman Revelle resident Lynnay Consul.

“I think the food truck is a good solution,” Consul said. “I just think that the best way to go would have been to improve the hours that it’s open. It’s really inconvenient to have to go to Pines all the time.”

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