Gobble de Art Blog

Articles tagged as Dottie Blogs (view all)

How to Be the Perfect Wedding Guest, According to Dottie

19 October, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Hi Hokie Friends,

It’s your feathered friend, Dottie!

Over the summer I received several wedding invitations and without hesitation I quickly RSVP’d to all six of them. But of course, I didn’t pay too much attention to the dates in which they were occurring and recently my calendar has been blowing up with the fact that all of these weddings are occurring in October and November! Since fall weddings are all the rage, a lot of you all might be in the same boat as me.

I’ve complied a little list of some tips and advice to help you all get organized and to be the best wedding guest you possibly can be!

 

  1. RSVP ASAP

The very first thing you should do when receiving and invitation is check and make sure that you are able to go. Hopefully the happy couple will have sent out a save the date prior to give you a heads up. However, these days there’s no saying if you’ll be blessed with that old fashion formality. Once you’ve decided if you can or cannot go, it is pertinent that you send your RSVP! The earlier you RSVP, the easier it will be on the couple to plan accordingly with food, seating and spirits.

 

 

  1. Find the Perfect Gift

Hopefully this step will be easy and the couple will have publicly registered so you know exactly what to get! This takes the ambiguous nature of “will they like it?” away. Often times places will even offer services where you pick online from the list and will mail it straight to them. This way you can eliminate the shopping and wrapping hassle, and just enjoy attending a great wedding celebrating the marriage of friends or family.

  1. Plan Attire Accordingly

As the wedding date nears, it is crucial that you figure out what the theme of the wedding will be so that you can find the perfect outfit. Don’t just show up to a chapel wedding in your Nikes and blue jeans or attend a country wedding in your little black dress and suit. Hopefully the attire requested by the couple will be on the invitation. However, if you’re unsure, don’t be afraid to ask the couple. As a general rule of thumb, evening weddings are usually more formal and afternoon weddings are usually more casual in attire. Now, don’t attend an afternoon wedding wearing your pjs and flannels. However, you’d be surprised by how dark colors make your outfit formal, while lighter clothing keeps it casual. As Oscar Wilde once said, “You can never be over dressed or over educated.”

  1. Have Fun, But Not TOO Much

My very last piece of advice for while your attending the wedding, is don’t get too crazy at the reception. I have seen lots of heels beak, and pants split while attendees are shaking their tail feathers a little too hard.

 

Those are just a few of my tips and tricks for being the perfect wedding guest. Make sure to congratulate the happy couple and enjoy their special day with them. If any of you all have any suggestions that aren’t mentioned above, comment below!

 

Until next time!

 

Gobble, gobble and go Hokies

 

XOXO

Dottie's New York City Adventure

13 August, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Hello, Hokies!

My little Hokie feet are tired from walking around and taking in all the sights from the Big Apple. For those who don’t know, my flock and I took a trip over the weekend to break up our routines and experience something new. 

 

We began our travels by catching the Amtrak at their new Roanoke location. Let me tell you, I have never been more relaxed while traveling! The chairs reclined and there was plenty of room to kick back and take a little nap as the train went down the tracks. The best part of the train was that I didn’t have to stay in my seat the entire time, being allowed to move up and down the cars whenever I pleased, which made getting snacks a breeze from the café car.

 

Once we arrived in the city, I could immediately hear a pulse in the floor and everyone was off to the races, moving in different directions creating a vision that can only be found in what some call the center of the universe. When we arose out of the Penn Station I was amazed to see all the store displays light up with glamour and modernization. I was in awe as my flock and I got into a taxi and flew off to our hotel seeing all the buildings that appeared to continue up for miles into the sky. I got my camera out and began to take pictures on pictures on pictures.

 

When we got to our hotel, we had only a short amount of time to get ourselves together to officially re-enter the city and subway to Madison Square Garden for a concert which was an amazing experience. The energy of the crowd amped our spirits (reminding us of a Hokie football game crowd!). After the concert, we explored the neon lights as we made it back to our hotels, too excited to sleep.

 

Through the course of our weekend, we managed to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Art and watched the Yankees play. However, like all things, our weekend excursion had to come to an end.After we watched the final inning, we deiced there was only one way to conclude our trip.

 

We hopped on the subway and made our way over to see the city in grace, see the city in her brilliance, see the city in full, see the city from the Empire State Building. As we entered, we knew we were in for a Sleepless in Seattle experience with us being officially united with the city, completing the love story. At the top our views were clear, and the moment was priceless.

 

In one breath we were there and in another, we were heading back to our home in Blacksburg. My journey was magical, but I missed my cozy and familiar nest in Blacksburg. There really is no place like home!

 

Follow my Instagram at gobble_de_art for more updates on my latest adventures! 

 

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

 

Dottie

Unique Gift Ideas for Hokie Dads

12 June, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Hi Hokie Friends,

It’s Dottie! Very soon it will be a holiday dedicated to dad’s everywhere… Father’s Day! I love Father’s Day because it is a time to show some appreciation for good ol’ Papa Bird. Although your dad probably isn’t the Hokie Bird like mine, he is just as delightful.  Here are three unique gifts to give dad, without a tie in sight!

 

  1. A Hokie Bird

With Virginia Tech pride running deep in all our Hokie dads, what’s better than giving him a member of the flock? My brother X, the Executive Hokie bird would make a great addition to dad’s desk! However, if your dad is an avid golfer, he might enjoy having my brother GG, the Fore the Hokies bird as a permanent member of his man cave.

 

  1. A Day on the Golf Course

If your father is a big-time golfer like mine, you can gift your dad with a day on the golf course. There are several courses in Blacksburg that are up to par. My personal favorite is the Virginia Tech Golf course, located at 1085 Duck Pond Drive. You can find information on purchasing a day pass here: https://www.recsports.vt.edu/getactive/golf.html.

 

  1. Dinner out of the House

With Blacksburg Restaurant week just around the corner, you can promise dad a dinner date starting June 25.  Now is the perfect time to treat your dad to a gift card that he can use for the great deals that are coming up. For more information on this fabulous week of good food and great deals, you can check out this link: http://downtownblacksburg.com/restaurant-week-blacksburg.aspx.

 

The most important thing to remember this Father’s Day is that the most important gift you can give can’t be wrapped. Make sure to carve some time out of your day to spend with dad! The memories you make together will last a life time.

I hope these suggestions ease the stress of shopping this Father’s Day. What are you doing for dad this year? Comment below!

 

Until next time Hokies,

 

Xoxo

Dottie

Dottie's Favorite Blacksburg Summer Activities

30 May, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Hi there Hokies, its officially summertime; meaning not only is there a plethora of parking spots in the Burg’, but also a bounty of fun things to do. Here are my top five things to do in Blacksburg during the summer!

  1. Enjoy a Farm to Table Dinner Cheese Dinner

As a native of Blacksburg, I enjoy eating and experiencing the local foods that come straight from the farms of our area. Additionally, I’m a big fan of cheese. I just think it’s gouda, if you know what I mean. The Virginia Cheese Fest’s Farm to Table Dinner is June 8th this year, only week away.  I can’t wait! I’m excited to feast on Virginia Cheese, spend a beautiful night at the Smithfield Plantation and enjoy a meal provided by The Palisades. I also heard that Chef T from Hell’s Kitchen will be making the dinner this year!  Maybe I’ll even get an autograph. You can purchase tickets for the dinner here:  https://www.virginiacheesefest.com/tickets

  1. Experience Blacksburg’s Annual Steppin’ Out Festival

This festival needs to be on your summer bucket list. If handcrafted art, food trucks and live music gets you clapping, you must attend Blacksburg’s annual Steppin’ Out festival. This large event has various local vendors, making it the perfect way to get all your holiday shopping done early, or get yourself the perfect gift. Additionally, it is a family friendly event, so bring the kids! Make sure to mark your calendars for August 3rd and 4th to experience Steppin’ Out.

  1. Go on a hiking adventure.

I always like to kick off my summer antics by rustling my feathers and hiking up to see the rushing falls of the Cascades. The two-mile hike is perfect for getting in touch with the greenery of the New River Valley and exercise.

  1. Spend the day on the river

Time-to-time I get a wild feather and have a desire to swim with the elements. If you’re like me and enjoy a day spent splashing in the water and enjoying nature, I suggest driving down to the New River Junction, located on Big Falls Rd. in McCoy.  You can spend the entire day floating down the river. Just make sure to wear your sunscreen!

  1. Check off #52 of the Hokie Bucket List

With all this time and sunshine on your hands, I recommend putting your summer days to good use by checking of #52 of the Hokie Bucket list…. Getting your picture with one of my flock members! My flock nests all over Blacksburg. Make sure to snap your picture with my family member, tag Gobble de Art in your post, and use #findyourhokiebird to get featured on our social pages! Here is a map to help get you started on your Hokie Bird Hunt: https://www.zeemaps.com/view?group=1092471&x=-80.386696&y=37.218042&z=5

 

These are just a few of my favorite things to do in the summer. What are yours? Let me know in the comments below!

 

XOXO

Dottie

A Time to Remember

13 April, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

As we Hokies know, spring brings about some beautiful traditions and opportunities to uphold Ut Prosim. However, spring also brings some sad memories as well.  

This year marks the eleventh year since we lost 32 lovely Hokies. These 32 individuals deserve to be at the front of our memory this week, next week, and forever. As Hokies, it is our duty to commemorate these souls by showing each other true kindness, participating in altruistic service, and embracing the foundations of our community. We must show love in order to properly love those we so heartbreakingly lost.

As Nikki Giovanni so brilliantly put it, let us never forget that “We are Virginia Tech.” Monday will be a hard day for many families and individuals of our community. It will be a hard day for the Hokie community as we mourn those who lost their lives. It will be a hard day for the faculty and staff that so reluctantly had to experience the tragedy. It will be hard. But, to quote Giovanni once more, “We will prevail.” We will always prevail. We will always hold hope in our Hokie hearts and love in our Hokie souls. We will cherish each other as individuals, cherish each other as a community, cherish each other as friends, and cherish each other as large Hokie family.

We will never forget; but, we will never lose our hope for this nation and our love for this college. We remember.

 

In loving memory of the following lives:

Ross A. Alameddine, Christopher James Bishop, Brian R. Bluhm, Ryan Christopher Clark, Austin Michelle Cloyd, Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, Kevin P. Granata, Matthew Gregory Gwaltney, Caitlin Millar Hammaren, Jeremy Michael Herbstritt, Rachael Elizabeth Hill, Emily Jane Hilscher, Jarrett Lee Lane, Matthew Joseph La Porte, Henry J. Lee (Henh Ly), Liviu Librescu, G.V. Loganathan, Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan, Lauren Ashley McCain, Daniel Patrick O’Neil, Juan Ramon Ortiz-Ortiz, Minal Hiralal Panchal, Daniel Alejandro Perez Cueva, Erin Nicole Peterson, Michael Steven Pohle, Jr., Julia Kathleen Pryde, Mary Karen Read, Reema Joseph Samaha, Waleed Mohamed Shaalan, Leslie Geraldine Sherman, Maxine Shelly Turner, and Nicole Regina White

 

Click on the names above to read each Hokie’s individual biography.

 

With love and endless hope,

 

Dottie.

 

 

           

Bird Spotlight: Mr. Stoney Hokiestone

08 February, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Hi friends, Dottie here! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to spend more time with the members of my flock. As I was spending time with Uncle Stoney, I realized that the whole world deserves to know my flock. I’ll be posting a bird spotlight to get you familiar with my family members. Without further ado, meet my flock member Mr. Stoney Hokiestone.

There’s nothing quite like tradition, right? Stoney is a traditional bird with an uncanny resemblance to Virginia Tech’s campus buildings. Aside from our great-great Grandpa Gobbler, Stoney represents all things Virginia Tech. Stoney has a visibly hard exterior, but his hard shell says nothing about the mushy ball of love he truly is on the inside. The reason we call him “Uncle Stoney” is because of his strength and toughness. Like an uncle, Stoney takes care of the flock, courageously protecting us from all aspects of life. He is the strongest bird of the flock in terms of emotions, mentality and physicality. Some could say he’s tougher than the stone that built us!

Despite Stoney’s hard exterior, people simply fall in love with his character and endless support. Everyone adores Stoney, just as Stoney adores and accepts everyone. He has a dry sense of humor that could make – well – even stone laugh. Stoney has a strangely inviting personality, and his feathers are certainly more unique than most birds. The atmosphere Stoney evokes is one of happiness, peace and strength. He’s not afraid to be himself, not afraid to embrace his traditional spirit, and not afraid to stand up for what he believes. He’s one special Hokie!

Want to meet Mr. Stoney Hokiestone yourself? Visit https://www.gobbledeart.org/products/hokiestone-bird and keep your eyes open. Stoney loves to wander around campus. He claims it provides him with inspiration and daily strength.

Friday Favorites with Dottie: Hokie Hiking

02 February, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Greetings, Hokies!

It’s a beautiful day for January. The sun is shining and I can feel spring in my feathers. Around here, Hokies get antsy in the cold weather; cabin fever is a real issue. So, even though it’s cold, it’s still a sunny day that shouldn’t be wasted. Momma Dot and I plan on going on a hike. But of course, I want to help a Hokie out before I go. If you’re feeling adventurous today, here’s a list of my favorite hiking places near or around the ‘Burg. Each destination is unique and beautiful in its own way.

Bald Knob

One of my go-to places to hike is Bald Knob at Mountain Lake. The hike there is enough to get you sweating, but it’s not a very long hike at all. Plus, there are two routes: the difficult one and the moderate one. The difficult route is much shorter, but let me tell you Hokies, it is quite the workout. It is straight up the mountain, but it does allow one to feel in tune with nature. The alternative route is much like the New River Trail. It’s longer, snakes its way up the mountain, and is a graveled and leveled path. Either route is great, but the view is even greater. At the top of Bald Knob, a hiker can see blankets of mountains rolling over top of each other. It’s amazing, especially at sunset. Additionally, if you’re a fan of the movie Dirty Dancing, the movie was filmed at this area. You can walk around the museum area at the parking lot to reminisce on this film. This hiking area is about 40 minutes away from campus.

Buffalo Mountain

Buffalo mountain is a beautiful little area and a nice place to hike. It’s a longer hike than Bald Knob, but less intense. It’s a great family hike, especially if you have little ones. The view from the hump of the mountain is gorgeous, especially in the fall. You can see for miles from the top of this mountain. This hiking area is again, about 40-50 minutes away from Blacksburg.

The Cascades

The Cascades is a great spot to go to during all seasons of the year. Hop on 460, drive 30 minutes down the road from Blacksburg, and you’re there! If it’s a hot day, you can act as if the destination is a well-deserved treat and take a nice dip under the falls. The Cascades is a beautiful waterfall that crashes over the side of a mountain. It’s a nice transition from hiking to the top of a mountain. This hike is only 4 miles round trip, but it is beautiful. This hike is even worth it in the wintertime; I’ve seen the frozen Cascades and they are just as beautiful as the fully-thawed, fully-crashing Cascades. You should certainly take the time to visit.

Sharp Top Mountain

Sharp Top Mountain is one of the hardest hikes I’ve ever been on. Me and Momma Dot thought we’d never get to the top. It’s straight up the mountain for multiple miles, so make sure you pack plenty of water and plan your time well. However, I’ve never, ever been on a hike so beautiful. When I reached the top of the mountain, I stood in awe. It was absolutely and unbelievably stunning. I’d hike the mountain 100 more times if it means I’d get to see that view again. I highly recommend it. This mountain is about an hour and a half away from campus. It’s closer to Liberty’s campus, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit. Try it out on a weekend when you aren’t too busy. I assure you, you will not regret it.

Grayson Highlands State Park

Grayson Highlands State Park (also known as Mount Rogers) is an amazing park with hundreds and hundreds of acres and hiking trails. If you’re looking for waterfalls, the Highlands have them. If you’re looking for wild ponies, the Highlands have those too. If you’re looking for amazing views from the peak of mountain-tops, you guessed it. The Highlands have multiple. You can also camp and backpack at the Highlands. It is literally one of my favorite places on earth. About two hours away from Blacksburg, the Highlands offer a wide variety of activities and trails for all walks of life.

If you’re itching to get out Hokies, here are some places I recommend. Exercise is good for your body, especially after winter hibernation. Take a break from your school work and get out for a little while. You won’t regret visiting any of these locations.

 

Xoxo,

 

Dottie

Dottie's Holiday Gift Guide for Christmas 2018

06 December, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Hi ya'll, Dottie here.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Although every day is great in Blacksburg, Hokie holiday season is the best time of all. However, sometimes it’s really hard to figure out what gift to give your special Hokie. Sometimes, it’s hard to decide whether to make a gift from the heart, buy something your Hokie needs, or purchase something your Hokie will truly love. Struggling? Well worry no more, my feathered friends,  Below is my holiday gift guide full of gifts that every Hokie will love.

That’s right, you can take me or one of my family member’s home for Christmas. Not only would we love to spend the Holidays with you, but we would also love to be a part of your flock family. We even look festive in Holiday hats! We’re sure your favorite Hokie would love to have us. We can hang out in your office or home, we make great company.

All Hokies must face the dreadful wind of the Drillfield; it’s an inevitable feature of Hokie life. Blacksburg winters are cold, windy and hard. Get your Hokie a hoodie to protect his or her ears, face and body from the harsh winter wind. Trust me, your Hokie will appreciate this thoughtful and useful gift.

One of the best things about Virginia Tech is its size. It’s such a large campus. However, during heated summer days, walking all over campus can get rough. Hokies get thirsty with every turn. Luckily, Virginia Tech has water bottle stations all over campus. However, these stations are no good if your Hokie doesn’t have a water bottle! Come summer time, your Hokie will appreciate this necessity.

Need a stocking stuffer? A thoughtful gift for that Blacksburg local or Hokie at heart that has everything? Why not get them a postcard book? This gift is useful and fun for any Hokie lover. The postcard book is filled with pictures of of the original flock members. Your gift recipient will love the thoughtful gift because it reminds them of home.

One of the trendy fads of today is wearing Alex and Ani bracelets. These cute bracelets are price friendly and are made from recycled materials right here in America. Almost every girl on campus has at least one of these bracelets. They also make great accessories at your next alumni tailgate.  Add this to your Hokie’s collection by purchasing a few more, or add this to your own Hokie wish list.  

Are you into meaningful gifts? I know I am! Giving someone a gift that brings tears is the best feeling in the world. One way to get this response is by creating a Hokie T-shirt quilt, especially if your Hokie is a senior. Take your Hokies VT t-shirts, sew them together, and watch their eyes light up on Christmas morning.  They won’t be disappointed. You can even add a Gobble de Art t-shirt to the t-shirt mix remind them of their fun Blacksburg home.

The good thing about Virginia Tech is its vibrant school colors. These colors are in style year-round! If you’re feeling crafty, you can easily make a Hokie a wreath for a Blacksburg door. This wreath can be hung year round, and every time your Hokie sees it, they’ll think of you.

This book is a great gift or stocking stuffer. They are great for those who have lived in Blacksburg for years, are new to the town or have moved away. Hokies will love this book because it serves as a memory of the special places the town has to offer. The book is chock full of pictures that children will enjoy too.

Hokie canvas crafts are the trendy thing to do. Paint the shape of Virginia or outline the shape in string and watch your creation come to life. Highlight the area of Blacksburg, fill the canvas will a cute pattern or meaningful quotes, frame it, and give it to your Hokie this holiday season. They’ll cherish this gift forever.

 

Of course, there are many more gifts you can get your Hokie this holiday season. I just wanted to give you a starting point. Christmas is in 19 days Hokies! It’s time to start shopping or crafting!  

 

Xoxo,

 

Dottie

Dottie's Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Recipe

20 November, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Hi, guys. Dottie here. Thanksgiving is this week! To prepare you for this glorious (and terrifying) holiday, I wanted to give you a Thanksgiving recipe Momma Dot and I always use. We don’t eat meat in our nest, so we mainly eat side dishes. But luckily, side dishes are just as filling! I’m sure you know how to make the usual: green beans, mashed potatoes and stuffing. Most people like to stick to their familiar recipes. But if you’re getting tired of the same old same old every Thanksgiving, I have the perfect dish to spice up your dinner table. Today, I want to give you an easy recipe that few people use on Thanksgiving but many people will enjoy. What’s the dish? The glorious hash brown casserole.

Hashbrown casserole has become a staple at the Dot table on Thanksgiving. We love this dish. It’s filling, cheesy and delicious. And the best part? It’s so easy. All you’ll need is one bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns, one can of cream of chicken soup, one bag of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, one small onion and one container of sour cream. Make sure your hashbrowns are thawed before you start this dish. First, mix your sour cream with half the bag of shredded cheddar cheese and the whole can of cream of chicken soup. Mix it thoroughly, then chop up your onion and add it into the mixture. When all of that’s mixed together, add your hashbrowns. Mix one more time and then line your casserole dish. I recommend a disposable dish because it’s easier to store and easier to clean. Cook your casserole for 45-55 minutes, pull it out of the oven, and serve! Some say this dish is feather lickin’ good. Or maybe that’s just me…

Momma Dot and I can’t wait to eat this casserole for Thanksgiving. It makes the perfect addition to the usual dishes. And, if you’re on a budget, this casserole is for you. At max, this dish should cost  $10.00. If you have certain items laying around the house, it could only cost you about $5.00. I’m not sure what’s more amazing, the taste or the price. Anyways, this Hokie loves to chow down on all Thanksgiving dishes. Except… well… turkey. I hope you other Hokies get to try this amazing dish out for Thanksgiving. You won’t regret it, but the scale might.

 

Have a tasty day, Hokies!

Friday Favorites: Dottie's Dining Hall Diet

17 November, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

As a Hokie bird, I’m on Virginia Tech’s campus quite a bit. I greet students on the Drillfield, I travel to sporting events to support other Hokies, I participate in all the campus events, and I certainly like to admire the Hokie Stone as I’m walking around. However, one of my favorite activities to do on campus is … EAT! Virginia Tech has amazing food. It always has and it always will. There’s a variety of different foods to try from different dining halls, and I love each and every one for different reasons. Today, I want to give you the details on a few of my personal favorites. If you’re up for some fun, or you’re feeling hungry, take the Dottie challenge and try all my favorite dishes one week. I call this challenge the Dottie Diet.

Monday: West End

West End happens to be one of my favorite places on campus. It has a wide variety of foods, and they’re all high quality. You want Italian food? West End has it. You want steak? West End has it. You want a vegetarian wrap? West End has that too. As a Hokie bird, I definitely don’t eat meat… I am a bird after all. So, my favorite dish at West End is a veggie burger from the Fighting Gobbler. I like my burger with cheese, tomato, onion, and lettuce. And don’t forget a half basket of fries! Those seasoned slices are pure heaven.

Tuesday: D2

I like to call Tuesdays, D2uesdays! The day after Monday is the day you need the most food. All that Monday stress wears and tears at your mind. Food is the perfect way to fill those tears. Luckily, D2 is a buffet that offers every food imaginable. And oh man, D2 throws an amazing Thanksgiving meal for all Tech students. However, my favorite meal from D2 is pretty simple: Egg drop soup with wonton strips. This meal is perfect for a cold day, especially during the winter time. It’s different from the usual soups like tomato and chicken (ew) noodle too. The wontons add a perfect salty flavor to it as well. Simple, but delicious.

Wednesday: ABP

I feel like Au Bon Pain is underappreciated; this little soup shop is just as amazing as West End. While it doesn’t have the variety that West End and Turner provides, it certainly has the quality. This dining hall is perfect for lunchtime. It’s enough food to fill you up, but not too much. My favorite meal here may sound a little weird to you guys, but it’s delicious I swear. I like a sandwich with only tomatoes and cucumbers on toasted white loaf. Yes, that’s all! Add that sandwich to a delicious cup of broccoli and cheese soup and you have the perfect lunchtime meal.

Thursday: Turner

Turner is most students favorite dining hall on campus. I’m inclined to agree that it is pretty great. Like most students, my favorite restaurant in Turner is Qdoba. I love that place. My favorite meal? A veggie bowl with the following items: brown rice, pintos, queso, two scoops of pico de gallo, shredded cheese, lettuce, tortilla strips, and sour cream. Put the lid on that bowl, shake it up real good, and you have the best meal on earth.

Friday: Hokie Grill

Friday is the best day of the week. Most students get to relax on Fridays, and it’s normal to want a quick and easy meal. Hokie Grill is perfect for a lazy Friday. Simply go in the doors, grab your food, and run out. My favorite meal is an assortment of sides from Blue Ridge Barbeque. I love those corn muffins! It’s just like eating cake.

Saturday: Owens

Owens has a great assortment of foods to choose from and an even better assortment of desserts. There’s an entire station dedicated to desserts alone. The beer-battered french fries from Owens are amazing and the smoothies are the perfect on-the-go breakfast. My favorite meal from Owens is a cheese quesadilla with salsa and sour cream. I love how you can easily make your own quesadilla. It’s simple and easy, but it makes up for the ease in flavor.

Sunday: Deets

Deets has a very Starbucksy vibe. It’s a cute little coffee shop with a peaceful atmosphere that’s perfect for catching up on homework or studying. On Sundays, peace is necessary. It’s calm before the Monday storm. Deets has the perfect café foods to munch on. At Deets, I can’t choose a favorite food. It’s all so good. I love every pastry and every cup of coffee. However, my favorite ice cream flavor is simple ol’ chocolate. It’s a classic and makes for the perfect milkshake.

There you have it! Dottie’s favorite foods from every dining hall. Don’t forget, if you’re feeling spiffy this week, try out all my favorite foods on campus. It can be fun, filling, and entertaining.  It’ll also be a great way to prepare your stomach for Thanksgiving.

Don’t go hungry, Hokies!