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Summer eateries

By Brittany Poss ~ The semester is coming to an end. One by one students are waving goodbye to Morningside’s lively campus. For those students who are sticking around during the vacation, life around campus looks quite different during the summer term, including the lack of readily available food.

If you are not from around here and are wondering what good food is around at an inexpensive price, I have compiled a list of places to check out. Gordon drive is flooded with common fast food restaurants but some are more worth checking out than others.

Jim’s Burger: With four Sioux City locations, this burger joint is set to please all corners of the city. The burgers are flame broiled and juicy but it is not the only delicious menu item offered. Jim’s also offers a wide variety of Mexican food including an order of quesadillas fit to feed more than one. Chicken, hot dogs and chili cheese fries are also included among the variety. With combo meals starting at $5, this place is both affordable and delicious.

Tastee In and Out: This eatery is neighbor to Jim’s Burger chain but has been a local Sioux City favorite since the 1950’s. With a walk up window and outdoor picnic table, the nostalgic atmosphere is worth a trip itself. The main meal most visitors get are the famous Tastee sandwiches paired with deep fried onion chips and creamy dip. A Tastee is basically a loosemeat, but something about it tastes better than mom’s cooking. Wednesday offers this treat for only 99 cents. Other days offer other deals on their pups (hot dogs) and pork sandwiches. If you want to feed more than yourself, a shopper special is available which includes 12 Tastees, a bucket of fries and a gallon of root beer for less than twenty dollars. The onion chips also come in a bucket size. Be sure to try their homemade malts and shakes.

Sneaky’s Chicken: This family owned restaurant has perfected the art of fried chicken paired with good service and a friendly smile. The outside of the building is a bit shabby, but the food you’ll eat on the inside is sure to satisfy. Along with the main courses of chicken, ribs, fish they also offer a variety of sides including cole slaw, pistachio salad and many different forms of potatoes. If you are in a hurry, Sneaky’s conveniently offers carry out to take home and enjoy.

Milwaukee Weiner House: This old time place is the Midwest version of Coney Island. The hot dogs are always juicy and the bread is always soft. I suggest topping some chili and onion on top of the hot dog for a flavor burst that will leave you wanting more. For only $1.80, you may be tempted to eat another. The Weiner House also offers bottle soda which is always fun to drink with the hot dog. You can finish your meal with a slice of homemade pie or wash it down with a thick milkshake. With food like this, it is easy to understand why this family owned spot has been in business for over 80 years.