POGGI | Eulogy for the Mac’s Salad

Everyone has their routines. The unchanging route you take to class. Laundry on Tuesdays and grocery shopping on Saturdays. Sock, sock, shoe, shoe. One of my favorite routines of my past two years at Cornell has been my weekly Mac’s salad. The customization options created a meal tailored to your tastes; if you ignored the BRB acceptance and the Statler interior, one could almost imagine this was an off-campus meal. So when I returned to campus this fall, excited to indulge in one of my most grounding routines, I was dismayed to see the salad bar had been replaced by grab-and-go options. I reached out to Cornell Dining to learn more.

Be a Man (Salad)

We had to look someone in the eyes and ask him for a “man salad.” It was flat out degrading.

Summer Heat Wave: Caulifower, Chickpea and Hummus Salad

The combination of cauliflower, chickpeas and hummus over a bed of lightly dressed arugula with extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground pepper, and salt makes for the perfect summertime lunch or dinner.

DiBella’s Subs: A New Contender to the Lunch Scene?

Overall, the dining experience at DiBella’s Subs was an enjoyable one — the welcoming atmosphere slightly made up for the meal. I haven’t been to many sandwich shops in the Ithaca area (other than CTB) but it is similar to the delis back home — nothing really special but nothing very terrible. The best word to sum up the meal was average. If you are in the area, DiBella’s Subs would be a great place to grab a quick bite to eat in friendly surroundings, but if you aren’t nearby, I wouldn’t go out of my way to make the trek there. All in all, it might just be better to stop by CTB for a slightly more expensive sandwich.