Where Do You BBQ?

Let’s be honest: sometimes you just can’t beat grilled chicken.

Lucky for us, PSU’s got two great BBQ food carts on campus. So when you finally get out of that two-hour lecture, brain-fried and starving, you’ve got options. Mississippi Delta BBQ, right next to the library, or The Local Grind across from the Vue and outside Montgomery. The question is, which do you choose?

Here’s the good news—they’re both pretty darn BBQ-tastic.

The Local Grind is a classic. It’s got a huge cult following, and not without good reason: the Teriyaki shred tastes amazing. The savory morsels of chicken hit your mouth like an oral luau, complete with cute ukulele players serenading your taste buds. And if you’re not much of a white rice guy, have no fear—they serve brown rice here!

Mississippi Delta, on the other hand, is the new kid on the block. But don’t expect anything less from this chicken doused in smoky-spicy southern goodness. Mississippi’s got chops, especially when you take into account their variety of slaws and sauces.

All else aside, I think you can tell a lot about a food cart by the frankness of its slogan. The Local Grind’s “Get It In Your Body!” is certainly direct enough, but Mississippi Delta’s “Put Some South In Your Mouth” gets extra points for the rhyme.

Price-wise, they’re about the same. (Expect to spend $5-$7.) And for the record, both of these guys have mac salad that will invade your dreams with wonderful macaroni cravings.

In the end, no matter where you grab your saucy chicken, you really can’t go wrong. Which is your favorite cart on campus?

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