Think Local: EatStreet dishes up four ‘survival tips’ for the semester’s last four weeks

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Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

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Spring has sprung, marking the countdown to finals week. With the pressure of last-minute assignments, the phrase “burnt out” circulates the campus.

EatStreet has provided four tips to help finish the semester strong.

Drink caffeine.

Caffeine has become fuel for last-minute cram sessions and bouts of late-night writing, and coffee shops are a universal home-base for students.

One beloved Aggieville coffee shop is Bluestem Bistro. Located at 1219 Moro St., it offers dine-in seating, take-out and delivery via EatStreet.

“Bluestem always has the ability to customize their drinks exactly how you want it,” Shelby Harvey, freshman in sociology said.

The company motto, “Eat the good life,” continues to pay homage to their diverse menu.

“They go beyond the expected drinks and have some really great ones like my favorite, the Cuban,” Harvey said. “Bluestem is the best when I need to stay motivated.”

Bluestem Bistro. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)
(Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

Finals go hand-in-hand with comfortable clothing and stacked paper barricades, making it difficult to leave the house. EatStreet delivers Bluestem coffee directly to people’s doorsteps for easy access.

Use code ‘KSUSPRING’ and get five dollars off your next EatStreet order from April 16 to April 23.

Grab a late-night bite.

Another essential for late-night study sessions are midnight snacks. Varsity Food Truck operates Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., making it a popular spot for night owls.

The Varsity Truck has become a hub for Kansas State students being one of the few hot spots open into the nighttime hours.

“I love Varsity because they stay open late,” Brett Scholes, sophomore in psychology, said. “Being a student, I end up having late nights and cravings for food a lot.”

One of the truck’s most popular items is the grilled cheese mac n’ cheese, often served up with bacon. Many visit the food truck in pursuit of the iconic sandwich.

However, ordering that sandwich — among the other items on the menu — via EatStreet is also available. EatStreet offers delivery until 11 p.m. on weeknights and Sunday, and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Go outside and take a hike.

Fresh air and mental health breaks are as important as the study process itself.

The Konza Prairie offers peaceful hiking trails and beautiful scenery for those looking to re-energize. Three trails are available to walk, all varying in length.

“My favorite part of the Konza is the walking trails and the prairies because I love being in the outdoors and especially like to go during the nice weather,” Emma Blackwood, sophomore in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology, said.

The Konza has become a serenity for K-State students looking for some time in nature.

Emma said she uses the Konza to destress and escape reality. It is a way for her to get away from all of the school stress.

After a long hike, have food delivered via EatStreet for a picnic with friends. Goodcents Deli Fresh subs are perfect for a light, outdoor meal.

Get ready for summer and grab rolled ice cream with friends.

Enjoy the warm weather with friends before returning to hometowns with Pandora Rolled Ice Cream.

Pandora Rolled Ice Cream serves unique, cold desserts which makes it a treat for students eagerly awaiting summer vacation.

“I tell my kids to study smarter but not harder,” Mprll Lee, owner of Pandora Rolled Ice Cream, said. “If you can get your preparations for final exams done one hour earlier, why not reward yourself with an ice cream or boba tea freshly made to your favorite tastes.”

Lee said she wanted to contribute to the diverse food and dessert culture in Manhattan by serving handmade specialty boba teas, rolled ice creams and crepes.

Students searching for a touch of summer should look no further than Pandora Rolled Ice Cream.

Pandora Rolled Ice Cream | Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group
Mprll Lee, owner of Pandora Rolled Ice Cream, said she wanted to contribute to the diverse food and dessert culture in Manhattan by serving handmade specialty boba teas, rolled ice creams and crepes. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

With finals just around the corner, don’t forget to use code ‘KSUSPRING’ to take five dollars off your next EatStreet order and follow the four tips.

Fine print — EatStreet coupon code ‘KSUSPRING’ valid on select EatStreet Delivery restaurants in Manhattan on the EatStreet app or website. Not valid in-store at any restaurant. Code valid through 4/23/21 for $5 off your order, $15 minimum. Limit one per customer.

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