Friday, December 14, 2018

NIU Homecoming 2018-- Part 7: Rick's and Smoke Signals


Rick's was the place to get together off campus (just a block) and within easy walking distance of Grant, Douglas, Stephenson and Grant dorms.  The place was practically standing room only and you'd be lucky to find a table.

When they moved over to the Village Commons Center at Annie Glidden and Lucinda roads I figured they would do even better business.  A whole lot closer to the dorms and three times the size.  But it just wasn't the same.  The huge crowds never materialized.

But they had great pizza and food.

Meals at Smoke Signals aren't cheap, but they sure are good and there is a lot of it.. Liz had a burger and I had the pulled pork.  We came no where finishing the huge and delicious portions.  The wait staff couldn't have been friendlier and even the owner, Chef Roy came around to see how the food was.

All I can say is, "We'll be back."   (And we were so full we couldn't even order any of the naked nuggets at Pizza Pro's later that night.)

Eatin' Good At the Old College Stompin' Grounds.  --RoadDog

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