Check out the Miracle Mile over Homecoming weekend!
Homecoming is a time for remembering old friends, visiting once-familiar places and celebrating Pacific traditions.
But all of this reminiscing and nostalgia-invoking might enable you to make Homecoming a time to explore the new in an unexpected way: by working up your appetite.
This weekend, take a break from the festivities to experience novel food hotspots so close (all can be found on Pacific Avenue) they’re practically an extension of campus.
The strip of street locals call the Miracle Mile is a veritable food mecca and, located less than a mile south of campus, you can afford to take the pilgrimage.
The restaurants found here have been inspired by the same cultural diversity that keeps Stockton unique. In other words, there’s originality here, and you’re going to want a taste of it.
Sushi lovers should check out CocoRo Japanese Bistro and see for themselves what happens when Stocktonites apply culinary creativity to ethnic tradition.
At the newly-opened Valley Brewing Company (just off the side street Adams), families and good-food fans can enjoy a burger, a serious salad or (true to the name) a beer from a selection of local brewers.
Not up for a full meal? Grab a drink or snack in the hipster hangout Empresso Coffeehouse or — for something the opposite of caffeinated — put your feet up with friends at the modern Ave Bar.
Drive North on Pacific Avenue and you will arrive at a hub of Stockton eateries located within Lincoln Center. Here you can experience an authentic Mediterranean meal at Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar.
Or you can treat yourself to organic, gourmet goodness in the upscale (but not over-the-top) atmosphere of Market Tavern. Those looking to pair Homecoming weekend with the perfect local fish fare will find that Bud’s Seafood Grille is the perfect place to not just satisfy, but impress with its elegant dishes.
So when the hustle of Homecoming has you hungry, take the opportunity to adventure. You may even find the food terrific enough to make a new tradition.
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