The Daniel and Grace Tully Dining Commons have been a staple in my Fairfield University career, and I would imagine it has been for a lot of my fellow peers and classmates here. In my opinion, the Tully has been doing an incredible job within the past few months in terms of switching up the options available to students. Here are the highlights:

  1. Pesto/Ricotta Pizza

The creation of this amazing, spectacular dish at the Trattoria station in the Tully wowed me. I mean, it is so simple…just pesto and ricotta cheese on pizza dough. But, it came out terrific, and I can’t say enough good things about it. They always mix up the pizza they are serving and whenever there is a new selection I always make it a point to try it out for myself; their taco pizza, their mashed potato pizza and even their banana caramel dessert pie have always been some of my absolute favorites in the rotation. Their pizza is incredible, especially when you pair it with the caesar salad or pasta that they have on either side of the pies. I know, I digress, but the whole Trattoria section has been fantastic lately.

  1. Black Bean Coleslaw Burger

When I saw this, I was skeptical, because honestly I have never had something like this; however, I think that this is a meal that surprisingly many people would find that they love even if they’ve never tried it. One great thing about the Tully is that they have a new selection of food every single day so you’re always able to experiment and try new things that you would rarely have the chance to. The black bean burger with coleslaw was a great example of this. I always love their burgers regularly from the Main Plate section, but when they mix it up with things like this, I always jump on the opportunity to try it. I highly recommend checking this out!

  1. Penne with Tomato and Chickpea

I was looking for something healthy and comforting one day, when I went to the Tully feeling a little under the weather. At the True Balance station, which offers allergy-free options to all students, I came across this, and it was incredible. It had everything I hoped for; I found it interesting that the chefs worked chickpea into the recipe but it worked so well. I have nothing but amazing things to say about the True Balance station and everyone who takes part in their food creations. 

  1. Bread Bowls With Soup

When I saw that the Tully had bread bowls, I figured that this is something they need to bring back and keep coming back. Whoever created the bread bowl was a genius and I wish I could thank them. You can really combine the Tully’s toasted bread bowls with any soup they offer; they usually have a rotation of soups like broccoli cheddar, chicken noodle and sometimes, they even have chili right at that station. Definitely check it out, and get experimental with how you’re forming your bread bowl!

  1. The Deli Station (In General)

I can’t be the only one who has seen the huge upheaval of the Deli station in The Tully. With the addition of a massive jar of pickles next to the station, a huge variety of chips and crackers, as well as an entire new display of rolls and bread they have available, the station is not only much more convenient but also much tastier. I highly recommend getting your entire sandwich toasted at the station, as well; if you get a wrap, any kind of cheese you top it with will melt to perfection, and your sandwich will be nice and hot for your enjoyment. There are so many options, as well, which allows for creativity and flexibility. 

I may sound like a broken record here but I can’t say enough good things about my experiences this year so far in the Tully. I highly recommend checking out all the options they offer and trying something new.

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