Stress calls for Katy Trail, Milo’s & Digg’s Tacos

Posted by    |    April 6th, 2011 at 10:56 am

The bright green grass at SMU

It’s the beginning of April and that can only mean one thing: one more month til summer. Or graduation for some.

At SMU the stress is running high as exams, projects, papers, and worse: the real world is approaching. After talking to several of my friends who are graduating in May, there are many mixed feelings that come along with an approaching graduation date. Nervousness, doubt, excitement, and utter fear. “I’m expected to leave the safety bubble that is SMU, find a job, possibly move to a new city, and live in the REAL WORLD?” Yep. After 16+ years of schooling, the time has finally come for a lot of students.

But for the rest of SMU, the non-graduation crowd, life is a little less stressful. Although finals are just around the corner, they’re still an arm’s length away to where lounging in the grass on the hilltop and getting your tan on is still commonplace.

Wondering what else is going on in the SMU/Park Cities area? If you haven’t tried Digg’s Tacos, you need to try it soon. They’re located on Hillcrest Avenue right across the SMU campus. I’m a huge Digg’s advocate, as you can find my full review framed and on their wall. Their mahi-mahi tacos are so delicious, and I think I’ve been back for their chicken burrito bowl more than three times in the past week. I’m addicted. And they have new thirsty Thursday specials: $3 margaritas and $2 beers starting at 9pm (or 8pm?) accompanied by live music. I went last Thursday with some friends and the weather was perfect, the windows were open, the music was awesome, and the drinks were getting cheaper as the night went on. A definite go.

If you haven’t yet run/walked/biked the Katy Trail yet, you should be ashamed. The weather is way too nice for the gym. Hit the Katy Trail and you’ll find plenty of fresh air, people, dogs, and great exercise. Switch up your exercise routine and get some sun while you’re at it.

Lastly, go to Milo’s on a Thursday or Friday night to catch your favorite sports game while relaxing with your friends, enjoying some drinks, and playing darts. You can even purchase a pitcher of Shiner Bock for practically nothing. And don’t worry about what you’re wearing—this is a come-as-you-are kind of place, and it’s fun for everyone…well, if you’re 21, that is.

So whether you’re an SMU student, an SMU alum, or just someone looking for something to do in the Park Cities, be sure to check these things off your to-do list and stay tuned for more fun things to do around SMU.

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