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Kristen’s kitchen: From Washington, D.C. to Campion and D.B.

Candidates’ picks for dining at St. Joe’s

We all know that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very distinct and unique personalities. We’ve seen their true colors show even more, particularly now that the presidential election is so close. But where would the presidential candidates eat if they attended Saint Joseph’s University?

Campion Dining Hall:

Clinton would wake up early to get to Campion Dining Hall in order to hit up the omelet station. She would request an all-veggie omelet, then have a glass of water and might even bother a Campion worker for a lemon wedge.

Trump would roll out of bed around 11:30 a.m., just in time for the beginning of lunch. He would grab some of the hearty, home-style food: The meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roasted corn, and a piece (or two) of Texas toast. He’d grab two double chocolate chip cookies and a Coke before sitting down to eat.


After working hard all week, Clinton would treat herself to a nice meal not from Campion. She would take the shuttle from Mandeville and head to Corner Bakery. There, she would order a Caesar salad with grilled chicken and dressing on the side, a side of chicken noodle soup, an unsweetened iced tea, and an oatmeal raisin cookie to go.

Trump would get fed up with Campion pretty quickly. By Wednesday, after yelling at Campion workers both Monday and Tuesday, he would want to go somewhere else to eat. He’d request an Uber to take him through the Wendy’s drive-thru and proceed to order a Baconator with XL French fries, and a vanilla frosty.

A night on the town:

Clinton would head to Zavino in University City, where she can dine at low-cost, but also high-value. Here, she’d indulge in some kale salad, and share a slice (or two) of pizza with her daughter, Chelsea. She’d leave a tip for the waiter and head home around 8:30 p.m.

Trump would decide that he deserves a nice dinner in the city. He’d head to the most expensive restaurant in Philly that he can think of: Vetri. He’d begin his four course meal with a sweet onion crepe, truffle fondue, and a glass of Chianti. For his second and third courses, he’d order the duck lasagnetta and roasted lamb with pecorino potatoes. He’d finish off a meal—that no other college student would ever be able to afford—with a chocolate polenta soufflé.

From breakfast in Campion to a meal in the city, both presidential candidates would make the most of all the dining options Hawk Hill has to offer.

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