Big Bite, the popular lunch spot for students at the University of Texas at Austin, unexpectedly closed its doors this month. Students are already mourning the loss of the greasy food destination famous for its fat sandwiches. For those looking to fill the hole in your heart (or stomach), look no further.
Story by Alex Puente
Photos by Humza Ahmed
Pluckers Wing Bar
You can’t go wrong with a classic. This West Campus restaurant is a haven of wings, waffle fries, and a variety of dipping sauces to choose from. With a menu offering even more deep fried appetizers and desserts, Pluckers is an obvious choice for your grease-fix.
This food truck serves NYC-style pizza by the slice. It’s a simple but satisfying menu with four options: cheese, pepperoni, sausage & pepperoni, or veggie. With large slices and gooey cheese, it’s enough to make your mouth water.
Located on the Drag, Teji’s Indian Restaurant provides a variety of curry and rice dishes. If you order the naan, you’re given two massive pieces of bread that will fill up your tummy in no time, and without breaking your budget. Dip the naan in a bowlful of greasy butter chicken and your tastebuds will swim in delight.
Lard Have Mercy
The name of this stop should hint at its specialty. This food trailer prides itself on its deep fried delights. From burgers to bacon wraps to fried twinkies, Lard Have Mercy is not a spot any college student should miss.
If fat sandwiches are what you’re craving, then this deli is the right place for you. The sandwiches are stuffed with mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, fries, and much more. Add in some fat fries and one of Fat Sal’s signature fat shakes and Big Bite will be but a fond, distant memory.