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This story is from this semester’s second edition of IMAGE Magazine, published this week and available at news stands around campus.

As TCU students, we are unbelievably blessed by high quality dining services. The new Bistro Burnett is no exception.

The dining managers have worked to create a new space in the library that is both convenient and functional in order to serve our hungry stomachs as we study at all hours of the day.

The menu is distinguishably better than that of bistros past, with a wide variety of salads, cold drinks, fresh sandwiches and hot coffee. Stopping by has become a “want to,” rather than a “have to.”

The time put into designing a functional space shows in the experience and quality of the food served.

IMG_4661After talking to one of the Bistro’s directors, Vincent Tyle, the student body should be nothing but excited about the upcoming menu developments. A committee is working on bringing in breakfast and pastry options in order to further increase variety.

The Bistro’s menu is different from other places on campus. The brand Simply to Go, which encompasses all of the pre-made meals lining the shelves, was designed specifically for the new location.

Brisket salads and spiced jicama are only accessible in the library, which makes Bistro Burnett a commodity and livens up our study time with an original dining experience.

Better quality has been achieved through specialization, but the Bistro still faces challenges of space requirements that will limit its expansion, but not its quality.

The vision the TCU Dining Service managers had for the Bistro had to be tailored down to the realities of the equipment and facilities available. However, they have done a stunning job of trimming that vision in creative ways to accomplish their goals and cater to the student body.

The layout of counter space and services, from hot coffee to freshly made sandwiches, flows without the excessive backup that was present at the past Bistro Burnett.

Now our library dining experience is not only better, it’s faster.

Overall, the hours of care and consideration put into creating an improved dining experience at the library are readily displayed in the cohesive design and variety of quality foods available. Now those long nights or early mornings spent in Mary Couts Burnett won’t leave you malnourished and under-caffeinated.