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What are your go-to bars/restaurants and why?
I start at the Billy Goat Tavern underneath Michigan Avenue because it reminds me of a cross between my two favorite places, Harry's Chocolate Shop and Triple XXX (it's a diner, you pervs). From there it's off to Benchmark and Public House.
What should you order?
Cocktails—a Boilermaker of course. Take a shot of whiskey, drop it in a glass of beer and drink it down. If you're feeling ballsy, ask the bartender to re-create the classic Baltimore Zoo—essentially a Long Island iced tea only stronger.
What landmarks remind you of campus?
Buckingham Fountain reminds me of two of the most prominent landmarks at Purdue, the Engineering and Liberal Arts fountains, so a stop by there is a must, as is the Wrigley Building, which bears a vague resemblance to our own clock tower in that both are giant buildings with clocks.
How would you spend your downtime?
What little downtime we had would be spent playing pickup hoops or grilling up some of Triple XXX's famous Purvis Burgers, essentially a cheeseburger with peanut butter on it instead of mayo.
RedEye special contributor, @mattlindner
March 13, 2013