How's the food and what to do on Picnic days

<p>I got accepted so I’ll be heading to UCD this fall but I wanted to know from you guys if the food is any good and if there are many options :)</p>

<p>I’m going to go to the UCD Picnic day this weekend as well so do you guys have any recommendations on what to do there? Like any don’t miss events?</p>

<p>We were there this past weekend. My daughter liked the food and I felt it was better than some other schools. There was a wide variety, and some good healthy and good not so healthy options. </p>

<p>UCD has probably some of the best food in the UC system. They are into the farm to fork mentality, meaning they will source their food from within a 50 mile radius and use whatever is seasonal. Also in the spring, they have a contest for parents to send in home cooked recipes to be selected and served at the dining commons. I am happy to say, my recipe for Chicken Tortilla soup was one of several picked this year. The winning students also gets a lunch for two at the Gunrock pub. They also have a lot of vegetarian and vegan options.</p>

<p>Regarding picnic day, two of the must sees:

  1. Doxie race (Dachsunds)
  2. Battle of the Bands</p>

<p>Enjoy!!!</p>

<p>Congrats on your acceptance. My son just spent the weekend there and suggests the following:</p>

<p>Play “Sardines” at the Deathstar building : <a href=“http://www.theaggie.org/2013/11/21/trying-to-understand-doomed-in-the-death-star/”>http://www.theaggie.org/2013/11/21/trying-to-understand-doomed-in-the-death-star/</a></p>

<p>In downtown Davis, check out the restaurant called The Dumpling House - cheap and good food. I recommend the pork kimchi dumpling, pan fried. </p>

<p>Have fun!</p>