Although I like to think I have a pretty good handle on issues that are important to campus, I missed a big one recently with the closing of Schutte’s Corner. I read about it in Laura Elder’s Biz Buzz. I was a regular during the restaurant’s heyday; the convenience couldn’t be beat, the “poor and hungry” offered a good value and some well-executed variety, and you couldn’t throw a piece of fried okra without hitting three people you knew (Not sure this was a good thing…)
While more recently there might have been some issues with consistency, overall it was still a good place to grab a bite and I’m sorry to see it go. While there’s no shortage of lunch choices these days (unless you want Indian or Thai food on the island), Schutte’s was still a special place—a place of comfort, friends, familiarity and a wicked chicken & dumplings—for many of us at UTMB.