Deek’s is the best late night answer

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

Some advice your mom didn’t tell you before

Brush twice a day. Put soap in the laundry machine. Know who delivers pizza at ungodly hours of the night.

This is the college students’ creed. For UND students (and college students in general), the convenience of food is one of the more top priorities. For those who live in the residence halls, there is little conflict.

For the late-eaters, Wilkerson is open until 11 p.m. on the weekdays. For the anti-social or the “I have an English paper due in an hour” students, there are UND’s greatest gift: to-go boxes. The most challenging part is staying warm for two minutes walking to the dining center.

But, those are the weekdays. Fridays and Saturdays, you eat by 8:00 p.m. or you’re waiting until breakfast. Luckily, there’s a solution. Ordering pizza is a foundational aspect of American social life. The issue is that the time of day doesn’t play a similar role, leaving many students scrambling to order before the shops close.

Deek’s. This name is plastered around campus on shirts, Yik Yak and promo booths in that quad. More importantly, they’re found in the middle of the night delivering to the dorms. Deek’s Pizza delivers every night until 3 a.m. This comes in handy when friends stay up later than expected or were too lazy to go out earlier.

As for the quality of the pizza, it doesn’t really matter. It’s past midnight. You’re hungry. Anything will be fine. But for the pizza aficionados out there, it’s a place worthy of ordering from even if it’s in the early evening. Thin on the crust. Light on the sauce. They’re more topping-heavy than anything.

After reading various Yelp responses, the fan base is clearly hit-or-miss. Either you love it or you hate it. That’s how a pizza shop earns 2.5 stars. But for those who tried it once, it’s worth a second try. Those who love it will shout it from the mountain tops, or from their South Washington Avenue location. Despite the rating, their score is comparable to other Grand Forks pizza places.

Deek’s can do more than just fill a stomach; it can bring people together. When I left for college, my mom told me to find friends and find a nice girl. There were many times when a night would start as a hangout with friends, and would later turn into “wanna order a pizza?” with the cute girl who was still awake. Thanks to Deek’s, I was able to stay awake longer and talk.

Jacob Notermann is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at [email protected]