Dear God, please give us Mama Kim’s back and we’ll give you…


Which city “off” Providence?

If you are a lover of delicious Korean cuisine and Soban just can’t fill that bulgogi-sized hole in your heart, then you no doubt have noticed the lack of Mama Kim’s on Thayer. In fact, apart from an occasional rogue Plouf Plouf sighting and the constant presence of City Gyro, whose owners seem to not care about the regulations, all food trucks have been conspicuously banned from Thayer, where they used to peddle their delicious wares. This led me to wonder what I would be willing to give up to get Mama Kim’s back…


Things I would gladly trade in order to get Mama Kim’s back on Thayer

  • The anal bead fountain near Faunce
  • The main doors of Barus and Holley that literally never work

  • Wisco Sundays
  • The vegan sesame noodles from the Blue Room
  • NP’s 1-3
  • The guy in one of my lecture classes who talks for more of the class than the professor
  • The Bear’s Lair weight room
  • One-ply toilet paper
  • Whole-wheat French bread
  • The malicious and evil bouncers from Shark
  • Texas Pete’s Hot Sauce
  • The Ivy Room
  • One of my fifteen copies of “The Hope We Seek,” the free book that also comes with a free CD


Things I would begrudgingly trade if Mama Kim’s came back

  • All fifteen of my copies of “The Hope We Seek” and all fifteen CDs
  • My future first and third born children
  • The Pembroke half of campus
  • That adorable picture of Barrett Hazeltine shaking a student’s hand in the mailroom
  • The dragon-biking video game in the Nelson
  • The Blue Room, VDub, Andrews Commons, and Lower Salomon in a package deal

I miss the good old days. Let us know what you would give up to have Mama Kim’s back!

Images via, via, and via Kate Storey-Fisher.

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