We’ve been waiting for this day to come. Hop off the struggle bus and on to the Delorean for tonight’s stress-relieving double feature of “Back to the Future” and “Back to the Future 2″! The event is sponsored and hosted by the Google Student Ambassadors and the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center (Ed.-Did you seriously just call it the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center?) and will be held in the Leung Gallery from 7-11 p.m. Be sure to stop by for free drinks, popcorn, and trivia! According to the Morning Mail announcement, “tons of Google and Back to the Future giveaways and prizes” will be distributed. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t not-so-secretly hoping that the free swag were these Marty McFly kicks. Come watch the first two films from this killer trilogy.
Need a study break? Like free food?
In case you haven’t been benefiting from the Blog meal credit cooperative yet — or even if you have — come on down to the libraries tonight and tomorrow for the semesterly tradition of Pizza Nite! If you haven’t been before, you really ought to check it out. It’s quite the scene.
TONIGHT (Tuesday): SciLi basement
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Rock lobby
Both at 9pm.
Expect crowds. (Also, apples.)
The wait is over; Gourmet Heaven opened its doors this morning at 9 a.m., and it truly is heavenly.
While I would love to report that, like the diligent investigative journalist I aim to be, I was the first-ever customer at the brand-new College Hill branch of Gourmet Heaven, I only managed to snag (an admirable) third place. In my defense, the two students in front of me were coming off of an all-nighter, which I would call an unfair advantage.
A quick perusal of the aisles revealed an unapologetic collection of all the best bougie foods you could desire. I’m personally most excited about the coffee grounds selection, which includes highly covetable Sarabeth’s products. (For those of you unfamiliar with Sarabeth’s, it is a NYC restaurant that I once spotted Kelsey Grammer at. To be fair, I did admit it was all too bougie). The snack food options include tried-and-true favorites like Cape Cod Kettle Chips, and endearingly ‘alt’ brands with names like “Baked in Brooklyn” and “The Daily Crave” (with spoof newspaper packaging). Though I wish I could even attempt to fit a list of all of Gourmet Heaven’s offerings in a single post, some proper aisle-oogling will sure to be more efficient and more fun.
It’s here. The day we’ve all been eagerly waiting for. Gourmet Heaven is hosting its soft opening Tomorrow, April 29th! Head over to 205 Meeting St. (right across from Woolley and the V-Dub) at 12 p.m. to receive FREE FOOD from the salad bar and to check out the delicacies this new College Hill gem has to offer. For more information, check out the Facebook event. It’s sure to attract quite the crowd – may the odds be ever in your favor.
Remember Crunchbutton, that awesome new website where you can order food from your favorite restaurants and have it delivered straight to your dorm? Of course you do, because the site’s gained incredible traction at Brown since it launched last semester.
One of the most appealing aspects of Crunchbutton’s concept is that it took the ever-popular spicy with, a Brunonian delicacy which had previously been anchored in Jo’s, and made it mobile.
Here’s the big news: Crunchbutton is no longer sourcing the sandwiches from Jo’s, but is sourcing them from Mirano Grill. Like all of Mirano Grill’s food offerings, these new and improved spicy withs are fresh and delicious; additionally Mirano Grill is known for speedily delivering all of its food, so won’t need to wait long for your spicy with. Grilled, cheese-d, delivered…it’s yours.
In fact, Crunchbutton wants to prove just how delicious these new spicy withs are: it’s giving out free spicy withs in front of the SciLi at 12 p.m. You won’t be disappointed; if you find yourself craving another spicy with, you can order another (…or seventeen more) on Crunchbutton’s website. We can assure you that it will get to your door faster than you can say “jkdhfkjashdfasdfdksjhafsdfkjahsdf.”
National Pancake Day is finally here! To celebrate this delicious day, IHOP is back with its annual Free Pancake Day. Unlike the Spring Weekend lineup posted earlier today, there is absolutely no catch to this! The only request they have (besides pay for your drink) is to make a donation for Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals. If this interests you, I recommend going early because the line gets ridiculous later into the evening. But it’s totally worth it even if you do have to wait. Ditch the Ratty, grab a couple friends, and be a philanthropist for an evening while enjoying free pancakes!
Photos from last night at the Rock: [Read more →]
It’s that time of year again. The impending doom of finals also means that Pizza Nite is upon us once more. In this semesterly tradition, the library staff brings out boxes and boxes and boxes of pizza… and did I mention more boxes? (And cookies and brownies — and some apples to be healthy.)
Let them eat pizza. Rock tonight (Tuesday), SciLi tomorrow (Wednesday), both at 9 p.m.
December 11, 2012 No Comments Tags: finals, food, free food, Free food digest, free pizza, friedman, frisc, greg and pizza nite for prom king and queen!, libraries, library, om nom nom, pizza, SciLi, Study Break, the Rock
Now that finals are approaching, you’ve probably spent a lot more time on the internet. If you’re at all like us, you have probably spent a significant portion of this time watching videos of cats. Cats flushing toilets, “speaking” out of story books, actually speaking, running on treadmills, or even playing ping pong –we’ve seen it all.
But why are we so taken with watching our furry friends do human-like things in three-minute videos? Brown’s Mellon Sawyer Seminar, entitled “Animal Magnetism: The Emotional Ecology of Animals and Humans,” will use some animal videos to take a closer look at why we are drawn to these clips and why humans anthropomorphize their pets. The commentators will include faculty from Archaeology, Anthropology, Classics, CLPS, History, Egyptology, and several other departments who will provide various viewpoints about human relationships with pets and human-animal interactions. [Read more →]
Need mixers for the weekend? Wanna use the world’s most preposterously large vending machine?
There’s a vending machine in the Ratty as part of the Coke Happiness Project, where you can get a free bottle of C&C. It’s simple: go up to the machine, hit a button, and a black gloved hand will pop out and hand you your beverage. Very Guillermo Del Toro.
UPDATE: The machine dispenses more than just coke. Reports are coming in of bottle openers, iPods, and mini-fridges. Could we get one of these permanently?