Ben & Jerry’s is giving us one more thing to be excited about this week: FREE ice cream. Although the weather forecast for today is less than ideal for enjoying your cone outside on the Green, free is free. From 12-8 p.m. you can line up on Thayer to get yourself a complimentary cone. Before you ask: No, Ben & Jerry’s did not plan this around Spring Week. Weirdly enough, it’s a nation-wide thing that’s been happening since 1979, and just has super fortuitous timing this year. Spring has sprung!
The Blue Room — home to no shortage of desert specials — will feature cookie sandwiches today starting at 4 p.m. What exactly is a cookie sandwich, you ask? Aaron Fitzsenry, culinary manager for retail dining, explained in an email to us:
— You pick a couple fresh cookies, like choc chip, oatmeal, cranberry and white choc, or double choc mint. This is chocolate heavy.
— You pick either Espresso Fudge Ripple or Caramel Caribou (with choc cups) ice cream and we make an ice cream cookie sandwich. Really chocolate heavy.
— You get to enjoy this monster with a cup of Mocho, my cappuccino/cocoa mix. And marshmallows. Lots of mini marshmallows.
Where did this idea come from? “It started as a twitter request for the most outlandish way possible to do ‘cookies and milk,’” he wrote.
Get it while it lasts!
I can't believe it's not dairy!
This week at Amuse-Bouche, we’re shaking things up a little. A recent jaunt up Hope Street returned not one but two great finds in the grab-lunch-and-chill-out category. Three Sisters and its neighbor Wildflour are like Tia and Tamara or Mary Kate and Ashley (only a lot less annoying than either set of twins): They share the best things in common, probably have overlapping crowds, and seem the same on the surface, but deep down they’re like yin and yang. Three Sisters, a way-casual café, is known for its home-churned ice cream; Wildflour is vegan. Three Sisters is aggressively no-frills; Wildflour is bougie. Both sell themselves with that beautiful combination of freshly made foodstuffs, coffee and smoothies, free WiFi, and plenty of space for camping out. Only one problem: HOW TO CHOOSE?! Here’s the lowdown on both to help you decide. Continue Reading
College Hill's Latest Food Truck Genius
Service with a smile can only go so far — sure, he’s surlier, but the Jolly Olly Man’s ice cream truck rolled onto Thayer Street for the first time this Sunday and was an instant hit. That may or may not have something to do with the fact that the Jolly Olly Man scared all the other food trucks away (Rocket got a flat tire attempting to flee). Also bitter about the seasonality of his product and Sunday’s 50-degree weather, the Jolly Olly Man was testy to students who approached the truck yesterday. But students certainly knew how to return the sass and were cheeky right back to him. Seems like a solid symbiotic relationship is in the making — Jolly Olly truck’s ice cream is sure to be a welcome treat if we have any more weeks of 70+ degree days. Check back in a few days for a review of everything the truck has to offer!