Local apple crisp, focaccia, and Harvest Fest! Oh my!

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Craving local food that rivals your home cooking? Head to Harvest Fest at Andrews Commons, going on right now until 9:00 p.m.! Thanks to Assistant Manager, Bobby Noyes, and the other culinary geniuses of Brown University Dining Services, you’ll be instantly tantalized by the great colors, smells, and of course, tastes, of a fall feast boasting a menu that is not only absolutely delicious, but also very local.

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Although extremely different from the BLT grinders I eat weekly (which are probably definitely going to give me heart disease by graduation), the food is especially not to be missed. For two meal credits, you can get Cider Brined Statler Chicken Breast with Local Portuguese Sausage Stuffing and House Made Piri Piri Hot Sauce, Fried Wild Rice with Soy Butter Mushrooms, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Sriracha Sauce and Fresh Cilantro, and the Local Apple Crisp with Creme Anglaise.

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Oh and let’s not forget the Hoisin Porter Braised Beef Short Ribs with Roasted Parsnips & Yams, Sautéed Butternut Squash, Harvest Focaccia, and Kale, Barley, Poached Pear, Feta, and Cherries tossed with white Balsamic Dressing. Basically, the whole menu is worth your time. What else do you have to do? Study for midterms?

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Before devastation

 

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After.

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Brown Shops Local! (and more “Bear Necessities”)

Whether you’re looking for some last minute gifts for family or friends, or just want the opportunity to explore Providence’s shopping hubs, Brown is sponsoring a “Brown Shops Local!” event tomorrow, December 6th that will help you accomplish both tasks. The event is being help to allow students to “cross items off [their] shopping list while supporting the local economy.”

From 4-8 p.m. tomorrow, trolleys will pick up and drop off students from George Street at Rhode Island Hall, and take them to their choice of one of four destinations: 1) Westminster Street; 2) South Main Street; 3) Wayland Square; and 4) Hope Street. (More details after the jump.) Continue Reading


Local food at the Ratty last night

Last night, the Ratty was taken over by local food sources to give us a truly delicious dining experience. The tables were donned with green tablecloths and fresh fruit baskets were in the middle of each table. The food–salmon, chicken, tofu, squash, beats, corn, Naragansett Creamery cheese, apple pie–was all fresh and locally sourced, and was actually really good. If only the Ratty were like that every day…

Also, in case you missed last night’s treat, according to the Ratty’s online menu, this morning they’re serving up local eggs and jams for breakfast! Yum.