BlogDH Presents: Truckz: Mama Kim’s Edition

Ever wonder what it takes to feed hordes of hungry Brunonians who are fed up with the Ratty looking to eat off campus? So have we.

Last week, Caitlin from Blog and Arturo from Vlog teamed up to bring you an inside look (à la MTV’s Cribz) at one of the most beloved food trucks on campus, Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ.

Peep the vid below:

Reporting via Caitlin Dorman ’16 and Arturo Bory ’17.


Mama Kim’s has returned!

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 6.27.12 PMTo whoever sacrificed their first/third born child, we are forever indebted to you. MAMA KIM’S IS BACK BABY! And they’re back for good, according to the truck employees.

All of the Korean BBQ your stomach desires, right in front of Faunce until 8 p.m. (note: not on Thayer). And for the rest of the year. And hopefully forever and ever.


What to do this week: April 13 –19

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Monday, April 13:

Event: Unpacking the Takeout Box: The Americanization of Asian Food
Location: Salomon Hall 001
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Learn the history behind orange chicken, chow mein sandwiches, and California rolls, and how Asian food has become “Americanized.” The discussion will include Brown professors and representatives from local restaurants like Ken’s Ramen, Lotus Pepper, and India. The Hapa Club is hosting the event, and here’s the clincher: Mama Kim’s is catering the event.

Tuesday, April 14:

Event: Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s
Location: Thayer Street

Line up around the block with 500 of your closest friends in hot pursuit of a free cone. We recommend Phish Food.

Wednesday, April 15:

Event: Hillary 101: An Open Discussion
Location: Wilson 101
Time: 6 p.m.

Hosted by Brown Students for Hillary, this discussion about HRC’s history and her 2016 campaign platform is open to students across the political spectrum. The conversation will allow students to consider why they are #ReadyForHillary or perhaps #NotQuiteReadyForHillary.

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

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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…

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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

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Chow Down Brown: What’s cooking at the Blue Room?

Nom worthy? I'd say yes.

Nom-worthy? I’d say yes.

There are some exciting specials coming to the Blue Room to celebrate the new year! Aaron Fitzsenry can always be trusted to keep our tastebuds guessing, and this semester is no exception.

The Blue Room has a new hot entree for Tuesday and Friday nights, the Naked Burrito. Those of you who were lucky enough might have caught a preview of this tasty dish at the end of last semester. Fortunately for those of us who missed it, it’s here to stay! According to Aaron, the culinary team at the Blue Room “will be making a few salsas and guacamole ourselves, will have some really nice new all-natural protein choices (no processing means no extra salt), and will eliminate the tortilla wrapper which saves around 220 calories and 450mg sodium!” Just think: a healthy, delicious Chipotle meal for just a Meal Credit! No frigid walk down Thayer necessary. (More updates after the jump.)

On a related note, the entree rotation is a little bit different at the Blue Room this semester. Kabob and Curry will be featured Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, and Shanghai will be avaiable on Wednesday and Sunday. Unfortunately Mama Kim’s will have to take the semester off, but we’re told that a new restaurant of her own might be in the works. Something else to look forward to? Warm naan bread as an optional extra for Kabob nights.

Stay tuned for updates from Jo’s and the Gate. Meanwhile, go grab a naked burrito and say thanks to Aaron on your stomach’s behalf.


7 ways to break the Internet: Brown edition

I began this post as a warning of sorts. Men and women of Brown who care about your fantasy football teams (I realize this may be a very small demographic), SET YOUR LINEUPS EARLY THIS WEEK. Why? Last Sunday, millions of fantasy football slackers were shocked to find that Yahoo! Sports was down in the precious hours before kickoff at 1 p.m. Because of Yahoo!’s technical difficulties, lineups were left unchanged, players with bye weeks were in starting positions, and approximately 1.2 million pounds of hair was torn out nationwide. As often occurs these days, there was a decent-sized Internet riot in response (thank you Twitter). Last week’s debacle got me thinking, what Internet disasters would garner similar rage—most likely as measured by prevalence of clever hashtags—at Brown?

1. G-Chat fails. Again. Ffffffuuuuuu how am I supposed to procrastinate now in a way that even looks like I’m being productive? Let me take to another procrastination web site like Twitter to communally gripe!

2. BCA Spring Weekend Tickets. Too real, I guess this one is kind of inevitable. Until they book the “John Schnatter and Grover Norquist old-time string band” to headline Spring Weekend, that site is going to go down, and people are going to complain.

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