What is Gourmet Heaven you may ask? If any of you have been lucky enough to check out one of its Downtown Providence or New Haven locations, you know what a fantastic addition this eatery is going to be to the Brown community. Gourmet Heaven is an organic, gourmet, and specialty food market – essentially a combination of a deli and Whole Foods. It offers everything from snacks and meals (including breakfast, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and hot/cold buffet tables) to imported and everyday groceries. Though nothing can fully fill the void that Tedeschi left in our hearts, it seems as though Gourmet Heaven will make a most valiant effort. For what it’s worth, Yalies have long given “G-Heav” their endorsement.
According to the website, the 205 Meeting St. location (where Via Via once was) should be expected to open any day now. For all of our sakes, let’s hope that the arrival of the warm weather is a good omen for the hasty arrival of delicious food.
Sad news today in Browntown, USA. Much to
everyone’s no one’s surprise, Prince restaurant on Meeting Street finally shut its doors for the last time. Despite the fact that an over sized flag proclaiming the establishment “OPEN” still flaps vigorously in the autumn wind, it’s clear that Prince won’t be serving up any more melon flavored Hookahs for a while.
What’s to blame for this travesty you ask? Could it be the fact that the name Prince doesn’t evoke the same kind of hilarious-yet-disturbing imagery as its predecessor Chicken On Fire did? Possibly. Studies have shown that nothing gets a diner’s attention like an image of a flaming piece of poultry. Or perhaps it was the fact that there were not one but TWO other self-proclaimed “hookah lounges” within 150 feet. It’s a simple question of supply and demand really. Whatever the reason, College Hill’s most infamous storefront is sure to once again reinvent itself, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the latest fowl fire.