Dinner: V-Dub. Thanks for reconsidering how to use your Stir Fry Station. That’s right, out with the vegetables, and in with the Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee.
Lunch: Ratty. Both eateries have those weirdly delicious Pumpkin & White Chocolate Chip cookies, but only the Ratty has eggplant parm.
Dinner: Ratty. Hopefully you ate enough eggplant parm at lunch to never have to eat again, but if you must, head back to the Ratty. There are only 4 nights of Vegetarian Sandwich Bar left.
Lunch: Ratty. On a day when both lunch offerings seem rather questionable, the Ratty just has more options. Besides, the Cornish pasty and Nacho bar combination offers a daring Anglo-Mexican fusion sure to delight.
Dinner: Ratty. It all comes down to whether you like your baked scrod garden style or in a puff pastry. We’ll pass on the flaky crust.
Dinner: Ratty. Cheesy Grits Souffle sounds like Paula Deen gone wrong. Stuffed shells and salmon provencal seem like classier options.
Lunch: Ratty. Solely because of the Hawaiian pizza. It’s February in Providence, and anything with the word “Hawaiian” in it sounds pretty good to us.
Dinner: V-Dub. The Mexican salad bar and stir fry station win this round. The V-Dub also wins in part because the Ratty’s dinner menu seems to be the exact same as its lunch menu, leading us to wonder how good that Hawaiian pizza would be after sitting out all day.
We always appreciate Cheese Quesadillas on the Roots & Shoots line. We’re also excited for yet another enigmatic Ratty dessert item: “Hermits.” From what we can gather, they are a type of spiced cookie, though even Wikipedia is stumped about their particulars.
The V-Dub won this one as soon as we read the words “Orange Turkey” on the Refectory’s dinner menu. Ew.
Remember back in elementary school when every kid would look forward to that one special day per week designated as “pizza day”? Well, we have arrived at yet another of the Taste of the World section’s “Italian” weeks — admittedly a little repetitive by the time Saturday rolls around, but at least on Monday we can rest assured that we’re not just eating leftovers from the past few days (unless, of course, we’re merely consuming leftovers from the previous month, a possibility we’d prefer not to consider).
Belgian carrots, Moroccan beans, French onion soup, locally baked bread . . . no wonder Brown is known for its geographic diversity.
Chicken Finger Friday trumps BBQ beef sandwich and bulgar-stuffed pepper (whatever that is) any day.
Shephard’s pie and pad thai are definitely safer bets than the musical-sounding pasta and seafood medley and the week-old Asian noodle bar.
Both eateries are making you sandwiches today, just in case the deli bars and panini presses are a little too daunting. It’s a personal choice whether you want your bread stuffed with roast beef or ham and cheese, but as long as someone else is constructing your sandwich, might as well go with ingredients you can’t find in your everyday sandwich bar: roast beef and french bread.
Punxsutawney Phil may have just seen his shadow, but the Ratty is ready to take us back to another uniqely American holiday with its Thanksgiving-themed dinner, although this holiday is a little more concerned with eating animals than using them as weather oracles.
We’ve had it up to here with your Polynesian delicacies, like today’s Polynesian Chicken Wings, but we appreciate your eclairs nonetheless.
Worried about traversing the 7,865 miles from French Polynesia for lunch to Thailand for dinner and making it back in time for Fish Co.? Consider settling for the V-Dub’s Thai Basil Stir Fry (Pork or Tempeh!) instead.