My first semester is just half-way over and I’m already beginning to feel nostalgia for my first few weeks at Brown. In that ephemeral time, everything is new and exciting in a way that it will never be again. There are many “firsts” that you will never forget–the first house party, the first class we ever shopped, the first time at the Ratty. There is one “first” considered more sacred than others: the first spicy with. Losing your spicy with virginity is like losing your… well, you know where I’m going with this. Here’s a combination of your two favorite things: cheesy movie quotes (no pun intended) used to describe your first spicy with. The saga begins after the jump. [Read more →]
Are you itching to check out the new Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab? Yeah, we thought so. Calling Brown’s most curious minds (and all
spicy with-eaters Josiah aficionados who want to know more about the eatery’s namesake): the Rock invites you to an exclusive screening of Made Not Born, a biographical documentary on the elusive “psychoceramics” professor, Josiah Carberry. (Yes, psychoceramics is the study of “cracked pots.” ) Come to the Rock for the 5:30 screening to learn more about the idiosyncrasies of the legend himself. Snacks from The Carberry Cookbook: From Nuts to Soup will definitely be provided, so no meal swipe or entry fee necessary!
We know you’re highly anticipate 2013′s most exciting premiere; in the meantime, check out this list of Josiah Carberry’s probable friends, relatives, and acquaintances who have walked through the Van Wickle Gates in the last thirty years. However, Brown’s top researchers still need your help. If you have any evidence about the legend himself or any of the Brunonians on the Thirty Under Thirty list, post to Instagram using the hashtag #josiahcarberry.
See you at the screening!
College Hill is used to food wars, but when the sacred spicy with is involved, people get particularly agitated. For the last few months, the University has been battling popular food delivery startup Crunchbutton about its delivery of the fiery chicken sandwich. Yesterday, Rhode Island local news channel NBC 10 got in on the hype, and has officially dubbed the case “Brown University vs. Food Delivery Startup.” [Read more →]
Remember Crunchbutton, that awesome new website where you can order food from your favorite restaurants and have it delivered straight to your dorm? Of course you do, because the site’s gained incredible traction at Brown since it launched last semester.
One of the most appealing aspects of Crunchbutton’s concept is that it took the ever-popular spicy with, a Brunonian delicacy which had previously been anchored in Jo’s, and made it mobile.
Here’s the big news: Crunchbutton is no longer sourcing the sandwiches from Jo’s, but is sourcing them from Mirano Grill. Like all of Mirano Grill’s food offerings, these new and improved spicy withs are fresh and delicious; additionally Mirano Grill is known for speedily delivering all of its food, so won’t need to wait long for your spicy with. Grilled, cheese-d, delivered…it’s yours.
In fact, Crunchbutton wants to prove just how delicious these new spicy withs are: it’s giving out free spicy withs in front of the SciLi at 12 p.m. You won’t be disappointed; if you find yourself craving another spicy with, you can order another (…or seventeen more) on Crunchbutton’s website. We can assure you that it will get to your door faster than you can say “jkdhfkjashdfasdfdksjhafsdfkjahsdf.”
How many times have you struggled to place an order for more than one spicy with at Jo’s? Does the word “spicy with” exist in the plural form? It’s hard to determine which way sounds the best or, most importantly, grammatically correct: does the spicy with fall in the exceptional category of the moose or of the goose? Or do we just tack the letter “S” at the end and call it a
day night? Does it even matter? (…not because we’re feeling particularly existential right now, but because it’s usually close to 2 a.m. on a weekend night when we order.)
Who is this brilliant man who brought us the “Spicy-With,” the “chicken carb(erry),” and consequently the 15 pounds that have clung to our formerly slight freshman frames? What brilliance created a place for Brown students to go when we seek to soak up alcohol with greasy food or alleviate our sorrow by looting Uncrustables? Who/What is Josiah Carberry?
Josiah Stinkney Carberry is a traveler. He is a professor. He is you. He is me. He is Brown University’s residential house elf (?). As swiftly as a genie is released from a bottle or Mary Poppins emerges from the sky, Josiah Carberry popped on the scene at Brown University. His existence can be marked back to 1929, when he was scheduled to give a lecture on “Archaic Greek Architectural Revetments in Connection with Ionian Philology.” People interested in the lecture were told to contact Professor John Spaeth, who when prodded for more information on the mysterious new professor, mentioned other members of Carberry’s family, including a puffin-huntingdaughter and Carberry’s assistant Truman Grayson, who had a knack for being bitten by things beginning with the letter, “A.” [Read more →]