Tragedy has struck on Thayer Street: Antonio’s will no longer be serving $1 cheese slices on weekends. Brown students and townies alike will have to find other places to get some cheap eats to soak up all the alcohol after long nights of partying. Nice Slice, wanna step up and keep the dollar slice tradition alive?
Image via Adam Toobin ’15.
What's your favorite new Thayer Street eatery?
- Sorry, I only dine at food trucks. (48%, 94 Votes)
- Mike's Calzones! Calzones: they're just like pizza, but harder to eat. (22%, 44 Votes)
- Hercules Mulligan's. A great pint of Guinness, just in time for St. Party's Day (15%, 30 Votes)
- Coco Pazzo. I have a good feeling about this one. (12%, 24 Votes)
- Sahara. It has to be better than Toledo, right? (3%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 197
And the results of our last poll… [Read more →]
Extra, extra, read all about it! In the space where candy could once be purchased according to weight (no, not Lil Jo’s – J&J’s Candy Bar), Mike’s Calzones has set up shop. The new food joint at 288 Thayer Street opened Monday afternoon, boasting a menu of (gasp!) calzones, starters, wraps, subs and salads at an affordable, college student price.
The list of calzones offered is extensive, ranging from “Veggie Lovahz” to “Chicken Bacon Ranch” and beyond (word on the inside, however, is that “Buffalo Chicken” is where it’s at). If you can’t find love in their calzone options, you can always design your own calzone with mozzarella and a choice of four “toppings” (I instead might refer to these as “stuffings”).
Mike’s is open Sunday-Thursday 10am-10pm and Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm. We all know that the pizza cone couldn’t find its place up on College Hill, but I think the more portable calzone may be solid competition for the Nice Slice and Antonio’s crowd. Let’s give it the old college try and give Mike a chance, shall we?
The holidays got to Providence way too early. But now that we’ve reached the Thanksgiving turning point, we can officially pull out the festive pajama pants without being met with confused stares. I personally like to celebrate the holidays with some drank— and by drank, you know I mean coffee. If you’re like me, most of your college budget goes to coffee, which unfortunately has resulted in my becoming somewhat of a coffee snob. So I’m here to help you quench that festive drink craving by compiling a list of where to go and what to order at some of the East Side’s finest warm beverage establishments.
Tealuxe’s Tea-Infused Hot Chocolate: Before you judge me for not choosing their famous Chaider, allow me to explain. Yes, their Chaider is the bomb. Yes, you can find it elsewhere, from Blue State to your very own kitchen. Hot Cocoa with tea, however, is an interesting specialty. If you’re still not convinced, try it with Caramel Crême Brûlée and then get back to me (or Royal Coconut or Peppermint). Available with skim, whole, or soy milk. Price: $4.44 for a regular [Read more →]
Phonatic, the Vietnamese restaurant right opposite the bookstore on Angell Street, will close after this Christmas when its five year lease ends. The decision to not renew the lease of the popular eatery comes after weeks of painful deliberation by its owner and after years of struggling to survive. [Read more →]