Amuse-Bouche: Three Sisters and Wildflour (epic mealtime on Hope!)

I can't believe it's not dairy!

This week at Amuse-Bouche, we’re shaking things up a little. A recent jaunt up Hope Street returned not one but two great finds in the grab-lunch-and-chill-out category. Three Sisters and its neighbor Wildflour are like Tia and Tamara or Mary Kate and Ashley (only a lot less annoying than either set of twins): They share the best things in common, probably have overlapping crowds, and seem the same on the surface, but deep down they’re like yin and yang. Three Sisters, a way-casual café, is known for its home-churned ice cream; Wildflour is vegan. Three Sisters is aggressively no-frills; Wildflour is bougie. Both sell themselves with that beautiful combination of freshly made foodstuffs, coffee and smoothies, free WiFi, and plenty of space for camping out. Only one problem: HOW TO CHOOSE?! Here’s the lowdown on both to help you decide. Continue Reading

Jolly Olly Truck threatens Mama Kim’s reign as best food truck on campus

Jolly Olly Man

College Hill's Latest Food Truck Genius

Service with a smile can only go so far — sure, he’s surlier, but the Jolly Olly Man’s ice cream truck rolled onto Thayer Street for the first time this Sunday and was an instant hit. That may or may not have something to do with the fact that the Jolly Olly Man scared all the other food trucks away (Rocket got a flat tire attempting to flee). Also bitter about the seasonality of his product and Sunday’s 50-degree weather, the Jolly Olly Man was testy to students who approached the truck yesterday. But students certainly knew how to return the sass and were cheeky right back to him. Seems like a solid symbiotic relationship is in the making — Jolly Olly truck’s ice cream is sure to be a welcome treat if we have any more weeks of 70+ degree days. Check back in a few days for a review of everything the truck has to offer!

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Vegan soft serve truck on campus

Vegan soft serve truck outside JWW

Vegan ice cream truck chilling between Faunce and JWW

If you’re enjoying this sunny afternoon, but wish there were a little more dessert in it, you’re in luck. Like No Udder, a local vegan food truck specializing in soft serve, is spending this afternoon on the corner of Waterman St. and Brown St. (between Faunce and J. Walter Wilson.)

For the purposes of journalistic investigation, we tried the chocolate/vanilla swirl kind in a cone and can say we highly recommend it.

A petition…

Brown Dining Services promises to provide Brown students with a healthy, balanced, and complete diet. While we are thankful for the Ratty’s well stocked veggie line and varied grill options, as the new year opens, there is still one thing missing from our nutritional palette – ice cream! So we ask Brown Dining Services to please, please, fix the Ratty ice cream machine! Give Brown students the frozen delight they deserve!