Sariha has the details on events coming up around campus this week, including a STEM goal setting workshop, the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Kickoff event, and a chance to grab some free Chipotle, too.
Sariha has the details on a TON of events coming up on campus this week, including Queeries & Conversations at the KC Potter Center, a banned book discussion at the MCS, and the Black Girl Fest-Conference at the Student Leadership Center.
I don’t know about you but after the whirlwind of finals week I clocked off entirely. No more deadlines, no more stress- just endless sleep, eating and a suits marathon. Guilt? Nowhere in sight. It felt like a reward, a break from the constant grind and looming due dates.
Three weeks of hibernating at home seemed longer than necessary, but every lazy moment was well-deserved. Yet, as the days passed, boredom kicked in more frequently than expected. To counter the monotony, I embarked on mini adventures with friends and family. I made it a goal to document these outings, capturing the essence of each day. Because if not now, when? Winter break became more than just a hiatus-it became a series of moments, each vlog a testament to enjoying life without the pressure of constant productivity.
Dive into the heartbeat of New York City’s vibrant culture beyond the iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and the Metropolitan Museum. Join me on a culinary journey as I uncover hidden gems that might just redefine your NYC experience. While I couldn’t uncover all my secret spots, I’m thrilled to share the savory tales of the ones I managed to savor during the short Thanksgiving break. Buckle up for a gastronomic journey –. Let the food inquiry begin!!!!
5. Edward's Cafe Tribeca
Starting things off strong with Edward's!!!! I discovered it on my daily Google Maps stroll, stumbled upon this gem in Tribeca for some odd reason. As a Bronx girl, Tribeca wasn't on my radar, but Edwards changed that. Surprisingly good food, welcoming staff, and a menu that caught my eye. Tried the grilled chicken sandwich instead of my usual burger, and it was a pleasant surprise. Affordable too!
4. Udon lab
HERE ME OUT!!!!!!!! The only reason why udon lab is taking fourth on this list is because the next dish will blow your mind. But Udon Lab is also an all-time favorite. Located amid the busy streets of Ktown, 32nd Street its flavors and satisfyingly chewy textures will keep you coming back for more. The Korean spicy udon steals the show as the absolute star of their menu, but let me throw in a recommendation for the hot katsu curry udon – trust me, it's a game-changer.
3. Beauty and Essex
Behold, a culinary masterpiece that transcends its appetizer label. Picture this: Beauty and Essex, a hidden gem masquerading as a pawn shop, unfolds into a vibrant restaurant and lounge offering inventive American cuisine and cocktails. While Google Maps describes it as a "pawn shop that gives way to a happening restaurant and lounge," I'd call it a speakeasy. As you step through the pawn shop façade, a grand restaurant awaits, ready to leave you in awe. Now, let's talk about their Sushi Roku Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice – a mouthful in name but an explosion of flavor from the very first bite. Admittedly, it leans towards the pricier side, making it an ideal spot for a special birthday dinner or any celebratory occasion. Beauty and Essex – where every visit is a celebration of taste and ambiance.
2. Tivoli Trattoria
Second on the list is Tivoli Trattoria. I usually don't eat pasta at resurants, thanks to my mom's unbeatable homemade spaghetti. However, Tivoli managed to impress and live up to the hype. This TikTok-inspired eatery prides itself on offering affordable Italian cuisine, and I've got to say, it hits the mark. In a recent visit, my friend decided to venture into uncharted territory and gave the Carpaccio di Manzo a try (as seen in the picture). Her verdict? Pure love. Tivoli Trattoria defies the norm, making it a noteworthy stop for those seeking an affordable Italian dining experience.
1. Chip City Even if you're not a cookie fan, Chip City is MUST TRY for anyone visiting New York. While It may not be a restaurant strictly speaking, it undeniably deserves its first-place rank on this list of undiscovered culinary treasures, surpassing any cookie spot in town (yes, even Crumble). Among other things, this particular location is tucked away in the cracks of Greenwich Street, making it a true hidden gem. The main attraction is the white chocolate macadamia which is a unique rendition of the classic cookie flavour with a rich, soft yet crunchy taste. I can assure you that even if you try nothing else on this list, Chip City will leave you dreaming about your next trip to the Big Apple.
Sariha has the details on events you need to know about this week, including a finals “game plan” workshop at the Center for Wellbeing and Vandy Ballroom’s Frost Gala, just to name a few.
Sariha delivers the details on events coming up before and immediately after Thanksgiving break, including the Melodores fall concert and an opportunity to de-stress with some meditation at the Center for Student Wellbeing.
On this edition of the CommonsCast Lauren sits down with Dean Gresalfi in the Q&A segment, Sofia has details on events coming up this week in the Commons Calendar, and Sariha brings in Tenin Dembele for the Human of the Commons interview.
Sariha has the details on events coming up on campus this week that you should know about, including National Coming Out Day commemorations, Fall for the Arts as part of Family Weekend, and Vanderbilt ASU’s Independence Party.
Sariha has the details on events coming up on campus this week that you should know about, including a Wond’ry book swap, a Dean’s Dinner, and an opportunity for transfer students to Connect to VU.
Welcome to Vanderbilt! MyCommons Life is here to help you sift through all of the events coming up in this busy first week of class. Sariha has the details on the cool things you don’t want to miss, including a Greek Life info session, free food!, and the VU performing arts Spotlight showcase.