It’s that time of the year again. College students are returning to the Hub in full force and though they can drive full-time Bostonians a little nuts, they make the city more energetic, so let’s welcome them, shall we? We’ll be offering a series of posts for various colleges over the next week, highlighting our top picks for delivery, study break spots, hangover food, and dining on a parent’s dime. Last up today are Emerson and Suffolk where first-year orientation started over the long weekend.
Theatre nerd alert! The main reason we’ve been to both Suffolk and Emerson is because we performed in shows at their theatres. We must report that both the C. Walsh Theatre and the Majestic are exceptionally nice, as were the Suffolk and Emerson students we met during those times. All that is to say that both schools seem lovely and, more importantly as far as we’re concerned, they are located in a near-ideal culinary spot between the fine dining of Beacon Hill and the delicious cheap eats of Chinatown. Below, our top picks for the best of the area’s eats.
Delivery: We would like to register our extreme jealousy of anyone who can get food from Chinatown delivered. That goes double if said food is fresh seafood. Our jealousy of students who can order from Jumbo Seafood Restaurant, therefore, is truly legion. Feast on delicacies from the sea in the comfort of your own dorm room. Delightful!
Study Break Snacks: Coffee and muffins are soooo pedestrian. Spend your time away from the books being an adventurous eater at Anna’s Dessert House. Try a Thai tea with sweet red bean paste with lotus seeds. We promise you it’s delicious.
Hangover Food: Sometimes, you wake up at 7am after a night of indulgence and the dining hall isn’t open yet. Don’t panic! Meander over to The Paramount and avail yourself of the hearty and well-priced breakfast options. By the time you get back to campus, you’ll be feeling right as rain.
On Your Parents’ Dime: As a college student, it isn’t too often that you get to sample the food of Boston’s top chefs. Take advantage of your parents’ presence to try out No. 9 Park. Barbara Lynch’s soigne fare will be a welcome change of pace from dining hall cuisine.
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