Mj's soars above competition
After some thoughtful redecorating, 94 Maine Street has become home to MJ's Grille and Tavern, taking the same restaurant/late bar idea and giving it an attitude makeover. The restaurant is dimly lit and dominated by black and white. The minimalist motif is accented by hanging blue lights that add a modern touch.
Thai Paradise an ethnic elysium
Though my two friend and I were the only Tuesday night patrons of the restaurant on Pleasant Street, our waitress assured us that this was not the norm. She proceeded to sit us in the very back corner of the empty restaurant, giving us the seemingly optimal position to enjoy the ethnic muzak. Our proximity to the speaker quickly turned that enjoyment into pain, but also provided a muffling effect that allowed us to comment freely on our food.
Crickets Restaurant one for the birds
I know your situation: you're a sophomore girl with a senior boyfriend who lives off-campus. He spent the five bucks to take you to the junior-senior ball, and you have nothing to wear (read: you really want to buy something new). There's no time for boutiques in the Old Port, and let's face it, the Maine Mall sucks. Your only reasonable option? Freeport, of course.
China Rose offerings indulgent, predictable
Throughout their years at Bowdoin, most students develop some sort of relationship with China Rose. Whether they routinely attack the Sunday buffet or have challenged one of their toilets to a face-off, it is the most notorious Asian eatery in the campus community. However, if you have not yet set foot in the big building on Bath Road, let me tell you just what China Rose is all about.
Introduce folks to Henry and Marty
The anticipation leading up to Parents Weekend can be stressful. Students must make sure that their rooms look presentable, beer cans have been hidden or recycled, beds are made, and incriminating photos have been removed from screen-saver montages. But all these preparations prove well worth the event that lies at the heart of every parental visit: being taken out to dinner.
Day Jobs full of energy, calories
Rockin'. Sexy. Dangerous. These are the words that define The Day Jobs?or at least those are the words they use to define themselves. Before heading to Long Island for band bonding over Fall Break, sophomores Zach Tcheyan, Harry Schnur, Jamil Wyne, and Jeff Friedlander took the time to sit down, talk about their music, and ruin their appetites with nothing less dangerous than pumpkin fudge.
G.C. Variety is the spice of life
It seems impossible this early in the year, but you've overdone the Egg McMoulton. You know the legal occupant of last night's crash pad is religiously devoted to Sunday mornings at Big Top, and though you'd gladly seek anonymity buried in a Trucker's Breakfast at Brunswick Diner, your car got towed because you left it parked in the admissions lot for the third time this week. It's a perfect morning for Grand City. Located on Maine Street across from the Move Gallery, Grand City Variety sells everything from postcards to crock pots?including diner food.
Getting Drunk in Dublin
Bowdoinite abroad is awash in free-flowing Guinness
The Irish are known for their friendliness and heavy alcohol consumption, and in terms of affability, they delightfully met my expectations, but the boozing is beyond anything I imagined.
Masque and Gown presents One Acts
Last night's performances kicked off Masque and Gown's annual One Acts festival. The student written plays will show again tonight at 8:00 and tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 in Pickard Theater's Memorial Hall.
Bear AIDS to rock Quad, Ivies Weekend revellers
Though it is sad to think of a concert on the Quad without those sorely missed tree sculptures, the four live bands, inflatable toys, and raffle prizes at this Saturday's Bear AIDS concert should keep Ivies Weekend's easily-entertained students more than occupied.
Yards another boring mafia sequel
Half a decade after the onslaught of mafia comedies, a few proud semi-successes are showing up on the scene. Their presence, however, is not appreciated.
Kevin Smith gets disgustingly sappy in Jersey Girl
In some ways, Jersey Girl is nothing we haven't seen before-a movie written and directed by Kevin Smith, an on-screen romance between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, and a sappy storyline centered around "being who you are."