9 Reasons Why We Love The Farmers Market

Banner - FarmersAh, Wednesdays. It’s a special type of day… not only because we’ve gotten through half of the week, but also because our generous university has gifted us with the deliciousness that is the Farmers Market. Here are nine reasons we are in love with it – is your favorite on the list?

  1. That Incredible Pizza

The Timber Pizza Company hits it out the park every time. You can get an amazing wood-fired pizza that’s classic cheese, pepperoni or veggie/pesto-style. Any way you order it, the pizza is so fresh and delicious that no one would judge you if you got right back in line for another.

2. It’s Not From Leo’s
Let’s face it, you need to avoid it at all costs a break once in a while.

3. Churros. Stuffed. With. Nutella.
Quite honestly, there’s little to nothing I would rather have right now. The name says it all.

4. Rita’s To-Die-For Crepes

They start out with the perfect crepe, and from there you can go savory or sweet – or both!

5. The Dumplings
Pinch’s handmade Chinese dumplings will never let you down. As my official go-to farmers market meal, I highly recommend these little pockets of perfection.

6. Melties

The combination of warm cookies and ice cream will make you want to cry the happiest tears of joy.

7. Swizzler’s ~Gourmet~ Hot Dogs
I said gourmet, right? I’ll bet you haven’t had a hot dog this fancy in your life. So do yourself a favor and treat yo’ self.

8. The Ambiance
You gotta love the happy, heart-warming atmosphere on Copley Lawn every Wednesday. Break out that picnic blanket, grab some friends and get out there!

9. You’re Slowly Becoming More Of An Adult

What? Is that you buying fruit and bread for breakfast, carrying around grocery bags, and providing for yourself? Props to you, you fully functioning adult!

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, gufarmersmarket.org

Bangkok Joe’s Out, Mama Rouge In

IMG_0521You have just two more nights to enjoy the delicious dumplings and noodles from Bangkok Joe’s. That’s right, the owners announced Wednesday that the Thai restaurant, which is located in the Washington Harbour complex, will close June 1.

Don’t worry, though, a new restaurant, Mama Rouge, will soon replace our dear departed. The new eatery will fuse Southeast Asian and French flavors in a redesigned and modernized space and will be run by the same people. Mama Rouge is set to open in September — just in time for Hoyas returning to the Hilltop.

In the meantime, you can get your Thai fix at a few other spots in the Georgetown neighborhood. Student-favorite Mai Thai serves up great Pad Thai and Pad See Eew; Basil Thai, a lesser-known spot on Wisconsin Ave., has more of your Thai favorites if you ever tire of Mai Thai; and I-Thai, which was recently opened on M Street, has a highly-recommended Drunken Noodle.

While we at 4E are excited for Mama Rouge to open in the fall, we’ll miss Bangkok Joe’s immensely. With just two days left to chow down, you can be sure to find us stuffing our faces with dumplings at Bangkok Joe’s this weekend.