The Ivy Room briefly reopens for in-person dining

The Ivy Room briefly reopens for in-person dining

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The Ivy Room in brief reopens for in-person eating

Vegetarian eatery receives combined pupil responses

The vegetarian eatery on campus opened its doorways to scholars Sept 13, serving vegen and vegetarian choices which are changed because it remaining operated prior to the pandemic.

The Ivy Room, a vegetarian campus eatery under the Sharpe Refectory, opened its doorways Sept. 13 for the primary time for the reason that onset of the pandemic. The eating locale was once initially slated to open between 11 a.m. and a couple of p.m. for lunch and between five p.m. and 10 p.m. for dinner, prior to remaining for in-person eating along side all different campus eateries, in accordance with an building up in sure asymptomatic exams, The Bring in prior to now reported

Small teams of scholars had been scattered across the eating space on opening day, consuming, finding out and catching up between categories. Regardless of a rather quiet environment, scholars seemed fascinated with the newness of the Ivy Room. One exclaimed “I really like sandwiches!” as she contemplated the to be had choices.

For vegetarian and vegan scholars, the Ivy Room gives a greater variety of choices, together with build-your-own sandwiches, ready salads, facets and smoothies, in step with Yuna Shprecher ’24. Shprecher, who’s vegan, sees the Ivy Room as her most fascinating eating choice. “I purposefully were given the meal plan with essentially the most Flex Issues so I may just use the Ivy Room a couple of occasions every week,” she mentioned. 

Shprecher mentioned that the opposite eating halls on campus had been “bland and miserable” for vegetarians and vegans. She discovered breakfast choices on the Sharpe Refectory to be specifically missing. 

In contemporary weeks, the traces for different campus eateries, such because the Verney-Woolley Eating Corridor and Josiah’s, were the topic of scholars’ court cases. Sophie Levine ’25 criticized the “insane” line at Andrews Commons, noting that the Ivy Room is a great choice for the ones with only some mins to spare. 

Ela Lucas ’24 in a similar way lauded her sure revel in with the Seize-and-Move choices, which “best took 5 mins.” For the reason that Ivy Room made her admire the usefulness of Flex Issues, she hopes to change to a meal plan with extra issues. Although it was once her first time eating there, she mentioned she plans to devour there a few times every week at some point. 

Different diners encountered longer wait occasions. Eva Azazoglu ’24 mentioned that she had stood in line for twenty mins, sooner or later left to hurry off to her subsequent magnificence with an almost untouched sandwich. 

Within the checkout line, quite a lot of scholars confronted confusion as to which drinks and facets had been eligible for inclusion within the marketed Meal Combo. Smoothies, six greenbacks each and every, aren’t lined, and neither are different non-fountain beverages. Moreover, Ivy Room staples like naanwiches weren’t introduced on opening day, to the discontentment of scholars.

The Ivy Room, along side all Brown eating halls, will “pause” in-person eating beginning Sept. 14, transitioning to solely Seize and Move choices, in step with a College-wide e-mail from Provost Richard Locke P’18.