Hey, what’s up fellow Eagles? Time for me to push you outside of your collegiate comfort zone once again. This week I have an excellent place for you guys to check out. Take a break from the main campus and head on down to Newton Campus to check out lots of great and interesting things to do!
Jokes aside, take a little bit out of your day and head on over the the Chestnut Hill shopping center. Just head down Hammond street, and be surrounded by wonderful shopping opportunities. One thing that’s great is how close it is to campus - only about a mile away - so walking there is convenient and safe. Unless you are a freshman and need to cross Hammond street near Upper Campus. If this is the case, I advise you look both ways before crossing the street because, apparently, the Indy 500 is holding qualifiers there year round.
The first place I’d like to highlight is only for our older Eagles. So please, if you’re younger than 21, don’t read further. Located directly across from the shopping center on Beacon Street, you can find a fine establishment. It has a reputation for its quality beverages and strict rules. It is a place where if you’re a freshman, like me, all you can do is press your face against the pristine glass and stare at the marvels inside. Of course, I’m speaking of GPS Wine & Spirits. An excellent place to acquire some of the finer things in life. Or maybe some of the less fine things in life if you’re a college student. Either way, a great place to stock up for the weekend, or so I’ve been told. I’ve never been there, just heard the rumors. I swear.
Now that your weekend plans have some “substance,” you can head across Beacon Street and check out what there is to eat. The first place I’d stop by is Shake Shack, which is fairly hard to miss, due to the large sign including a burger in front. Shake Shack is a great, affordable place to grab a delicious, heart attack inducing meal. The burgers are greased to perfection, and the shakes are a sugary treat I wouldn’t recommend missing out on. Furthermore, they have goofy graphic tees so you can prove that you did, in fact, partake in eating at the Shake Shack.
If you’re looking for some Italian, stop by Comella’s Homemade Italian Food. A great place to stop by which doesn’t put too much of a dent in your college bank account, and also fills you up. Their menu offers a wide array of choices from calzones, to lasagna and pizza. Essentially different ways you can throw tomato and cheese into a meal, what’s not to love?
If you’re looking for a treat to bring back to the roommate, or to store in the fridge for yourself for later (I think we both know which is more likely), I highly recommend Rosie’s Bakery. Aside from having mouth-watering baked goods, Rosie’s has a wonderful staff who are always a great time to talk to. Also nothing beats curling up in bed eating a cake and watching a movie. Let’s be honest.
Finally, if milkshakes and baked goods don’t satisfy that sweet tooth of yours, stop by Pinkberry. The frozen yogurt makes for a great lighter dessert, depending on what toppings you put on it. And, the employees are the Bee’s knees. I promise I’m not just vouching for them because I worked there over the summer. There’s something special that sets their froyo apart from the swamp of other frozen yogurt stores. I’m just not positive what that is.