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A Love of my Life

As I mentioned in my last blog, I absolutely love trying new things.  One of the other great loves of my life is food.  So, when I can combine these two at Harvard, I am all set.

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There are so many great restaurants in Harvard Square.  While this is admittedly bad for my wallet, it has been fun to explore new foods and places!

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Some of my favorites that I would recommend checking out if you are in the Cambridge area are:

Boston Tea Stop

Coming from rural Michigan, boba tea is non-existent.  I mean, who would want something you have to chew in a drink?  Trying it, however, I realized how wrong I was and had to take a moment to question my life choices (not really, jokes).  I am now a regular at the Boston Tea Stop.  They also have delicious mochi ice cream, but peach tea with popping boba will always be my go-to drink.

My mom and I are standing in front of the Boston Tea Stop sign.

Here my mom and I are standing in front of one of my favorite nearby places during the Freshman Family Visit Weekend.

Felipe’s

Growing up eating home-cooked Mexican food, I tend to be skeptical of eating at Mexican restaurants.  Although my roommates and friends raved about Felipe’s (due to the super convenient late-night hours and low prices) I had never gone until my parents came to visit me.  After only one meal, I had to literally stop myself from eating at Felipe’s for all three meals of the day.  My favorite is their burritos with carnitas.

My dad and I are standing in Felipe's restaurant.

Here my dad and I are posing in Felipe’s while my mom takes the picture.

Tanjore

With all of the restaurants in the Square, it’s almost impossible to try them all.  Recently, two of my friends invited me to dinner at Tanjore, which has wonderful Indian food.  With a student ID, you can get a meal at a student discount, and get a ton of food for $13!

 

My friend Alyssa and I are seated at Tanjore, with our food in front of us.

A friend and I taking a quick picture at Tanjore before digging in!

Making my own food!

This summer, my friends and I decided to be particularly adventurous and attempt to make our own food.  In the past, when I had to cook for myself, I ended up making microwaveable food.  However, we wanted to see if we could successfully “adult.” So far, the food we have made has been pretty good and making it was definitely an adventure…I may have almost given myself salmonella once…but that is another story.

Two of my friends and I holding plates of the food we had just made.

Two of my friends and I posing with plates of the food we had just made!

Although I do love going out and trying new foods, I also love Annenberg, the freshman-only dining hall here on campus.  Annenberg always has a wide selection of food, and there is always something to eat.

Also, the dessert selections are impeccable - I have actually started eating dinner at 4:30 pm because early dinner has the best dessert options…and I literally go to dinner just for the dessert!

I am standing in front of the entrance to Annenberg.

I am standing in front of the entrance to The Berg, probably thinking about the food (and dessert) inside.

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Hi! My name is Cata Butler, and I am a rising sophomore originally from West Branch, Michigan. Next year, I will be living in Pforzheimer House. I am studying Pre-Medicine, and I plan to... View full profile

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