Chutney’s is a relative newcomer to the Garage, but it’s starting to build a following due to its winning combination of decent grub and low prices. The concept is basically an Indian burrito–Chicken Tikka wrapped up in naan with your choice of toppings and chutneys (hence the name)–and it works well as a meal on the go. Prices range from $5.50-7.50 depending on your choice of meat (or no meat). Highly recommended as an antidote to bland HUDS.
latest updates from ivyfed
And it’s official: we missed you.
Things have been quiet on the ivyfed front as we took a little break from our newfound fame to figure out how to get better features to you, faster. After spending parts of the term and all of break on that project, we think we’ve got it figured out.
Which means more ivyfed. (That’s our first resolution.)
Just a sneak peek of what’s coming in the next few weeks:
- Better dates: where to go after you’ve figured out how to get someone to come along
- The best veggie meals — and, for when you get lazy, the best vegetarian restaurants
- Smarter shopping: finding what you’re looking for when it’s the only thing you want
- Your questions, our answers: a new advice column for the palate-fatigued, the dropped shopper, the lovesick, or the just plain confused
- More cake! For your friends, for your parents, or for our special sweepstakes winner…
Congratulations to Miranda Beltzer, the winner of our cake/cupcake sweepstakes!
If you know Miranda, email her! Call her! Run her down in the street congratulating her. And, keep an eye on our future food posts, because the next best thing to winning a free cake is seeing how to make it yourself. Amirite?
Didn’t win this time? Don’t lose faith! More sweepstakes coming soon…
The time has come for you to prove your commitment to us. We know you like us, but do you like us?
Show us you care, and we’ll do the same. It’s simple: like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to enter our sweepstakes for a dozen cupcakes or a medium-sized cake, hand-delivered to your occasion of choice. So whether you’re just a glutton and want a cake right-this-minute, or want to save up some cupcakes for a special occasion, we’ll make it and send it your way!
How to win:
1. Like us on Facebook! Once you’ve liked us, you’ve been entered. (If you’ve already liked us, you’re already entered!). Want to game the system? Ask more friends to like us, share the bounty if one of them wins. You probably can’t eat a cake by yourself.
2. Want to game the system even more? Follow us on twitter, get another entry to our sweepstakes.
3. The only catch? You’ve gotta live in the Harvard Square area. Our cook-boss-lady, Georgia, only has a bike, and things like raw egg frosting don’t travel well in the mail. (We’re sorry, international friends! We love you just the same.)
4. The sweepstakes close September 21, midnight. We’ll announce the winner the next day on Facebook, Twitter, and on the website. Then, we’ll get in touch with you about what you want and when you want it: but, we won’t honor requests past December 1st. Translation: you can’t come find us in 5 years for that “cake you won in college.”
What you’ll get:
1. Either a medium cake (2-3 layers, or 5-6 if the layers are thin sponge layers), or 12 cupcakes. Your choice of cake batter (chocolate, vanilla, or some other variation like ginger, walnut, honey, spice cake, etc. etc.) and of frosting (buttercream or cream cheese frosting, any flavor, any color).
2. For some ideas about the stuff we can make, take a look at food that Georgia (the cook-boss-lady) has made before. Above is her latest cake, a dobos torte based off this phenomenal recipe.
3. Got allergies or food restrictions? We can work with that! Just let us know.
4. Some things you probably can’t get (sorry, we’re human too!): pies. Anything with exotic ingredients (no saffron). A wedding cake. Out of season fruits.
That’s it! Get liking & following, kiddies!
The ivyfed promise: if you can boil water for tea you can boil water for pasta. If you can melt butter on a pan you can saute vegetables. And if you can stir coffee vigorously you can whisk frosting.
We want to give you the simple and explain away the complex. You can start with grilled chicken and HUDS fare, and end with a dijon dressing and warm apple glazed chicken wrap. Or start with an apple and pear and end with a fruit compote.
This summer, I knew how to melt butter and make tea. I was also pretty savvy with a microwave. Now guess what I know how to make?
Stick with us: more food posts are coming!
It may be summer, but Harvard is not so far away!
Until then, take a look at our new content on eating, dressing, and adventuring better. We can tell you where to go to celebrate the summer (Weeks Bridge), what to eat before (nothing, trust us), what to wear (something aerodynamic), and what to do:
Our official launch is coming next month, but we got impatient. We’ve got some posts on summer recipes, freshman housing, with more coming during every day we decide to procrastinate at work. Just because there’s some yellow tape doesn’t mean you can’t take a peek at what’s coming your way…