Columbia Culinary Society’s Restaurant Week shined a spotlight on how Mel’s, a consistent neighborhood favorite, is striving to change its vibe.
Bwoggers are dynamic people. We’re involved with more on campus than just Bwog; we’re athletes (are we?), marching band-ers, student council representatives, and NSOP orientation leaders. So if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like during NSOP for an OL, you’re in luck, because we’ve got some insider info to share. 6:30 am: My alarm goes […]
This was the second to last weekend of the semester, friends. And since most people will probably be spending this upcoming weekend packed in Butler, you might as well say it’s the last… RIP. Check out what everyone was up to. Peaceful, Artsy, Wholesome: Went gallery hopping in Chelsea with the goal of getting onto […]
Martin Shkreli, known as the pharma-bro CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who raised the price of HIV/AIDS drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750, joined the columbia buy sell memes Facebook group late last night. Since joining, he has made bad jokes about Barnard students, Skyped a group of students huddled around a laptop in ButCaf, alleged […]
Still waiting for that fake ID you ordered during NSOP? Frustrated at being the only one in your friend group not able to get into Mel’s? Well, don’t worry about that–Mel’s is sweaty anyway. But back to the IDs. Bwog dug up the deets on the downfall of the mainstream fake ID industry and is […]
Ah, Halloweekend, that magical time when you smear makeup with glee, get punny, and make out with a banana. It’s a memorable weekend for all, even more so when it morphs into “fall break” and everybody creeps away into their caves–whether staycationing or retreating back home. To commemorate Halloweekend 2013, we bring you field notes. One for […]
Multiple Bwoggers and tipsters reported that various establishments about Morningside Heights were in frustrating condition last night, disrupting the revelry of the last real night before classes start. The reports: EC: EC was a mess. Multiple frats and groups of friends were having parties in the suites and townhouses, bringing hordes of humans to the dorm. […]
We at Bwog are big on celebrations—or anything that involves party hats, really. So when a tipster spotted the following sign outside Mel’s, we couldn’t help but wonder who exactly “The Boss” is (Bruce himself?) and whether or not we’re invited… Although we were initially disappointed to find out that the party isn’t in honor […]
Bwog recently received this email from someone who may or may not have been sober, and our interest (and appetite) was piqued. Dear Bwog, I feel like doing something crazy this weekend. Are there any places where, if I manage to eat a crazy amount of food, I get my picture on a wall or […]
We admit that, though still goofy, those T Magic signs has been around for a while. However, this perplexing sign outside Mel’s is brand new. Bwog can get down with Früli, but we remain unconvinced by watermelon beer. Gourmands and beer snobs of Columbia, give us your verdict!
Groupon is offering a deal at Mel’s: two burgers and a 64oz. growler for the price of $19. At the time of posting, 747 people had already purchased the deal-maker. You guys should all go at the same time to this “vintage-inspired” burger joint and make them really grumpy. And for those of you who […]
ESC invites the mathematically-inclined folk to enjoy some free food from 11:30 am til’ 2 pm today in Lerner Piano Lounge (no word on whether or not it’s strictly SEAS-only). The event, a celebration of SEAS-pride, boasts Mel’s Burgers, cupcakes, T-Shirts, and water bottles. And probably also a handful of R.I.P. Gateway jokes. […]
We know you’ve been waiting a long time for Bwog to finally weigh in on the “newcomer.” But really, the question of the best burger in Morningside is so much more complex than a petty squabble between Five Guys and Mel’s. Thus, we’ve taken our time to really get our shit together. Burgers are complicated. […]
If you haven’t already heard, uniformed policemen raided Campo and the Heights on Friday, and 1020 and Mel’s the following night. According to a sophomore, the cops entered 1020 at 12:30am and approached a group of students sitting at one of the front booths. “Can I see your fake IDs? Let us see your fake […]
11/11 is Senior Day! Seniors of CC/SEAS, here’s what you need to do: Step 1: Go to Roone before 2pm and apply for your degree (you need it to graduate… who knew?). In case graduation isn’t incentive enough, there will be free Korilla tacos and 2011 t-shirts, and advisors and grad school admin officers for […]