Saturday Night Live, Existentialism, Political theory, McSweeney's, Beyonce, & The New Yorker
February 13, 2017
There’s a lot to be discovered in downtown Richmond. As a relative newcomer to Richmond, I haven’t done as much exploring yet as I’ve hope to.
I woke up this morning (Sunday/Brunchday) and saw the sunrise for the first time in forever. The sky was cloudless and the air was warm, and I was excited to remember that my friend had made brunch reservations downtown (in case you missed it, I have some really awesome friends).
If you’re making a brunch bucket list (which you should), you have to put LuLu’s on the list. LuLu’s is in Shockoe Bottom, and is practically synonymous with the word ‘brunch’ after winning best brunch in Virginia twice. So if you deserve the best brunch, you should be at LuLu’s.
The menu includes red velvet waffles and some killer eggs Benedict. Even though the signature item is the red velvet waffle, we all found happiness in eggs (eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, an egg burrito, and an egg croissant). Don’t worry, red velvet waffles, I’m coming back for you soon.
After brunch, our brunch bunch headed down a few blocks to the Canal Walk. The Canal offers a lot of beautiful scenery to take in, as well as some difficult history to chew on.
The Canal peaked in the 1850’s and 60’s, when Shockoe Bottom was a major slave trading center (second to New Orleans) and home to tobacco warehouses. The area was destroyed by the evacuating Confederate army as they fled Richmond. It’s been rebuilt and redeveloped since then, and is now home to arts and cultural centers in Richmond.
I’m thankful for brunch-going friends. Honestly, what a cohort. There’s nothing better than great conversations, brunch by the Canal, and Sunday mornings.
Hey Spiders! My name is Cory, and I’m a sophomore and transfer student. I’m a double major in Rhetoric and Communication and Women, Gender, and Sexuaity Studies. My goal in life is to one day work at Olivia Pope & Associates, or at least work in crisis management or public relations. I grew up between Florida, Colorado, and Virginia, and similar to Cady Heron in Mean Girls, I was homeschooled. I love traveling, shopping at Target, spending time with my cat (named Soren Kittegaard), attempting to keep up with the Kardashians, reading Albert Camus, and hanging out with friends. Keep an eye out for some posts specifically about the transfer life! Sneak peek: so far it’s been fantastic.
Why UR?I didn’t really get connected to University of Richmond until I was a freshman in college. I met some amazing alumni and visited the campus and honestly fell in love with everything about Richmond. Michael Scott once said in The Office, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take - Wayne Gretzky,” and I knew that I had to take a shot and apply as a transfer student. I’m thrilled to be a Spider, to be at a university that feels like home, and to conquer my arachnophobia for once and for all.