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Maren
Colleyville, TX
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April 2, 2017

“We mostly care about food”

Eat Street, People Under the Stairs

Now I know what you’re thinking, how can this girl possibly have another food blog post?

A better question though would be how could I not?

Richmond is a food town, and I’ve been a foodie since birth, so yeah, a lot of my adventures involve food.

This food-adventure was extra special though since it involved a dear friend and former Spider who was back in Richmond for the weekend.

Obviously such a great occasion needed a great meal to celebrate it, and there are honestly few places greater than Stella’s.

While I certainly adore many types of food, I’ve never particularly cared for Mediterranean food, so you can probably imagine the look of displeasure that colored my face when my mom and I first visited way back during my college search days.

Exceptions clearly make the rule though, since it only took one bight of my meal to fall in love with Stella’s, arguably the best Greek restaurant in the city.

The food isn’t the only good part though.

The restaurant is actually located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, and the restaurant feels like you’re dining in someone’s home in Greece, not in a public restaurant in Virginia.

It’s been a favorite of other Spiders in my life as well, and I can name at least two different birthday parties and “congratulations you’ve finished your thesis” dinners that have been held at Stella’s just off the top of my head.

Going to school in Richmond has exposed me to a lot of new and amazing food opportunities, and it just goes to show that it never hurts to try something new, even if you believe you won’t like it.

I really can’t say why I adore Stella’s even when I still don’t usually care for Mediterranean food.

I guess it’s all Greek to me.

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.


Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.