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Sweet Disposition

March 19, 2017

“A moment, a love”

Sweet Disposition, The Temper Trap

In a city with so many amazing desserts, I never thought I’d be able to pick a favorite.

I mean, why would I?

There’s still so many places I haven’t even tried yet, so where’s the harm in playing the menu just a bit?

But everything changed when I went to Strawberry Street Café.

It was a day like any other.

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday, and she’d requested the café as the location for her party.

I’d never gone before and although my main course wasn’t amazing or anything, the restaurant itself was pretty cute.

It had a salad bar set up in an old antique bathtub and a bunch of gorgeous chalk-reproductions of famous paintings on the walls.

Whether it was coincidence or fate that had my group sit beneath Klimt’s The Kiss, I’ll never know, but as soon as I saw my dessert I’d realized I’d found my sugar-soulmate.

The Strawberry Street Café’s donut ice cream sandwich is as delicious as it sounds.

A scoop of creamy ice cream sits between two freshly baked donuts, and the whole thing is covered in whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Angelic choirs didn’t start singing when I saw it, but they may as well have.

I’ve gone on and on about the amazing food that there is to be had in Richmond, but sometimes a foodie has to sit down and proclaim their love for that specific and special food-of-their-heart.

While I’m still too young to make a formal commitment, I can see myself and my sweet sandwich having many encounters together during my remaining time in Richmond, and who knows, maybe one day I’ll be able to tell it it’s the only dessert for me.

For now though, I’m going to stick to seeing what else Richmond has to offer myself and my fellow Spiders.

It’s a pretty sweet gig after all.  

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.