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Borealis North

Borealis North

M-dogg came to Providence with the intention of eating dinner at the newest Greek restaurant to grace RI with its presence...but it turns out the opening was delayed until June.  

So, we did what we do best and improvised.  

First, we met at Borealis, which is a cool coffee shop in East Providence. The owners are a young couple who spent several years in Colorado, and they brought their love of roasting coffee to RI; it's legit. 

I like you a latte... 

I like you a latte... 

Then it was time to take M-dogg to my favorite restaurant in Providence (how this hasn't already happened yet, I don't know): North.

Our food, in pictures.

Pork and (something something) Ramen

Pork and (something something) Ramen

Hot and spicy sesame noodles (my must-order favorite) 

Hot and spicy sesame noodles (my must-order favorite) 

Charred greens and crispy chickpeas

Charred greens and crispy chickpeas

Dessert: mostly ice cream, but basically one of everything (sad story: they ran out of chocolate mousse just before we could order it)

Dessert: mostly ice cream, but basically one of everything (sad story: they ran out of chocolate mousse just before we could order it)

Better than the food, though, was being able to share my stories with M-dogg. He was the first person I emailed when I discovered The Global Scavenger Hunt, my go-to teammate. Had his school not threatened to fire him, he would have sold his car to be my partner. 

Given the nature of the event, we decided it was safer that he did not go, just in case we would've ended up hating each other in the constant fatigue and 552 hours together.  

I was able to give him his souvenir, too. He collects sand, so I tried to get the coolest sand I could find: 

Sphinx sand

Sphinx sand


And the good news is, we still have another day to look forward to Greek food!

Miracle

Miracle

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