Another beautiful night at San Marco. Photo courtesy of~Seen Through the Eyes of Salvation~ Via- Flickr.com
As we approach the final days of this year, I would like to draw your attention to a quaint little area of town called “San Marco.” It is roughly fifteen minutes away from our campus, near the river and I-95, and is somewhat hidden from mass traffic and visitors. In San Marco you will find all sorts of sweet little shops and restaurants to blow your minimum wage check on. It’s one of my favorite places to go and just walk. Unlike the densely populated downtown area, San Marco is usually a calm and relaxed environment free from massive numbers of teenagers and visitors.
Food, glorious food.
*B.B.S—If you want a groovy restaurant with an upscale feel, B.B.S is the place for you. It has an artistic feel and has deals in the menu for students on a budget. Twenty-five bucks buys you an entrée, dinner, and dessert.
*The Metro Diner—Featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” The Metro Diner offers a yummy variety of food with a homey feel.
*Pulp—For the health conscious, this place makes organic drinks, including smoothies, juices, and coffee. At pulp, they use all sorts of weird plants and flavors in their concoctions; it’s most definitely worth a try.
The cool thing about the shops here is that the majority are specialty shops. You can find all this cool random stuff that no other place has. Here are a few of my favorites:
*San Marco Bookstore—For book lovers, this new shop is a haven. It has a wide variety of rare and out-of-print books.
*Peterbrooke Chocolatier—Oh my word, Chocolate! This is the type of chocolate you break your diet for. Their prices range from $3 for chocolate-covered cookies to a giant $200 chocolate lover’s basket.
*Mimi’s—This is an antique shop for those who love kitchen and household knickknacks. Inside Mimi’s you’ll find a wide array of old and really cool-looking pieces. Pricey, but worth the look around.
For night time entertainment, San Marco offers activities and events year round. Visit- http://mysanmarco.com/ for more information.