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mariana
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:06 PM
Err...maybe I'll just leave it as a huge tip and not say anything and they'll think I'm extra generous. :p

Went with the LSE Vegetarian Society to the Veg Phelpuri House near Angel tube station today. It's buffet-style Indian, 4 pounds for the buffet. I think it might vary by night, but tonight almost everything was vegan (I think only 1 dish wasn't). They also do soya lassis. It was really tasty, too! :)

bradders
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:08 PM
now that sounds good

bryzee86
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:13 PM
i'm in for the next one, mariana - just pretend I study anthropology or something.

mariana
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:14 PM
Yeah, and only 4 quid for unlimited vegan Indian food...I was in heaven! :)

mariana
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:15 PM
i'm in for the next one, mariana - just pretend I study anthropology or something.
lol! :p though i'm pretty sure anyone's welcome...i think someone brought a friend from another uni.

bradders
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:17 PM
I'll have my LSE library card if that counts lol

mariana
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:21 PM
Lol....maybe just don't mention Goldsmiths. :p

bradders
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:25 PM
ha ha, just big up Anthony Giddens and I'll fit in

Stu
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:26 PM
lol! :p though i'm pretty sure anyone's welcome...i think someone brought a friend from another uni.

Can I pretend to be a beardy lecturer? I'm happy to buy a jacket with elbow pads if it helps.

bradders
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:28 PM
ha ha suit you

bryzee86
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:38 PM
They have some well good corduroy jackets in Kensington and Chelsea's charity shops

bradders
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:41 PM
and add some black plastic elbow pads and you're set!

mariana
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:47 PM
Lol! :p:D

flying plum
Oct 27th, 2008, 08:58 AM
i just left UCL...does LSE hate UCL? i also went to KCL, but since LSE students destroyed our English corridor a few years ago i'm guessing i wouldn't be allowed ;)

harpy
Oct 27th, 2008, 11:50 AM
There was a quite enthusiastic (omnivore-written) review of Vanilla Black at the weekend:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/vanilla-black-1718-tooks-court-london-ec4-969481.html

A veggie friend went too and liked it.

I just found Marrers' report and it doesn't sound brilliant for vegans but I suppose it might be worth a try esp. if one does the advance-warning thing. Anyone else been?

mariana
Oct 28th, 2008, 02:08 AM
i just left UCL...does LSE hate UCL? i also went to KCL, but since LSE students destroyed our English corridor a few years ago i'm guessing i wouldn't be allowed ;)
As far as I know, they don't hate UCL...I heard about the KCL thing (kind of awful, really). I've never met anyone who actually hates KCL; I think it's an athletic rivalry or something. :rolleyes: But I guess you prob wouldn't be allowed. ;) j/k!:D

mariana
Oct 28th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Yesterday I went to Sunday Upmarket on Brick Lane and found a nice vegetarian Ethiopian stall in the food section. I can't remember what it's called (or even if they have a name)--there seemed to be 2 vegetarian Ethiopian stalls. The one I went to had everything really clearly labelled--even listed all the ingredients for each dish. Everything was vegan except for possibly the sauces you can put on yourself (I didn't ask because I didn't want any anyway). It was really delicious, too! :) It was 3.75 for 3 types of veg curry wrapped in injeera, with a side of cabbage/cilantro salad (the salad part was a bit bland, though).

bryzee86
Oct 28th, 2008, 02:13 AM
bargain!

mariana
Oct 28th, 2008, 02:15 AM
i know! I love that market!! :D

Elahiya
Oct 28th, 2008, 03:26 AM
was it probably "rainforest creations"?

mariana
Oct 28th, 2008, 03:50 AM
nope, different place (though i remember you talking about them)--i still haven't had a chance to try rainforest creations but i want to try it soon!! :)

BlackCats
Oct 28th, 2008, 08:31 AM
I think I know the one you mean Mariana, they were at another London market I went to.:) The food from Rainforest Creations is lovely also.:)

(Thanks to Elahiya for telling me the name of Rainforest Creations, I never knew what it was called, I just knew it was yummy.)

flying plum
Oct 28th, 2008, 12:30 PM
mariana - it's ok, i was only joking :) the real historic rivalry between the London colleges is actually between KCL and UCL. UCL was established as the first secular, female accepting college (prior to that had only been Cambridge and Oxford). there was a famous letter written in to the Evening Standard demanding someone do something about the 'Godless institution in Gower Street'. and so someone did. The Duke of Wellington, in fact, had a duel over it, and KCL was estalished as a result, as a respectable religious insitution in London. ahem. actually, to this day, the Dean of the college must be an Anglican reverend, and the college does have a beautiful Chapel in it.

and anyone you talk to at KCL or UCL knows well that KCL students stole Jeremy Bentham's head (his body is stuffed and on display in the lobby...) and played football with it in the Quad. in return, UCL students stole Reggie the Lion, a lion sculpture, and castrated him.

aaaaaaah, silly people :)

now, yes, the main rivalries are mainly sports related. and by and large, in my experience, good humoured.

amanda

mariana
Oct 28th, 2008, 04:18 PM
mariana - it's ok, i was only joking :) the real historic rivalry between the London colleges is actually between KCL and UCL. UCL was established as the first secular, female accepting college (prior to that had only been Cambridge and Oxford). there was a famous letter written in to the Evening Standard demanding someone do something about the 'Godless institution in Gower Street'. and so someone did. The Duke of Wellington, in fact, had a duel over it, and KCL was estalished as a result, as a respectable religious insitution in London. ahem. actually, to this day, the Dean of the college must be an Anglican reverend, and the college does have a beautiful Chapel in it.

and anyone you talk to at KCL or UCL knows well that KCL students stole Jeremy Bentham's head (his body is stuffed and on display in the lobby...) and played football with it in the Quad. in return, UCL students stole Reggie the Lion, a lion sculpture, and castrated him.

aaaaaaah, silly people :)

now, yes, the main rivalries are mainly sports related. and by and large, in my experience, good humoured.

amanda
i figured you were joking. :) thanks for the explanation of the rivalries and histories! that's really interesting. i always feel out of it because i know so little about the London colleges. my uni in the US is in the middle of nowhere and thus it's kind of impossible to have rivalries with other unis! i mean, we talk about competing with a couple of unis, but they're so far away we can do anything fun like steal jeremy bentham's head! :D

flying plum
Oct 28th, 2008, 05:13 PM
if you go into UCL, you will notice that that lovely mr bentham is not headless. but, it's a fake head...the real, pickled-and-preserved artifact is now in a vault in the bank of england to prevent further improptu games of footie :D

this did all happen about 100 years ago by the way. now, we're much better behaved, of course ;)

amanda