Thursday, August 7, 2008

New food at the CoHo: not your average grub

Real plates, fresh sandwiches, just-baked pastries: yum.

Although I haven’t been able to sample all of the CoHo’s new cuisine, there’s definitely something to be said for the revamped menu. Eating off real plates, with real silverware, in comfy chairs…I’m already ready for a more gourmet dining experience.

Personal favorites:
Chicken salad croisssaindwich: at the cheapest sandwich at $4.95, if you’re looking for a nice sized sandwich on the go, this is your pick. The best perk, in my opinion, is the super fresh croissant that the sandwich comes on. The chicken salad is standard without any weird surprises, but surprisingly good. Pick up some chips if you don’t think it’ll be enough to satisfy you. Salt and Vinegar are my fave....but they're only for the adventurous.

Ham/Mozzarella Panini: The mozzarella is much much nicer than your standard American processed cheese, and the panini’s come with a fresh garden salad tossed in a vinaigrette on the side so that you feel like you’re getting some greens, which I appreciate.

Chai lattes: personally, I can’t get enough of them. Uses Oregon Chai mix (same as Peet’s coffee/other major coffee houses) and you can choose either non-fat or whole milk. Go for the non-fat if you want it a little spicier. Also, note the Clover Organic Milk you're getting. Nice.

Pastries: you may gawk initially at the relatively high price of the pastries (around 3.00), but don’t be fooled. I’ve now tasted five different kinds, and have not been disappointed. Having just come back from a quarter abroad in Paris with a daily intake of 2 pastries/day, I had high expectations. They’re fresh, clean, baked daily on site, and there’s a wonderful variety that changes every day. Favorites so far: cheesecake tart and their infamous chocolate cake. Don't miss 'em.

more reviews coming soon...!

Friday, July 18, 2008

CoHo 80s Night

This past Wednesday at the CoHo, we had 80s night. Because, you know, who doesn't love the 80s? But as the saying goes, a picture is worth 1000 words.... so instead of making you read, scroll down to check out some 80s night photos.
Check out the wicked CoHo sticker sunglasses.Special appearance from KZSU DJ Jack Kamm

Friday, July 11, 2008

Lily Kornbluth, Harp

Last night Lily Kornbluth, class of 2010, performed an hour of harp repertoire in the CoHo. The resonant tones of the harpstrings filled the space with a warm and cozy atmosphere. Students, summer camp participants and coordinators enjoyed listening to the music, talking softly and playing cards. We look forward to more innovative programming in the near future.

CoHo Stickers

Next time you're in the CoHo, pick up a nifty sticker and say hi to Stephanie while you're there.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Coho is Back - Articles from Stanford Weekly

Thank you Stanford Weekly for writing wonderful articles about the reopening of the CoHo! Click on the links below to read more.

CoHo returns with "soft opening" - Christian Torres

New CoHo better than average cup o' joe - Kat Lewin

Monday, June 23, 2008

First Jazz Jam at the CoHo

Seeing is believing I guess. I've been a CoHo believer from the beginning and throughout this last year in its absence. Tonight is special - it's the first night the CoHo - the REAL genuine CoHo - is back! and what better way to celebrate than with an innaugaral jazz jam session. The house band is all Stanford grads - Jake Smolowe, Mitchell Wilcox, and Gabe Davis (aka The Jazz Party) - all successful musicians now in the bay area.

Now, once I had taken care of the first order of business - that is, ordering my first CoHo chai latte in over a year - I sat down and over the course of an hour watched as people starting filling the many new comfy chairs. The first night the CoHo is open, it is packed. I can't wait to see it during the academic year.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Welcome back to the CoHo!

After a year of dark windows, administrative decisions, and student petitions, the much beloved Stanford Coffee House is now back and better than ever!