(Photo credit: Miriam Clithero; proprietor Jeremy Lappin)
Published Oct. 20, 2005
This was one of my first official restaurant reviews for the Beacon, about a new concept that had opened up near a gym. Food that's pretty tasty, cheap and nearby is the holy grail for a college student with a night class, and that's the angle I took with this. There was also an inside-baseball angle to this: Lappin was a ping-pong buddy of the guy who opened Boston Market. I thought those sweet potatoes tasted familiar.
It is dinnertime and you are off and running, trying to find a portable morsel of food in the miserly 12-minute break your night class teacher has given you to scavenge for a meal. But a slice of pizza isn't cutting it and you want something heartier than a Subway salad. Where can you find a quick, satisfying meal near campus? Try Knowfat! Lifestyle Grille, a health-food/fast-food restaurant which recently opened its first franchise near Emerson's campus at 530 Washington St. (right across from Emerson's newest purchase, the Paramount Theatre).