The Village Inn (AKA, the VI) is a well-regarded town bar that does not require ID to enter. You will most likely try to eat dinner here over family weekend because someone dropped the ball on making KI reservations and now you have to wait 3 hours for a table. You’ll also probably give up and go to Bob Evan’s.
Of course The VI is a great restaurant, bar, and concert venue. But every Wednesday night, it hosts what is perhaps our largest drunken brawl — of wits. By 10pm most Wednesdays, the microphone is set up, groups are forming, cards and pens distributed, and the BACs of the competitors are as high as their hopes.
Looking for a place in Mount Vernon that isn’t Chipotle, Panera, Fiesta or Southside? Check out Parkside Restaurant & Tavern! Continue reading
A trip to the Village Inn is never guaranteed to be free of awkward encounters. Whether you arrive for a first date or a casual get-together with friends, you may find any combination of professors, professors and their children, professors and their significant others, teammates, parents, community members, and hopefully–the awkward counterpart to your date. That’s a lot to bite off before the main course. What is perhaps doubly worse about the V.I. is the close proximity of the seating arrangements–whether you like it or not, you’ll likely hear most of the neighboring party’s conversation. When the other party becomes aware of your wide-eyed, staring presence, you might even have to participate in it. Uh, check please!! Before you plunge into an uncomfortable dinner, you should know what you’re getting into. Here’s a diagram to help you navigate the perils of dicey dining: Continue reading
While there are a seemingly endless amount of concert venues in Gambier if you get creative, the two main guns are the Horn Gallery and the VI. Thrill contributors, Dan Rasch ‘14 and Noah Weinman ‘16 have played and witnessed shows at both venues, and have come together to hash out which venue ought to win boasting rights as the best show in town. Continue reading