For a school of 10,000 undergrads, Penn feels pretty damn small. When we set up freshmen Mitch Fogelson and Natalie Weiss on an (almost) blind date, they were surprised to find out they’d already met on PennQuest—before school even started. However, they were happy to get to know each other better over brunch at Red Owl Tavern.
No one goes to rowdy BYOs for the food, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of what you get. Should you find yourself with an unexpected bedfellow come morning, these revamped leftovers are good enough to share.
drink a glass of wine or two as they crack jokes about your “crazy college ways.” Then there are BYOs where you stand on the table with your shoes off, alternately take handle pulls and make out with one of the waiters. Plan accordingly.