“A Taste of Hamden” attracted over 300 students to York Hill campus, featuring nine restaurants from the local community. An array of student’s favorite foods were offered in a bittersweet end of the semester event organized by the Senior Class Cabinet.
“The Senior Class Cabinet thought it would be fitting as it was our last senior event as a cabinet on Student Government,” senior cabinet member, Emily Sarnoff, said. “The idea behind it was the concept of having a “Last Taste of Hamden” so seniors could have one last taste of local food before graduating. We really wanted to bring our class together and bond before graduation.”
Restaurants like Goldstar, Ixtapa, Taco King, Corner Deli, Toninos, Eli’s on Whitney, Ray and Mike’s, Side Street, and Griff’s Chicken Shack brought trays of food, including buffalo chicken subs, dumplings and wings.
“I heard there was free food, who doesn’t want free food!” senior Logan Wida said. “I think my top three favorites are the buffalo chicken sub, the Chinese food and the wings.”
Students took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy their favorite small businesses without going out. As people were leaving, double the amount of were arriving.
“ [The] numbers were really impressive and the line wrapped through the cafe for at least an hour,” senior Vincent Bond, the former vice president for student concerns, said.
Bond deejayed throughout the duration of the event as seniors reminisced about their years at Quinnipiac.
“Overall, I think the event was an amazing success. It was great to see so many people come out and support our organization as well as supporting the town and their love for local businesses,” Sarnoff said.