I really enjoy Cohen House. Outside of the the library, it’s my favorite place on campus. My daughter had her wedding reception there. It feels like home. It’s a beautiful spot, the food is pretty good and I’ve heard some great stories sitting around those tables. (Some of them might be fish stories, but what the heck.)
We have surprisingly few photos of activities inside Cohen House over the years, so I tend to examine closely any image I do come across, especially of scenes of the lunch crowd. This one is nice, with the handsome waiter in his jacket and 1970s haircut and the diner (I don’t know who he is) signing his ticket. For a while–I guess it was several years–we didn’t have to sign our tickets, but this practice recently returned.
And here’s a current Cohen House waiter, one of my favorites, although I confess to liking them all. No more jacket and bow tie, but instead an oxford cloth button down with the snappy Cohen House logo on it:
Bonus: There’s some really nice decorative ironwork in and on this building. Lots of it.
Extra Bonus: I’ve just been alerted to a new Rice blog and after checking it out, it turns out to be both pretty fun and historically interesting. The top story today is about a tree outside the Continuing Studies shack. I don’t care who you are, that’s a great topic.