The members of the class of 2026 have yet to see Annenberg’s famed interior in its full glory — in the last phase of renovation, Harvard is replacing the 148-year-old roof above the dining hall.
Maven—the Hebrew word for expert—easily describes Alan M. Dershowitz in the courtrooms where he has defended Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and Julian Assange. However, while his unwavering standards for quality pastrami on rye may be as staunch as his support for First Amendment rights, opening a deli was a case he had yet to encounter.
With reading period and finals (a.k.a the end of the world as we know it) rapidly approaching, it’s more important than ever to have great treats to eat while you cram non stop. But if you’re plowing away on that last pset, chances are you don’t have time to wait for the crowd in front of the serving line to clear up. And with the weather degrading into a sad, drizzly, and cold mess, you likely want to stay inside as much as possible to stay warm.
The first course of the night is served, a one-bite “snack” of daikon (a type of radish) pickled in a mostarda and wrapped up in mini taco form with Italian goat cheese and powdered soybean. Eyes widen around the table as we begin to realize what’s about to come out of Friedman’s makeshift kitchen.
This March, some undergraduates can eat Felipe’s burritos and Hong Kong’s scallion pancakes on Harvard’s dime.
Dining hall food doesn’t have to be boring. There are many creative ways to mix different ingredients together to make more exciting meals.
According to House Masters Richard Wrangham and Elizabeth Ross, the change is an “attempt to make easier the challenges of living in the quad.”