It is very rare for a college student to get to go to a fancy restaurant while at school (without their parents taking them there), so, when it does happen, it is a very special event. This past weekend a group of friends and I went to Maggiano’s Little Italy, a very nice Italian restaurant. I personally do not have the money to blow on a very delicious, yet very expensive, meal at a restaurant like that, but a friend of mine was lucky enough to win a $100 gift card, courtesy of Concordia, because he was won Best Fan at a women’s hockey game back a couple months. He was also nice enough to share that $100 with six of his friends, myself included.
We all got a little dressed up because we didn’t want to stand out at such a nice place, and we headed over for our 7:00 reservation. We were not seated until 7:30, but it was a blessing in disguise to my rumbling stomach because they gave us two free appetizers for our inconvenience. There was also free bread on the table, and excellent service. The pasta dishes all came with a complimentary second dish to take home for dinner the next day. To a poor college student, that does not sound bad at all! With around $15 taken off each of our bills, thanks to the gift card of our generous friend, the price was definitely tolerable and the food was delicious. It was a greatly filling night, and it was all thanks to Concordia!