FAU’s Living Room Theaters is a foodie’s perfect secret. What not all students realize is you don’t have to catch a movie to access their cafe. It’s located in the Culture and Society Building in between Parliament Hall and Glades Park Towers. If you are tired of the caf and the Burrow is closed, Living Room Theaters will give a more gourmet twist to your Wednesday night cravings. The menu items are diverse and include things like paninis ($9-10), chicken shish kabob ($12) and appetizers such as the hummus platter ($9). It’s also a great place to drink. You can trust me on that because I have worked there for three years.
I’ve been at the theater through it all. I actually spearheaded putting grilled chicken paninis ($9.50) on the menu. They consist of a lemon herb marinade, colby-jack cheddar, roma tomatoes and basil pesto. We used to use the kitchen ingredients to make them for ourselves before they made it on the menu (our little secret). We are also open every day out of the year — Every. Day. It’s evening hours only, so when you are out of class and everything in the food court is already closed, look no further than Living Room Theaters.
This month, we have a new list of beer and wine on the menu. I’ve compiled a list of the most affordable available:
- Tilia Malbec at $7 a glass // $26 a bottle
- Block 9 Pinot Noir at $8 a glass // $32 a bottle
My Choice: This Malbec we have had for only a few months but it has been a favorite among the masses. I tasted this and immediately loved it. Seven dollars is almost too cheap for this amazing red. It would be tasty to pair this red with our eggplant parmesan or our burger sliders, two of my favorite meals.
- Santa luz Chardonnay at $6 a glass // $22 a bottle
- Kris Pinot Grigio $8.50 a glass // $32 a bottle
My Choice: My favorite at the theater, this pinot grigio is a new addition to our wine selection. The taste is soothingly crisp and delicious, and it doesn’t leave an aftertaste or stain your lips like a red. It is a light wine with buttery notes. It’s a delicious addition to one of our salads or without a meal. My favorite salad is the goat cheese salad. The combination of the crisp pinot grigio and the sweet of the goat cheese tastes like a light but filling meal to enjoy after a hard day at work.
- Native Lager at $4 a glass
- Narragansett at $4 a glass
My Choice: The Native Lager is my favorite out of these two beers. It’s a light beer that is a fan favorite at Living Room Theaters. It’s a crisp lager brewed with German malts, hops and yeast. This cool and refreshing yet flavorful beer is only $4 a glass. Enjoy it with burger sliders, pizza or chicken shish kabob on our menu.
Next time you are up late studying or meeting with a professor to discuss the latest exam grade, stop by the theater and have a drink, enjoy a movie, or try our addictively good french fries. You won’t be disappointed. And don’t forget to say hello — I’ll recommend the best movies!
$9 at 9
Sundays through Thursday, FAU students and faculty can get a movie ticket, slice of cheese pizza (toppings are extra) and a drink of choice for $9.00 for Living Room Theaters showings after 9 p.m. Drink choices include coffee, soda, the Native Lager or a glass of the Santaluz Chardonnay.