Peoria Avenue on Brookside, is the perfect hangout for college students. With a menu full of appetizers, hot and cold sandwiches, sides and desserts, any visitors have a plethora of choices.
The relaxing atmosphere is perfect for a night out with friends or to have some time alone.
Start off with one of Cosmo’s tasty appetizers. The Almost Traditional Nachos are a bite of cheesy heaven. They are made with lime salsa, queso, cheddar and mozzarella cheese with a sprinkling of chives. Instead of these ingredients being tossed on top of the chips, the cheese and sauce is baked in the oven to make a solid plate of nachos. The tangy lime salsa adds a nice tang to the different cheeses.
For those who love cheese, the Miranda Sandwich is the jackpot. This sandwich comes on an everything bagel basted with herbs and butter. The toasted bagel is topped with cream cheese, gobs of melted cheddar and fresh tomatoes. Avocado and other items can be added for additional cost.
Tomatoes and cream cheese add a sweet taste to offset the cheesy goodness of the cheddar. Try eating the Miranda open-faced.
If the serving size is too much for one sitting, the other half can be taken home for a late-night snack. The Miranda is wickedly good, so a side is not needed, but the sandwich does come with a choice of potato salad, pasta salad or a side salad.
To top it all off, try one of the several indulgent desserts. A trip to Cosmo’s is not complete without trying the Hershey Cobbler. A thick brownie is served gooey and warm, topped off with a scoop of sweet vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream. Each bite is warm and full of rich chocolate. Split this treat among friends or try the smaller, individual portion.
“Cosmo is excellent. It’s one of our favorite spots,” said Jennifer Wilson, a Cosmo regular.
She recommends the Mezze Platter, which includes hummus, toasted za’atar pita bread and a freshly-baked baguette.
“It’s a good girls night out,” said Brianna Nest, Wilson’s friend and a frequent customer of Cosmo.
Try something new and head out to Cosmo’s. Don’t forget to bring lots of friends and a big appetite.