On Summer Break

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10321682_10153079780381029_5076406092689678005_oFrom all of us at WesWings and the Red & Black Cafe, have a safe and fun summer.  We are taking a much needed break and will return in late August.  Looking forward to seeing you in the fall, meeting the class of 2018 and will forever be missing the class of 2014.

Moving On, Never Forgetting

19159_267062631028_7741918_nToday marks five years since the death of Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 inside the Red & Black Cafe. We continue to call for sensible reforms to our gun laws and how we identify and treat those with mental illness. While time has helped heal some of our wounds, none of us will ever forget Johanna.

5 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Pail

How can an entire breakfast in a Chinese food container go wrong?  The breakfast pail was invented by student employees who needed a quick snack while they were working. Depending on how you’re ordering or eating, you may, in fact, be making a mistake.

1. Not getting over easy eggs.

photo One key element is the runny yolk as it covers the other ingredients.  While some of you may prefer your eggs scrambled, runny yolks make the pail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Not ordering avocado.

photo (1)We bring in hundreds of fresh avocados every day.  You don’t have to skip bacon or sausage, just make sure you add avocado.  After all what’s a couple of points when it comes to pail perfection?

 

 

3.  Adding Hollandaise sauce.

photo (3)Check the specials board for the Eggs Benny.  Whatever Hollandaise sauce is being used for that is usually available for a pail.  Like the over easy egg, this stuff MAKES the pail.

 

 

 

 

 

4. SRIRACHA

maar-sriracha-recipes-intro-vWe usually have a bottle in the back. While we don’t give out the whole bottle (security reasons) we’re more than willing to spice up your pail.

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Not mixing from the bottom.

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A pail is meant to be mixed.  As Bob Marley sang, “Stir it Up”  Eating from the bottom is the best way to get a little bit of every layer in every bite.

 

We know your pail is personal.  Everyone has their own way. Tell us what’s in your pail.  In the comments or tweet us @weswings

 

 

Middletown P&Z Approves In-Ground Pool 2nd Phase Outdoor Improvements

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 UPDATE:  Most people we talked to said they prefer to swim in outdoor pools during the summer.  We checked and apparently we’re not open in the summer.  Since there doesn’t seem to be as much interest in an outdoor skating rink, we’ve decided NOT to put in a pool.  (I’ll save my “HOFF” costume for another time.)

Middletown planning and zoning approved the next phase for WesWings outside improvements.  As many of you know, last summer’s patio installation was the first phase of our overall outside renovation.  Last night’s meeting was one of the final hurdles we had to overcome to begin the installation of the in-ground pool.  Unfortunately, plans for the outdoor stage area were rejected due to concerns over loud noise disturbing area residents.  Along with additional landscaping, we will finally have the outdoor pool that Wesleyan has been lacking.

Of course none of this would have been possible without our generous contributors to our Kickstarter campaign.

While most people chose the $25 level – breakfast pail served while floating on a tube, seven people did buy the $500 level – name plated chaise lounge chair (reservation not incl.)  There were no takers for the $2,500 level where you could have a bucket of wings (or seitan) served poolside by Ed or Karen in their Baywatch lifeguard gear.

So be sure to join us poolside next fall for our grand opening!

Karen & Ed

 

 

 

Music Monday @ Red & Black w/ Lindsay Shapiro Nov. 4 6:30-7:30

1453536_10201730174509103_1592798117_nThis could well be the most surprising Music Monday of all- because we have no idea exactly what Lindsay has in store for us… her namesake having just created a controversy at Foxwoods not withstanding- this chanteuse has been compared to Portishead, early day Cowboy Junkies and Shania Twain by various campus musicologists- Molly Stern claims that Lindsay taught Miley Cyrus how to twerk in Summer Camp. So… anything can and probably will happen.

Come in for a panino and a fruit smoothie and leave with an indelible mark on your mind.

Music Monday with Hom3e Avenue on Oct 7th

1375704_10201507705187509_457578714_nThis is a very special edition of Music Monday for us folks at The Red & Black. Our own Rachel J Rosengard is back for her 3rd show!! Last year, she played with 2 different guys in duos- Alex Ginsberg and Brendan O’Donnell. Both guys refused to quit the band- so this time out they’ll do it as a trio. Alex was supposed to send the trio picture- but has not.. so we posted a pic from Rachel’s recent foursome.
They’ll still be covering all your fave indie-pop tunes and Rachel will amaze you with her uke playing-
Come for dinner- stay for the cool.

Monday October 7th

6:00-7:00pm

45 Broad St

Music Monday at The Red & Black Cafe’ with Hom3e Avenue

Grand Cousin at Red & Black Café

1380734_10201453948043614_487578668_nGrand Cousin is the hot to trot rock act on the Wesleyan campus right now- even a dude from das racist tweeted their latest video- and people tell us that their live shows are amazing. This stripped down, acoustic version promises to be one of our craziest Music Mondays this year. “Camera” is a catchy tune with just the right amount of creepy built in- that’s what hooked us- now you should come get hooked too!!!

Come for dinner- have a fruit smoothie- rock on.

Monday September 30, 2013
6:00-7:00pm
Red & Black Café
45 Broad St

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBvm5wgBLts

https://www.facebook.com/events/659668234058261/

Music Monday at Red & Black Returns

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The 8th year of the acoustic series “Music Monday” starts this upcoming Monday-September16th. We are proud to feature Dan Light ’14 from 6pm this week. Dan will perform a mix of his sophisticated originals and some choice covers- he sings real good and you should come listen. This series has featured fab Connecticut locals like The Grimm GenerationFrank Critelli, The Sawtelles, Christopher Bousquet, and Arlene Wow!b as well as all the musicians from Wesleyan that we can corral- such as Adrien DeFontaine Alma Eppchez, Bottle Up & Go, Andrew Pheiffer, Alek Barkats, The Appledaughters, Ben Seratin, Rachel J Rosengard‘s multiple acts, and.. of course, MGMT ( in their first acoustic gig!).
So why miss the opportunity to catch a set by a person likely to be on your radio any day now?
Come for a lovely Panino, a bowl of succulent soup or a frosty fruit smoothie and be entertained for FREE.
and ring up Robbie for a show of your own!!!!!