Mug Club is Here. Save $100s on Drinks

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Why spend 2 points or more every meal for your beverage?  Our Mug Club is not only good for the environment, it’s good for your points balance.  If you go to either location at least once every 10 days, then Mug Club is a no brainer.  Regulars of both locations save hundreds of dollars during the school year.  Only 250 mugs are available.  Don’t wait!

 

 

 

Mug Club FAQ

What is it?

Purchase a reusable mug from either WesWings or Red & Black Café for free refills of soda and iced coffee every time you visit.

Can I use it at other campus locations?

Only WesWings and Red & Black Cafe.

How much is it?

$40 points

How long does it last?

The mug is good until the end of the spring semester May 2015.

What drinks can I get?

Fountain soda and iced coffee.

Bottled drinks, hot coffee, iced tea, chai and espresso drinks are not included.

Do I have to purchase a drink every time to get a refill?

No, there is only a one time fee of 40 points. After that, simply come to the counter and ask for your drink.

How many times can I refill during a visit?

To avoid people abusing the system and sharing with friends we technically limit to one refill per visit. We are often pretty flexible on this.

Do I have to purchase anything else to get a free refill?

No.

Can I use a mug from a previous year?

No, Only the current school year 2014-2015 mug can be used for free refills

What do I do if I lose my mug?

Don’t. You should write you name on it to help if it is lost. Like cash, you’re basically S.O.L if you do.

How long are the mugs being sold?

We have a limited number of mugs. Once they are sold, that’s it.

Now Hiring

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Are you a hard worker and want to save up to 20% on your meal plan?  WesWings and the Red & Black Cafe are hiring for the fall semester.  Student employees start at $9.25/hr and receive a 20% discount from both locations.  You don’t need experience, just a positive friendly attitude. These job openings don’t happen often.  Many students keep their jobs their whole time at Wes.  (and in today’s economy heavily rely on the experience gained)

Job Application Here

 

On Summer Break

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