Red & Black Cafe Saturday Brunch

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Saturday Brunch

Dutch Uitsmijter
– A Dutch open-faced omelet. Toasted Ciabatta shmeared with goat cheese and topped with sautéed spinach and 2 fried eggs. Served with a side of hashbrowns.

Huevos Rancheros
– Two eggs fried on a tortilla with picante sauce and topped with black beans and melted Cheddar/Jack cheese. Served with a side of bacon or sausage and hash browns

California Dreamin’
– A fluffy omelet filled with diced avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese. Served with hash browns and toast.

Margarita Omelet
– Our fluffy omelet filled with sweet basil, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. Served with hash browns and toast.

Omelettes to Order
– Fluffy Omelettes -Choice of fillings served with home fries and toast.

Two-fer
– Two eggs (scrambled or fried), with your choice of sausage, bacon, or fruit. Served with a side of hash browns and toast.

Bagel & Lox
– Nova Scotia lox served on a toasted bagel with cream cheese.

WesWings Specials Saturday 2-6-16

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Breakfast Specials

HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY WESWINGS!!! 1991-2016

Breakfast “Pail”
– A container layered with hash browns, shredded cheddar, 2 eggs (over-easy or scrambled.) and your choice of (sausage, bacon, or avocado) Add extra eggs for $1.25 point each.$11.95

Bacon Egg & Cheese (Hangover Special) or Double Egg, Bacon & Cheese!
– Our bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a soft brioche roll & served with fries. Add additional eggs for only $ 1.25 each$10.95

Italian Benny
– Two poached eggs atop toasted English muffins with roasted tomatoes , spicy capicolla and a basil Hollandaise sauce. Served with a side of fruit and home fries.$12.95

Blueberry Pancakes
– Our large pancakes filled with blueberries and served with bacon or sausage or fruit!$12.95

Bagel N’ Lox Platter
– A toasted bagel with smoked salmon. Served with capers, cream cheese, red onion, chopped egg, sliced tomato and a side of fruit.$11.95

Hot Oatmeal
– a 12 ounce cup of oatmeal with diced apple, cranberries and brown sugar.$3.95

Dinner Entrees

Penne Bolognese
– Penne pasta topped with a housemade Bolognese meat sauce. Served with a side of bread.$14.95

Three Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese
– A creamy blend of cheeses baked with elbow pasta! Add grilled chicken and crumbled bacon for $13.95 Large side of plain mac & cheese $9.95 Small plain side $ 5.25

Apple & Brie Salad
– Fresh salad greens with your choice of grilled chicken, tofu, falafel or fried seitan with fresh apples, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, grape tomatoes, and brie cheese in a housemade vinaigrette. $14.95

Super Bowl 50 (What happened to Roman numeral L?)

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We’re still a little bitter about the Pats not making it but here’s what you need to know.

  • We will be open all day Sunday 11am-8pm.
  •  Brunch will be served 11am-2pm.
  • We will be open 2pm-5pm for Chicken Wing orders
  • We are offering a game day special- FREE Liter of soda with every 40 piece Wing order
  • Full Menu for dinner 5pm-8pm

If you would like to order wings in advance, you can.  Just stop by anytime this week to place your order and reserve a time to pick up.  Remember kick-off is 6:30.  We suggest getting your orders in early because it’s the Super Bowl and we’re a wing place.

That said, here’s the funny thing.  It’s the Super Bowl, we’re a wing place but once the game starts at 6:30 we are totally dead.  EMPTY, NOBODY HERE.  This means for those of you who aren’t into the game but are into ‘Swings, you can come by on a Sunday, no less, and enjoy Penne Vodka without the huge crowds.  The Penne Vodka will be ready at 6:30, just after kick-off.

Swings 25th Anniversary

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FullSizeRender (7)This Saturday February 6th, marks our 25th anniversary.

We know some of you are saying “25 years?  I feel so old.”  Well how do you think we feel?  In just 25 short years, we’ve made thousand of friends and become a Wesleyan institution.

Join us on Saturday as we celebrate.  There is sure to be the usual free swag and other surprises.

 

We are still working out the details for a larger celebration later this semester.  And of course don’t forget the Super Bowl is the next day.

  • Karen & Ed

Mug Club is Back NOW ONLY 25 Points

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IMG_1886UPDATE:  MUGS are now just $25 points.

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 3 times a week, you will save over $160 this year.  Go 5 times a week and save close to $300 this year.

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.

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Red & Black Cafe Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch

Fiesto Tosto
– A fluffy omelet filled with diced tomato, avocado, black beans and cheddar jack cheese. Served with a side of salsa, hash browns and toast.

Bird in a Basket
– Two eggs fried in hash brown “nest” and topped with spicy Sriracha sauce. Served with toast and your choice of bacon, sausage or fruit.

Fregadero de la Cocina
– A flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs and your choice of omelet fillings Served with a side of salsa, guacamole, hash browns and choice of bacon or sausage.

Toast with a Twist
– Thick sliced brioch bread with a scoop of sweet marscapone cheese and fresh strawberries and bananas. Served with your choice of bacon or sausage.

California Dreamin’
– A fluffy omelet filled with diced avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese. Served with hash browns and toast.

Margarita Omelet
– Our fluffy omelet filled with sweet basil, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. Served with hash browns and toast.

Omelettes to Order
– Fluffy Omelettes -Choice of fillings served with home fries and toast.

Two-fer
– Two eggs (scrambled or fried), with your choice of sausage, bacon, or fruit. Served with a side of hash browns and toast.

Bagel & Lox
– Nova Scotia lox served on a toasted bagel with cream cheese.

WesWings Specials Sunday 2-7-16

Breakfast Specials

Breakfast “Pail”
– A container layered with hash browns, shredded cheddar, 2 eggs (over-easy or scrambled.) and your choice of (sausage, bacon, or avocado) Add extra eggs for $1.25 point each.$11.95

French Toast with Nutella & Fresh Bananas
– Texas brioche toast topped with a nutella topping & fresh bananas. Served with your choice of bacon, sausage or fruit.$13.95

Bacon Egg & Cheese (Hangover Special) or Double Egg, Bacon & Cheese!
– Our bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a soft brioche roll & served with fries. Add additional eggs for only $ 1.25 each$10.95

Bagel N’ Lox Platter
– A toasted bagel with smoked salmon. Served with capers, cream cheese, red onion, chopped egg, sliced tomato and a side of fruit.$11.95

Hot Oatmeal
– a 12 ounce cup of oatmeal with diced apple, cranberries and brown sugar.$3.95

Eggs Benedict
– Two poached eggs served ontoasted English muffins, Canadian bacon and Hollandaise sauce. Served with a side of home fries & fresh fruit. Substitute smoked salmon for 2 points.$12.95

Dinner Entrees

Super Bowl Wing BUCKET Special!
– Bucket of 40 wings with bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks. PLUS! A free liter of Soda!!
$27.99

Penne a la Vodka ( Served after 6:30 pm)
– Penne pasta tossed in a housemade pink vodka cream sauce with grilled chicken. No topping for $10.95
$14.95

New! Text Your Order Service at Red & Black Cafe

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  • Now you can text your order to the Red & Black Cafe all day everyday.
  • The first time you text us, you will be asked for your name and class year to add you to our system (it’s automated so play along).  After that it’s so quick and easy.
  • Ask us about specials or daily soups
  • Receive promotional updates and discounts

Text of Ed’s Speech to the Class 2016 at Wine and Cheese

FullSizeRender (5)On Friday September 25, WesWings sponsored a Wine and Cheese party for the class of 2016 at Beckham Hall.  For those who were unable to attend or may have had difficulty hearing due to sound and mic equipment problems, we are posting the details of Ed’s speech here.

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Thank you and welcome.  I am Ed Thorndike and I, along with my business partner, Karen Polascik, own Wes Wings and The Red & Black Café.  As many of you know, Wes Wings will be celebrating its 25th year in business.  We have several events planned to celebrate starting with tonight.  Next week we’re bringing a group of our staff to NYC to see Hamilton.  We are also planning a large celebration next spring and we hope to see all of you then too.

Now in addition to owning WesWings, I am also an alum, class of 1989.   I want to welcome you tonight on behalf of the alumni association as well.  Over the coming days, weeks and months you will hear a lot of good reasons why you should contribute to the senior class gift.  And for those who have or will soon be giving, I thank you for your gift.  I know many of you have reasons why you DON’T want to give.  I’ve heard them.  I’m still paying tuition.  I don’t have a job.  I have tons of loans.  Or maybe you’re just pissed off at one of things the administration has done recently.  But here’s the thing.  For me.  When the smoke clears it comes down to the Wesleyan experience.  The Wesleyan experience is special and is what motivates me.  It’s been passed down to you and you will soon pass it down to classes that come after you.  You’re probably asking yourself, “what is this Wesleyan experience of which you speak so eloquently?”  Well I’ll tell you….

It’s football games and basketball and hockey.  It’s ultimate Frisbee and West African dance concerts outside.  It’s seeing your friends in shows at the ’92 theater.  It’s Ebony Singers in the Chapel, it’s research in Hall Atwater

It’s bands at Art House, Buho and Eclectic.  It’s parties in the backyards of Fountain.  It’s a party ON Fountain.  It’s Pine Palace or the Fishbowl.  It’s getting a grilled cheese at 2 am from Whey and a breakfast pail from WesWings the next day.  It’s O’Rourkes, or Ford News Diner.  It’s Thai Gardens, Typhoon and Neon.

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WTF Happened to My Turkey Panino and other Changes to the RBC Menu

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Relax it’s still here.  We made a lot of changes to the menu but we have only ADDED more items.  Your old favorites are still here and now you can make them better.

First the Turkey Panino.  Now you order it from the BYO Sandwich menu.

Turkey, cheddar and pesto on grilled focaccia bread.  Add some tomatoes it always makes it better.

In addition to the Turkey Panino you can customize lots of Sandwiches.

Under Build Your Own Sandwich you can create just what you want.  We still have our famous Cranberry-Apple Tuna.  We’ve added

  • Home cooked roast beef,
  • Baked ham
  • House made Hummus

Plenty of bread options and new spreads as well.  Any sandwich can be grilled on the panini.

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Red & Black Cafe’s $53,000 Completes a Decade of Giving

RBC LogoTen years ago beginning in 2005, we pledged a decade long campaign to contribute 1% of our gross sales from the Red & Black Cafe to support financial aid.  Our 1% For Aid campaign has been completed with over $53,000 in contributions. These funds had been restricted to financial aid and since 2009 we specifically directed these funds to the Johannah Justin Jinich ’10 scholarship, (a cause dear to our hearts).

As we begin our 13th year in business at the RBC, we appreciate all the support we’ve received from students and the Wesleyan community.  While this particular campaign is now complete, we will continue to support you, our customers, in new ways.

-Karen & Ed