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? Continue reading

WesWings Specials Sunday 9-21-14

Breakfast Specials

French Toast with NUTELLA & Fresh Strawberries
Texas toast topped with a nutella topping & fresh strawberries. Served with your choice of bacon, sausage or fruit.$13.95

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 point each.$10.95

Bacon Egg & Cheese (Hangover Special) or Double Egg, Bacon & Cheese!
Our bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a soft brioche roll & served with fries. Sausage or ham also available. Add additional eggs for only $ 1 each!$9.95

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 fresh fruit salad.$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 on toasted English muffins with Canadian bacon and topped with hollandaise sauce. Served with a side of fresh fruit. Substitute smoked salmon for 2 points.$12.95

Dinner Entrees

Penne a la Vodka
Penne pasta tossed in a housemade pink vodka cream sauce with grilled chicken or seitan. Comes with a side of bread… or go no topping for $11.95
$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

Mediterranean Salad
Fresh field greens topped with a scoop of quinoa, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, marinated veggies and served with a side of toasted pita wedges. Comes with your choice of grilled chicken, seitan, falafel or tofu.$14.95

Cafe Sunday Brunch

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Specials

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.
$12.95

Bird in a Basket
Two eggs fried in hash brown “nest” and topped with a spicy Asian Sriracha sauce. Served with toast and your choice of bacon, sausage or fruit.
$11.95

Toast with a Twist
Cranberry Nut bread French toast stuffed with a layer of sweet marscapone cheese and fresh strawberries and bananas. Served with your choice of bacon or sausage.
$12.95

California Dreamin’
A fluffy omelet filled with diced avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese. Served with hash browns and toast.
$11.95

Margarita Omelet
Our fluffy omelet filled with sweet basil, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. Served with hash browns and toast.
$11.95

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.
$12.95

Omelettes to Order
Fluffy Omelettes -Choice of fillings served with home fries and toast.
$11.95

Two-fer
Two eggs (scrambled or fried), with your choice of sausage, bacon, or fruit. Served with a side of hash browns and toast.
$10.95

Bagel & Lox
Nova Scotia lox served on a toasted bagel with cream cheese.
$9.95

Farm (Ed) to Fork

Tonight’s BBQ Chicken Special features corn on the cob from Treat Farm.

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When I arrived this morning the farm staff wasn’t there today. But we have a pretty good relationship with the farm and we REALLY wanted to bring you fresh local corn so..t2

I picked 100 ears myself.

 

 

 

 

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Good thing I have a pick-up

Dude Where’s My Falafel? (A student Guide to ‘Swings Menu Changes)

We noticed that some of you are having trouble adjusting to our new menu boards.  As much as we enjoy watching the confused looks on your faces, the changes really are intended to simplify the process.  Only a couple of items are gone, some have moved and overall your choices have increased.

Many sandwiches have been consolidated to the “Build Your Own Sandwich Board”

7Items like the Falafel Wrap, Tender Sandwich,  Seitan Sandwich or Hummuswich are now found here and can be customized the way you want.

 

 

 

The Grilled Chicken Sandwich now comes with your choice of wing sauce.

4aNo longer limited to just Buffalo or Honey Ginger sauce, you can now have Medium Rochester if you choose.

 

 

 

Salads have more choices than ever. Continue reading

Red & Black Cafe Financial Aid Contributions Approach $50,000

RBC LogoFor almost a decade beginning in 2005, we have been contributing 1% of our gross sales from the Red & Black Cafe to support financial aid.  Our 1% For Aid campaign has now just reached over $48,000.  These funds have been restricted to financial aid and since 2009 we have specifically directed these funds to the Johannah Justin Jinich ’10 scholarship, (a cause dear to our hearts).

As we begin our 12th year in business, we appreciate all the support we’ve received from students and will continue to support you.

 

-Karen & Ed

Farm Fresh is Back

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Once again we are excited to feature locally grown produce from Treat Farm in Orange, CT.

Just a 1/2 mile down the road from owner, Ed Thorndike ’89, we are able to get farm fresh tomatoes, Zephyr squash, sweet corn and other vegetables.

Look for these veggies on your sandwiches and in your specials at both WesWings and Red & Black Cafe.

 

 

 

As small local businesses ourselves, we know the importance of supporting farms like Treat Farmtre6

 

 

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Ed stops by the farm every morning before work

 

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