Staff Vaccinations over 97%

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We are proud to announce that as of April 14, 2021 over 97% of our entire staff at both Wes Wings and Red & Black Cafe have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. 32% have received second doses or a single JnJ dose.

We have been relentless as we have worked to get as many of our staff vaccinated as quickly as possible. With over seventy employees who are younger including over fifty students, it has been challenging.

Over the past two months, Karen and Ed waited day after day hoping for extra doses at Vine street and other locations, eventually getting them. We’ve driven staff to their appointments including 15 who we were able to get vaccinated off a waitlist March 28th at a local clinic.

All of our efforts culminated in a vaccination clinic that we hosted today with the Middletown Department of Health at Wes Wings. We were able to get almost all of our remaining staff their first shot. In addition, we provided shots for their family members, roommates and housemates. After reaching out to Wesleyan, we were also able to get 12 custodial employees their first shots as well. A total of 66 people received their first Moderna shot today.

Over the next few weeks, we will work to insure everyone gets their second doses on time and look forward to healthier and safer spring and summer.

-Karen & Ed

WesWings Specials Wednesday 4-21-21

Lunch

Avocado Toast & Lox
7 Grain toast or plain or “everything” bagel with avocado, lox, tomato, onion and capers.
$14.95

Tuna Bagel Melt
Tuna on a toasted bagel with melted provolone, bacon and tomato. Served with soup, salad or fries.
$13.95

Teriyaki Chicken Salad Wrap
House made teriyaki chicken salad tossed with a zesty peanut sauce and chopped assorted vegetables in a wrap. Comes with your choice of soup, salad or fries.
$13.95

Po’ Boy
Clam strips in a soft roll with lettuce, tomato and a spicy chipotle mayo. Comes with a side of fries, small soup or small salad.
$13.95

Dinner

Grilled Salmon Dinner
Marinated baked Atlantic glazed salmon served over whipped potatoes with sautéed spinach and vegetables. Jasmine rice available too.
$17.95

Soba Noodle Salad
Soba noodles tossed in a spicy peanut sauce with spinach, shredded carrots,red peppers, green beans & candied walnuts. Add grilled chicken, falafel, tofu or seitan. Add grilled salmon for 3 points
$15.95

WesWings Specials 4/20/21

Lunch

Avocado Toast and Lox
7 Grain toast/plain or “everything bagel” with avocado, tomato, onion and capers.
$14.95

Patty Melt
Our hamburger or veggie burger grilled golden brown with caramelized onions and Swiss cheese on white. Comes with soup, salad or fries.
$13.95

Turkey Bagel Melt
Turkey on a toasted plain or evrything bagel with tomato, bacon and Swiss cheese and chipotle mayo. Served with your choice of salad, fries or small soup.
$13.95

Falafel Panino
Falafel, avocado, cucumbers, diced tomato, lettuce & tahini in a pressed tortilla wrap. Comes with soup, salad or fries.
$13.95

Dinner

4/20 PAIL-A-PALOOZA STARTS AT 4:20!!
Fill your dinner pail with your choice of:mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, fried ravioli, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, crumbled bacon,grilled chicken, pulled pork, falafel, seitan, tofu, avocado and gravy.
$15.95

DESSERT PAIL
A container layered with chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, fresh strawberries, Oreo cookie crumbles, chocolate chip cookie pieces and topped with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.
$11.95

WesWings Specials Monday 4-19-21

Lunch

NOT Your Mother’s Chicken Cutlet!!
A chicken cutlet with SPICY seasoned breading on a hard roll with ranch dressing, bacon and tomato. Comes with soup, salad or fries.
$14.95

Avocado Toast & Lox
7 Grain toast or plain or “everything” bagel with avocado, lox, tomato, onion and capers.
$14.95

Grilled Ham and Cheese & Soup
Virginia baked ham, Swiss cheese on grilled country white served with your choice of small soup, salad or fries.
$12.95

Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
Grilled chicken or fried Seitan, crisp Romaine lettuce, crumbled bacon,parmesan cheese & Caesar dressing in a wrap. Served with fries, or soup.
$12.95

Dinner

Chicken Vazquez
A House Favorite! Grilled seasoned baked chicken topped with a spicy Spanish Ranchero sauce and served with risotto, roasted cauliflower, zucchini & squash.
$15.95

Burrito Wrap Panino
A tortilla wrap with grilled chicken, yellow rice, avocado, black beans & shredded cheddar, then pressed. Served with chips and salsa. Veggie burrito available too.
$13.95

Tortilla Salad
Salad greens with seasoned grilled chicken, fried seitan, falafel or tofu with kidney and black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, garbanzo beans, avocado, fried tortilla strips and cheddar cheese. Served with a ranch dressing.
$15.95

We All Did It

Thank you. Everyone. It is impossible to list every person.

We have completed the fall semester during the most difficult conditions in our 30 years and can proudly say it was an overwhelming success. But it took everyone’s help. Students, Wesleyan staff and administrators, Covid testing staff, the weather and most importantly our staff at Wes Wings and Red & Black Cafe.

When we abruptly closed last March there were so many uncertainties and how and when we might reopen was not clear. It took a tremendous amount of planning and hard work with our staff to create a system that was both safe and efficient while maintaining our menu and overall appeal that has made both of our restaurants so popular over the decades.

We told our customers the best way to help us come back from the financial hardship of last spring was to buy wings, mozzarella sticks, cookie dough, panini and smoothies. And you didn’t disappoint. You wore your masks and waited in long lines and your patience and cooperation contributed to this semester’s success. While shortened by several weeks, the fall semester was one of our most successful ever. October was the busiest month either location has ever experienced. And while we still have not fully recovered financially, we have made significant gains and both restaurants are on sound footing heading into the extended winter break.

The spring semester will look similar to the fall. We will still have our plexiglass. The doors will be open. The masks will be on. We’ll continue to kindly ask “if you have your food, could you please exit the waiting area so others can enter” The Patio Grill will return when the weather is warm enough. We look forward to expanding our specials and yes we are even thinking about Pail-A-Palooza and LobsterFest.

Please be safe during the winter break. We will enjoy a little break and time to rest and all of us will be ready to do it all again in February.

-Karen & Ed

The New Normal at Swings

A guide to all the changes at WesWings (in these unprecedented times)

  1. Takeout only. There is no inside dining at Swings at this time but plenty of outside tables.
  2. Order at the counter inside or outside for a quick special at the patio grill
  3. Meal Plan points, Middletown cash, credit cards. No cash.
  4. Open Everyday 11am-8pm

We’ve missed everyone and look forward to a busy and safe semester.

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