Wes Wings Thursday Specials 12-9-21

Thursday Specials

Lunch

Italian Combo
Grilled salami, ham and pepperoni covered in melted provolone cheese with lettuce, tomato and oil and vinegar in a grinder.Comes with choice of soup salad or fries. $15.95

Bagel N’ Lox Platter
A toasted bagel with smoked salmon. Served with capers, cream cheese, red onion, sliced tomato and a side of fruit. Plain & everything bagels available.
$15.95

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.
$14.95

Buffalo Wrap
All white meat chicken tenders, dipped in buffalo sauce with bleu cheese dressing, lettuce & tomato in a tortilla wrap. Served with fries, soup or salad.
$14.95

Dinner

Turn Up The Beet Salad
Fresh roasted red beets tossed with salad greens, mandarin oranges, goat cheese, walnuts, in a house vinaigrette. With your choice chicken, falafel or tofu.
$16.95

Cluck My Life
An asiago cheese breaded chicken cutlet on a hard roll topped with tomatoes, bacon, avocado and chipotle mayo. Comes with fries, soup or salad.
$15.95

Penne Carbonara
Penne tossed with crisp bacon, chicken, and sweet peas in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce. Comes with a side of bread.
$16.95

WesWings Specials Wednesday 12-8-21

Lunch

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.
$14.95

Falafel Panino
Falafel, avocado, cucumbers, diced tomato, lettuce & tahini in a pressed tortilla wrap. Comes with soup, salad or fries.
$14.95

Hang Over Special
The “Hang-Over” special! Bacon egg & cheese on a soft roll with a side of fries.
$13.95

Bagel N’ Lox Platter
A toasted bagel with smoked salmon. Served with capers, cream cheese, red onion, sliced tomato and a side of fruit. Plain & everything bagels available.
$15.95

Dinner

Grilled Salmon Dinner
Marinated baked Atlantic glazed salmon served over whipped potatoes with sautéed spinach and vegetables. Jasmine rice available too.
$18.95

Soba Noodle Salad
Chilled soba noodles topped with your choice of grilled chicken, seitan, tofu, falafel, with baby spinach, sliced red peppers, shredded carrots, with a spicy peanut dressing.Add Salmon for $3 points.
$16.95

Re-opening the Dining Rooms Both Locations

Swings’ dining room and Red & Black Cafe are now open for limited indoor dining. Based on current campus Covid numbers, we have decided to allow (50%) indoor seating.

We ask that everyone continue to wear a mask when not eating. That includes waiting in line or coming to the counter to get your order.

Red & Black Cafe asks that for now, you limit your time in the cafe and not use it for an all day study hangout. This will allow us to let as many people have access to the limited seating.

Should conditions change, we will increase or reduce seating as necessary. This has been a great semester so far and we are excited to get back to normal asap.

-Karen Ed

Reopening Plans and Updates

We are getting ready for reopening both Swings and Red & Black for the fall semester (Sept. 4) and we want to let everyone know what is new and what is old.

Number one: Our entire staff is 100% vaxed. We were very aggressive last spring getting people shots and we will continue to require ALL employees be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Number two: We are still take out only. Red & Black will be taking orders in person or by text (Zingle). Wes Wings will have the same system as last year. Lots of outdoor seating and the return of the Patio Grill

Number three: In accordance with university policy, masks will be required when indoors.

We are hopeful that restrictions on indoor seating and masking will be temporary. We have lots of new specials at both locations and can’t wait to see everyone.

-Karen & Ed

We’re 99% Vaxed

Today we hosted our second Moderna clinic for students, staff, family, and friends to get their second vaccine dose. 99% of our entire staff have now received both doses of Covid vaccines. As of tomorrow May 14th over 64% of our entire staff will be fully vaccinated two weeks past their second dose.

We are grateful to the Middletown Health Department and their volunteers who have helped us and so many residents of Middletown get their vaccine.

Staff Vaccinations over 97%

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.

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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