WesWings Specials 5-16-21

Brunch

French Toast with Strawberries & Nutella
Texas brioche toast topped with strawberries and a nutella topping. Served with your choice of bacon, sausage or fruit.
$14.95

Eggs Benedict
Two poached eggs served on toasted English muffins, Canadian bacon and Hollandaise sauce. Served with a side of home fries & fresh fruit. Substitute smoked salmon for 2 points.
$13.95

Breakfast “Pail”
A container layered with hash browns, shredded cheddar, 2 eggs (over-easy or scrambled.) and your choice of ( turkey sausage, bacon, or avocado) Add extra eggs for $1.50 points each.
$12.95

Bacon Egg & Cheese (Hangover Special)
The “Hang-Over” special! A fried egg, cheese bacon or avocado or ham or sausage on a soft roll with a side of hash browns. Add additional eggs for 1.50 points each. Also available without meat.
$11.95

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

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.
$14.95

Dinner

Penne a la Vodka
Penne pasta tossed in a house made pink vodka cream sauce with grilled chicken. (Falafel and seitan available too) No topping for $11.95 Served with bread.
$15.95

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
A creamy blend of cheeses baked with elbow pasta! Add grilled chicken and crumbled bacon for $15.95 Large side of plain mac & cheese $11.95 Small plain side $ 5.95

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 house made vinaigrette.Add grilled salmon for 3 points
$15.95

WesWings Specials Friday 5-14-21

Lunch

Bacon Egg & Cheese (Hangover Special)
The “Hang-Over” special! A fried egg, cheese bacon or avocado or ham or sausage on a soft roll with a side of hash browns. Add additional eggs for 1.50 points each. Also available without meat.
$11.95

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

SUPER Grilled Cheese
Grilled American cheese AND mozzarella sticks on Texas toast. Served with marinara sauce for dipping & your choice of 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.
$13.95

Dinner

Fried Ravioli
Breaded and fried ricotta filled ravioli topped with a light marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese.
$15.95

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
A creamy blend of cheeses baked with elbow pasta! Add grilled chicken and crumbled bacon for $15.95 Large side of plain mac & cheese $11.95 Small plain side $ 5.95

California Girl Panino
Turkey breast, avocado, Swiss cheese, bacon, with chipotle in a wrap, then pressed. Comes with your choice of chips or soup.
$14.95

WesWings Specials Thursday 5-13-21

Lunch

Grilled Chicken Quesadilla Or Plain Cheese Quesadilla
Marinated chicken with peppers & onions, melted cheddar cheese in a grilled tortilla. Served with salsa and sour cream. $13.95 Or Plain cheese quesadilla for 10.95
$13.95

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

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

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

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

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

BBQ’d Chicken Panino
Shredded grilled chicken in a housemade bbq sauce with cheddar cheese in a wrap; panini pressed and fries.
$15.95

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.

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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

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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Red & Black Cafe in the Age of Corona

A handy guide to all things at RBC for the fall semester.

  1. Takeout only. There is no inside dining at the cafe at this time.
  2. Order at the counter or text us with Zingle 860-650-1214
  3. Set up your Zingle account simply by sending us at text 860-650-1214 and follow the prompts.
  4. Meal Plan points, Middletown cash, credit cards. No cash.
  5. Open Monday -Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm

 

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August 13th Update: Both Locations Reopening Sept. 7th

It’s official. We think. Finally. After a few last minute changes due to new guidance from the state of CT and the university, we are planning to re-open both WesWings and The Red & Black Cafe on Monday September 7th.

Monday September 7th is the first day most students will be out of quarantine and we’ll be ready to welcome everyone back. Like everything else, things will be a little different. As our earlier updates have mentioned, we will not have any indoor dining. Everything will be packaged to-go. Red & Black Cafe will have Zingle text ordering available and limited outdoor seating. At WesWings we’re adding more picnic tables outside and a new Patio Grill that will serve daily specials including burgers, vegan Beyond burgers and much more.

We are putting in place safety features including Plexiglas, contactless payments for meal plan IDs, separate entry and exits and more signage then we ever thought possible.

Both locations will accept meal plan points, Middletown cash and credit cards. There will be no cash accepted this year. In addition, we have made the decision to restrict our customers to the Wesleyan community ONLY. Specifically students, faculty and staff who are a part of the university’s Covid testing program. Eventually we may develop a curbside pickup plan for non university customers, but for now we’re trying to limit the number of outside visitors and customers.

In the coming weeks we’ll provide more updates to help you better understand our new systems. Where the lines are and the easiest ways to order.

Last spring we told you we were not going anywhere and we meant it. The past five months have been hard on our staff but everyone is eager to get back work. We still have a long way to go but we are determined to make this, our 30th year in business, a memorable year.

-Karen & Ed