WesWings Specials Saturday 2-27-21

Brunch

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

Bird in a Basket
A hollowed fresh brioche roll with poached eggs & topped with crumbled bacon, melted shredded cheddar & Hollandaise sauce. Served with hash browns and fresh fruit.$14.95

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

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

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

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

Dinner

Penne with Broccoli and Sausage
Penne pasta tossed with oil, garlic, broccoli & sweet sausage. Topped with grated cheese. Comes with a side of bread.$15.95

Quarantine is OVER Salad
Chopped kale and spinach with shaved brussels sprouts, carrots, candied walnuts, pears & goat cheese with a citrus vinaigrette. Add grilled chicken, seitan, falafel or seitan.$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

WesWings Specials Friday 2-26-21

Lunch

Swiss-Onion Ring- Burger or Veggie Burger
A 6 ounce burger on a brioche roll with melted Swiss cheese, onion rings and sriracha-ketchup. Comes with your choice of fries, soup or salad. Veggie burger or black bean burger also available.$13.95

Fried Ravioli
Breaded and fried ricotta filled ravioli topped with a light marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese.$14.95

Pepperoni & Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Panino
Served on Panini pressed rustic Italian and comes with a side of soup, salad, or fries.$13.95

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

Dinner

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo
Grilled chicken with broccoli in a creamy Alfredo sauce. Falafel and seitan available too. Comes with a side of bread.$15.95

BBQ’d Pulled Pork Panino
House made tender bbq’d pulled pork in a tortilla wrap with cheddar, then panini pressed! Comes with soup, salad or fries.$14.95

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

WesWings Specials Thursday 2-25-21

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

Tarragon Grape Chicken Salad
All white meat chicken salad seasoned with seedless grapes and tarragon in a wrap. Served with your choice of fries, small salad or small soup. Or, add to a garden salad. If added to a salad. it does NOT come with a side.$12.95

Eggplant Parmesan Grinder
Fried eggplant cutlets with homemade marinara and melted provolone cheese on a grinder roll. Comes with your choice of soup, salad or fries.$13.95

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

Dinner

Pesto Penne
A Wes Wings favorite! Penne pasta tossed in a pesto Alfredo sauce with your choice of grilled chicken, seitan, falafel. Comes with a side of bread.$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 chipotle ranch dressing.$15.95

Stir-Fry Wrap Panino
Chicken or tofu with brown rice, red cabbage, shredded carrots, red peppers with a teriyaki glaze in a wrap, then pressed. Comes with fries.$14.95

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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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