Swings 25th Anniversary

FullSizeRender (7)This Saturday February 6th, marks our 25th anniversary.

We know some of you are saying “25 years?  I feel so old.”  Well how do you think we feel?  In just 25 short years, we’ve made thousand of friends and become a Wesleyan institution.

Join us on Saturday as we celebrate.  There is sure to be the usual free swag and other surprises.

 

We are still working out the details for a larger celebration later this semester.  And of course don’t forget the Super Bowl is the next day.

  • 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

 

 

Join our Mug Club Now Only 18 Points!

mug clubMug 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?

38 points    Now just 29 18 points if you purchase this semester! In January it goes up to 20 points.  

How long does it last?

The mug is good until the end of the spring semester May 2014.

What drinks can I get?

Fountain soda and iced coffee.  Bottled drinks, hot coffee, iced tea, chai and espresso drinks are not included.

Do I have to purchase a drink every time to get a refill?

No, there is only a one time fee of 38 points.  After that, simply come to the counter and ask for your drink.

How many times can I refill during a visit?

To avoid people abusing the system and sharing with friends we technically limit to one refill per visit.  We usually are pretty flexible on this.

Do I have to purchase anything else to get a free refill?

No.

What do I do if I lose my mug?

Don’t.  You should write you name on it to help if it is lost.  Like cash, you’re basically S.O.L if you do.

How long are the mugs being sold?

We have a limited number of mugs.  Once they are sold, that’s it.

Wesleyan Storytelling Project: WesWings Guy Edition

This week, listen to Mia Lobel ’97 in conversation with Ed Thorndike, Class of 1989. Ed Thorndike is one of Wesleyan’s well-known entrepreneurs–if you’ve ever been to Wes Wings or Red & Black Cafe, you’d know why. An English major at school, and a restauranteur by profession, Ed is not only the 4th generation in his family to attend Wesleyan, but he’s also the 4th Edward Thorndike to do so.

For the past 22 years, Wes Wings and Red & Black have comprised the core of a modern-day Wesleyan experience, and Wesleyan students continue to enjoy Ed’s close relationship with Wesleyan. Tune in for five minutes and listen to Ed discuss the most common Wes Wings misconceptions and how he got into this business in the first place.