Red & Black Cafe Friday Specials

Friday

Grilled Cheese of The Day-
– Fontina and Asiago with spinach, crumbled bacon and a fried egg on 7 grain – comes with cup of soup or deli salad.

Turkey Twist Panino
– Turkey, bacon, fresh avocado & lettuce grilled on 7 grain comes with chips

Paisano
– Fresh mozzarella cheese, prosciutto, tomato and basil with a drizzle of olive oil served on a ciabatta roll

Philly Steak Wrap
– Tender, house cooked roast beef, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and cheddar cheese, grilled in a wrap. Served with chips.

Meatball Grinder
– Homemade meatballs and marinara in a soft grinder roll with melted mozzarella cheese. Served with chips.

Red & Black Cafe Saturday Brunch

Saturday Brunch

Dutch Uitsmijter
– A Dutch open-faced omelet. Toasted Ciabatta shmeared with goat cheese and topped with sautéed spinach and 2 fried eggs. Served with a side of hashbrowns.

Huevos Rancheros
– Two eggs fried on a tortilla with picante sauce and topped with black beans and melted Cheddar/Jack cheese. Served with a side of bacon or sausage and hash browns

California Dreamin’
– A fluffy omelet filled with diced avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese. Served with hash browns and toast.

Margarita Omelet
– Our fluffy omelet filled with sweet basil, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. Served with hash browns and toast.

Omelettes to Order
– Fluffy Omelettes -Choice of fillings served with home fries and toast.

Two-fer
– Two eggs (scrambled or fried), with your choice of sausage, bacon, or fruit. Served with a side of hash browns and toast.

Class of 2022 Guide to the RBC (Red & Black Cafe)

First things first:  we are located at 45 Broad St and YES WE TAKE POINTS.  You can use your meal plan points all day, 7 days a week.  

  • Second, you can text your order in. 860-650-1214 (never a wait)
  • Just like WesWings we are a small independent business owned by Karen & Ed ’89

 

 

  • Grilled panini,
  • 3 or 4 soups a day
  • build your own grilled cheese
  • Breakfast ALL DAY
  • Fresh Smoothies.

Lots of choices for food and even more to drink.  First the food

Under Build Your Own Sandwich you can create just what you want.  Try our famous Cranberry-Apple Tuna.  We’ve also have

  • Sliced turkey
  • Home cooked roast beef,
  • Baked ham
  • House made Hummus

Plenty of bread options and spreads as well.  Any sandwich can be grilled on the panini press.

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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. Here are five ideas to improve your pail experience

1. Not getting over easy eggs.

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.

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? (note: avocado goes better with scrambled eggs)

3.  Adding Hollandaise sauce.

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

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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  @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.