Here’s Wesleyan’s latest video, A behind the scenes look at Swings
As many probably figured out, our recent Egg Hunt had several eggs containing “Golden Tickets” We invited all of the ticket holders to a tour of WesWings and we are happy to announce that pre-frosh Charles Bucket ’22 was the winner. Not just of the cookie dough, but the whole restaurant.
We chose Charlie despite his breaking the rules of the contract signed by him.
“the undersigned, shall forfeit all rights, privileges, and licenses herein and herein contained, et cetera, et cetera… Fax mentis incendium gloria cultum, et cetera, et cetera… Memo bis punitor delicatum!”
During the tour, he and his grandpa Joe stole some Dr Pepper by drinking directly from the soda fountain which now has to be washed and sterilized. But instead of getting nothing and saying good day to them, after Bucket ’22 returned his everlasting cookie dough we knew he was the one.
We want to also congratulate the other golden ticket winners who took the tour of Swings but didn’t make it to the end, Salt ’18, (was a bad egg), Argus food editor Beauregarde ’19, film student Teavee ’19 and that August kid. Don’t worry they’ll all be back to their normal old terrible selves but maybe they’ll be a little bit wiser for the wear.
Bucket ’22 will be living in 156 High St next year along with his mother and all four grandparents (we don’t know what happened to the father). However due to Res Life rules, all four grandparents will have to share a twin XL bed.
The Red & Black Cafe 45 Broad St
will be giving away free 16 oz hot or iced coffees to everyone who participates in the Big Roll all day Saturday. Just show us your I Rolled sticker.
We have a brand new build your own smoothie menu featuring
- vanilla yogurt,
- coconut water
- almond milk
- soy milk or whole milk.
All of our real fruits, including bananas, strawberries, raspberries, mango, pineapple, & mixed berries.
Lots of new add-ins like
- organic cacao
- organic peanut butter powder
- whey protein powder
- chia seeds
- golden flax seeds
- organic hemp powder.
Too much? Try one of our new specialty smoothies below.
- Now you can text your order to the Red & Black Cafe all day everyday.
- The first time you text us, you will be asked for your name and class year to add you to our system (it’s automated so play along). After that it’s so quick and easy.
- Ask us about specials or daily soups
- Receive promotional updates and discounts like 1/2 priced smoothies, free coffee etc.
- Typical response time is less than a minute and often in seconds
- Typical wait time for your order is about 5-7 minutes
The Cafe is open Monday-Friday 9am- 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
YES we take points
Why spend 2 points or more every meal for your beverage? Our Mug Club is not only good for the environment, it’s good for your points balance.
If you go to either location 3 times a week, you will save over $150 this year. Go 5 times a week and save close to $300 this year.
Or look at it this way. Other drink loyalty programs give you a free drink after you buy 10. With our club, buy 20 and we give you free drinks the rest of the school year.
Mug 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? Continue reading
As the school year comes to a close, so does Broad Street Books, Wesleyan’s bookstore for the past fourteen years. In 2003 we joined together with Wesleyan and Follett Higher Ed to create Wesleyan’s bookstore and cafe. The former employees of Atticus Books became the first staff of Broad St Books and Red & Black Cafe. For fourteen years we worked side by side. While the people who worked for the bookstore would change, the Red & Black Cafe came to know so many of their staff, through the busiest of times and the darkest of days.
Recently we have observed the professionalism and dedication of their staff as they worked to liquidate the stock and bring the store to a close. We wish them well in their future endeavors and always leave open the possibility to work together in the future.
As for what becomes of the Red & Black Cafe, we’re not going anywhere. Wesleyan is our home and we will continue to serve students and the entire Wesleyan community. Several ideas are being discussed as to what will occupy the space left by the bookstore. We have our fingers crossed and will make any announcements when appropriate.
Enjoy your summer,
Karen & Ed
Rob, Marida, Jessica and Amy
First things first: 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
Grilled panini, 3 or 4 soups a day, build your own grilled cheese. Bacon Egg and Cheese sandwiches ALL DAY. 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.
You’ve heard about it. They have cookie dough. Maybe you even ate there during WesFest. But now you’re here, standing in line, with a crowd around you, and you hear one of the cashiers yell, “Can I help who’s next?”
WesWings can be a little daunting the first few times. Some will panic and just order a burger and fries or a chicken sandwich. Our menu is pretty extensive and the choices are vast.
- What kind of bread?
- Regular or spicy fries?
- What kind of sauce?
- Here or to go?
To list just a few of the questions you’ll be asked.
So here are a few ideas to help you get the most out of our little dining establishment.
- Water is free, cups are not. We charge 25 cents for a water cup so if you don’t want to buy a drink, bring your own mug. We do this to reduce waste, not make money.
- To Go containers are free. Our portions are big and delicious so why not bring it home.
What to order?