To start I’d just like to say hello, and that I hope to become at least a semi-active poster here. (Although classes start tomorrow, and I have absolutely no clue what that’s going to be like and how much time that’s going to consume.) Anyway, I don’t have a whole lot to say about myself, so I’ll move on to my main topic now: Summerfields.
I’m not sure how many people have actually eaten there yet, but I ate dinner last night and lunch today there, and I have to say I’m quite disappointed. Living in the Butts, Usdan is at least a 5 minute walk, so I was really looking forward to having Summerfields open. All I have to do to get to Summerfields is walk down a hallway and 19 stairs. I was really expecting it to be so much better than it actually is.
I’ve been very pleased overall with the quality of the food in Usdan. The food in Summerfields that I’ve eaten has been, if anything, worse. And the portions are tiny. Last night I had a piece of chicken that was about half the size of a normal chicken breast–I usually eat more than one of those–and some potatoes. Today I had half a sub–which was 99% bread–and some awful sweet potato fries. You can get all you can eat salad and soups (even during lunch), but you end up eating just as much salad as actual meal to make up for the amount of food they give you. And the salad selections are very limited. They don’t have a lot toppings that are pretty standard and common (peppers, for instance). After even a few days eating there, I’m going to be pretty tired of salad.
I could live with all of this if Summerfields was still open late. But it’s not even open after dinner. It closes at 7! I am not going to be walking across campus to Usdan in the middle of the night. I’m quite willing to give Bon Appetite a chance, but to me it seems as if they have completely abandoned Summerfields to cut costs–paring it down to the bare minimum they can get away with–and I’m very unhappy about it.