Cardinal’s Nest: The New Cafe-Ology

Those of you on campus for the summer may have noticed a sign that has been put up on the newspaper covered windows of the old Cafe-Ology building, congratulating the graduating class and announcing the coming of “The Cardinal’s Nest.” The Nest will be a small American Bistro, and was featured in The Middletown Eye recently (thanks to anonymous for the tip). Here is what they have to say about it:

Coming soon to 129 Church Street is the Cardinal’s Nest American Bistro. The little eatery will offer lunch fare and affordable small plates in the evenings. They will be accepting Wesleyan dining cards in addition to usual forms of payment. Owner John Gecewicz grew up in Middletown and has returned from the New York City restaurant business to help out his aging mother here in Midletown. The Cardinal’s Nest is in the former space of Cafe-Ology, which came and went pretty fast. Before Cafe-ology the space was occupied by Guiseppe’s Pizza. The planned opening for The Cardinal’s Nest is in the first week of September – watch for reviews after it opens.

Hopefully, The Cardinal’s Nest will provide a cheap and tasty alternative to Usdan for the residents of Lo-rise/Hi-rise for years to come, and like Cafe-Ology,  will provide a performance space for student musicians.

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48 thoughts on “Cardinal’s Nest: The New Cafe-Ology

  1. Not #6

    I’d like to ask all you students something. Do you think that if they went out and got a top notch Chef that made outstanding food that maybe you would give it an unbiased chance?
    New is good, isn’t it?

  2. Not #6

    I’d like to ask all you students something. Do you think that if they went out and got a top notch Chef that made outstanding food that maybe you would give it an unbiased chance?
    New is good, isn’t it?

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  4. Anonymous

    i think that the new owner has a big wake up call in store for him. ok he has made the inside look better but has anyone looked at the outside? it is a mess of old chairs and restaurant shit all over. sure the inside and some of the front looks good turn the corner and the neighborhood and elderly have to look at the mess that he and his workers have made!

  5. Anonymous

    i think that the new owner has a big wake up call in store for him. ok he has made the inside look better but has anyone looked at the outside? it is a mess of old chairs and restaurant shit all over. sure the inside and some of the front looks good turn the corner and the neighborhood and elderly have to look at the mess that he and his workers have made!

  6. Anonymous

    i think that the cardinals nest will last about a year nothing lasts that long in this spot. also the only reason that people are making a big deal out of this is because the new owner is moving back from new york and has a shit load of cash to trough around and bully the neighbor hood with

  7. Anonymous

    i think that the cardinals nest will last about a year nothing lasts that long in this spot. also the only reason that people are making a big deal out of this is because the new owner is moving back from new york and has a shit load of cash to trough around and bully the neighbor hood with

  8. Anonymous

    um, #19, Wesleyan isn’t paying for the Cardinals Nest. it’s privately owned, just like Cafe Ology was.

  9. Anonymous

    um, #19, Wesleyan isn’t paying for the Cardinals Nest. it’s privately owned, just like Cafe Ology was.

  10. Joan

    I for one agree with the mascot lovers, who *surprisingly* happen to be a lynch mob that sprinkles the word “douche” and hurls physical threats as loosely as if they were asked the time.

    No. 6 has almost hit the nail on the head. Aside from the tools that vie to wear the goofy bird get-up, only two-decade-old toddlers on steroids give a shit about the mascot. The idea of a mascot-themed eatery at Wesleyan ridiculous.

    Nobody but a handful of drooling, nasally frat “date”-rapists, majoring in trying their best to not understand why “Old School” is funny actually gives a shit about the Goddamned mascot.

    For a private school in an economic crisis, Wesleyan is sure are finding holes (in the wall) to more effectively throw its money into.

    Most Wesleyan students have gotten used to the idea that, in the vast majority of good schools, athletics and their paraphernalia are taken with a grain of salt. They are referred to condescendingly and endearingly at best, never seriously. Athletes engage themselves in their extracurriculars as extracurriculars, and to this end are respected for their discipline, but the majority of the good school’s student body will NEVER encourage athletics at the expense of university academic statistics, school image, or school budget.

    Go Cardinals!

  11. Joan

    I for one agree with the mascot lovers, who *surprisingly* happen to be a lynch mob that sprinkles the word “douche” and hurls physical threats as loosely as if they were asked the time.

    No. 6 has almost hit the nail on the head. Aside from the tools that vie to wear the goofy bird get-up, only two-decade-old toddlers on steroids give a shit about the mascot. The idea of a mascot-themed eatery at Wesleyan ridiculous.

    Nobody but a handful of drooling, nasally frat “date”-rapists, majoring in trying their best to not understand why “Old School” is funny actually gives a shit about the Goddamned mascot.

    For a private school in an economic crisis, Wesleyan is sure are finding holes (in the wall) to more effectively throw its money into.

    Most Wesleyan students have gotten used to the idea that, in the vast majority of good schools, athletics and their paraphernalia are taken with a grain of salt. They are referred to condescendingly and endearingly at best, never seriously. Athletes engage themselves in their extracurriculars as extracurriculars, and to this end are respected for their discipline, but the majority of the good school’s student body will NEVER encourage athletics at the expense of university academic statistics, school image, or school budget.

    Go Cardinals!

  12. Anonymous

    i wonder what they will name it next year after this cafe goes out of business??
    suggestion- “Because there’s no where else!”

  13. Anonymous

    i wonder what they will name it next year after this cafe goes out of business??
    suggestion- “Because there’s no where else!”

  14. Anonymous

    K firstly everyone seems to be overeacting to #6, he was clearly only kidding/trolling

    Secondly, DAMN i wish they had made it a bar. Anyway I loved Cafe-ology but I’m sure this will be the same thing.

  15. Anonymous

    K firstly everyone seems to be overeacting to #6, he was clearly only kidding/trolling

    Secondly, DAMN i wish they had made it a bar. Anyway I loved Cafe-ology but I’m sure this will be the same thing.

  16. Anonymous

    number 6 is quite possibly the biggest douche ever. I wish I knew who you were so I could punch you in the fuckin face. get out of this school, transfer out please.

  17. Anonymous

    number 6 is quite possibly the biggest douche ever. I wish I knew who you were so I could punch you in the fuckin face. get out of this school, transfer out please.

  18. Anonymous

    wow #6, if you are a wes student, I feel ashamed to go to the same school as you. asshole.

  19. Anonymous

    wow #6, if you are a wes student, I feel ashamed to go to the same school as you. asshole.

  20. Anonymous

    give it a rest #6. hopefully liberal-artsiness means more than just disliking your mascot.

  21. Anonymous

    give it a rest #6. hopefully liberal-artsiness means more than just disliking your mascot.

  22. Anonymous

    the cardinals nest? this is not some state school. i don’t give a FUCK about cardinals or mascots, and its insulting to our liberal artsy atmosphere to assume that we do. but if the foods good, maybe i’ll put my snobbery aside…

  23. Anonymous

    the cardinals nest? this is not some state school. i don’t give a FUCK about cardinals or mascots, and its insulting to our liberal artsy atmosphere to assume that we do. but if the foods good, maybe i’ll put my snobbery aside…

  24. Anonymous

    it’s not cafe-ology, which is tragic (I’m serious), but they’re obviously trying very hard to cater to wesleyan students so let’s give them a break. looks like it has real potential to me

  25. Anonymous

    it’s not cafe-ology, which is tragic (I’m serious), but they’re obviously trying very hard to cater to wesleyan students so let’s give them a break. looks like it has real potential to me

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