Category Archives: Food

Summies Noodle Bowl: Mixed Opinions

Description:

According to Menu: vegan broth with dried shiitake mushroom, ginger, soy, and kombu with baby bok choy, steamed egg, chilis, scallions, nori, and rice noodles served with your choice of pork belly or tofu

In Reality: half-decent broth with some mushrooms, scallions, bok choy, and a hard-boiled egg served with mostly cooked noodles

Review:

The first time I tried the noodle bowl, I was quite disappointed. It was pretty much ramen with a couple of toppings.  The best part was the sweet potatoes fries that came with the meal swipe (well, it was an additional 1.5 points, but they are worth it). The broth is salty, which for me is a plus but for others is a turnoff.  I liked the bok choy, mushrooms, and the eggs; they were a nice addition to the basic ramen.  However, overall, I was not too happy with the results and as a college student with limited meal swipes, thought that it was a waste of a swipe. Afterall, I could make ramen in my dorm for fifty cents and the only con would be the lack of mediocre veggies and soggy protein (both the egg and the tofu).

A week later, I went to Summies and was obviously not getting the noodle bowl, but my friend did. I got the vegan burger (which is an entire separate review in it of itself), and surprisingly, I was envious of my friend with the noodle bowl.  On the one hand, my meal was right on the cusp of edible, so that helped put the noodle bowl in good light.  But I gave it more thought, and upon reflection (as my rage and disappointment wore off and were no longer factors of bias), the noodle bowl wasn’t actually that bad. I mean, there is a reason why everyone loves ramen, and Summies just provided ramen with some extra amenities.

In conclusion, the noodle bowl is worth trying, but don’t expect too much from it. And get a good side so you have something to look forward to/distract you from the fact that you just used a limited meal swipe.

 

 

Clearly my friends enjoyed it…

 

 

The Ultimate Mac and Cheese Cup Review

The Contenders

College is the time in your life for shit food. You’re in a place where you can’t really cook for yourself, but you also don’t have anyone there to cook for you anymore. But just because you have to eat shit food doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the best shit food. And that, dear reader, is where I come in. For your sake, I have taken on the burden of trying all of Weshop’s microwavable mac and cheese cups to definitively determine which one is the best. I chose this specific combination of salt and carbs because it’s one of my favorite shit food options, and what is a more quintessential college food that microwave mac and cheese? (Yes, I know, RAMEN, but if I tried every ramen option at Weshop I would have a heart attack and die from all the sodium so I’m not doing that. Yet.) Each mac will cooked and tasted, then rated via the following criteria:

Ease of Preparation: How many steps are involved in cooking it, and how difficult is it? Could you make it while inebriated? 

Mouthfeel: How is the pasta texture? Does the sauce have a good consistency?

Cheesiness: This one doesn’t need much explanation

Bang for yer Buck: Does it feel like you’re getting a full meal out of this cup? Is the Weshop price reasonable for what you get? 

General Vibes: Just the feeling I’m getting from it, y’know?

In the end, only one will reign supreme. But who will it be? The answer lies under the cut. 

A WesWarm WesWelcome with WesBrunch

Drop/Add is upon us, and we at Wesleying are stressed. But there’s one thing that will alleviate that tension in our shoulders, and that’s YOU.

Yes, YOU can write for Wesleying, but more importantly, YOU can enjoy a delicious meal where you can meet us and learn about the site. We’ll be tabling at the Student Groups Fair this Friday, and also hosting a brunch shindig on Sunday, where we’ll be enjoying delicious Brunch Foods (see stock photo above). So stop by, and we look forward to meeting you!

Student Groups Fair
Date: Friday, September 6
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Place: Outside of Usdan

Wesleying Brunch Funtimes
Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Place: 21 Vine Street

Unofficial Orientation 2019: Middletown Eating

This is an updated repost of michelle’s repost of sophie’s repost of maya‘s repost. Please note: this is by no means an exhaustive list of eating options in Middletown, as this perfunctory Yelp search will show you. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments! 

This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Middletown has so many fantastic dining options that at first you might feel like this turtle: faced with an almost insurmountable mountain of deliciousness. Much like the above turtle, though, you’ve got to start somewhere. We’re here to give you a head start.

From coffee-shop casual to awkward-family-dinner upscale, there’s food in Middletown for every occasion. This is our guide to some of the best places to eat in town.  Prices are on a $ to $$$ scale. Also worth noting is that a lot of Middletown restaurants accept Middletown Cash, so save up some of that laundry money for your dining excursions. Wesleyan also provides a nifty guide to restaurants in and around Middletown, if you need more guidance (though theirs doesn’t come with student feedback and that special Wesleying flair)! Read all of our food list after the jump!

Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Bad-ass sophomore Rebecca Rubenstein ’21 writes in:

There is massive gender inequity in Wikipedia – both in terms of topics/people represented, and contributors. We can change that! Come learn the basics of Wikipedia editing to increase representation of/boost access to the work of marginalized artists, activists, and game-changers.

THERE WILL BE PIZZA Y’ALL.

Date: Thursday, May 9
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
Place: Boger 115

S&C MENU WEEK OF 4/29

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Grilled Chimichurri Chicken or Tofu, Lyonnaise Potato, Roasted Asparagus, Charred Poblano Purée, Corn, Cucumber, Tomato, Basil & Feta Salad.
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Huevos Rancheros. Cheddar & Scallion Scramble, Garlic Black Beans, Avocado, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Chipotle Salsa, Fried Tortilla
DES- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Thai Basil Vin. Masaman Curry(Potato, Sweet Potato, Carrot, Onion & Peanut) w/ Jasmine Rice.
DES- Coconut Cake

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Portobello, Mozzarella, Tomato, Pesto & Baby Arugula on Toasted Multigrain
DES- Salted Double Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Cheesy Baked Orecchiette w/ Chicken or Tofu. Cheddar Béchamel, Roasted Cauliflower, Sautéed Green Peas, Toasted Garlic Panko
DES- Mint Chocolate Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Minestrone. Mirepoix, Chic Pea, Tomato, Fresh Herbs. Garnished w/ Parmesan & Basil Oil. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Brownies
DINNER- Greens w/ Creamy Cilantro Dressing. Chili w/ Beef & Pork or Vegetarian. Garnished w/ Cheddar, Sour Cream, Scallion & Buttermilk Cornbread. VEGAN w/ Scallion Only
DES- Red Velvet Cake

S&C MENU WEEK OF 4/22

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

The S&C will close this semester on May 9th! Also, please remember all contract holders can receive a maximum of 2 saves/to-gos per meal.

MONDAY-
DINNER- Falafel Platter. House Made Falafel, Hummus, Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad, Lemon Tahini, Grilled Pita. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Berry Crisp

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Chimmi-Churri Grilled Chicken or Portobello Burrito. Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Cheddar, Roasted Sweet Onion & Poblano, Chipotle Salsa
DES- Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Walnut, Craisin Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato Vin. Paella w/ Grilled Chicken, Salmon & Shrimp or Tofu & Tempeh. Tomato, Garlic, White Wine & Saffron Rice, Roasted Sweet Onion & Pepper. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Chocolate & Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Chicken or Portobello, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Cheddar, Lemon & Garlic Aioli on Toasted Multigrain
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Broccoli & Rigatoni w/ Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Tofu. Oven Roasted Tomato, Lemon Zest, Garlic Oil, Parmesan
DES- Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake, Whipped Cream

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Mulligatawny(Curried Lentil Soup) Curry Aromatics & Spices, Coconut Milk, Tomato, Lemon. Garnished w/ Smoked Paprika & Cilantro. Served w/ Garlic Naan. VEGAN SOUP
DES- Brownies
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Puerto Rican Rice & Beans w/ Adobo & Sazon Rubbed, Roasted Chicken or Tofu. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Banana Cake

WRP’s Advocacy Week: “Art and Migration”

Caroline Kravitz ’19 writes in:

Join us for Wesleyan Refugee Project‘s second annual ‘Advocacy Week’! Throughout the week, various artists and activists will be visiting campus to perform and speak about storytelling through art. Events include film screenings, panels, fundraisers, and performances by local artists. This week is intended to spark conversations both on and beyond Wesleyan’s campus about art as a form of activism, empowerment, or other times as exploitation. By raising these questions, we hope to re-examine our definitions of crisis, activism, art, and agency. We also hope to think critically about how we frame and engage with one another’s voices.

A brief outline of the lineup of events is as follows:

Mon. April 22nd:
‘Greening the Camps’ Conference call and lunch: 12-1pm
‘Another News Story’ Film screening: 7-8:30 pm

Tues. April 23rd:
‘Know Your Rights’ Training: 12:15-1pm
‘Art & Ethics’ Panel and dinner: 5:30-7pm

Weds. April 24th:
Film-Aid Short Film Screenings & Fundraiser Dinner: 6-8pm

Thurs. April 25th:
‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A’ Documentary Screening: 7-8:30 pm

Fri. April 26th:
‘Post Advocacy Week Round Table Discussion’: 12-1pm

**Be sure to check out our flyer, in addition to individual facebook event pages/posts as next week approaches!**

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Date: Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26
Time and Place vary per event. Check out the Facebook Event for more information!

S&C MENU WEEK OF 4/14

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

The S&C will close this semester on May 9th! Also, please remember all contract holders can only email in a maximum of 2 saves/to-gos per meal.

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. Jerk Chicken or Tofu, Red Beans & Rice, Sautéed Cabbage w/ Thyme, Scallion, Scotch Bonnet. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Carrot Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Chicken or Portobello Burrito. Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Roasted Sweet Onion & Poblano, Chipotle Salsa
DES- Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Red Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu. Served w/ Jasmine Rice
DES- Coconut Cake

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu Caesar. Romaine Lettuce, House Made Caesar Dressing, House Made Garlic Croutons, Parmesan
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Baked Country Style Mac & Cheese w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu. Cheddar Béchamel, Sautéed Broccoli, Corn & Peas, Garlic Toasted Panko
DES- Red Velvet Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Corn & Poblano Chowder w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon & Scallion. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Grilled Flank Steak or Tofu, Roasted Asparagus, Mushroom & Shallot, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Cabernet & Porcini Sauce
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Ganache, Whipped Cream

Spring Break Hours: Sustenance & More!

so ~springy~ amirite??? (photo courtesy of Bowen He ’21)

Despite what the layers of ice and snow blanketing the campus may signal, it is indeed spring break! Some of you may be jetting (or ride-begging) off into warmer climes, but for those staying in this wintry wasteland on campus, you’ll need sustenance (even if you’re planning on hibernating through long stretches of break).

Lucky for you, we’ve outlined below what’s going to be open and what’s going to be closed and at what times the open things will be open. Just look for the place you want to eat at and then check the hours.  Hint: if the place is not Weshop it probably won’t be open.  If you feel like you need to see this information in chart form you can do so on the websites of each place here: (Bon AppetitWesWings & Red and BlackLibraries).