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 Appetit, WesWings & Red and Black, Libraries).
We’re stoked: This Saturday, February 6, 2016, beloved campus eatery WesWings turns 25 (FB event here). Students, alumni, and starving Wesleying bloggers around the globe are huge fans of all that Ed, Karen, and the Swings team have done for the Wesleyan community, so here’s a small way to say thanks.
For this week’s write-in, we want you to tell us why you love WesWings. This can be in the form of a favorite memory, a haiku professing your love for breakfast pails, a love note to Ed and Karen, or an explanation of your favorite special. Posts can be from anyone (alumni are welcome!) and can be as long or as short as you want, so starting writing. We’ll post the submissions we receive on Friday or Saturday.
If you’ve been involved with Wesleyan any time after 1991 and still somehow don’t know what WesWings is, check out astag_rocky’s interview with the breakfast pail master himself (and Swings founder) Ed Thorndike ’89.
Eating and drinking is a necessity for all living beings, even during your hazy college days. While we all have to adjust our food standards from delicious home-cooked meals to university food, trust me, it could be worse. Wesleyan has many options for dining that you can enjoy regardless of your dietary orientation. Although we lost to Oberlin last year for “most vegan friendly school,” we still have awesome vegan food and our friends at the Mongolian Grill are always willing to cook up a chicken tortilla topped with cheese if it’s protein that you want.
This is a part of the Unofficial Orientation Series 2015 to remind you to eat your veggies.
Made it back to campus? Want to eat stuff? Well, the only places on campus that are open are WesWings and Red & Black Cafe. Usdan marketplace opens tomorrow (regular hours) and Weshop is also open regular hours. You could also eat on Main Street, but why waste the opportunity of going to an overcrowded WesWings and seeing a ton of people at once? Hours:
If you’re one of the miserable hermits who answered “I’ve been here working on my thesis since January 2” in our current weekly poll, rejoice: you can stop subsisting entirely on chex mix now. After a long winter rest, Weshop is coming out of hibernation today at 2 p.m. It’ll be back to normal hours tomorrow (though the options may be somewhat erratic for a while).
The Usdan Marketplace also makes its triumphant return tonight, for dinner. Here’s the full dining schedule, via Usdan’s website:
Gabe Frankel ’15, the ultimate frisbee champion pictured above, invites you to organize an ultimate team in the next forty-ish minutes:
Come out today at 2:00 pm to DTD (fields behind WesWings) to play some relaxed ultimate frisbee. Bring yourself and/or a team of 7-9.
We’re traveling to Israel this summer through a Projects for Peace Grant to help organize ultimate frisbee for Israeli and Palestinian youth. But we need your help to get to the promised land. See you there!
A haunting at Wesleyan University? Today, our brave and intrepid lunchers, Mark Popinchalk ’13 and Scott Greene ’13, have taken their shenanigans to Weswings. What sorts of delicious and crazy misadventures will our heroes get into this week? Find out!
Lunchtime with Mark and Scott is an ambitious podcast about two college students eating lunch.
Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here. No, it’s not that your dorm has power again. WesWings is back. Although they haven’t explicitly said “dinner tonight” yet, it looks like that’s going to happen. The WesWings Facebook page has provided a continuous stream of humor since the blackout began, including:
“we are now using “CL&P” to replace swear words. Example: That CL&P totally cut me off at the intersection.”
“I fear this blackout may last longer than Kim’s marriage. “
“We are still hopeful that we get it back overnight so that we might return to the normal rhythms of our food service mission” (compared to President Roth’s “By resuming classes we aim to return to the normal rhythms of our educational mission”)