Dining Services has been focusing on improving and expanding their amenities and will continue making these changes throughout the spring semester.
Over the past few months, they have reintroduced Wake Up Wednesdays, formed a partnership with Loyal Coffee, announced the addition of street tacos to Cafe 65’s menu and started a “Social Hour” with half-price appetizers at Clyde’s Gastropub.
Larry Lee, executive director of Auxiliary Services, described each of these new additions in detail.
“Over the last short period, we’ve introduced Loyal Coffee and continue to expand this hyper-local partnership into catering – and eventually will into the Dining Halls,” Lee wrote via email.
“The Loyal Coffee is an obvious quality upgrade that is impossible to not notice. Their superior beans, roasts, and production processes produce a cup that is undeniably great.”
Wake Up Wednesdays give students several chances to see and try the results of this partnership. Coffee and select pastries are $1 on the second Wednesday of every month.
According to Lee, the new Taqueria station in Cafe 65 is also worth trying and has been popular since it opened.
“The Taqueria in Cafe 65 seems to be a big hit — seeing about a third of Cafe 65’s traffic,” Lee said. “The flavor profiles are amazing [and] inspired by authentic Mexican street tacos.”
The new Social Hour in Clyde’s has also seen a lot of community appreciation since it was first announced in [February].
“Clyde’s Gastropub has been full for both Social Hours,” Lee said. “Having personally experienced [it], it just feels great to see the community come together for great food, drink and games.”
Dining Services has even more plans in the works, including reopening The Lodge for dinner as soon as possible and continuing to work on rebranding the coffee shops across campus.
Dining Services will also be implementing a new meal plan system, which will improve program access and add to the list of places where students can use their plan.
Students can visit Dining and Hospitality Services’ website for more information on these updates.
The newest station at Café 65 is a Taqueria. Photo by Lillian Davis.