Eric Merkle, Manager of Dining Service’s Bakery, “Not Just Desserts,” recently taught a tart baking class at the bakery. The attendees were enthusiastic about the class and one commented:
“I just attended Eric’s baking class and absolutely loved his teaching and cooking passion! I hope you have many more sessions like this. I want to thank Eric and you for having this session on campus.”
Darshana Sonpal, Assistant Dean, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
Summer always brings construction projects and it is no different for Dining Services. Last summer we completed Phase 1 of our floor project at Union Street Market in the Student Union. This summer we will be completing the project with Phase 2.
Phase 2 will impact our servery at the Market. We have to remove all of our equipment, replace the flooring and then reinstall the equipment. We have scheduled construction so it should have a minimum impact. Our last day of service will be Friday, June 29th. We will reopen the Market on Wednesday, July 11th. Considering the 4th of July is a holiday, we will be closed for a total of six days. Knowing that staff and guests might still be on campus, we will have One Plate, Two Plates open with a broader menu, offer free coffee in the morning, and host a BBQ on July 5th. We are really sorry for the inconvenience but when considering that many take vacation surrounding the 4th we thought it would work out best for all.
Union Street Market is very excited to be opening a Grain Bar for the summer starting Monday, May 21st. We will be featuring a Cold Grain Bar with your choice of Grain (Quinoa (Gluten-Free) or Farro), Beans, Seasonal Roasted Vegetables, Chicken or Tofu, and your choice of dressing.
USM is also pleased to offer a delicious Summer BBQ lunch starting Wednesday, May 23rd and continuing every Wednesday, rain or shine, from 11:30am-1:30pm outside of the food court patio. We will be featuring a Burger Combo, a Hot Dog Combo, and a Special Combo, which rotates weekly between Ribs and Grilled Chicken. Combos prices range between $10-$13, and they include an entrée, two sides (options rotate weekly), a slice of watermelon and your choice of lemonade or water. The Summer BBQ Menu can be found displayed in front of the USM Food Court as well as on the Dining Services website.
Please join us!
Chuck & Augie’s will be open weekdays from 11:00am – 2:30pm through Friday, June 8th. The restaurant will then be closed for summer, re-opening Monday, August 20th. Be sure to stop in for a delicious meal made by their award winning chefs while you can!
Go to www.dining.uconn.edu/chuck-augies for menus and more!
Summer BBQ begins at USM on Wednesday, May 23rd, rain or shine! More information to follow but we’ll offer three different combos that will include hot dogs, burgers, ribs, and chicken along with potato salad, beans, corn on the cobb and watermelon…yum! The BBQ will be offered every Wednesday through August 8th. Mark your calendars and plan on stopping in for a delicious lunch at USM.
The Farm Fresh Market begins on Thursday, May 24th from 11:30am – 1:30pm every Thursday throughout the summer (except for holidays). The market will be located on Fairfield Way near the Student Union and in case of rain, inside the food court area. Stop by and purchase local produce from our own Spring Valley Student Farm and other local farms, as well as baked goods from Dining Service’s “Not Just Desserts” bakery. Cash and credit accepted.
Dining units open for summer school student meals are as follows:
- May 7 – June 30: McMahon
- (All units closed May 28)
- July 1 – July 3: Buckley
- (All units closed July 4)
- July 5 – July 7: McMahon
- July 8 – August 3: Putnam
- August 4 – August 24: South
Hours of operation for meals are as follows:
- Breakfast: 7:00am – 9:30am
- Lunch: 11:30am – 2:15pm
- Dinner: 4:15pm – 7:15pm
On summer meal plans, you are allowed one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner per day.
Meal Plan rates for this summer are posted on the ResLife website at https://reslife.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1534/2018/04/Summer-2018-Meal-and-Housing-Rates_4-6-18-Update.pdf