Check out this Duke Today article for some 4th of July recipe ideas, featuring Duke Dining Chefs Darelle Bey, Wallace Burrows and Gloris Daniels! 4th of July Recipes
It isn't uncommon for Fares Hanna, the owner of Twinnie's and Blue Express eateries on campus, to spend time researching user-friendly, compostable to-go containers or rearranging his kitchens to accommodate reusable china and silverware.
Both locations were just crowned "Most Improved" in the Green Dining Awards, which highlights Duke eateries and their sustainable practices every year, since 2010.
According to The Daily Meal, Duke is one of the best universities in the nation when it comes to food. It’s in the top 1% to be exact. When I first heard this, I was shocked. Duke? The best food? Although Duke food isn’t horrible, it doesn’t seem extraordinary either, especially with all the changes that happened over the summer. Duke removed several popular dining options including Chick-Fil-A, Armadillo Grill, and Subway, and added the Penn Pavilion and Red Mango. Students complain all the time about the changes that were made, but there is a lot to be thankful for here at Duke in terms of dining.
My first post goes out to the freshman. Welcome to Duke! I hope the start of your Duke experience has been as much of a whirlwind for you as it was for me! I remember these first couple weeks at Duke being exciting, challenging, ridiculous, silly, daunting, and many times, a bit lonely. Some people have a seamless transition into Duke, but those people are few, and far between. I want to encourage those freshman still struggling to find your place here. It doesn’t happen over night, nor should it! If you haven’t found your crew, don’t worry, chances are neither have most people. You are not alone.
Congratulations to freshman Alex Shih for winning the Super Bowl Dinner football grill give-a-way! Guests were invited to select their choice for the winning Super Bowl team for a chance to win the football grill. The Super Bowl Dinner was held on Thursday, 1/31 at Great Hall and Marketplace and featured “super” fun menu item such as a wing bar and Super Bowl team favorites to include San Francisco’s garlic fries and the Ravens’ pit beef sandwich. Also at the dinner was a Coke bottle toss game donated from the Department of Athletics. Thanks to all for a great event!
An Election Dinner was held at the Marketplace and Great Hall on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6. A few of President Obama's and Governor Romney's favorites were served with an opportunity for students to vote for the menu items they liked best. Among Obama's favorite foods were chili, arugula salad with mushrooms and goat cheese and pumpkin chess pie with Romney's favorites to include meatloaf, spicy red pepper hummus and peanut butter cups. After the votes were tallied Romney's food favorites prevailed with the favorite menu item being peanut butter cups! Many thanks to all who participated!
Many folks around the nation have embraced the “Eat Local” movement, in regard to meat, produce and dairy, but not much attention has been paid to fish. EAT LOCAL FISH DAY on Tuesday, 9/25 will introduce you to sustainable seafood.
Please join Duke Dining and Bon Appetit Management Company at the Marketplace on East Campus on Tuesday, 9/25 at lunchtime, for the Eat Local Fish Challenge. Helpful apps, recipes and extensive research will be available to all and sustainable fish populations will be highlighted.
Check out our pics from the Au Bon Pain Grand Opening!
Please join Duke Dining as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Au Bon Pain, located in the Bryan Center, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
The day will be filled with raffles, samplings and give-a-ways with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:45. Enter the raffle by 2:15 to have a chance at winning an Au Bon Pain gift basket. Gift baskets will be raffled at 2:30 and 3:00.