Friday, October 30, 2009


Lights off in the dining hall is normally not a good sign. Tonight however was an exception. The cuisine crew was busy for several hours today transforming our quint little dining hall into a spooky feast of epic proportions. It was well worth the awkward two hours of it being closed. A haunted ambiance was created by the black-light lighting, skeletons hanging, periodical screaming, and of course our favorite the skeleton clad employee jumping out of a coffin. He was a little too excited to scare us however and popped out a bit far, toppling his coffin and sending him tumbling out. We justly hysterically laughed for a good 5 minutes. The whole crew gets an A+ for atmosphere and effort, it was beautifully done, and greatly appreciated! Bravo!

Get Again:
-The purple mashed potatoes with Gorgonzola. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. This was a lovely break from the normal 'from a mix' variety. It was creamy and smooth with appropriately sized chunks of REAL potato, shocking, we know. We really didn't detect any taste of Gorgonzola, but it was just perfectly done.
-Fried Fingers (Green Beans with green ranch dressing), Whoever came up with the idea of frying those buggers deserves a big ol' pat on the back. I think they must have breaded them before hand because they were crunchy and wonderful. The green ranch was a nice touch and provided a nice twangy flavor. Sally wasn't a fan.
-Pumpkin Cheesecake, Just straight up delicious. Cheesecake meets pumpkin pie. The exact brilliance you'd expect.

-The "Roadkill", In theory it was great, waffle fries, taco beef, cheese, beans, & bacon. But the execution was lacking. It was lukewarm and by that we mean it was cold. Not pleasant. This dish has great potential and we'd like to see Northwest have another go at it.

Skip It:
-The Witches Brew, Normally the mixed punches places make are tasty and fruity. This was just weird. They mixed cherry coke and iced tea. Why??
-The chipotle chicken wings, They were not in the least bit spicy, they were oddly sweet and otherwise lacking in flavor. Blahh.


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