Campus Dining’s Monthly Feature: July 2017

Happy Fourth of July!!!


Campus Dining Hours:

Please note the Trés Cafe Shut down and extended menu selections in Cafe Brevé during the HVAC work that there will be several hour changes during the summer months:

  • Cafe Breve Mon-Thur: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
  • Trés Café Mon-Thu: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm, Fri: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

    • Deli open from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Chef’s Corner open from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    • Fridays –  Grill items only
  • July 31- August 12-  Tre’s Cafe will be closed and meals will be served out of the Cafe Breve.

 National French Fry Day: July 13

Fun French Fry history:

According to Belgian history, poor villagers living in Meuse Valley often ate small fried fish they caught in the river. During the winter months the river would freeze over — making fishing impossible and forcing the villagers to find other sources of food. Enter the potato. The villagers turned to the root plant, slicing and frying it much in the same way they prepared the fish. And just like that, the earliest French fries were born.

In Belgium, people prefer to eat French fries with cooked mussels or with a fried egg on top. The United Kingdom is famous for its “fish and chips.” In the Middle East, fries are wrapped in pita bread with chicken, and in France they are served with grilled steak. Canadians serve up poutine, a dish consisting of french fries and cheese curds, topped with brown gravy!

National Hot Dog Day: July 23

Fun “dachshund dog” history:

The popular sausage – known as a “dachshund” or “little-dog” sausage – was created in the late 1600’s by Johann Georghehner, a butcher, living in Coburg,  Germany. Hot dog historian Bruce Kraig, Ph.D., retired professor emeritus at Roosevelt University, says the Germans always ate the dachshund sausages with bread.

Vendors were hawking hot dogs from portable hot water tanks shouting “They’re red hot! Get your dachshund sausages while they’re red hot!” A New York Journal sports cartoonist, Tad Dorgan, observed the scene and hastily drew a cartoon of barking dachshund sausages nestled warmly in rolls. Not sure how to spell “dachshund” he simply wrote “hot dog!” The cartoon is said to have been a sensation, thus coining the term “hot dog.”

The name was a sarcastic comment on the provenance of the meat. References to dachshund sausages and ultimately hot dogs can be traced to German immigrants in the 1800s. These immigrants brought not only sausages to America, but dachshund dogs. The name most likely began as a joke about the Germans’ small, long, thin dogs. In fact, even Germans called the frankfurter a “little-dog” or “dachshund” sausage, thus linking the word “dog” to their popular concoction.


College for Kids will utilize the Tranquility room July 10th -July 20th . 

Microwave will be available in the cafe breve during the month of July and beginning of August.