Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New look and new eats for Mrs. E’s

There’s every good reason to hold on to your KU Dining Plan!

Along with the unveiling of a significant renovation, Mrs. E’s Dining Facility will also be sporting a new look and new food concepts in the fall. New concepts, all geared to the tastes of today’s students, pump variety and excitement into the offerings of this well-loved KU establishment. Here they are:
: Daz-E Hill Grill
Offering student favorites: charbroiled chicken, gourmet burgers, grilled cheese, Rubens, fries, onion rings and more!
: KYou Zone
This concept is designed to cater specifically to our students with specific dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian, Kosher, Halal, and more. This space will be operated and equipped as an “allergy awareness area to aid those students with varied food allergies or specialty food requirements.
: SmokEy’s
Our version of Kansas City BBQ, featuring a variety of smoked meats--pulled pork, brisket, turkey—and favorite BBQ sides like baked beans, homemade slaw, fresh veggies and cornbread muffins.
: Lenoir’s Classics
When away from home, comfort foods remain a college student preference. Meatloaf, Chicken Dijon, beef stroganoff, pot roast, hot turkey sandwiches, roasted potatoes, rice blends, fresh steamed vegetables and so much more!
: Al DentE
Here you will find all things noodles and more: pastas, rice, quinoa, ramen, along with savory and sweet sauces and fresh toppings.
: Global CuisinE
Taste the world at your table; ethnic dishes ranging from; Asian, Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Thai, to name a few!
: ThE Cutting Board
Our delicatessen with made to order sandwiches from a variety of lean meats, veggie toppings, sliced cheeses on fresh rolls/breads and a Panini of the day—served cold or toasted.
: Copper OvEn
Serving freshly prepared and baked in our stone hearth copper oven—specialty pizzas, breadsticks, flatbreads, calzones and Stromboli.
: Great GreEns
Our colossal salad and soup bar billed with fresh lettuces and a wide variety of vegetable toppings and salad dressing. One side features our made-to-order Sizzlin’ Salads, chicken Caesar, sautéed veggies, Cajun grilled ship are a few of the favorites.
: Delights
The dessert destination, a perfect end to any meal selection offering fresh fruits and a variety of delectable treats including frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pies and more.
Dining Services begins the renovation right after commencement for an unveiling awaiting students in the fall.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Commencement Party at the KU Union

We’ve got it all!

Commencement time is reason to celebrate!  Why not do in style at the KU Union?

Taking a cue from David Letterman, here we have it—the top 10 reasons you should host your commencement party at the KU Union this year:

10.  The glorious KU Campus:  A great and symbolic setting.  Some of your best days were likely spent on this campus.  Why not culminate a great college career at the heart of it all?

9.  Great food.  Variety abounds, all freshly prepared and gorgeously displayed.  Our executive chef and her team deliver a top-notch dining experience.

8.  Pre-set, well-priced catering packages.  In our Commencement-Friendly Ordering Guide, you’ll find options for pleasing just about anyone.   See for yourself:  http://union.ku.edu/dining/commencement-2013/

7.  We can easily accommodate special dietary needs.  Gluten free?  Lactose intolerant?  Vegetarian?  Vegan?  We’ll design a special menu to suit your tastes and meet your needs. 

6.  Room rent is free for all commencement events.  And again, options are plentiful.  We have rooms that accommodate small intimate gatherings as well as large facilities accommodating hundreds.

5.  Easy access from the stadium.  We are right across the street from the Stadium.  It’s no more than a five-minute walk to our facility.

4.  Easy FREE parking!  Park in our Union garage and the you’ll walk right into the second floor of our Union.  There’s no need to fight the downtown madness.

3.  No waiting in line at a local restaurant.  Ever try to seat a large group during a busy weekend?  And without a reservation, you don’t stand a chance at getting seated together.

2.  Live streams of the graduation ceremony!
  The air-conditioned comfort of Woodruff Auditorium here in the Union live streams the ceremony, giving any guests with limited mobility a great place to watch the festivities.

1.  We make the party-planning process easy and painless.  We’re pros.  Experts.  We got this.  Call Whitney Fox at 785-864-2444 to start planning today!

Monday, April 1, 2013


New Entry Lays the Groundwork for What’s to Come

Incoming KU freshmen as well as returning students will come back in the fall to a shiny new Mrs. E’s, with not only an updated look, but updated food options as well.

But this semester, students are getting a glimpse of the changes to come.  The new entry way for Mrs. E’s has now been installed.  The brushed aluminum sign, punched with a repeating pattern of our iconic Jayhawk, boldly welcomes dining guests into the facility.

We plan to use this Dining Blog as a forum to keep readers up to date on the Mrs. E’s renovation.  Stay tuned for updates as the project progresses!