The food truck is coming

July 25th, 2014 by Gregory Griffin

By mid-August the first “dub box” food truck/cart in the Midwest will arrive at Lawrence and come fall term it will create an additional dining option for Lawrence University students, faculty and staff.  Starting with a vintage VW trailer, the box has retro styling and modern conveniences for style and functionality.  Here is a glimpse of our dub box in production in Oregon City, OR.

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Let’s share a car

November 5th, 2013 by Gregory Griffin

Enterprise Car Share has come to Lawrence with a brand new Nissan Altima parked outside the Warch Campus Center.  Students, faculty and staff can sign up to be members online (http://www.enterprisecarshare.com/car-sharing/program/lawrence) and in a few days they will have a membership card and be ready to go.  Plus the entire membership fee is credited your you account and pays for the first 5 hours of driving.  Rates are low, $7.50 an hour and that includes fuel AND insurance.  Not 21, no problem.  With a parent consent form 18-21 year-olds can drive too.  Renting a car and paying only for the hours you use has never been easier.  Join today.

It’s Summer!

June 18th, 2013 by Gregory Griffin

Classes may have ended, but summer brings a whole new set of activities to the Warch Campus Center. Griff’s Grill on Wednesdays (11:30-1:00) complete with a dancing hot dog has already started for the summer. Wedding ceremonies and receptions dominate every weekend. Community events and private rentals fill in the rest of the week with an occasional summer conference in here too. Then there there is the summer maintenance schedule, the deep cleaning, repairing furniture and fixing all the dings as nearly 5,000 reservations per year takes a toll on our 107,000 square feet. Stop on over this summer, we are here 7:30 AM Monday through Friday and most Saturdays too.

Building Hours

November 27th, 2012 by Gregory Griffin

During the winter recess, the Warch Campus Center is generally open 7:30 am-10:00 pm M-Th.  Friday -Sunday hours vary based on events scheduled in the building.

The Lawrence apparel and gifts store is open M-Th 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.  Watch for our special holiday sales.

The mailroom is open M-Th 8 am-4 pm, there is no campus mail delivery on Fridays.

The Cafe is closed.

Winter Recess Meals

November 27th, 2012 by Gregory Griffin

Dining Services will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner November 26-December 14.  No meals served after December 14.  FREE coffee available at the Information Desk M-Th.

Hours are:

     Breakfast 8 am – 8:30 pm

     Lunch  Noon – 12:30 pm

     Dinner  5 pm – 5:30 pm

     Saturdays and Sundays, brunch is served 11 am – 11:30 am (no breakfast or lunch those days)

Viking Gold prices apply at the door regardless how you pay

July 26th, 2012 by Gregory Griffin

Mark your calendars for August 1 @ Griff’s Grill.  Fresh polish sausage on the grill, dilly bars courtesy of the staff communications committee and the Lawrence debut of the Zbichorski Brothers and the Polka All-Stars band.  You do not want to miss this one!

July 17th, 2012 by Gregory Griffin

“Mustard Girl Stoneground Deli”

Jake Woodford and Greg Griffin for GG Mustard Review

 

A delicious mustard with a great story….

 

Jennifer Connor, a Wisconsin native and UW Madison alumna, acquired the recipes for her now-famous “Mustard Girl” line from an artisan mustard maker in Madison, WI and now carries on the proud tradition. After just one taste, it’s clear that the base recipe for this mustard is a good one. Tangy (due in large part to the citric acid and vinegar) and mild on the front end, this mustard will offer a sweet and delicious addition to many German sausages—any hint of spice is short-lived but the almost smoky quality in the finish is a welcome surprise. Mustard Girl’s Stoneground Deli is a dynamic mustard that transitions easily across the palate without overpowering the food. Enjoy this mustard freely, without fear of anything unexpected, and let Mustard Girl “spread a little sunshine your way!” For more information on Mustard Girl Mustards, visit http://www.mustardgirl.com/history.htm.

 

Suggested Serving: German sausages, particularly Jacob’s own knockwurst

Price ($ Bargain – $$$$ Luxury): $$

Kick (1 Mild – 10 Fiery): 1

Texture: Coarse

Flavor (1 Subtle – 10 Powerful): 3

Knockwurst next Wednesday

July 12th, 2012 by Gregory Griffin

Mark your calendar and be at Griff’s Grill on Wednesday, July 18th when we will be serving Jacob’s famous knockwurst.  This hot dog on steroids is a Jacob’s family tradition and they doing a special run just for Griff’s Grill.  Only two dozen are available, so you better get here early!

Summertime in the Warch Campus Center

July 12th, 2012 by Gregory Griffin

There may not be classes going on, students to feed or movies to show but the WCC still has things happening daily.  From hosting the Lawrence Summer Seminars to three weddings this weekend, there is always something going on.  Tomorrow we host a whole bunch of prospective students as Wisconsin Private College Week comes to a close and we follow that up with a large wedding in Somerset Friday night.

Stop over for a cup of coffee at Jolt on Boldt (daily 8-10 AM) or some delicious knockwurst next Wednesday (at Griff’s Grill).  or, just wander through and say hi to Liz at the information desk.

GG Mustard Review – Silver Spring Beer’n Brat 7-3-12

July 10th, 2012 by Gregory Griffin

 

by Griff’s Grill on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 3:42pm ·
 

“Silver Spring Beer’n Brat Mustard”

Jake Woodford and Greg Griffin for GG Mustard Review

  

A mustard bold to pair up raw onions but restrained enough to allow the flavor of the brat to come through

 

Silver Spring Foods has its roots, literally, in the mustard business dating back more than 75 years.  The secret to this “addictively spicy” blend of mustard is the fresh horseradish (still grown by the Huntsinger family in Eau Claire, WI).  When you first put this mustard on your brat you quickly notice the strong scent of fresh horseradish, almost enough to make your eyes water.   Definitely a mustard you will want to use in moderation in the beginning although its addictive qualities will have you coming back for more.  It is clear to see why this mustard is a four-time Napa Valley Mustard Festival Gold Medal Winner. 

 

Suggested Serving: Jacob’s Pork Brat and a Simple Simon bun

Price ($ Bargain – $$$$ Luxury): $$

Kick (1 Mild – 10 Fiery): 6

Texture: Semi-Smooth

Flavor (1 Subtle – 10 Powerful): 8