Riverview Cafe in Hilltop hosts a Friendsgiving occasion for college kids – The Spectator

Riverview Cafe in Hilltop hosts a Friendsgiving occasion for college kids – The Spectator

Riverview Café in Hilltop Recreation Middle held Friendsgiving from 4:30 to eight p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, giving college students the choice to rejoice Thanksgiving with their buddies earlier than leaving for fall recess.

This occasion isn’t a brand new idea, as Riverview Café held the occasion final 12 months. The planning for this month’s occasion has been within the works since July, in accordance with Molly Gardner, the advertising and marketing supervisor for Blugold Eating.

“Final 12 months, we held a Q&A on our Instagram asking college students what their favourite vacation meals was and we bought overwhelming suggestions, we took these solutions and included the most well-liked responses into our menu gadgets,” Gardner stated.

Menu gadgets equivalent to turkey, stuffing, inexperienced bean casserole and cranberry sauce made the menu this 12 months. Self proclaimed cranberry sauce fanatic, Angela Reedell loved this dish at Friendsgiving dinner.

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“I might say that it’s a 7.5/10, however solely as a result of there have been some remnants of the cranberry and I don’t actually like that,” Reedell stated.

Having a few of these conventional Thanksgiving dishes from final 12 months seem once more was a precedence for Gardner and Blugold Eating, in addition to ensuring the turkey would make it to the desk this 12 months.

“Final 12 months, the meals was the spotlight of the occasion, so we actually needed to maintain with among the identical menu gadgets as a result of we knew how a lot the scholars loved it,” Gardner stated.

Blugold Eating is happy to have the ability to serve turkey this time round, because it was not potential for the occasion final 12 months due to the continued turkey scarcity because of a chicken flu outbreak. The turkey was ordered just a few weeks prematurely, to make sure college students may eat in the event that they desired.

“The inexperienced bean casserole is fairly good and I actually preferred the crispy onions on high, however I might’ve preferred extra,” Gardner stated. “I believe the meals was higher at this time on the occasion than what is generally served, and I vastly recognize the hassle that was put into this.”

Gardner says for this reason Blugold Eating hosts occasions like this each month in hopes that college students will get pleasure from them.

“We simply really need the scholars to get pleasure from this occasion and they’re the explanation we host it,” Gardner stated.

Gardner stated the occasion was extra profitable this 12 months. For Blugold Eating, this implies getting extra individuals by means of the doorways.

“Total, Friendsgiving went rather well. We noticed a rise in scholar participation and meal plan swipes that night time in Riverview Café,” Gardner stated. “Once we checked in at tables, college students have been saying they actually loved the choices and the meals that was served,” Gardner stated.

Gardner stated she thought the cookie adorning was a spotlight, with over 150 cookies adorned in the middle of two hours.

Blugold Eating isn’t performed internet hosting occasions this semester. From 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, Riverview Café is internet hosting a Midnight Breakfast. There might be breakfast meals, but additionally door prizes, karaoke and extra.

To study extra about this occasion and different future occasions that might be hosted by Blugold Eating, you possibly can observe their Instagram account.

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