I do not have a meal plan because I have an apartment now. This was my choice. You can have a meal plan if you live in an apartment.
When I did have a meal plan, taco night was always my favorite. Tortilla shell, sour cream and refried beans, then crunchy shell, meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa. Put it all together baby!
Hmm Thanksgiving, Christmas, Late Night Breakfast, Mardi Gras, or Beach Party? I'll go with Christmas! While I love the meal at Thanksgiving lunch, Christmas has been an all time favorite because of the time with friends. You line up at 4pm to get a table, and then everyone goes to a different line and grabs food to have a family style dinner. It's just nice to see all your friends together one night before finals begin and everyone goes home for break.
Like Andy, I have an apartment and have been experimenting with meals on my own, but I fully intend to pay to get into the dining hall for all of these lunches/dinners! It is really just for the social aspect, but who can resist dirt cake and all the desserts (more important than the actual meal to me)!
I definetly have to say MARDI GRAS!!!!! I love how much delicious food there is and how the staff completely turns the cafe into what resembles New Orleans!!! And the desserts are to die for.....I think by the end of the evening I probably gain about 5 lbs but its only because the food tastes so good! I think its one of the best things I love about Albright! It's something you can look forward to every year and expect nothing but the best....plus the fact that if you want a good seat you have to start lining up at 3pm...the conversations in line are soo much fun!
I also like the fact that we open it up not only to the students, faulty, and staff, but also the the Reading community! It shows them that we care about them and that we want them to take part in such special days!!!
Beach lunch is definitely my favorite themed meal! It is just so much fun to have games during lunch and being able to win prizes while you eat fair food like cotton candy, funnel cake, milkshakes and lots of fried food! Last year I won lots of fun prizes and it made my day! Its one day in the cafe that students never miss!
I have to say that I also love the late night snacks during finals week too! its a great study break and gives me motivation to keep studying.
All of the themed meals are so much fun and gives everyone something to talk about and look forward too because of all the great yummy food! It really shows a great sense of community on our campus between students and facility!
My favorite dinner is definitely Thanksgiving. I love all the food, and the caf definitely comes close to the homemade taste of the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. I'm making myself hungry just thinking about it now.
But seriously, the thanksgiving meal is the best. Now that the continuous dining hours are in effect, I may just stay in the caf all day and eat. Nap on the seats for a couple hours and then go back and eat some more :P
It's really that good :D
Thanksgiving, no contest. Reason 1, home-style cooking. No one walks into the cafeteria during Thanksgiving dinner and says "Wow, I really hate it when Dining Services goes the extra mile to feed me roasted turkey, filling, mashed potatoes, gravy, and biscuits". Reason 2, costumes. President McMillan dresses up as a pilgrim and walks around the cafeteria. Enough Said. Reason 3, Thanksgiving is associated with the best traditional holiday fare. Think about it; Easter copies off of Thanksgiving, feels bad about it, and substitutes the turkey with a ham. Christmas just straight up copies Thanksgiving. Then the 4th of July provides a family picnic, and Halloween provides less nutritional value than McDonalds' food, which is a feat. Therefore, one can arrive at the conclusion that Thanksgiving food, and it's theme dinner here at Albright, is the superior themed dinner option.
THANKSGIVING!!! I abosolutely love Thanksgiving because it's the only time of the year when you can eat whatever you want and not feel guilty about it. The Dining Hall has an AMAZING set up for Thanksgiving and the cafeteria is usually packed with students on the day of the event.
I have to agree with Jesse...I might just sit in the caf all day and eat turkey until I pass out....is it Thanksgiving yet?!