Brown Hall Spices Things Up Over the Spring Semester

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Food from Brown Hall

Students can look forward to a variety of new menu innovations and events at dining venues around campus in spring 2017.

Brown Hall will feature local guest chefs throughout the semester, and plans to offer new menu items geared towards wellness at the Create and Nourish stations like chicken yakisoba, kale and sweet potato bowls, and ratatouille barley salad, to name a few.

But menu additions aren’t the only thing to look forward to, as Dining Services will highlight one “super food” per month. February’s featured super food is, appropriately, dark chocolate. In addition, Brown Dining Hall has several themed meals coming up, including “Less Meat Monday,” “Spud Lovers Day” which includes a build-your-own-potato bar, “Build Your Own Cupcakes,” and a Mardi Gras celebration.

Look for new limited time offers at Highsmith Food Court and The Down Under as well. Signature dishes like California turkey burgers, buffalo cauliflower wraps, and Valentine’s-day-themed “Burning Love burgers” will be available periodically at the Austin Grille in the Highsmith Union. The Down Under in Overlook Hall will also feature a number of different signature wraps and sandwiches, including pesto caprese sandwiches and Greek flatbreads, over the course of this semester.

Stay tuned throughout this semester for promotions from UNC Asheville dining services. The February schedule is as follows:


Friday, February 3

o Star of the Month – Josette Reynolds, who has run the register at Brown Hall since 2010, is being celebrated for her positive and caring personality as well as her dedication to UNC Asheville and its students and faculty. Her favorite dish, roast beef, will be featured on the Savor station.

o California Turkey Burger – Served at the Austin Grille in the Highsmith Student Union


Wednesday, February 8

o Celebrate your Chef – Live demo at Brown Hall by sous chef Brian Thornton at Nourish. Chef Brian is a pastry chef, so look for a sweet treat!


Thursday, February 9

o Chicken Yakisoba – Served at the Create station during dinner in Brown Hall


Friday, February 10

o World’s Best Chicken Sub – Served at the Austin Grille in the Highsmith Student Union


Monday, February 13

o Less Meat Monday at the Savor station during lunch at Brown Hall


Tuesday, February 14

o “Burning Love Burger” – Served at Highsmith Student Union

o V-day Cupcake Decorating – Come decorate cupcakes for Valentine’s day at Brown Hall during the lunch period, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Valentine’s Day dinner – reservations required for our three-course Valentine’s Day dinner, complete with servers, candlelight, and a delicious menu of steak, shrimp and other tasty treats


Monday, February 20

o “Spud Lovers” – Build-your-own-potato bar in Brown Hall during dinner


Thursday, February 21

o Acai Cheesecake – Served at the Bakery in Brown Hall during lunch


Friday, February 24

o Buffalo Cauliflower Wrap – Served at the Austin Grille in the Highsmith Student Union


Monday, February 27

o Cupcakes – At least three kinds of cupcakes will be served at the Bakery in Brown Hall during lunch


Tuesday, February 28

o Mardi Gras– Louisiana-themed lunch served in Brown Hall complete with gumbo, beignets, and more