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 Bringing the Zest. Enhance. Enjoy. Energize. | September 2021

the nutritious nibble

In This Issue:

Commons Happenings | What's New | Trending Across Campus | Employee Spotlight | Bites from the Dietician | Chef’s Corner | Catering Corner

Commons Happenings


Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, September 10 – PB&J Pop-up • Commons
  • Wednesday, September 15 – National Double Cheeseburger Day • Commons or Hungry Minds Express.
  • Wednesday, September 22 – National Ice Cream Cone Day • Be sure to stop by the Commons to enjoy a delicious ice cream cone.
  • Friday, September 24 – Make Your Own Pizza Night • Commons
  • Wednesday, September 29 –National Bakery Day & National Coffee Day • Be sure to stop by Cool Beans or Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (CBRC) for a special deal – for one day only buy any coffee drink and get any baked good of your choice for only $1.

What's New

Commons – Welcome first-year, transfer and returning students, faculty and staff! We are happy to continue serving all your classic favorites that you’ve come to love over the last semester. Be sure to be on the lookout for some unique renovations to our dining hall this semester, including a charging bar for all your electronic needs. New tables for Dorchester, Somerset and Talbot rooms are coming soon. Look for self-serve kiosks to create-your-own omelets, sandwiches and stir frys.


Shore Café – New additions include roller grill hot food options (sausages, hot dogs and taquitos) and a new line of hot breakfast sandwiches, available 7:30-10 a.m.


Perdue Pizza Café: New & Open! – Check out the new line of breakfast sandwiches use remote ordering and payment with the SU Grub Hub app.


Chick-Fil-A: Ice cream cones are back as well as a couple new items:


Chick-fil-A Sunjoy

The New Chick-fil-A Sunjoy is a refreshing combination of classic Chick-fil-A® lemonade and freshly brewed sweetened iced tea (also available with combinations of Chick-fil-A® diet lemonade or unsweetened iced tea).

Medium 16 oz – $2.29
Large 22 oz – $2.69


Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Our new chocolate fudge brownie is a decadent dessert treat with rich semi-sweet chocolate melted into the batter and fudgy chunks. Enjoy with your meal or as a quick snack before class.


Conway Café – They have a little bit of everything: breakfast sandwiches, grab-and-go wraps, salads and sandwiches, parfaits, soup and snacks – just to name a few.


Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company – We’re proud to now carry Pocket Lattes, the on-the-go coffee flavored, coffee equivalent chocolate snack.


Cool Beans Café – Three new smoothie bowls are available, made with fresh fruit and nutritious ingredients. Enjoy remote ordering and payment with the SU Grub Hub app.


Hungry Minds – As always, be on the look-out for our monthly specials. Enjoy self-serve kiosks and remote ordering and payment with the SU Grub Hub app.

Trending Across Campus

September Specials

Guerrieri Student Union, Cool Beans

  • Treat your tastebuds to a dairy-free smoothie and enjoy a strawberry-lemon glace – medium only at the discounted price of $3.19. This beverage is the perfect blend of lemonade, strawberries and vanilla.

Guerrieri Academic Commons, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

  • Our baristas take on a classic ice cream stop favorite. For the month of September, enjoy an OC Refresher (orange juice with a hint of vanilla) – available medium ($5.25) or large ($5.50).

Guerrieri Academic Commons, Hungry Minds

  • “The Big Gull” is making a comeback for the month of September. Our own take on a classic fast-food favorite served as a sub. Two beef patties with thousand island dressing, American cheese and lettuce (pickles are optional – vegan option available).

Employee Spotlight

Anita Mitchell

Anita Mitchell

New Hire - Commons Cook

Charon Sterling

Charon Sterling

Promotion - Commons Food Service Assistant to Food Service Aide I

Kevin Burnham

Kevin Burnham

New Hire - Commons Cook

CJ Brown

C.J. Brown

Promotion – Dining Services Storekeeper CI part-time to Storekeeper FT PIN

Yumari Tejeda

Yumari Tejeda

Promotion Hungry Minds Express 

Food Service Assistant

to Food Service Aide II (Lead)

Bites from the Dietician

Terry Passano

Articles By:

Terry Passano, RDN, LDN, CLT

University Dietitian

Terry has been a dietitian since 1991, focused on food sensitivities, functional and integrative nutrition. She is aware and up-to-date and all the current health trends. Do you have a question about nutrition? Thinking about becoming vegetarian or looking for the best way to eat for you? Concerns about weight, health, or food allergies and intolerances? Nutrition counseling services are available to all SU students, staff and faculty at no charge (all counseling is confidential).

We’d love to hear from our readers! Are there nutrition questions you have or subjects related to nutrition you would like to learn more about? Email your questions, suggestions and inquiries to for publication in our next issue of The Zest.

Chef’s Corner


Featuring Eastern Shore Recipes: Crab Cakes



  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1-pound fresh lump crabmeat
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, seafood seasoning, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Fold in crab. Shape into six patties.
  2. In a large skillet, cook crab cakes in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

2 crab cakes: 599 calories, 44g fat (6g saturated fat), 235mg cholesterol, 952mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.

Catering Corner


We have expanded our menu offerings.

University Catering Brochure – We have created a new guide of our services. Highlights include new sandwiches, anytime buffets, hot lunch buffets, hors d’ oeuvres and a build-your-own-picnic section. 

Affordable and Simple Solutions – Each menu item has an Affordable price and a Simple price. The Affordable price is the lowest cost option of picking items up from Commons. The Simple price is a no-frills style of delivery.

Semester Starters – Designed for working lunches or small gatherings. These three packages are a great way to jump start the semester with a simple and filling meal. Order now for this menu – only offered for a limited time.

We are happy to send you our menus. Just contact Judy Twilley or Kelli Delgado.

We are hiring! There are job opportunities for part-time contingent and student workers. Contact Kelli Delgado for more information.

UDS Hours of Operation

Check out one of our dining operations on campus.

Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed


  • Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Cool Beans

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Noon-10 p.m.


  • Monday-Thursday: 7:15 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Hungry Minds

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 5-11:30 p.m.

Now Hiring!


Become part of our growing Dining Services family and one month maybe you will be recognized in the Employee Spotlight section of The Zest. We are nothing without the contributions of our student workers, and all locations are currently looking for talented individuals with a “hunger” for the food industry.

Earn money right here on campus, be part of a winning team, make friends & EAT WELL!

Email your application today:

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