Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fink Gets His Second Chair

Hollander and Hume began the scheming in the spring. With the closing of the Faculty Eatery, there was significant concern for the effect on Fink. With judicious planning, they managed to secure his chair from certain demise. During a college wide faculty meeting on Wednesday, it was ceremoniously presented.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I didn't realize it at the time, but earlier this week I ate my Last Faculty Center Lunch. It consisted of a turkey sandwich with lettuce and cheese, a bag of baked Lays, and water with lemon.

Fittingly enough, it was unremarkable.

The Last Lemon Bar

Tomorrow our ritual dies. There will be no more Faculty Eatery. The
oak panelling will no longer absorb the odors and laughter.

With great trepidation, with great desire for a bit of joyful closure
I selected one last tin of lemon bars.

I finished my meal (not bad, if you've ever enjoyed salt cod) and
creaked open the plastic. A fork slid in ... and was repulsed. As if
it had hit rubber.

I dug deeper, I raised the cakey substance and bit in. A chemically
midness with an acrid finish.

Alas, the last lemon bar was unedible and left to be swept away with
the day's debris.

My time here is done. Burritos from Tate or fried pickles from the
Blind Pig call.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Two weeks

With just a few days left, I have decided to reenter the Lemon Bar Fray.

And, based on today's offering, I am okay with them closing.

And soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Only 12 meal days remain at our favorite dining establishment. The place closes, supposedly forever, on May 8.

May 8!!!

On that day, everyone (yes, that means you) is expected to give TFC a fine send-off. Heck, it's meatloaf/fried chicken day. What more could ya want? Er, yeah ... lemon bars ... sorry, they're not normally found on Fridays except in a less-than-lemony-but-somewhat-stale state. Maybe we can buy some earlier in the week and bring 'em in.

What else happened on May 8?
  • The first Westminster Dog Show was held (1877)
  • VE Day (1945)
  • The Wounded Knee occupation ended (1973)
  • The Citadel graduated its first female cadet (1999)
  • The Faculty Center closed forever (2009)

Monday, February 9, 2009

May 8

LATFC will end Friday, May 8. I learned this from a nice email from J. Michael Floyd, executive director of food services at UGA.

Below, some info on the new place:

The new faculty/staff/student cafe operation in the new Tate renovation named "The Taste of Home Cafe" will be open prior to the beginning of Fall semester. At this time we have not finalize this date yet. There will be two food operations opening in the new Tate center- "Tate Cafe" and the "Taste of Home Cafe".

The Taste of Home cafe will feature recipes that we have received over the last 21 years from student's parents for our Taste of Home special event in the Dining Commons.

More later on plans to commemorate the final meal at our favorite faculty center on the UGA campus that is located across the street from Grady and serves lemon bars a couple of times a week.