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Clark Dining Hall is open for business

submitted by Plankeye on Monday, April 15 at 1:22 PM

Today is the grand opening of Clark Dining Hall on East Campus. It looks really nice and modernized inside. The trays have a no slip surface so your plates don't slide. The plates are a lot better than those at fountain and the silverware is new. The food is really good and a lot better looking than at Fountain. Today at lunch, grilled hot dogs, grilled hamburgers/cheeseburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, chicken fajitas, beef tips with gravy, and small personalized pizzas were the main courses. Then they had mac & cheese(i think), and rice and corn that had flavor.

The chairs are nice. They actually recline if you lean back. Tables are nice but on the narrow side. The dining area is small so if you do not want to wait in a line for food, I suggest getting there really early or really late. Clark is definately worth the meal plan. I just wish they had did this sooner!

posted by Maugan on Monday, April 15 at 3:10 PM

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CalliPHISH
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mmm... it was good

4/15/2002 3:23:36 PM

Wolfpackman
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Can anyone go, or are they doing that crap like they do for Case dining hall? Also, is there an online menu anywhere? Sounds like a sweet place!

4/15/2002 3:25:06 PM

Plankeye
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Anyone can go according to Randy Lait.

4/15/2002 3:26:36 PM

Plankeye
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Oh and no online menu yet. The dining webpage doesn't even acknowledge its existance

4/15/2002 3:27:17 PM

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The dining hall hasn't decided on a menu at ALL yet. That's what Thomas the dining hall man told me, anyway.

They have FRESH pineapple. Not canned stuff.

4/15/2002 3:33:59 PM

CalliPHISH
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anyone can go.. and I would!

4/15/2002 3:41:58 PM

jsquared
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it is much better than Fountain... and it isn't on the compete other side of campus either the no-slip trays rock as well

4/15/2002 4:02:46 PM

Kev4Pack
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I can finally eat breakfast and dinner consistently.

4/15/2002 4:07:21 PM

Plankeye
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I wish this was available sooner though. I only get to enjoy this for 2 weeks

4/15/2002 4:14:28 PM

HayleyToye
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where exactly is clark?

4/15/2002 4:38:25 PM

Plankeye
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If you go to the end of Cates avenue and look to your left, you will see a new looking building(well the front is) That is Clark Dining Hall.

4/15/2002 4:44:13 PM

timswar
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soooo... can someone tell me why they decided to build a new dining hall without even making the one they have decent?

4/15/2002 4:55:48 PM

Wheezer
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Let me know this- - is it exclusively for East Siders similar to Case, or is it open to all like Fountain?

4/15/2002 5:03:37 PM

ncstatetke
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"Anyone can go according to Randy Lait"


I think anyone can go, according to Plankeye

4/15/2002 5:07:09 PM

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"soooo... can someone tell me why they decided to build a new dining hall without even making the one they have decent?"


Clark was opened primarily to serve the residents of East Campus, particularly those who couldn't get into Case. It gives them an alternative to walking across campus to eat at Fountain, especially since the only other meal plan option for East Campus is the Student Center (East Campus students weren't allowed to eat dinner at Case). Don't be jealous... the East Campus kids have been walking over to Fountain just to get a meal for several years now.

4/15/2002 5:17:32 PM

KeB
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bbq chicken tonight

4/15/2002 5:27:35 PM

bigginal
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Where did you get that information? The University Dining website has no mention of Clark...

-bigginal

4/15/2002 5:46:09 PM

Plankeye
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Anyone can go. The man running Clark said that they wanted to give all students a chance to get away from the Fountain crap.

He says the quality will never go down and if it starts, find him and he will straighten it out.

4/15/2002 6:00:44 PM

psnarula
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are they using the building that used to be the health center before the new one opened by Bragaw?

4/15/2002 6:06:42 PM

Plankeye
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yep, but it is very clean on the inside. Plus i think they did do a little remodeling.

4/15/2002 6:18:45 PM

jackleg
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That story reads like a book report

4/15/2002 6:19:04 PM

ApostleNC
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Tonight Clark was just as good as anything I have had at Case. I think I have found my new place to eat at for a while.

4/15/2002 6:34:42 PM

evilbob
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dammit its not fair. now have to walk across campus from lee. they should seek dining hall parity.

4/15/2002 6:38:17 PM

KeB
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shut up dude I have had to walk across campus for two years for shitty ass fountain food. At least you have a good reason to walk.

4/15/2002 7:07:23 PM

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why would the food taste different? i don't understand. it comes from the same barrels and vats of pureed shat.

4/15/2002 7:07:24 PM

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Maybe because the food is actually prepared on REAL grills, stoves, etc. right in front of you. For instance, tonight I had a grilled chicken sandwich which was grilled on a real grill (not one of those shitty flat ones), stir-fried steak and FRESH vegetables (made while I watched), FRESH salad (from a salad bar of respectable size), and french fries that were fried (not reheated) while I watched. It was fucking GOOD. As long as this isn't some bait-and-switch tactic, I am totally impressed by Clark.

4/15/2002 7:17:55 PM

Wolfman Tim
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I just took possibly the first cup home by accident.

4/15/2002 8:12:53 PM

spaced guy
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mmmm yes that grilled chicken sandwich was excellent.

4/15/2002 8:23:10 PM

4howl1
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The food was great. It has its advantages and disadvantages, but most of the food is nothing like that of Fountain's.










Thank you, MsWuf

4/15/2002 8:32:41 PM

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I might have to check this place out...but on the other hand I like taking the elevator ride up 5 floors to eat...Convenience wins.

4/15/2002 8:34:00 PM

OgreWillYO
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So.......it must be worth the extra money if you don't have a meal plan?

4/15/2002 9:31:09 PM

Plankeye
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oh yeah

4/15/2002 10:06:29 PM

CalliPHISH
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board bucks man

4/15/2002 10:26:35 PM

spaced guy
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yeah thank you MsWuf for ditching me so you could eat with 4howl1
(you made a wise decision )

4/15/2002 11:06:53 PM

Absolut Hung
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"They have FRESH pineapple. Not canned stuff."


There's a girl that knows propper eats... if you know what I mean .

4/15/2002 11:29:16 PM

Maugan
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How long will it take to degenerate into the shitter?

4/15/2002 11:47:42 PM

Arab13
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you west campus ppl stay away hear!

4/16/2002 2:03:03 AM

Arab13
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hey guess what not only was i #2 this morning i also live less than 1 min away from it.... see y'all at 7! or 8 i have a 950 class.

4/16/2002 2:04:51 AM

Frgyandres
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"Clark is definately worth the meal plan. I just wish they had did this sooner!"


You're not an English major are you?

4/16/2002 2:29:11 AM

Plankeye
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did? done? who cares?

4/16/2002 7:38:08 AM

Wheezer
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Okay, who on the East side wants to meet for breakfast? I'll be ready to go by 8:30!

4/16/2002 7:40:43 AM

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My roomie and I went there for breakfast....everything was good. Biscuits were a little tough, but fountain can't compete in terms of omletes. Real eggs and fresh sauteed veggies to go into them, it was fucking good.

Just watch out, not everything is labeled so for all you Luck Charms lovers, look for the cereal dispensers on the other side of the drink island.

Other than that, I would recommend it. It was pretty fucking good.

4/16/2002 10:09:03 AM

MsWuf
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"yeah thank you MsWuf for ditching me so you could eat with 4howl1
(you made a wise decision)

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i didn't eat with kevin...i went shopping and didn't eat at all.

4/16/2002 10:44:18 AM

Fermat
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BAM!

4/16/2002 12:43:30 PM

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Anybody know what is for dinner tonight?

4/16/2002 4:44:51 PM

4howl1
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What Tonia said is true. She just alerted me about Clark's opening. If it weren't for her, I would've gone to Fountain. I hope you weren't confused/misled about that spaced guy.

4/16/2002 5:05:56 PM

Kev4Pack
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Why are the athletes eating dinner there? Hello, you have Case for that!

4/16/2002 5:54:57 PM

Clevelander
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Clark is not worth the walk from Metcalf in 85 degree weather

4/16/2002 6:17:24 PM

timswar
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"Clark was opened primarily to serve the residents of East Campus, particularly those who couldn't get into Case. It gives them an alternative to walking across campus to eat at Fountain, especially since the only other meal plan option for East Campus is the Student Center (East Campus students weren't allowed to eat dinner at Case). Don't be jealous... the East Campus kids have been walking over to Fountain just to get a meal for several years now."


i don't question the need for a new dining hall (besides the fact that it'll effectively split the campus in half, i wonder if anyone on west and central next year will know who lives on east)... anywho, but tha'ts not the point, they build a new one while letting the one they have degrade further, it's the basic mentality of this university and it's fucking annoying, we get dissatisfied with the buildings we have, do we upgrade them? HELL FUCKING NO, ,we build a fucking new campus... gah, it's insanely annoying

4/16/2002 6:29:42 PM

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I only have one complaint...the cereal dispensers suck...i don't know why...or how...but they're horrible

4/16/2002 9:29:18 PM

spaced guy
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oh ok, i just wanted to comment that you made the right choice not eating with us, because certain other people were at the table and you would not have enjoyed it.

so yeah. but i had a burger today for lunch from an actual grill and it was freakin good.

[Edited on April 16, 2002 at 9:45 PM. Reason : k]

4/16/2002 9:41:23 PM

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Hey this is my feeling about it i have had to walk for this whole year to eat at shitty fountain. Now they finish the dining hall and everyone wants to come eat here. The dining hall is for mainly east campus. I sat down and saw friends from lee and sulliven over here eating. Why??? stay over and eat at fountain so people don't wait for 30 mintues in line to eat. the dining hall was made for the east campus thats why its small it wasn't made for whole campus

4/16/2002 11:16:24 PM

SoBeHead
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Its about time! Damn it! i mean, this was supposed to be opened in october, and its FUCKING APRIL!!! but im not going to complain too much about it, seeing as i have endured the long ass walk to fountain to eat the shitty food they have there. its definitely worth it.

4/16/2002 11:53:42 PM

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NO CLARK DINING HALL FOR YOU !

4/17/2002 12:02:54 AM

timswar
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wolfpack1100... ya'll have no fucking patience, if something new had openedu p on west campus your happy ass woulda been over there to see it too, give them time, it'll die down...

assuming they fix up fountain and make it comparable

4/17/2002 8:12:23 AM

Plankeye
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^^^^ I don't think they are going to make it comparable.

4/17/2002 8:16:22 AM

timswar
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then ya'll're just gonna have to deal with long lines... because people WILL walk for better food

4/17/2002 8:18:53 AM

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this dining hall wasn't built in an attempt to keep people from walking 30 minutes to case dining; it was built to keep the east campus people from eating at Case, so they can start serving steak and shrimp again (I hope you people have sneaked in there at night before to see what it is really like. I ate there for two years and still wasn't impressed with it after having dinner there a few times.) don't get used to the food they serve, it will turn to shit next semester. They just don't want you complaining about athletic priveleged dining for a year until they get everything settled down for a year. Why else would you think it took them so long to get Clark opened? you know it was eartagged for the beginning of this semester, right? the only reason it wasn't opened up was because the NCSU engineers refused to sign off on it, due to pressure from upper level management here.

4/18/2002 2:11:24 AM

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i am a senior so i had to put up with the f-hall food for two meals then i got my meal plan transfered to the House.

4/24/2002 9:01:52 PM

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