On Thursday, March 6, 2014, the N-Wing Student Restaurant hosted the Osprey’s Nest for one night only. The event started at 7:30 PM and ran until 11:00 PM. For some students, it was their first time experiencing the Osprey’s Nest. For other students, it was a blast from the past, bringing them back to dining at Stockton a few years back.
The menu contained various items one might expect to find at a restaurant or small diner. Students could select from various appetizers ranging from French fries to mozzarella sticks. The menu also featured a variety of both hot and cold sandwiches as well as pizza. Gluten free pizza was also served for people with gluten allergies. Drinks were served complimentary. Paper cups were placed beside the soda machines in N-Wing so students could help themselves to whatever drink they wanted without a limitation on the amount.
When students entered into the restaurant, the cashier gave them a copy of the menu displaying the various foods and prices. Students then picked the items on the list that they wanted and were charged accordingly. Meals ranged in price from only a few dollars to upwards of ten or fifteen dollars depending on what the student ordered and how much they ordered. Everything was charged separately. There were no discounted prices for combination meals such as a sub with fries.
From there, the students went over to the grill and supplied the chef with the carbon copy of their receipt. Food was made fresh to order. The chef called out the ticket numbers and students would exchange the written copy of their receipt for the food served in traditional red and white checkered paper baskets.
While students ate, they listened to a live performance of local students. Sometimes, the musicians would ask the crowd for music selections. The volume was turned up loud and students instantly became immersed in the guitar riffs and the beating of the drums.