Where Your Food Comes From Part I

26% of all food served on campus is grown/produced within Ohio. That’s over a quarter of the food. Woot-woot, local!


We work with eight local farmers to purchase as much fresh produce as possible. Watermelon, apples, broccoli, peppers are just a few examples.


All deli meats—ham, turkey, smoked turkey, salami, chicken and roast beef—as well as natural cheeses—Swiss, Colby-jack, pepper jack, Provolone—are produced in Ohio. During an average year, there are 9,000 pounds of these products sliced, packaged, and distributed each week! Woah.


Annually, over 10,000 gallons of locally produced ice cream is used in milkshakes at Encounter, Miami Ice, and Pulley Diner. Miami Ice and Pulley Diner both use Young’s Dairy. Also, Dan Young is Miami Alum.


Richard Graeter (of Graeter’s Ice Cream) is Miami Alum and pints of his ice cream are sold at most market locations.


Local food means less fuel costs, less pollution, fresher foods, and jobs given to local people.


More info here.

Carpe Crepes

Seize the crepes.

Our first Super Brunch of the year is tomorrow! Western Dining Commons from 10-2.

Put a reminder in your phone!

Along with crepes and various other menu items, Frittatas will also be served. To make a healthy start to your Sunday, choose egg whites and plenty of veggies!

Frittatas will also be served at Super Brunch. They are customizable with your choice of fresh fillings including veggies, meat, and cheese, then mixed with egg or egg whites and baked to perfection.

Frittatas will also be served at Super Brunch. They are customizable with your choice of fresh fillings including veggies, meat, and cheese, then mixed with egg or egg whites and baked to perfection.

Good EATS!

The strEATS truck has been busy the last couple of days. If you’ve stopped by, you’ve either sampled some food or you’ve voiced your opinion on the Football menu. Trust us, there are plenty more chances to be a part of the excitement this fall!


Just last week strEATS was at the Miami University Art Museum handing out free grilled cheese sandwiches. Students and faculty alike enjoyed the warm weather, free henna, beautiful art, and entertaining music. If you were one of the many to fall in love with these sandwiches, look for the full-size versions on future strEATS menus!


20140829_154545We overheard some great feedback during the event,

• “Very good.”

• “I couldn’t wait for the grilled cheese. I wasn’t disappointed.”

• “Woah, I didn’t know there were different types of grilled cheese!”

With praise like this, would wouldn’t want more?!



Both the Art Museum and strEATS love collaborations like this and hope to do more in the future. If you’re interested in a partnership opportunity, please let us know!


American Cuisine

Today’s places to explore are both inspired by American cuisine (don’t forget to get your Dining Passport stamped at each!):


Americas and Delish (in Maplestreet Station, on Maple Street, near the Center for Performing Arts, and across the street from Minnich Hall).


Where to go for lunch:Delish2

Delish is a modern American sandwich shop. There’s a build-your-own sandwich line and enchanting grilled cheese sandwiches that will get you hooked. Great for lunchtime combos of soups and salads and sandwiches, if that’s what you prefer.



tacoWhere to go for dinner:

Americas serves up tasty seafood of the northeast as well as spicy flavors of the southwest. There are weekly specials and even a Trader’s Verde salad concept, similar to Dividends. This restaurant is good for both sit down and for carry out options, which means Americas could be an option for either lunch or dinner. (Though we would encourage a sit down meal here since Americas has one of the prettiest dining rooms.)



Exciting news on Americas menu!1

Every week options:

Mission Style Burrito, Four Chees Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Chips and Queso, Beef Brisket Sandwich, Chicken and Waffle, BBQ Ribs


Rotations (options that will be featured at some point in the semester):

Cincinnati Chili Dogs (Woot! Woot!), Chimichanga, Po Boy Sandwich, Crab Cakes, Bratwurst, Potato Casserole, Fish Taco, Philly Cheesesteak, Saratoga Chips with BBQ, Cheese Curds with Ranch, Enchiladas, and more.


Get out there and try something new! And don’t forget your Dining Passport!!

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Hours Americas: Monday-Friday 11am-9pm; closed Saturday; Sunday 5pm-9pm

Hours Delish: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-4pm; closed Sunday

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For your dining pleasure

Today’s recommendation for your dining pleasure (and convenience) is King Café.


Another place with quick lunch options!


If you haven’t visited the ground floor of King recently, this café has expanded a lot in the past couple of years. It now has a refrigerated foods section, snacks, more bakery options, salads, and a place to order a tasty sandwich from Uncle Phil’s Deli.


Whether you’re looking for a caffeine pick-me-up or some brain food, King Café has this edge of campus covered.


Hours: Monday-Thursday 7am-11pm; Friday 7am-5pm; Saturday 11am-3pm; Sunday 10am-11pm

(Pro tip: when the café is closed, the outside doors that lead into the café are locked.)

Happy Labor Day!

We hope everyone had a great long weekend.


A quick note on quick food trips: Almost all dining locations in Armstrong have express options for lunch. So, if you’re in a hurry, take a minute to view the menu or ask one of the chefs what can be made the fastest. Also, Uncle Phil’s Express sandwiches are sold in most markets, for all you on-the-go eaters!

Special Diets

Anyone with a special diet (such as a Kosher or Halal diet) and/or someone with food allergies can contact the Demske Culinary Support Center to receive guidance on where the best places to eat on campus for people with special diets. (Frequently asked questions regarding special diets.)

There are also “Under the Weather” meal options. Basically, if you’re too sick to go to a dining location, you may arrange for a roommate or trusted friend to pick up a meal for you. That person must have both your Miami ID and his/her own ID and can only make a purchase up to $30.

Request forms here.

Go Redhhawks!

It’s a beautiful day. There’s no better way to celebrate than to head down to Yager Stadium and watch some Miami football.

As if that isn’t great enough, the StrEATS truck is at the game selling the most delicious nachos. And StrEATS accepts meal plans!

No excuses. Get down here. Everyone else is.

Fit Friday

We hope your first week of classes has treated you well!


Keep in mind that dining services can go hand-in-hand with your fitness regimen.

Today, we recommend a walk or jog around campus. If, by chance, you end up on Western (and you should since this part of campus is so beautiful), be sure to stop by The Greystone in the Western Dining Commons for a snack or a refreshing beverage.

The Greystone is a grocery-style market with an emphasis on natural and organic food choices. The Greystone also has an array of fresh fruit, salads, and freshly packed sandwiches.

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 9am-10pm; Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-10pm

Custom Options

There is no better way to experience the freshness of Miami ingredients than to choose them yourself. Below is a list of places on campus where you have the ability to customize your food and watch as it is prepared. If you’re having trouble choosing the best combination of ingredients, consider a professional opinion. The great culinary advice of our Chefs and staff is sure to please.


(Armstrong Student Center)

Mein Street • Serrano • Sundial Pizza


(Maplestreet Station)

Delish • Encounter • First Stop • Pacific Rim • Americas


All Western Dining Commons Stations


Bell Tower Place