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Starbucks is Open!

Guess what??? Starbucks is open!

By now you may have heard whispers that Miami University’s newest dining location had officially opened it’s doors. After a couple months of renovation work, following our initial announcement of Starbucks anticipated arrival, the new coffee hotspot and student favorite is open!

Starbucks, located at Maplestreet Station at Patisserie‘s old post, is the only fully-licensed Starbucks operation on Miami’s campus. While all of our coffee locations proudly serve Starbucks products, this new location offers everything your standard Starbucks offers, including the pastries, snacks, memorabilia and, of course, the drinks. This is all available using your meal plan, just as you would at any other Miami University dining location.

Starbucks will be open from 7am-7pm, 7 days a week and figures to be a popular destination for students and staff!

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Farewell Patisserie

For the past two years, Patisserie has been a staple of Maplestreet Station, offering students with a destination, rite with delicious pastries and sweets. Muffins, donuts, chocolate croissants, cupcakes, chocolate and Starbucks drinks were student favorites when celebrating a good grade, a completed week or simply that they woke up in time for their 8 AM.

Now, Patisserie has officially closed so renovations can begin for the opening of Starbucks next year. Thank you for all the support everyone has shown Miami’s pastry and sweets destination over the past couple years.

What Now?

Many of Patisserie’s sweets and pastries have already made their way over to Haines’ Boulangerie in the Armstrong Student Center. Beginning this Fall Semester, Haines’ expanded their bakery items, many of which coming from Patisserie. Want a Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake, or are you craving a Chocolate Croissant? Haines’ Boulangerie has you covered. Coffee is most easily found next door (okay, not technically next door) at Maplestreet’s First Stop. Of course, Miami Ice and King Cafe are still wonderful coffee destinations. If you also find yourself looking for some Winans Fine Chocolate (Dayton, Ohio), you can get your fix at MacCracken Market where Winans is sold.

Starbucks

As mentioned above, Starbucks is on their way and will be renovating the Patisserie space over the next couple months to prepare to open sometime early next year. It will be fully-licensed, meaning that it will be a full-blown Starbucks, with all the items you would find at any official Starbucks shop!

So Starbucks’ fans rejoice and wish Patisserie a fond farewell after a wonderful two years of gracing our tastebuds with so many delicious sweets.

What’s New on the Menu? – Maplestreet Station (2015)

Yesterday, we stopped by Armstrong and found out more about the exciting additions appearing on the different menus there, so now we move onto beautiful Maplestreet Station.

Americas

We begin with Americas because it is the dining location that is making perhaps the most dramatic shift on campus, however, the menu additions offer some unique, fresh food options that are sure to impress. Americas was initially designed with South America (and a little bit of southern North America) in mind when Maplestreet was built. Now, Americas returns to that theme with a more fresh and natural flair.

First and foremost, Americas will welcome in the era of the quinoa bowl. Okay… so maybe it doesn’t warrant it’s own designated “era”, but nonetheless, the quinoa bowl will finally be offered at Miami University, starting with Americas. The hot quinoa bowl option is served with gluten-free broth and can be served with veggies or protein (meats). Quinoa also will appear in the Traders Greens Salad Bar as a salad topper.

If quinoa isn’t really your style, Americas will still offer some tasty options. Street tacos will be a major draw, as they will be prepared in fresh corn tortillas and will, of course, be delicious. There will also be a salsa bar with a variety of salsa options. This will be paired with nachos, which will be served from the Americas as well. Also look for the addition of pita chips and hummus for another high-quality, fresh snacking/light meal option.

Overall, the Americas menu may look a bit different this year, but the additions will offer students a tasty, fresh and unique dining option that provides a healthier menu for students to choose from. Not to mention, the menu lays out perfectly for students to grab either a full meal or just a study snack in the beautiful Americas dining location.

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim’s menu isn’t changing much, but there are some exciting announcements to be made nonetheless. The Pac Rim custom stir fry menu option remains, but it has now been made allergen-friendly! The custom stir fry does contain soy (so take note if this pertains to you), but is otherwise free of gluten, dairy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg and wheat. With this improvement comes new toppings for the custom stir fry, including quinoa, chopped kale and sweet potato chunks, giving students and staff a number of options to work with when building their own stir fry.

The only other noteworthy thing on Pac Rim’s menu this year is that it will now offer more express stir fry’s, including General Tso’s and Vegetable Lo Mein.

Red Brick Pizza

Red Brick’s menu remains mostly the same from last year with a couple exciting additions to the menu. First of all, the Red Brick pizza slices are larger! Whereas a slice used to be 1/8 of an 18″ pizza, this year the slices will be 1/6 of an 18″, meaning that this New York-style pizza place will be true to its name. The slices will likely require a fold to eat… or, if you appreciate a good challenge, you can choose not to. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy a variety of chicken pizzas (chicken, bacon, ranch; BBQ chicken, etc.) whenever Red Brick is open. Vegetarian pizzas will also be available at those times (Margherita, Greek, etc.), contributing to a nice variety of options from Red Brick.

Subs remain the other staple of Red Brick’s dining service, but with a new “La-Mia-style” bun that will be freshly baked. There is also a new meatball sub that everyone will absolutely need to try.

First Stop/Encounter/Delish/Patisserie

First Stop isn’t changing much outside of merely streamlining the kitchen to improve service. Turkey sausage is added to the menu, which is exciting, but for the most part, First Stop remains mostly unchanged. Encounter has made onion rings available all the time now. Delish is mostly the same from last year and Patisserie hasn’t changed at all.

With the wide variety of dining options offered, including more fresh foods, students won’t struggle to find a number of appetizing meal options at the beautiful Maplestreet Station this fall!

Happy Wednesday!

As a special treat to get you through this week, stop by Maplestreet Station for a delightful breakfast. (At any point in the day!)

 

Patisserie (hours: Monday-Friday 7am-10pm; 9am-4pm on weekends) is where you should be if you long for the chic, luxurious feeling of dining in Europe. It is reminiscent of the finest Parisian cafes—perfect to sip, nibble, relax, and study in. If you want to surprise a friend or significant other, get a pastry to go, packaged in a pink box and tied with ribbon.

 

 

First Stop (hours: Monday-Friday 8am-9pm; 10am-7pm on weekends) is a great place for breakfast during the week and an even better for brunch over the weekends. Hey, even if you want breakfast for dinner, First Stop is your place. It is restaurant style, which means you sit down and order your food from a server. While you wait for your meal, enjoy your coffee or juice.