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Rocks for Dinner

All freshmen are required to live on campus, and thus, are required to be on the Caltech meal plan. This gives us access to all-you-can-eat open kitchen food Monday to Friday from 7:00am – 11:00am for breakfast, 3:00pm – 5:00pm for mid-day snacktime, and 5:00 – 7:00pm for dinner. On top of all that, we have $450 every term to buy lunch at Chandler or Broad Café on Weekdays, go to CHouse Sunday through Thursday nights, or buy snacks/meals/convenience store items seven days per week from the C-Store.

But sometimes, on those magical nights, Caltech Dining Services (CDS) decides to get FUNKY. This past Thursday, we had a special CDS dinner that really rocked. In fact, no previous dinner could hold a stick (or stone) to this. Thankfully, we had kale, not shale for dinner. It was one for the ages that is definitely made (pre)history. And this meal didn’t just rock, it Bedrocked. You guessed it, this CDS dinner was FLINSTONES THEMED!!
As we love to do, a gang of friends and I dressed up for the occasion, covering all of our Flinstones bases with Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, Bam-Bam, and even Dino! Check out a few pictures of the gang below.

And for your entertainment, here was the menu, word-for-word:

Sticks, Stones, Spears and Greens:
Carrots and Celery Sticks
Fruit Spears
Beef Jerky
Chopped Salad

Fred’s Grub
Bam Bam Turkey Legs
Grilled Brontosaurus Bones
Dino Chicken Nuggets
½ Pound Brontosaurus Burgers
Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Dino Corn Bread

Wilma’s Wild Wings (Tossed to Order)
Pebble’s Sweet Wings
Bam Bam’s Wings
Firewater Wings
Quest for Fire Wings
Cave Wings

Barney’s Lophius Americanus
Monkfish Medallions
Ankimo Sushi

For Herbivores:
Vegetable Kabobs
Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Vegetables and Tofu wrapped in Banana Leaves
Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Corn Bread

Sweet Treats
Cocoa Pebbles Treats
Waffle cones with Chunky Dino Ice Cream
Dinosaur Cookies

And the best of all: The Flloydstones gang.

From left to right, we have Wilma (Kate), Fred (Val), Dino (Dominic), Barney (Evan), Bam-Bam (Chanukya), and Betty (yours truly).


Until next time,


Alison Lui