September 2008

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T.G.G. Here:

For those of you on top of your game, you already know that Grille Delivery is up and running.

What some of you may not know is that Grille Delivery is the one source for you to get Wings from the Grille… That’s right…  Grille Delivery sells and delivers Chicken Wings.  Currently there are three sauce flavors to choose from: Buffalo, Chipotle Ranch, and Wings of Fire (extra Hot.)

Should you want a menu of all the items available for delivery you need only go to the Grille Events web pages for detailed instructions on getting the collectible Grille Delivery Menu.

Oh, and while over at the Grille Events pages, the Grille Staff – in the interest of keeping the students on the cutting edge of time wasting multitasking, has provided both “Something To Do While Your Waiting” (click the picture of Fred) and wait there’s more… for your pleasure and as a reward for visiting here “One Hour of Cluck’n Good Fun.”

Enjoy & remember to ask for napkins when ordering wings as “Sauce Stains” hurt the resale value of your text books.

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These first few weeks of Bloging have proved to have a sharp technical learning curve & I am still haunting the folks at LIS, much to their dismay.

But while I have been attempting to enter the “information age of the superhighway,” so too have the Grille Staff.  To those of you ordering Delivery or waiting on line at the Grille on Sunday between 9:38 PM and 10:12 PM the staff offers their sincere thanks for your patience and good humor. Many shout outs to the Cashiers and First Time Delivery Staff that managed to keep the place operational with none other than paper, pencil and some super speed synapses in their hard drive gray matter.

For those of you who were not present lets simply say that system errors happen… and sorting them out can be itchy.  

Of course fixing both my blogging woes and system crashes at the Grille would be so much easier if we received understandable messages like these…

And my personal favorite…










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We are also about to embark on the close of the second “official” week & its end at “Club-Midd” A.K.A. “The Bubble.”

Hope you at least made the Midd activities fair in week one and signed up for something interesting  & challenging… by the way in my hovering I did not find the “Skeet Shooting Club” are they defunct????

Any whooo … to demonstrate “The Hold, “I , T.G.G., have on the workings of The Grille “administration” just look at some of the pics from this past week end that I have spooked management into taking.

Due to me only recently coming of age in the computer era if you want to see the picture slide show you will need to download the file here – Go ahead and make T.G.G. a “trusted entity.” Its a quicktime movie but will play in real player also.

Clearly these Grille Patrons know how to bookend a week.

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In my wanderings through the hallowed halls of McCullough it never ceases to amaze me what I might see, find, read or overhear…

My most recent discovery deals directly with a delicious delectable decidedly dedicated to Delivery Orders ONLY!  Apparently the Grille Staff have brazenly braced themselves for the requisitioned receipt of rather copious quantities of cut celery sticks, hot sauce and blue cheese dressing…

This must most measurably mean: (figure it out)

A)  The Admin, concerned about “The Freshman 15″ commissioned another costly consultant to construct the Delivery Menu.

B)  The Dining Committee, consumed with perceived super powers, made a blatant bureaucratic blunder when last contemplating the vast volumes of comment cards recently received.

C)  P.E.T.A. may soon target every Middkid for contributing to flightless fate of our favored foul friends (gallus domesticus) – Darwin be damned!

So you have three guesses and the first two don’t count (in any case, they’re lettered.)

I do so love lively alliteraions.

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A very dedicated cybersurfer of The Grille’s community web site on the Middlebury server sent yours truly (T.G.G.) and e-mail in which this fan wrote how much fun was had with “One hour of Cluckin’ Good Fun.” 

Apparently, this was so much fun that the fan actually ordered the game for the price.  Out of homage to our fan, T.G.G. has purchased several Grille Gift Certificates for the fan’s redemption at the Grille.

We have also been alerted to another addicting game or time waster if your up to the challenge.  But I warn you this is addicting and challenging enough of its own accord that one may want to avoid high end meditation when attempting as I would wager that altered states and the game do not mix well.  I prefer the game with the sound off as the sound track is eerily odd.

Tell T.G.G. what you think and you too may be a wiener winner.

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Well as you know by now Grille Delivery begins in five (5) short days.  But what I forgot to mention in the original post on Delivery was that a good friend who teaches us all about the good things sent us this video link to remind our readers that also added to this years delivery menu is the availability to order a Box O’ Joe and a dozen cookies or a Half Gallon of milk & two Dozen Cookies.  So if your meeting, rehersal or study group is in the weeds and you need to perk up or ensure the availabity of munchies then remember to call for delivery.

Delivery Details

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We’ve made it through the first official seven days of the term.  Only 11 more weeks to go.  Speaking of which – to go and seven days that is – for those of you who have visited The Grille’s community web pages on the Middlebury server… this post may be old news… 

But starting in seven days (Sunday Sept. 21, 2008) the Grille will begin delivery Sundays through Wednesday 9 PM to 1 AM.  The Women’s Rugby Club is the first group to provide delivery service.  They are raising money to send the team to Ireland.  Go ladies.

New to delivery will be an offering of “a specialty pie of the night” for delivery only… and an often requested but previously unavailable item for delivery and delivery only… 

Here’s a hint…


Make a guess???

if you think you know than make a guess.


If you want information on how you too can raise money with delivery or just how to get food delivered to you or how to get a menu well go to the community web pages for The Grille and click the Delivery Button and check out all the links.  (For kicks and giggles be sure to click on “Fred” from the how to get food delivered page.)

To Die for Dice:-)

T.G.G. here:

So its the first “Thirsty Thursday” of the semester, and many students who were not on campus last Spring Term have no clue…  

The Dice Are Down!

about dice.

So heres the skinny…

The Dice Drop Down below the menu board at The Grille as a visual clue to those in queue without a clue.  The dice act as the signal that we are nearing the end of the business day for the Grille.  The kitchen stops taking orders at 2:00 AM.  After 2 AM, we will sell for a limited time and while supplies last – cookies, drinks & any slices of pie that are baked off and available to sell.


If you see the dice you may also notice a sign similar to the following:

 Are you lucky?


The Grill stops taking orders at 2:00 AM.

Waiting in line at this hour of the day is a gamble, and

you may run the risk of not being served.


Much like rolling the dice, if you’re lucky, and things roll your way -

you just might win.*


* Warning: gambeling can be addictive and cause unintended problems.  No offer of services or goods is intended or implied by this advertisement.  It is solely for educational puposes.  Please seek out a manager for details.  Not valid in AZ, TX, FL, MA, Guam, the Marshall Islands and where otherwise prohibited. 



 Take it from one who knows (T.G.G.) -

Just as in Vegas, the odds are in the house’s favor, so if you want to ensure you do get served obseve the following points:

  • If you find yourself in line when the dice are down, know what you will order before you get to the cashier.
  • If you find yourself in line when the dice are down, remind the person in front of you to know what they are ordering.
  • If you find yourself in line when the dice are down, be prepared to pay promptly – have your card or cash available.
  • If you find yourself in line when the dice are down, encourge the patrons in front of you to have their card or cash readily available.
  • If you find yourself in line when the dice are down, resetting your watch won’t make any difference to the kitchen.
  • To avoid finding yourself in line when the dice are down, slip away a drink or two earlier.
  • If the point above is likely to escape you (as it has me before) take out your cell phone now - no joke, right now while your reading this - and program the alarm to ring at 1 AM so you will remember to get to 14 Old Chapel Road before those with no clue about dice start to queue.

Most of all “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”


Well it sure has been fun these past few days watching “First-Years” & returning students try and find their way around McCullough.  Clearly, college wide E-Mails get a very quick delete more often than a cursory read.  (And just why should they be read?   They won’t appear in any exam.)

So the hilarity of watching (and assisting) both neophytes to the corridors of McCullough and the Veterans of these hallowed & honored halls become turned about…twisted…disoriented and down right lost… has been a delightful distraction for me, T.G.G., over the past two weeks.

But given all the frustrations I have witnessed due to the construction renovations and subsequent detours that the worker bees in the E.C.S. have installed in McCullough, I offer the following photo slide show to assist you in finding your Grille Goodies; the box office for tickets to Blackalicious; your mail & yes dear doting parents – a recharge on the laundry card (which won’t be used this semester until just before parents arrive for Fall Family Weekend.)

Where Oh Where am I

T.G.G. here…

As a public service announcement for those of you who have set up your E-mail folders to delete E-mails that contain “All” in the subject line.  You may have missed the following:

ERIC SCHLOSSER, Author of A “Fast Food Nation”

Will be speaking on campus this Wednesday

September 10th at 4:30 in Dana.

Of course should you miss out on dinner because you went to the lecture, you can always get a fast quick bite to eat at the Grille.  The crackpot cracked-up Cracker Jack management team at the Grille has contracted with a nationally well known consultant to provide the staff with his expert video trainings on all aspects of customer service and speed.

Here is one of the consultant’s most recent training clips.

Improve service through monitored sales speed.

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