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Bayou via Belwah: America's Night Out for Gulf Seafood

November 29, 2010


Beloit College dining services serving up some shrimp, gumbo in support of Bayou’s fishermen

Get your gumbo, and crawfish, and jumbalya (and maybe even some beads) on Wednesday night in Commons.

Beloit is one of only a handful of colleges participating in a nationwide event that evening that is intended to support, and spread appreciation for, the Gulf of Mexico fisherman putting the seafood on many of our tables.

“America’s Night Out for Gulf Seafood” is being organized by Dine America magazine. Peter Kraemer, head of dining services, says the college was invited to join up after the college’s fish vendor mentioned the event.

He says he was happy to participate in an effort aimed at reminding diners that the nets are back in the water, post-BP oil spill. “We’re happy to show our support, and use this as an opportunity to do something fun,” he says.

Tomorrow night's menu will include:

Cajun Rock shrimp and grits
Gulf caught MahiMahi with roast garlic crawfish cream or pecan butter
Chicken Gumbo
Red beans and rice
Tempeh Jambalaya
Hush puppies
Fried okra
Fresh green beans
Corn bread
Boiled new potatoes
Pecan pie
Sweet potato pie