Usdan Hacks is an ongoing column helping you navigate the ins and outs of dining at Wesleyan.
Not everyone is cut out for Usdan brunch. It takes a certain amount of dedication to interrupt a deep Saturday or Sunday slumber, pull yourself out of bed and make the trek to Usdan University Center. So, for those who are able to pull off this tremendous feat and make it to brunch, expect some payoff. Oftentimes, the eggs and (seitan) bacon may get a bit tiresome. Sometimes, even the waffle station is not even enough to provoke excitement. However, the Usdan Survival Guide is here to once again prove that there is much to be found if you just get a bit resourceful. The following dish, what I like to call The Breakfast Sandwich Bagel Supreme (BSBS for short), may not be as widely praised as a Swings Pail or the bottomless coffee at O’Rourke’s Diner, but it warrants equal recognition. BSBS is a rendition of the classic breakfast bagel sandwich, fine-tuned to the resources that Usdan has at the ready.
Warning: It takes a certain combination of luck and skill to craft the delicacy. Do not be discouraged if the BSBS does not come out exactly as you planned the first time.
Do not feel like the instructions outlined above must be stringently followed. Many may like to substitute the fillings for cream cheese and cold cuts, while others may like to add avocado (bring some from Weshop). The significance of the Breakfast Sandwich Bagel Supreme is not to be undermined. The BSBS provides fuel for anything and everything the rest of your day might entail.
Disclaimer: The Argus at large does not endorse the author’s strange and troubling opinions regarding Usdan coffee.
Claudia Stagoff-Belfort can be reached at email@example.com.